AAA - Colorado Springs: L 11-10 (51-63)
Five different Sky Sox players had multiple hits last night, but it wasn't enough to overcome the five errors that they committed in the field. Mike Paulk, Michael McKenry, and Cole Garner each homered for the Sky Sox, but it was the errors of McKenry (2), Travis Metcalf (2), and Eric Young Jr. that ultimately decided the outcome. Kurt Birkins took the loss after allowing four earned runs on six hits and three walks in 3.1 innings.
AA - Tulsa: L 10-6 (52-59)
Hector Gomez had a couple of doubles in his second game back in Tulsa. He had three hits overall, as did Warren Schaeffer. Anthony Jackson added two hits and Bronson Sardinha homered, but the Drillers didn't get a good effort on the mound from Brandon Durden and thus, lost the game. Durden allowed seven runs on 12 hits in 3.2 innings. Aside from allowing a solo homer, Bruce Billings did a nice job once again in relief, striking out the side. Adam Jorgenson (0.2 IP, H, 3 BB, 2 R, HR) wasn't good in his first AA appearance, but Rex Brothers (one batter faced, one K) and Stuart Pomeranz (1 IP, BB, 3 K) finished the game nicely. Unfortunately for Tulsa, the damage had already been done.
A (Advanced) - Modesto: W 8-2 (57-55)
Tim Wheeler led the Nuts' offense by going 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk. James Cesario and Ryan Peisel each had two hits, as well. Juan Nicasio had a solid outing, as he tossed seven innings of two-run ball while striking out seven. Isaiah Froneberger pitched the final two innings, allowing just a hit while striking out two.
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A - Asheville: W 7-2 (54-56)
Tyler Matzek threw six no-hit innings and struck out seven batters as he earned his fifth win of the year. He walked five batters and induced just three groundouts as compared to five flyouts, but he has proven to be just about unhittable over his past several starts. At this point, he is his own worst enemy in terms of walking batters and such. Offensively, the Tourists were led by Orlando Sandoval, who had three hits, including a homer, and drove in three. In addition, Nolan Arenado, Carlos Martinez, and Joey Wong each contributed two hits.
A (Short Season) - Tri-City: L 11-5 (22-27)
Chandler Laruent and Nathan Hines each went 3-for-4 with a double, but the rest of the Dust Devils' bats didn't have much going on in the loss. Erik Stavert and Billy Vopinek struggled through the first six innings, as all 11 runs were allowed with those two guys on the bump. Bradley McAtee tossed two scoreless innings at the end of the night, striking out two.
Rookie - Casper: L 12-1 (20-25)
Christhian Adames (three hits, two doubles, walk) and Blake McDade (two hits, walk) both shined offensively for the Ghosts. Other than that, there wasn't much to see here...