8/26 Minor matters
Dave Sappelt had two hits, including his fifth home run, but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost, 11-5, to Memphis. Brooks Raley gave up seven runs on seven hits over two innings. Raley had a blister on his pitching hand, but Iowa manager Marty Pevey thought the lefty would be OK. Iowa is six games behind first-place Omaha in the PCL’s Northern Division with eight games to play.
Nick Struck gave up two runs over six innings in Tennessee’s 2-0 loss to Mobile. Javier Baez had one hit, and now has hit safely in 19 of 24 games in August. Yeiper Castillo threw three innings of scoreless relief. The Smokies’ magic number to take the second-half title remains at two.
Ivan Pineyro gave upone run over six innings in Daytona’s 11-2 win over Tampa. Kris Bryant had two RBIs and two hits to extend his hitting streak to seven games. He’s batting .368. Ben Carhart and Wes Darvill also each had two hits and two RBIs.
Starling Peralta gave up three runs — two earned — over 5 1/3 innings in Kane County’s 3-1 loss to Wisconsin. Wilson Contreras had two hits and one RBIs. With the loss, the Cougars were officially eliminated from playoff contention with eight games remaining in the 2013 regular season.
Dillon Maples gave up four runs — none earned — over five innings in Boise’s 6-5, 10-inning loss to Hillsboro. Kevin Encarnacion hit a double and drove in two runs.
Kevin Brown hit his first pro home run in Mesa’s 5-1 loss to the Reds. Brown also hit a double. Jesse Hodges added a triple.