7/7 Minor League report
Bryan LaHair hit a two-run pinch-hit homer with two outs in the ninth but it was too late as Iowa lost 3-2 to Oklahoma City. The blast was LaHair’s 24th, most in the league. Nick Struck gave up two runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings. Marwin Gonzalez and Ty Wright each had two hits.
Rebel Ridling hit his 13th homer but it wasn’t enough as Tennessee lost, 3-1, to Montgomery. Dallas Beeler gave up three runs on eight hits over seven innings and took the loss.
Note: Tennessee has joined the MiLB.TV network, and beginning Friday, the video stream for all home games at Smokies Park will be available online. It will include radio play by play provided by Smokies broadcaster Mick Gillispie.
The Smokies also announced RHP Matt Loosen has been promoted to the Double-A club. He was a combined 2-0 with a 3.04 ERA at Daytona and Peoria. Lefty Chris Rusin was promoted from the Smokies to Iowa. Rusin was 3-2 with a 3.91 ERA in Tennessee.
Dae-Eun Rhee gave up six runs on six hits over five innings in Daytona’s 7-1 loss to Tampa. Justin Bour did notch his league-leading 63rd RBI.
Eric Jokisch threw six shutout innings but did not get a decision in Peoria’s 3-2 win over Beloit. Ryan Cuneo had three hits.
Luis Liria gave up one run on three hits over six innings in Boise’s 3-2, 12-inning win over Yakima. Reggie Golden had three hits.
Hayden Simpson gave up five runs on five hits and two walks over 2 1/3 innings in Mesa’s 7-4 loss to the Giants. Hunter Ackerman threw 4 2/3 innings of relief, giving up one run on two hits and striking out six.
— Carrie Muskat