Travel day. They tried to make them go to Reno, so they said “sure, sure, sure.”
The Tennessee Smokies were beaten by the Birmingham Barons (White Sox), 11-10 in 11 innings.
Starter Matt Swarmer only went three innings, but that was because of a long rain delay and not because of his performance or an injury. Swarmer pitched three scoreless innings, allowing just two hits. He struck out three and did not walk anyone.
Jordan Minch gave up four runs in the top of the 11th inning and almost got the win when the Smokies scored three runs in the bottom of the inning and had the bases loaded with two out. But a Jason Vosler ground out ended the game. Instead, he got the loss. Vosler was 2 for 6 with a double and a walk. He scored once.
I really don’t think pitching stats under these new extra-innings rules should count, but for the record, the line on Minch was four runs, three earned, on three hits over 1.1 innings. Minch struck out two and didn’t walk anyone.
First baseman Yasiel Balaguert was 3 for 6 with a double. He had one run batted in and one run scored.
Catcher Ian Rice went 2 for 4 with two walks. Rice scored twice and had two runs batted in.
Shortstop Zack Short was 2 for 5 with a walk. He scored one run and had one RBI.
Left fielder Charcer Burks went 2 for 6 with an RBI. He also scored twice.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were abbreviated by the Winston-Salem Dash (White Sox), 4-0.
Starter Alex Lange gave up a pair of home runs tonight and got the loss. Lange allowed four runs on seven hits in 4.2 innings. He struck out four and did not walk anyone.
The Birds only had three hits and two walks tonight.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs were singed by the Dayton Dragons (Reds), 3-2.
Rollie Lacy made his first start since his combined no-hitter and he didn’t allow a hit until the fourth inning. Lacy went six innings and allowed two runs, one earned, on three hits. He struck out eight and did not walk anyone. He did hit one batter.
The Dragons scored the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth when shortstop Jhonny Bethencourt made a bad throw on a routine grounder with two outs and a man on third base. The loss went to Brian Glowicki, who allowed the one unearned run on two hits over one inning. Glowicki did not walk or strike anyone out.
Center fielder Chris Singleton tied the game with a two-run double down the left-field line in the seventh inning. Singleton was 1 for 3.
First baseman Miguel Amaya went 2 for 4 with a double. Delvin Zinn went 2 for 4 and scored on the Singleton double in only his second game of the season.