The Iowa Cubs and Kane County Cougars were postponed.
Dallas Beeler threw 6.2 innings, allowed only 1 hit and no runs. He walked 3 and struckout 5. In 38 innings already, he’s allowed 29 hits, 3 of which have been home runs. He’s walked only 10 and struckout 22. It would be easy to say that Beeler is going to have to strikeout more batters to have a future in a Major League rotation, but that’s unlikely. He struckout 70 last season in 136 innings. He struck out 65 the year before in 95 innings. He’s not a strikeout pitcher and what you’ve seen so far is probably what you get. He does have pretty good control.
Zach Rosscup threw 1.1 innings, walked a batter and struckout 2. Rosscup is off to a very god start. He’s struckout 18 in 11.1 innings, allowed only 7 hits, 0 home runs, and he’s walked 4.
Brian Schlitter threw the 9th, allowed 2 hits and a walk.
Three Smokies were 2-5: Ronald Torreyes, Christian Villanueva and Johermyn Chavez. In between Villanueva and Chavez in the lineup was Rubi Silva who was 3-4 with a walk. Jonathan Mota was 2-3 with a walk. Matt Szczur was 1-6 and he struckout once.
Austin Kirk threw 6 innings and allowed a couple of runs. He gave up 10 hits, walked none and struckout 4. Austin Reed pitched the next two innings and gave up a hit and a walk. David Cales walked a batter, gave up a hit and struckout 1 in his 1 inning last night.
The Smokies collected 11 hits and a walk last night. They had only one extra base hit, a double by Stephen Bruno. Bruno was 2-4. Zeke DeVoss had the day off and leadoff man Tim Saunders made his year worse than it’s already been by going 0-4 with 2 strikeouts.
John Andreoli was 2-5 and Javier Baez was 1-5 with 2 strikeouts. Dustin Geiger was 2-4. Jorge Soler was 0-3 with a walk.