Busy day today for the Cubs in regards to roster moves, see below.
- Follow the bouncing Blake DeWitt. Today the Cubs assigned him to AAA Iowa, and Blake accepted, he will report to Iowa tomorrow.
- IF – Nate Samson has been promoted to AAA Iowa, with Frank Batista being optioned to AA Tennessee. Well deserved for Nate as he has been playing well.
- I told you about Blake Parker being called up earlier today, the Cubs have announced the corresponding roster move and that is Scott Maine going back to Iowa.
Due to some technical difficulties I was not able to post each game separately last night like I usually do. Instead here is a recap of last nights events.
Finally the Smokies great pitching is rewarded and Tennessee gets the win. It was a struggle once again as the Smokies were only able to score four runs, but that was enough to get the much-needed win. Dae-Eun Rhee was outstanding going 6 and 1/3rd innings giving up 6 hits and one run while striking out four. Rebel Ridling was the difference at the plate for the Smokies going 2-4 with a double and 3 RBI’s. Full box score after the jump.
A day after being embarrassed the Smokies got back to work, and back to winning, beating Chattanooga 7-4. Dae-Eun Rhee mad his 2012 debut, and had a decent outing going 5 and 2/3rds innings giving up four runs, three earned on six hits, he walked two and struck out five.
Odds are if you give up nine runs in one inning you probably won’t win the game, that’s exactly what happened to the Smokies tonight. A disasterous 9 run sixth inning did the Smokies in after they entered the inning with a 2-1 lead, and ended up losing 10-2.
Trey McNutt made his 2012 debut Friday night, and struggled with his command, possibly nerves too. McNutt only lasted 3 and 2/3rds innings, he didn’t give up any runs, and only surrended two hits. However, McNutt did walk three guys, and had three wild pitches to go along with his three strikeouts. The Smokies’ bullpen was able to hold Chattanooga scoreless for the rest of the game to secure the 1-0 victory.
Double-A Tennessee announced its Opening Day roster on Tuesday. The Smokies will have 14 players back from 2011 and also include several members of the Florida State League champion Daytona team. Nine of the 13 pitchers on Tennessee’s roster were part of the team’s run to the Southern League Championship in 2011. (Via Carrie Muskat) Continue reading