The Cubs released right-handed pitcher Jeremy Null today. As always, we wish Null the best in his future endeavours, in baseball or otherwise. I suspect some team will give him another chance to pitch if he still wants to.
The Iowa Cubs were shut out by the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers), 7-0.
Starter Aaron Brooks took the loss after allowing six runs on eight hits in just four innings. Brooks walked two and struck out two.
Right fielder Bijan Rademacher was 2 for 3 with a walk. Shortstop Ozzie Martinez went 2 for 4.
At least they got their rings tonight.
The Tennessee Smokies were edged by the Mississippi Braves, 8-7.
Preston Morrison started and took the loss. Morrison was tagged for six runs on five hits over just 3.2 innings. Morrison walked three and struck out four.
Second baseman David Bote gave the Smokies an early lead with a two-run home run in the top of the first. Bote was 2 for 5 and scored twice.
Third baseman Jason Vosler didn’t hit any home runs, but he did got 3 for 5 with one run scored and one run batted in.
Yasiel Balaguert was 2 for 5 with two RBI.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans declawed the Lynchburg Hillcats (Indians), 9-6. It was Myrtle Beach’s fifth-straight win.
Starter Thomas Hatch had a rough outing, allowing five runs on five hits over just four innings. One of the five runs was unearned. Hatch walked three and struck out three.
Tommy Thorpe was awarded the win because Hatch didn’t go five innings and the Pelicans never trailed after taking a 5-0 lead in the third. Thorpe gave up one run on two hits over 2.1 innings. Thorpe also walked three and struck out three.
James Norwood pitched the ninth inning and got his third save. He walked the first batter he faced, but he came back and struck out the next three to end the game.
Catcher Tyler Alamo hit a three-run home run in the third and an RBI single in the fifth. It was his third home run of the season. Alamo was 2 for 5 with four RBI.
Right fielder Robert Garcia was 2 for 4 with a double and two runs scored.
DH Carlos Sepulveda went 2 for 4 with a walk and a run scored. Second baseman Bryant Flete was also 2 for 4 with a walk and a run scored, but he also had one run batted in.
Left fielder Daniel Spingola was 2 for 5.
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