I forgot to mention that yesterday Pelicans pitcher Keegan Thompson was named the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week. So congratulations to him.
The Cubs placed Adbert Alzolay on the disabled list today. Also, Efren Navarro cleared waivers and was assigned to Iowa.
The Iowa Cubs were laundered by the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers), 13-3.
It’s always tough to pitch at elevation and Jen-Ho Tseng got the honor tonight. Tseng pitched 4.2 innings and gave up six runs on eight hits, two of which were solo home runs. Tseng walked three and struck out five.
Shortstop Mike Freeman was 3 for 5 and scored one run.
First baseman Navarro was 2 for 5 with two doubles.
Second baseman David Bote went 1 for 3 with two walks and one run scored.
The Tennessee Smokies were extinguished by the Mobile BayBears (Angels), 5-1.
The Smokies wasted a terrific start by Trevor Clifton, who pitched six scoreless innings. Clifton gave up three hits, struck out five and did not walk anyone.
Craig Brooks relieved Clifton and took the loss. Brooks threw 1.2 innings and allowed three runs on three hits, including the first of two home runs by Jose Rojas. Brooks struck out two and walked one.
Third baseman Jason Volser was 2 for 3 with a walk. The Smokies only had four hits tonight.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans abbreviated the Winston-Salem Dash (White Sox), 3-0.
Alex Lange continued his strong 2018 campaign with his third win of the year. He pitched five innings, allowing three hits. Lange struck out five and walked one.
Tyler Peyton pitched the ninth inning and got the save. He allowed one hit. Peyton did not walk anyone and he struck out one.
All three Pelicans runs came in the fourth inning when third baseman Wladimir Galindo hit a two-run double and later scored on a sacrifice fly. Galindo went 2 for 3 with a walk.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs locked up the Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers), 5-3.
Rollie Lacy got his first professional win as a starter (and second overall) after allowing two runs over five innings. Lacy gave up five hits. He struck out eight and walked two.
Ben Hecht started the ninth inning but he loaded the bases with no outs after two hit batsmen and a walk. So manager Jimmy Gonzalez summoned Brian Glowicki from the pen. Glowicki nailed down his eighth save by getting a 6-3 double play (allowing one run to score) and then striking out the final batter of the game.
Second baseman Christian Donahue extended his hitting streak to 11 games with his first professional home run in the top of the first inning. Donahue was 1 for 4 with the one RBI.