After a week of mostly good news down on the farm, there wasn’t much tonight.
The Iowa Cubs were run over by the Round Rock Express (Rangers), 4-2.
Luke Farrell started and took the loss. Farrell pitched three innings and allowed three runs on two hits and two walks. He also hit one batter. Farrell struck out two.
Alberto Baldonado had three scoreless innings of relief and Brad Markey gave up just one run in the three innings he pitched.
Center fielder Jacob Hannemann was 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. He doubled to lead off the bottom of the ninth and then went to third and then scored on two wild pitches.
Third baseman Ryan Court was 2 for 4 with a double. Right fielder Bijan Rademacher was 2 for 4.
The Tennessee Smokies couldn’t hide from the Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins), 9-6.
Trevor Clifton allowed five runs on seven hits over the first five innings. However, only two of the five runs were earned. Clifton struck out three and only walked one, although he did hit two batters.
James Pugliese only pitched one inning, but he gave up four runs in the bottom of the seventh and took the loss. Pugliese allowed five hits. He struck out two and did not walk anyone.
Shortstop Zack Short hits his sixth home run of the year with a man on in the sixth inning. Short was 1 for 3 with a walk.
Left fielder Charcer Burks was 2 for 4 with a walk. He scored twice and drove in two runs.
First baseman Jesse Hodges was 2 for 4 with one RBI.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were blasted by the Buies Creek Astros, 9-3.
Starting pitcher Jose Paulino only lasted two innings and took the loss after allowing five runs on five hits. However, none of the five runs were earned as the Pelicans made four errors in this game. Paulino walked two and struck out one.
First baseman Tyler Alamo hit a solo home run in the sixth inning. It was his sixth home run of the year. Alamo was 1 for 3 with a walk.
Center fielder Connor Myers was 3 for 5. He scored one run and drove on in.
Right fielder Daniel Spingola went 2 for 4 with one RBI. He also pitched one scoreless inning of relief. He did not give up a hit, although he did walk two batters.
Highlights, such as they are:
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs were chopped down by the Clinton LumberKings (Mariners), 3-2.
Starter Rollie Lacy allowed two runs on seven hits over 4.2 innings. Lacy struck out six and he did not walk anyone.
Jose Albertos continues to struggle in South Bend. He took the loss tonight after he gave up a run over 1.2 innings of relief. Albertos retired the first four batters he faced, but then he walked four of the next five. He did not give up any hits and he struck out two.
Catcher Miguel Amaya was 2 for 4.