AAA Colorado Springs, W 16-8 - (9-4)
Jason Hirsh allowed five runs on four hits...in the first inning alone...but the Sky Sox offense exploded for a homerless barage of 16 runs on 20 hits against the Reno Aces (D'Backs) to give Hirsh the win. Hirsh allowed no runs on just two hits in his final five innings.
Matt Murton (.434/.500/.679) extended his hitting streak to seven games (all of them sans one a multi-hit game) and even swiped a bag, and Carlos Gonzalez (.269/.381/.481) quietly recorded 6 RBI's, including a double and triple. Every starter including Hirsh earned a base knock. Box Score
The Sky Sox play Reno in the second of four today at 2:05 MDT.
Andrew Woerpel has a good feature on the newest Rockie Matt Daley at the official Sky Sox blog.
AA Tulsa, Off Day - (7-5)
At 6:10MDT today, Keith Weiser will take his 0.79 ERA to the mound against the Springfield Cardinals.
High-A Modesto, L 7-5 - (9-5)
The Stockton Ports (A's) solved Modesto for the first time in seven tries Wednesday morning, defeating the Nuts 7-5. Modesto is now 6-1 against Stockton and 3-4 against the rest of the California League.
Cory Riordan (0-2) failed to make it out of the fourth inning after allowing runs in three of the first four frames, though two runs unearned. Every starter achieved a hit except Michael Mitchell, and Charlie Blackmon notched a walk, single and stolen base. Box Score
The Nuts will host the Visalia Rawhide (D'Backs) for four games, the first of which is today at 12:05MDT.
Low-A Asheville, W 9-6 - (6-8)
The Rockies' lone sub-.500 affiliate got home runs from Tyler Massey and C Jordan Pacheco to win an early game against the Greensboro Grasshoppers (Marlins). James Cesario had a four hit day, and David Christensen clubbed a three run triple to back Robinson Fabian. All nine runs scored by the third inning.
George's boy Parker Frazier will try to record his first win tonight at Greensboro at 5:05MDT. Box Score