Results tagged ‘ Eric Jokisch ’

8/7 Jokisch throws no-no

Eric Jokisch, activated from the disabled list earlier in the day, threw a no-hitter Tuesday night to lead Double-A Tennessee to a 10-0 victory over Jacksonville, ending the Suns’ 11-game winning streak. The lefty had been on the DL with arm fatigue but showed no signs of being tired when he threw 108 pitches in the first nine-inning no-no for the Smokies since Leo Estrella did so against Orlando in 2000. Mark Holliman threw the last no-no for Tennessee, but that was a seven-inning game in 2007.

Jokisch, 24, retired the first 10 batters he faced in order, striking out five, and walked Chris Gutierrez with one out in the fourth to lose a shot at a perfect game. The former Northwestern Wildcat cruised through the next two innings, retiring the side in order.

After working around two-out walks in the seventh and eighth innings, Jokisch entered the ninth having thrown 99 pitches. Suns center fielder Isaac Galloway lined out sharply to third baseman Christian Villanueva on the first pitch in the ninth. Shortstop Javier Baez saved the no-no when Gutierrez looped a soft blooper behind the second base bag, causing Baez to dive and catch the ball before it hit the ground.

Jokisch, an 11th round pick in 2010, walked Derek Dietrich with two outs before Pete Andrelczyk grounded into a 5-3 putout to end the game.

With the win, Jokisch is now 9-10 and lowered his ERA to 3.57.

The Smokies tallied in the first when Matt Szczur doubled and scored on Rubi Silva’s single. Baez followed with a RBI double, and Rafael Lopez delivered a RBI single to open a 3-0 lead. That was all Jokisch needed. Baez went 4-for-6 in the game with three RBIs with two doubles.

6/30 Minor matters

Nick Struck gave up three runs over six innings in Iowa’s 8-5 victory over Omaha. Logan Watkins had two hits, including his eighth home run, and one RBIs, and Ty Wright hit a home run, a two-run shot in the eighth.

Eric Jokisch threw 6 1/3 shutout innings in Tennessee’s 13-0 win over Montgomery. Jokisch struck out seven and scattered three hits. Rubi Silva provided the offense, hitting a grand slam in the third. He also hit a double, and finished with a season-high five RBIs. Arismendy Alcantara had two hits and two RBIs. In his first game with the Smokies, John Andreoli had three hits and two RBIs.

Pierce Johnson gave up three runs over five innings in Daytona’s 3-2 loss to Clearwater.

Dan Vogelbach hit his 12th home run and drove in two runs in Kane County’s 10-9, 11-inning loss to Wisconsin. Reggie Golden and Gioskar Amaya each had three hits.

Yaseil Balaguert hit his third home run and Shawon Dunston and David Bote each had two hits in Boise’s 8-6 win over Eugene.

Zak Blair had three hits, including two doubles, and drove in three runs in Mesa’s 8-6 win over the Athletics. Jesse Hodges had three hits, and Victor Garcia picked up the win in relief.

5/3 Shoulders, Jokisch honored

The Cubs Friday named Class A Kane County infielder Rock Shoulders and Double-A Tennessee left-handed pitcher Eric Jokisch the organization’s Minor League player and pitcher of the month for April, respectively.

Shoulders, 21, batted .370 with 19 runs scored, seven doubles, five home runs and 16 RBIs in 22 April games. He compiled a 1.099 OPS for the month, the second-highest mark in the Midwest League. The left-handed hitter was tied for third in the league in runs scored, home runs and extra-base hits (12), fourth in batting average and tied for fourth in hits.

Jokisch, 23, went 3-1 with a 1.84 ERA in five April starts, striking out 21 while walking six and limiting opponents to a .240 batting average. He began the season going at least six innings while allowing one or no runs in each of his first four starts. He finished the month tied for fifth in the Southern League in victories, tied for eighth in innings pitched and ninth in ERA. Jokisch, a native of Virginia, Ill., who attended Northwestern University, was selected in the 11th round of the 2010 draft.

4/23 Minor matters

Brooks Raley gave up two runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings in Iowa’s 5-2 win over Memphis on Monday night. Brad Nelson hit his third homer, and drove in two runs. Ian Stewart was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs in the sixth game of his rehab assignment.

Eric Jokisch gave up one earned run on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings in Tennessee’s 8-3 win over Montgomery. Arismendy Alcantara had two hits, including his fourth home run, and two RBIs. Jokisch ranks fourth in the Southern League in ERA (1.11).

Austin Kirk gave up four runs on four hits and struck out eight over five innings in Daytona’s 7-4 win over Dunedin. Javier Baez had three hits and one RBIs and was batting .234. Dustin Geiger had three hits and three RBIs, and leads the team with 18 RBIs.

Dan Vogelbach hit his second home run in Kane County’s 9-6 loss to Peoria. Vogelbach was 2-for-4, and also hit a sacrifice fly. Rock Shoulder’s hitting streak was snapped at six games, but he did reach base three times via walks.


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