On The Farm: Rienzo Remains Hot At Kannapolis

On The Farm: Rienzo Remains Hot At Kannapolis
August 18, 2010, 2:15 am
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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.