Modesto 10, San Jose 7
Jorge De La Rosa apparently took some (bad) advice from his big league teammates and gave up a big lead for the Nuts in his second rehab start. After holding a 5-0 lead to start the second inning, De La Rosa gave up four runs on four straight singles and a Timothy Smalling fielding error accounting for all that. He stayed in the game for the third inning, but left with two outs and one man on because he was on a pitch count.
Modesto held a 5-0 lead after the first due to a Corey Dickerson RBI single and a Juan Crousset grand slam. After Juan Perez allowed two runs in the top of the fourth, Brett Tanos and Corey Dickerson struck back for three runs and the lead. According to the Modesto Bee, Dickerson should have had a home run, but the umpire didn't make that call. He wound up with a two-run triple.
Dickerson added his fourth RBI of the night on a single in the eighth inning, completing a 4-for-5, four-RBI performance. Crousset went 3-for-4 with the grand slam. Tanos and Smalling each had three hits.
NW Arkansas 6, Tulsa 2
The Drillers didn't have much of an answer for Justin Marks and the rest of the Natural's pitching staff, finding time to score just two runs and strike out 13 times. Nolan Arenado singled in the Drillers' first run on a single in the first inning while a Warren Schaeffer ground out in the seventh scored the other run.
Joe Gardner (1-1, 5.93 ERA) took the loss after allowing six runs over five innings. He allowed three straight singles in the second inning to load the bases and then allowed all three runners to score on a ground out, a fielder's choice and a sac bunt (the latter two not adding any outs to the board). In the fifth inning, Wil Myers hit his 10th home run as part of another three-run inning for the Naturals.
Josh Outman struck out two and allowed two hits in one inning of relief work.
Asheville 4, Lexington 3
Will Swanner's third home run of the season came in the bottom of the eighth inning of Monday's game and broke a 3-3 tie, putting the Tourists in line for the win. Jefri Hernandez closed things out to secure the victory
Ben Alsup started the game and allowed three runs in 6.2 innings (14-2 GO-FO), but it could have been a bit worse if not for Delino DeShields. In the fifth inning, DeShields singled and was thrown out at second by Tyler Massey on the play. In the seventh, DeShields singled once again, chasing Alsup out of the game. Kenneth Roberts came in and picked off DeShields, who was attempting to steal second.
Trevor Story went 2-for-3 with an RBI while Harold Riggins went 2-for-4 with two doubles. A throwing error on his sixth-inning double allowed a run to score. In the seventh, a passed ball by Lexington's catcher allowed another run to score.
[Monday]’s game has been postponed because of rain. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Sun July 29th. Game 1 will be @ 4:05pm.— Sky Sox Baseball (@skysox) May 7, 2012