The Springs, L 9-12
The pitching collapsed in the sixth inning and continued to free fall for the following two innings. Josh Muecke had a decent start through five innings, striking out six. But Nick Bierbrodt allowed two inherited runners to tag Muecke with three runs. Alan Johnston gave up three runs in 2/3rds of an inning, and Matt Reynolds surrendered four runs in one inning.
The above game was the completion of Monday night's game and I did not check the date of the game (see what happens when we don't have a Tuesday Pebble Report?).
Colorado Springs, W 11-10
Quick and dirty on the pitching: Kurt Birkins and Damian Boss each walked four batters, and Juan Rincon allowed three runs in the top of the ninth to blow the save, but he then picked up the win. Quick and dirty on the offense: Cole Garner went 4-for-4 with two walks and three runs scored; Chris Iannetta hit his fifth homer of the season, a three-run blast in the sixth, and drove in a total of four runs. Brad Eldred added his sixth homer.
Tulsa, L 3-9
Tulsa scored its three runs in the first inning of the game on a Scott Beerer single and a Bronson Sardinha two-run double. Greg Reynolds was tagged for nine runs over 4 2/3 innings. He allowed three runs in the second, two in the fourth, and four in the fifth. Not much to see here.
Modesto, W 5-3
A Scott Robinson two-run single and a Brian Rike two-run homer in the first put the Nuts up 4-0 early, and Juan Nicasio supported the offense with a solid outing. He allowed two runs over seven innings and struck out five. Kurt Yacko and Adam Jorgenson finished the game, the latter pitcher picking up his 12th save.
As Brian VanderBeek notes, there were two errors by Bakersfield in the first which made all the runs unearned. You'll also find out why the Bakersfield manager was ejected from the game in that inning as well.
Asheville, L 1-4 (7 innings)
In the first game of the double header, Jonathan Vargas fell to 0-5 after pitching 5 2/3 innings and allowed four runs (two earned) on three hits and four walks. Joe Saunders had a costly missed catch error in the third inning as Hagerstown scored two runs that inning. Offensively, Tyler Massey went 2-for-3 with a double.
Asheville, L 0-1 (7 innings)
Asheville actually outhit Hagerstown in the second game (5-3), but the contest was decided in the last inning of regulation. Dan Perkins held his opponents to two hits in 6 1/3 innings and struck out five, but Sheng-An Kuo relieved him with one out and two runners on in the seventh. After recording a strikeout, Kuo gave up the game-winning RBI single.