AAA Colorado Springs: L 8-2 (29-34, 3rd, 8.5 GB)
Rob Scahill's perplexing season continued last night in the Springs, as he allowed five runs on five hits and five walks while pitching into the fifth inning. Keeping with the theme, he struck out five. Scahill has struck out 75 batters in 63.2 innings this season (which is third in the PCL), and has maintained a GO/AO ratio of nearly 2-to-1. On the flip side, his 34 walks are tied for third-highest in the PCL, and he is allowing better than a hit per inning. He's now 3-8 with a 5.94 ERA despite the pretty good peripherals.
Offensively, the Sky Sox were held to three hits, with two of those coming off the bat of Tim Wheeler, who also drove in one of his club's two runs.
AA Tulsa: W 4-2 (33-28, t-1st)
Parker Frazier rebounded from a tough outing in his last start by lasting 6.2 innings and allowing one run on only two hits. He walked three and struck out four. Zach Simons earned the win in relief by pitching a scoreless seventh, striking out a batter in the process. Coty Woods tossed a perfect ninth for his tenth save of the year.
Nolan Arenado and Ben Paulsen each had two hits to pace the Drillers' offense, whose eight hits were all singles. Arenado and Paulsen scored the winning runs via an error committed by NW Arkansas shortstop Rey Navarro on a groundball off the bat of Kiel Roling.
A-ball recaps after the jump.
High-A Modesto: L 9-4 (31-33, 3rd, 6.5 GB)
The Nuts were held to just four hits, but still had four runners cross the plate, due in large part to the ten walks that they drew against Bakersfield pitching. Still, getting outhit 15 to 4 will cause a team to lose more often than not, and yesterday was no exception.
Brandon Hynick got roughed up, as he allowed six runs on nine hits in six innings. Kurt Yacko wasn't much better out of the pen, as he proceeded to give up three runs on six hits in two innings of work. Kyle Parker went hitless but walked twice, while Jared Clark's sixth inning double represented Modesto's lone extra-base hit.
Low-A Asheville: W 13-3 (43-20, 1st)
Will Swanner and Tyler Massey led the Tourists with three hits apiece, while Harold Riggins and Taylor Featherston each tacked on two. Riggins (11) and Samuel Mende (8) homered off of West Virginia starter Matt Benedict. Trevor Story singled, walked twice, and scored three times.
Asheville starter Chris Jensen picked up the victory, as he went six innings and allowed two earned runs on five hits while walking three and striking out two. Kenneth Roberts pitched in two innings of scoreless relief, and Geoff Parker struck out the side in the ninth inning while working around a walk.