Down on the Farm: Iowa Cubs, Tennessee Smokies pick up victories

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Iowa had right-hander Carlos Pimentel take the mound against Johnny Hellweg and Sounds. Nashville (Milwaukee Brewers) were able to strike first after Pimentel was able to get through a scoreless first inning. Third baseman Tyler Green launched a two out solo home run to right field on the first pitch of the at-bat. Iowa would tie the game during the bottom half of the second on a single by starting pitcher Pimentel to right field, driving in Chris Coghlan making it a 1-1 game.

Iowa would make it a 2-1 ball game on a wild pitch by Hellweg with Josh Vitters in the batters box. Vitters would walk, but Arismendy Alcantara would score on the pitch that got away from Hellweg. Javier Baez advanced to third who would later come across to score off a sacrifice fly by Chris Coghlan to take a 3-1 lead. Outfielder Brett Jackson would extend the lead to 4-1 after launching a solo home run to right field, his first of the year.

Pimentel was pulled from the game after six complete innings of work. He was charged with one earned run off three hits, walked one but struck out 10.

Vitters would get another chance to put a ball in play after walking in his previous at-bat, as he took pitcher Alfredo Figaro deep for a two run home run. Javier Baez would come across to score yet again to make it a 6-1 game through seven.

Marcus Hatley would enter the game during the top of the ninth. He would only give up one hit, but struck out two batters.

Winning pitcher:Carlos Pimental (1-1, 4.09 ERA); Losing pitcher:Johnny Hellweg (1-1, 4.35 ERA)

Final Score: Cubs 6, Sounds 1.

Iowa improves to 3-4 on the year.