Kevin Alcantara – Picture by Todd Johnson

Yup, you read that right. Four out of five. Tennessee played a doubleheader to make up for last night’s rainout. But four wins is a good day.


3 IP. 1 Run. 4 Ks. That’s getting to be pretty standard fare for Jackson Ferris. At the time he left the game, the Pelicans were leading 3-1 and that 8is how it stayed. All four runs by both teams were scored in the first as the Pelicans bullpen of Angel Hernandez, Luis Rujano, and Yovanny Cabrera threw six scoreless frames to close it out and put the Pelicans magic number at 3. Pedro Ramirez and Rafael Morel both had two hits while Felix Stevens and Morel had the only RBI for the day.

Dingers of the Day

That is correct again. You are 2-for-2 now and Kevin Alcantara had two moonshots on the day. Cedar Rapids should never have thrown him fastballs. One came off a lefty, the other a righty. For the day, Alcantara went 5-for-5 with 6 RBI, his best day at South Bend.

South Bend Finds an Offense and Ed Howard Has Himself a Day

The Cubs smacked out 15 hits on the night and scored 8 runs to win 10-2. Ed Howard went 3-for-5, a HR, with an RBI while Ezequiel Pagan had two hits. Adam Laskey continues to have the best month of his career has he struck out 4 in two innings. Joe Nahas finished off the Kernels with 2 scoreless innings. I probably won’t get to see one of the relievers in Beloit.

Iowa Gets It Done Again

the I-Cubs are keeping pace with St. Paul and tonight they took it to Indianapolis to win 6-3. Perlaza had a two-run double but David Bote did most of the damage with a 3 run homer. As well Yonathan Perlaza did that thing where he gets on base, this time for the 26th game in a row.

Chris Clarke pitched got it done again tonight. He went 4 innings and allowed 1 run this lowering his ERA to 2.84 since coming back from the Mariners.

Reliever of the Day

Daniel Palencia pitched very well in relief. He went 1.2 innings with 3 Ks to get the save.

Starting Pitcher of the Day

The Smokies won game one of their doubleheader 2-1 in 7 innings. Walker Powell was outstanding going six innings in his best outing of the year. He gave up 1 run but the Smokies used an Owen Caissie dinger to take the lead.

Smokies Lose a Slugfest

n the nightcap, Birmingham won 11-10. The Smokies came back from being down 7-3 to take a brief lead only to lose it in the bottom of the sixth. Luis Vazquez went 2-for-4 with 4 RBI while PCA had 3 RBI. Owen Caissie went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI as well. Let’s not talk about the pitching tonight for Tennessee.

Greg Huss Stat of the Day

20 and 19-year-olds, dude. 20 and 19-year-olds.