6/14 Minor matters – Friday’s games
Dallas Beeler served up six runs over 6 2/3 innings in Iowa’s 7-5 loss to Sacramento. Ryan Kalish hit a bases-loaded trip, driving in three runs.
Dustin Geiger hit a two-run homer to lift Tennessee to an 8-2 win over Mississippi. Geiger finished with three RBIs. Kris Bryant had a hit and picked up his league-leading 57th RBIs.
Daytona is off for the Florida State League All-Star Game.
Yasiel Balaguert hit his fourth home run but it wasn’t enough as Kane County lost 3-2 to Beloit. Paul Blackburn gave up two runs on four hits over five innings.
What a debut. Kyle Schwarber hit his first pro home run, going 3-for-4 with three RBIs, in Boise’s 4-2 win over Tri-City in the season opener. Schwarber belted a three-run shot with two outs in the bottom of the seventh. Schwarber was the Cubs’ first-round pick in the June 5 Draft. David Bote had three hits.
“It’s awesome that it came at that point,” Schwarber told the Idaho Statesman.
This was one of Schwarber’s first games with a wooden bat. What’s also impressive is that Schwarber admitted to having a few butterflies.
“Anyone who plays their first game is going to have jitters,” Schwarber said. “I’m not going to lie, I had them.”