Everyone won Friday! Everyone who actually had an opponent, that is.
In his debut for the Tacoma Rainiers, Dan Vogelbach was 3 for 3 with a home run, a double and a walk. He also stole three bases. (No, he didn't steal any bases. Just checking to see if you're paying attention.)
The Memphis Redbirds couldn't make it home from a road trip in time, so their game against Iowa was postponed. Doubleheader Saturday.
The Tennessee Smokies stopped the Mississippi Braves, 2-1.
Michael Wagner got the start for the Smokies tonight and tossed five scoreless innings, giving up just two hits. He struck out seven and walked two.
David Garner pitched the ninth and picked up his third save. He allowed two-out single, but nothing else. Garner struck out two.
Kelly Dugan gave the Smokies a 2-0 lead with a pinch-hit solo home run in the fifth inning. It was his seventh home run this year. Dugan stayed in the game and was 1 for 2 on the night.
Second baseman Ian Happ was 2 for 4 with a double. He singled and scored in the bottom of the first.
Chris Coghlan played five innings in left field and went 1 for 3 in a rehab appearance.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans cracked open the Wilmington Blue Rocks (Royals), 6-3.
Trevor Clifton got the win after pitching six innings and allowing three runs on five hits. He walked two and struck out six.
Ryan McNeil picked up his 14th save. He pitched 1.1 innings and gave up just one hit to the first batter he faced. McNeil struck out one.
Left fielder Charcer Burks had a big game tonight with two doubles in a 3 for 5 effort. Burks doubled and scored in the first inning and had an RBI single in the second. Burks now has a 22 game on-base streak.
Second baseman David Bote went 3 for 4 with a stolen base. He scored twice.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs took the honey from the Burlington Bees (Angels), 4-3 in 11 innings.
Kyle Miller started this game and allowed three runs on eight hits over six innings. Miller struck out three and walked no one.
Scott Effross improved his record to 6-0 after pitching the top of the ninth and tenth innings without allowing a run. Effross gave up three hits but no walks. He struck out one.
Second baseman Carlos Sepulveda ended the game with a walkoff RBI single, scoring pinch-runner Andruw Monasterio. Sepulveda was 2 for 4 with a walk and he also scored one run.
Left fielder Robert Caro went 2 for 4 with an RBI double and a walk. Caro also scored one run.
First baseman P.J. Higgins went 2 for 5.
The Eugene Emeralds dispatched the Vancouver Canadians (Blue Jays), 8-5 in 11 innings.
Jesus Castillo pitched the first five innings tonight without allowing a run. He gave up three hits and he walked three while striking out three.
Chad Hockin gave up his first runs as a professional. He was knocked around for four runs in the sixth inning, the only inning he pitched.
Enrique De Los Rios got the win with after pitching the ninth and tenth innings without allowing a run. He surrendered one hit. He walked one and struck out one.
Jared Cheek pitched the bottom of the 11th for his seventh save. Cheek walked a batter with two outs, but that was the only baserunner he allowed. Cheek struck out two.
Left fielder Chris Pieters had an RBI single in the top of the ninth that capped the three-run rally that sent the game into extras. He also had an RBI single in the 11th as part of another three-run rally. He was 3 for 5.
Center fielder D.J. Wilson went 3 for 3 with a double and two sacrifice flies. Wilson doubled and scored in the 11th.
Shortstop Zach Short was 2 for 4 with a walk and two runs scored.