The Springs, L 7-3
Drew Pomeranz lasted 5 2/3 innings on Tuesday in the Sky Sox loss, allowing four runs on eight hits and two walks. He gave up a pair of runs in the third and sixth innings. He struck out six.
Cory Riordan was able to clean up the mess Pomeranz left in the sixth inning, but the seventh inning wasn't kind to him. He allowed three runs by way of, in order, a triple, double, and single.
Modesto, W 7-2
Taylor Featherston's two-run homer in the first inning put Modesto in the lead and the team never looked back after that. He added another RBI in the fifth inning with a run-scoring single that put the lead at 4-1 then. Later runs scored on triples by Juan Crousset and Jordan Ribera. Tim Smalling went 3-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI.
Tyler Gagnon pitched five-plus innings to start the game, allowing one run on seven hits and striking out six. He was chased from the game in the sixth inning when he allowed back-to-back singles. Nelson Gonzalez shut Visalia down for the next 2 2/3 innings and struck out five.
Asheville, L 4-3
Asheville relievers Michael Mason and Rayan Gonzalez blew a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the eighth, paving the way for Lexington's 4-3 win. Mason started the inning by allowing back-to-back singles before a sacrifice bunt put men on second and third. Mason left the game after striking out Raul Mondesi. Gonzalez entered the game to face Bubba Starling, who struck out but reached base on a wild pitch that also scored a run. A walk loaded the bases and a single put the tying and go-ahead runs on the board.
In the top of the ninth, catcher Michael Ramirez led off the inning by drawing an HBP. The next two batters recorded outs, but Ramirez reached third base on two wild pitches during Rosell Herrera's plate appearance. Herrera eventually drew a walk, but the runners failed to move after that, as Tom Murphy ended the game with his fourth strikeout of the night. He went 0-for-5.
Asheville starter T.J. Oakes allowed one run on a home run in six innings, surrendering three hits and striking out four.