Minor League Wrap: Clifton and a triple steal bake the Biscuits

The Smokies win behind strong pitching and baserunning.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were egged by the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals) 7-4.

In 90 career minor-league starts, I-Cubs pitcher Jen-Ho Tseng had never allowed more than two home runs in a game. Today, he gave up two to the first three batters and another one in the third inning to Tyler O’Neill, who hit one of the two home runs in the first inning. Tseng took the loss after giving up six runs on seven hits (three home runs!) over five innings. Tseng did strike out five and he walked just one.

Jacob Hannemann hit a pinch-hit solo home run in the eighth inning, his first of the season.

Catcher Chris Gimenez went 2 for 4 with a double. Right fielder Mark Zagunis was 2 for 4 with an RBI single.

Shortstop Mike Freeman led off the game with a triple and scored on Zagunis‘ single. He was 1 for 3 with two walks.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies burnt the Montgomery Biscuits (Rays), 7-2.

It was a terrific start tonight by Trevor Clifton, who got his first win of the season. Clifton pitched five scoreless innings and …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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