In Jeff Passan’s column today, he said teams are going to be asking the Cubs for right-hander Adbert Alzolay at the trade deadline. How do you feel about that?
The Iowa Cubs were silenced by the Nashville Sounds (Athletics), 5-2.
Aaron Brooks turned in a good start, giving up just one unearned run over six innings. Brooks allowed four hits. He walked three and struck out six.
Felix Pena entered the game in the eighth inning with Iowa clinging to a 2-1 lead. He got out of an inherited second and third, two outs jam in the eighth. In the ninth, he loaded the bases with two outs. Would Pena get the final out and get the save? No. He gave up a grand slam to Franklin Barreto and took the loss. Pena allowed four runs on two hits and a walk over one inning. He also hit two batters. Pena struck out three.
Both Iowa runs came on a two-run home run by right fielder Bijan Rademacher. It was Rademacher’s third home run of the year. He was 1 for 3.
Catcher Victor Caratini was 2 for 4 with a double.
The Tennessee Smokies were burned by the Montgomery Biscuits (Rays), 9-2.
Starter Preston Morrison gave up three runs in the first inning and six in the third to take the loss. Morrison allowed nine run on eleven hits, including two home runs, in just 2.2 innings. Morrison walked two and struck out one.
Third baseman Jason Vosler gave the Smokies a short-lived lead when he hit a solo home run in the top of the first inning. It was his ninth home run this year. He was 1 for 4.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans drilled the Down East Wood Ducks (Rangers), 4-2.
Ryan Kellogg started and got the win. He allowed two runs on just four hits over 6.2 innings. Kellogg struck out four and walked one.
Casey Bloomquist pitched the rest of the game to get his first save of the year. Bloomquist allowed just one baserunner on a hit batsman. Bloomquist struck out four.
Right fielder Eddy Martinez hit his sixth home run of the season with the bases empty in the sixth inning. Martinez was 3 for 4.
Left fielder Daniel Spingola was 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored. Catcher Tyler Alamo was 2 for 4 and scored once.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning to smite the Dayton Dragons (Reds), 5-4.
Starter Bryan Hudson allowed two runs on five hits over five innings. He walked one and did not have a strikeout.
Tyler Peyton threw the next three innings and got the win. Peyton surrendered two runs, one earned, on three hits. Peyton walked two, hit one and struck out three.
Wyatt Short loaded the bases with one out in the ninth inning, but he got a 4-6-3 double play to end the game. Short pitched one inning and gave up one hit and issued two walks. He did not have a strikeout. He did get his fifth save.
Luis Ayala hit a two-run single in the top of the ninth to give the Cubs the lead. Ayala was 2 for 4 and he scored once.
Right fielder Roberto Caro was 2 for 4 with a double and a triple. He had two RBI.
Third baseman Vimael Machin was 2 for 4 and scored once.