Congratulations to Rollie Lacy, who was promoted from Low-A South Bend to High-A Myrtle Beach. The 11th-round pick from last season has been terrific in South Bend, going 4-1 with a 2.02 ERA in 71.1 innings. He’s struck out 84 and walked just 20 in that time.
There was a light schedule tonight.
All-Star break. Game tomorrow in Columbus.
The Tennessee Smokies were sliced by the Montgomery Biscuits, 4-3 in 11 innings.
Starter Thomas Hatch allowed just two runs on two hits over five innings. His biggest issue was free bases, as he walked four and hit one batter. Hatch struck out four.
Brian Duensing pitched one inning in a rehab appearance and retired all three batters he faced. He didn’t strike any of them out though.
Wyatt Short got the loss in extra innings when he gave up a one-out single that scored the runner that started the inning on second base. Short pitched two innings (both extra innings) and allowed just the one hit. He struck out two and didn’t walk anyone. That run in extra innings is considered unearned by the new extra-inning rules.
Third baseman Jesse Hodges went 2 for 5 with a two-run double in the sixth inning.
DH Kris Bryant went 0 for 2 before leaving the game early to catch a flight to San Francisco. He is expected to be activated off the disabled list in time for Wednesday’s game.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans filleted the Carolina Mudcats (Brewers), 11-3.
Starter Erich Uelmen was the beneficiary of all this offense as he got his third Myrtle Beach win after giving up two runs on five hits over five innings. Uelmen walked one and struck out five.
The Pelican broke this game open with a six-run sixth inning. Left fielder Kevonte Mitchell clubbed his fourth home run of the year to lead off the inning. Mitchell was 1 for 2 with two walks and three runs scored.
Later in the sixth, first baseman P.J. Higgins hit a three-run home run to make it 10-3. It was Higgins’ third home run of the season. Higgins had a huge night, going 4 for 5 with a double, two runs scored and those three RBI.
Catcher Jhonny Pereda hit a two-run ground-rule double in the sixth inning. Pereda was 2 for 5 and scored on the Higgins home run.
Center fielder D.J. Wilson went 3 for 4 with a double and a walk. He scored two runs and drove in two runs.
Right fielder Roberto Caro went 2 for 4 with a two-run double in the second inning.
South Bend Cubs
Cubs 1 are taking on the Athletics.
Cubs 2 are off.