On The Farm: Rienzo Remains Hot At Kannapolis

On The Farm: Rienzo Remains Hot At Kannapolis

Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010
9:15 PM

By Kevin Czerwinski
CSNChicago.com

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Andre Rienzos hot summer run through the South Atlantic League continued Tuesday night as Kannapolis upended Hickory, 8-2, at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium.

Rienzo 6-4 earned his third consecutive victory and improved to 6-0 in his last eight starts after allowing two runs in six innings. He fanned seven. Rienzos ERA over his eight-start streak is 2.16. Hes also fanned 61 over that 50-inning stretch.

Ryan Kussmaul one inning and Taylor Thompson two innings combined to allow one hit and strikeout four to preserve the victory.

Ian Gac had a pair of hits, including a homer, and two RBIs while Brady Shoemaker added two hits and two RBIs.

In other action, Bristol was rained out at Kingsport. Winston Salem and Salem were suspended at BB&T Ballpark with no score in the top of the third. The game will be resumed Wednesday at 6 p.m. with a seven-inning game to follow. The Dash also lost catcher Josh Phegley, who was promoted to Double-A Birmingham despite playing only 25 games in the Carolina League. Phegley spent two lengthy stints on the disabled list because of a blood disorder. Catcher Jason Bour was sent from Birmingham to Winston-Salem. The White Sox also signed RHP Jeff Sues, who was released earlier this month by Pittsburgh. He was on the minor league suspension list for unspecified reasons. Charlotte dropped a 6-2 decision to Durham at Knights Stadium. Jeff Marquez allowed four runs on 10 hits over six innings. Dayan Viciedo had three hits. ... Great Falls was a 10-6 loser at Orem. The Owls capped a five-run ninth-inning rally with a Brandon Decker grand slam off Jacob Wilson. Andy Wilkins was 2-for-5.

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The I-Cubs stumbled in Sacramento, dropping a 5-4 decision at Raley Field. Jay Jackson took the loss, his second consecutive, allowing four runs on seven hits in 5 23 innings. Marquez Smith had a pair of hits, including a homer, and two RBIs.

In other action, Daytona and Tampa were canceled due to rain. The AZL Cubs and Dodgers were also postponed. Boise managed only five hits and dropped a 7-1 decision to Everett. Micah Gibbs had a pair of hits and has five hits in his last nine at-bats.

Kevin Czerwinski can be reached at ktczerwinski@gmail.com.

In the Gym at EFT: Muscle activation

In the Gym at EFT: Muscle activation

In this week's edition of In the Gym at EFT, physical therapist Emily Sluis tackles muscle activation. 

Sluis enlists the help of Super Bowl XLIX Champion Darius Fleming to demonstrate dynamic stretches that get an athlete ready to compete. 

Check out key techniques in the video above, and be on the lookout for the next edition of In the Gym at EFT.

Morning Update: Bulls win first meeting with Cavs; LeBron pays off Cubs-Indians bet

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Morning Update: Bulls win first meeting with Cavs; LeBron pays off Cubs-Indians bet

Here are some of Friday's top stories in Chicago sports:

Saturday on CSN: Bradley vs. Nevada; Illinois State vs. New Mexico

Dwyane Wade, Bulls take first blood with LeBron James, Cavs

Bears-49ers: And the winner is?

Jonathan Toews practices but won’t play vs. Flyers

For Cubs, winter meetings will be all about the hunt for pitching 

White Sox reportedly asking for No. 1 prospect plus more in trade return for Chris Sale

'Quarterback' Rajon Rondo executes Bulls' game plan, logs first triple-double of the year

White Sox agree to one-year deals with Brett Lawrie, Avisail Garcia

LeBron James pays off bet, rocks Cubs uniform to the United Center

High School Lites basketball roundup: Week 1