The Iowa Cubs pacified the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins), 12-8.
Starting pitcher Trevor Clifton only lasted 2.1 innings and 73 pitches today. Clifton actually retired seven of the first eight batters, giving up just one walk. Then he gave up three straight singles and two walks in the third. Overall, Clifton gave up three runs on three hits. Clifton walked three and struck out four.
The win went to Daury Torrez, who came in with the bases loaded and only one out and kept the Baby Cakes to only one more run on a sacrifice fly. The final line on Torrez was 3.2 innings, allowing no runs on two hits. He walked one and struck out three.
The I-Cubs ran out of pitchers in this game because of all the shuffling of arms between Chicago and Iowa. That meant that catcher Ali Solis had to pitch the ninth in a non-save situation. Solis got out of the inning with just one run on two hits, but really it was just one solo home run. He didn’t walk or strike anyone out.
Shortstop Ryan Court hit a two-run home run in the second inning, his seventh of the season. Court also had an RBI single and he walked with the bases loaded for four total RBI. Court was 2 for 4 and scored twice.
Second baseman Chesny Young was 3 for 5 with two runs scored.
First baseman Taylor Davis went 2 for 5 with a double and an RBI. He scored twice.
Third baseman Jason Vosler went 2 for 5 with a double and one run scored.
Left fielder Bijan Rademacher went 2 for 4 with a double. He scored once and had one run batted in.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were left on the ground by the Buies Creek Astros, 7-3.
Alex Lange started and took the loss. Lange allowed six runs on eight hits over 4.2 innings. Lange walked one and struck out six.
Shortstop Aramis Ademan went 2 for 4 and scored once.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs were swept away by the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers), 3-2. After sweeping the Dragons in their first round series of the second half, South Bend was swept in his first home series of the second half.
Ricky Tyler Thomas was terrific over six innings, allowing just two hits and no runs. Thomas struck out seven and walked one.
Brian Glowicki blew the save in the ninth inning, but he had a lot of help from errors by center fielder Chris Singleton and third baseman Delvin Zinn. The final line on Glowicki was three runs, all unearned, on two hits over 1.2 innings. Zinn walked one and struck out four.
Left fielder Roberto Caro went 2 for 4 with a triple and one run scored.
Catcher Michael Cruz went 2 for 4. He doubled and scored in the bottom of the ninth as South Bend’s comeback fell short.
The Eugene Emeralds were sacrificed to the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Giants), 9-4.
Starter Faustino Carrera got the loss after giving up four runs on seven hits over 4.2 innings. Carrera walked three and struck out four.
First baseman Rafael Mejia was 2 for 4 with a double and a runs scored.
Shortstop Luis Vazquez went 2 for 3 with a double. He had two RBI and scored one run.
Nico Hoerner was 1 for 5.