Colorado Springs: Kevin Walker had two hits and two runs from the plate, but he also allowed four runs from the bump in Colorado Springs' ten to three loss yesterday. Dave Veres allowed five of the other runs including a three run homer in just two thirds of an inning. Ian Stewart was the only Sky Sock besides Walker to have two hits, although Seth Smith got aboard all four times he came to the plate with a single, two walks and an HBP.
Tulsa: In their first game since the shocking Mike Coobaugh tragedy, the Drillers offense played an inspired game, with five separate Tulsa players hitting homeruns. Duke Sardinha and Corey Wimberly hit three run shots, Jordan Czarniecki had a two run bomb, and Matt Miller and Christian Colonel solo shots. Matt Macri had two hits and scored twice to poke his average over .300 again, and Wimberly stole his twenty-second base of the season. Franklin Morales didn't fare so well on the mound, lasting only four and two thirds after falling apart in the fifth inning and giving up five runs. The bullpen was solid thereafter, however, and the Drillers won twelve to six.
Modesto: Jeff Kindel had two doubles and two RBI to fuel the offense, and Alan Johnson continues to impress on the mound with his command, pitching seven innings with just six baserunners allowed. His one run allowed was off of a solo homerun in the fifth and Modesto went on to win six to three.
Asheville: A balanced offense scored four runs, which was all Andrew Graham needed as the Tourists shut down the River Dogs, four to one. Graham scattered six hits, two walks and an HBP over six and two thirds innings, and struck out four. He had a 10/6 GB/FB ratio on his outs in play. Matt Repec homered, and Mike McKenry had two RBI with a double in the sixth.
Tri-City: Cory Riordan allowed a second inning two run homerun for one big mistake, but beyond that he was very solid for the rest of his five inning outing. He finished with seven K's and three hits and two walks allowed. The Dust Devils came back from the early deficit to win three to two. Helder Velazquez had two hits and was the only Dust-Devil to do so, but didn't figure in the scoring.
Casper: Austin Rauch had two doubles, a homerun and drove in three to help lead Casper's offense in a nine to seven victory. Rauch has now homered in three of his last four games, and is really heating up after a slow start to the year. Jordan Pacheco also hit a three run homerun for the Rockies, while Ken Durst and Randall Taylor shut down the opposition for the last three innings to secure the win.