The Sky Sox scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth to overcome a 6-3 deficit and steal a victory from Omaha. DJ LeMahieu and Ryan Wheeler hit back-to-back run-scoring doubles to account for three of the runs, with the winner crossing the plate via an error by catcher Adam Moore on a force attempt. Wheeler finished with three hits and three runs batted in, while LeMahieu, Golson and Corey Dickerson had two hits apiece.
Drew Carpenter was pretty good in his first start in the Rockies organization, tossing five scoreless innings. He gave up just three hits and didn't walk a batter while striking out three. Rob Scahill was roughed up for five runs on seven hits in 1.2 innings, but Cory Riordan bailed him out with an 2.1 innings of one-run ball, despite allowing five hits. Riordan, who has become a bit of a magician in regards to working around traffic, improved to 3-0 with a 2.70 ERA.
Springfield scored in each of the first five innings on their way to a double-digit run output. The Cardinals chased Tulsa starter Tyler Matzek with two outs in the fourth inning. By then, Matzek had allowed six earned runs on nine hits and four walks. He's 1-3 with a 4.41 ERA after taking yet another step back. On the bright side (which was the only bright side in regards to Drillers' pitching), Parker Frazier worked two scoreless innings, allowing just one hit while notching a punch out, to lower his ERA to 2.77.
Ben Alsup allowed five runs on nine hits, including a pair of home runs, in five innings of work. Kraig Sitton, Russell Brewer and Scott Oberg combined for three scoreless innings of relief to give the offense a shot at rallying, but the Nuts were unable to string together many hits.
David Kandilas went 2-for-4 to lead the offense. Ryan Casteel chipped in a double and a pair of RBI.
Eddie Butler turned in another magnificent outing, allowing just two baserunners -- one on a dropped third strike in the second inning and the other on a third-inning single -- in 7.1 innings. Butler struck out seven batters en route to improving to 4-1 with a 1.49 ERA. He has allowed just 19 hits in 48.1 innings while striking out 45 and walking 22. Butler is maintaining an astonishing GO/AO ratio of 5.31.
Matt Argyropoulos drove in the lone run of the game on a second-inning single. He had two hits, as did Francisco Sosa, to lead the Tourists' offense.