7/7 Minor matters
Brad Snyder hit a three-run double in the seventh but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost 6-4 to Albuquerque on Tuesday. Ty Wright also drove in a run and is batting .333 in his last five games. Thomas Diamond took the loss, giving up six runs on nine hits and three walks over six innings.
In the second game, Jeff Samardzija gave up two hits over five scoreless innings and struck out eight but did not get a decision in Iowa’s 5-0 loss to Albuquerque. Samardzija walked one and is now 5-1 with a 2.91 ERA. Snyder had the only hit for the Iowa Cubs.
Brett Jackson had two hits but Tennessee was 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position in a 3-0 loss to Huntsville. Craig Muschko started, throwing five scoreless innings. Congrats to Austin Bibens-Dirkx, who was named Southern League Pitcher of the Week for June 28-July 4. It’s his second this season. In two starts, he gave up one earned run over 11 innings, plus six hits, four walks and struck out 13.
Chris Rusin gave up one hit over seven scoreless innings and struck out seven in Daytona’s 11-1 victory over Clearwater. Rusin took a no-hitter into the seventh. Rebel Ridling hit his sixth homer and Smaily Borges hit his fourth. Michael Brenly had two hits and two RBIs. Kyler Burke and Junior Lake each drove in two runs.
Austin Kirk gave up two runs on four hits over five innings in Boise’s 4-2 win over Spokane. Richard Jones homered, a solo shot.
— Carrie Muskat