The Iowa Cubs were swarmed by the Salt Lake Bees (Angels), 6-4.
Starter Luke Farrell took the loss. He allowed four runs on just two hits over four innings. One of those two hits was a two-run home run. Farrell did walk three and hit one batter. Farrell struck out six.
Iowa had eight hits tonight and eight of the nine starters had exactly one hit each. Third baseman Jason Vosler went 1 for 2 with a walk and a sacrifice fly.
The Tennessee Smokies were overrun by the Jackson Generals (Diamondbacks), 1-0.
This game was scoreless after eight and a half innings. Smokies starter Thomas Hatch pitched the first six innings and allowed just two hits. He walked three and struck out two.
After Wyatt Short and Zach Hedges each threw an inning of relief without allowing a hit, Jake Stinnett came on to pitch the bottom of the ninth and he gave up the only run of the game. Stinnett struck out the first batter he faced, but then allowed a single and a double. An intentional walk loaded the bases before another single scored the run from third and ended the game.
Center fielder Connor Myers was 1 for 3 with a double and a walk.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Rained out. They’ll play a doubleheader at Potomac on August 14.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs snapped the Lansing Lugnuts (Blue Jays) 5-4 in ten innings, snapping their own eight-game losing streak.
Ryan Williams was brilliant over the first seven innings. He did not allow a run tonight and Lansing only got five hits and a walk off Williams. He struck out six.
It looked like the Cubs were going to cruise to a 4-0 victory, but Jake Steffens was charged with four runs in the bottom of the ninth to send the game into extra innings. Brian Glowicki relieved Steffens with a runner on second and no outs in the ninth and the score still 4-3. But the tying run scored on an error by shortstop Delvin Zinn, But Glowicki would get out of that jam and then pitch a 1-2-3 bottom of the tenth to get the win.
The final line on Glowicki was no runs on no hits and no walks over two innings. He struck out one.
Center fielder Jimmy Herron hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning and then singled home the go-ahead run in the top of the tenth. The home run was Herron’s second as a professional and first for South Bend. Herron went 2 for 5.
Right fielder Brandon Hughes went 2 for 4 with a double and one run scored.
First baseman Austin Upshaw was 2 for 4 and he scored one run.
The Eugene Emeralds polished off the Spokane Indians (Rangers), 6-1.
Brailyn Marquez allowed just one run on two hits over four innings. But really, he allowed just one run on a home run in the third inning. Marquez struck out five and walked one.
Because Marquez didn’t go five innings, the win went to Eugenio Palma, who pitched two scoreless innings. He allowed one hit. Palma walked one and struck out three.
The big blow in this game was a grand slam by right fielder Jonathan Sierra in the third inning. It was Sierra’s third home run this season. Sierra was 1 for 4.
Shortstop Levi Jordan was 2 for 4. He tripled and scored in the fourth inning.
Here’s the grand slam:
GRAND SLAM ALERT! Jonathan Sierra makes Spokane pay after a HBP and 2 walks, Ems lead 4-1 after the 4th! pic.twitter.com/OE2oFeR1XX— Eugene Emeralds (@EugeneEmeralds) August 4, 2018
Former Mariners first-round pick Danny Hultzen gave up four runs in a third of an inning in his first game in organized baseball since 2016.