Colorado Springs, L 5-6 (16 innings)
Samuel Deduno surrendered three runs in five innings and struck out four. The game then went another innings 11 innings. Juan Rincon blew the game in the bottom of the eighth by allowing two runs to tie the score at five. Edgmer Escalona allowed a walkoff homer in the bottom of the 16th.
Cole Garner hit a solo homer in the third (10) and stole his seventh base. Chris Nelson went 3-for-5 with a run scored, a solo homer (12), and two total RBI. Nelson eventually played left field after Jay Payton was ejected for arguing strikes.
The bats were awake early on. Jeff Kindel had a two-run double in the first and an RBI walk in the second. Jordan Pacheco hit a two-run single following Kindel's walk. Jason Van Kooten doubled in Charlie Blackmon (2-for-3, three runs scored) in the ninth.
Modesto had the night off.
Asheville, W 4-3
The Tourists entered the bottom of the ninth down 2-3 and ended up winning it 4-3. Avery Barnes pinch ran for Nolan Arenado who reached on a double to start the inning. Barnes moved over to third on a wild pitch and then scored on a throwing error when Carlos Martinez stole second. Orlando Sandoval eventually drove in Angelys Nina on a single to win the game.
Nicholas Schnaitmann allowed all three runs in five innings, but the bullpen of Chad Rose, Paul Bargas, and Sheng-An Kuo kept Greenville at bay.
Tri-City, W 4-2
Chad Bettis continues to show us that he has the goods, striking out 10 in 5 2/3 innings and allowing two unearned runs. Billy Volpinek, Charlie Ruiz (back from a tweaked shoulder), Clint Tilford, and Brad McAtee held Vancouver scoreless for the next 3 1/3 innings.
Bryce Massanari doubled and homer; Leonardo Reyes doubled and tripled in his 3-for-4 night; Jared Simon also doubled and had an RBI. Joseph Scott and Jeremiah Sammy each had three errors.
Casper, L 2-3
Jordan Ballard hit his second homer of the season, a solo shot, in the sixth inning. Albert Campos threw a complete game in the loss, struck out nine, and allowed all three runs in the eighth (two on a homer).