Triple- A Colorado Springs - W 10-8 (31-21)
After combining for a whopping 31 runs yesterday, Colorado Springs and Tacoma combined for another 18 on Thursday. This time however, Colorado Springs was victorious.
The pitching once again did not fare well as Sky Sox starter Cory Riordan was hit hard to the tune of six runs in just 3.1 innings of work. The bullpen picked up the slack dishing in 5.2 innings of mostly solid ball allowing just two runs. Coty Woods survived a scary ninth in which he gave up a run, but got Dustin Ackley to fly out with the tying run on second base.
Corey Dickerson was three-for-four with two triples and a home run from the lead-off spot, his seventh of the year. He raised his average to .360 and with the Rockies offense struggling I would not be opposed to seeing if he can provide a spark to the big league club.Tyler Colvin also hit his seventh jack of the year and over his last ten games Colvin is batting .344 with three home runs.
Double- A Tulsa - L 5-4 F/10 (23-29)
Tyler Matzek started for Tulsa and pitched well going six innings allowing just two runs and striking out six. However, Tulsa couldn't hang on to a 4-2 lead as they fell 5-4 in extra innings.
Matzek was followed by Parker Frazier who gave up the tying runs in the seventh, Frazier then pitched a scoreless eighth. The game would remained tied until Mike Mabry allowed a walk-off single to Conner Crumbliss.
High- A Modesto - L 6-3 (24-29)
Eddie Butler was roughed up a bit Thursday night surrendering five runs in 4.2 innings of work Thursday night. Butler gave up 10 base runners on seven hits and three walks as well as two solo home runs.
Catcher Ryan Casteel had two hits and a triple. Tim Smalling and Harold Riggins both hit doubles, but Modesto went just 1-12 with RISP on a lackluster offensive night. Trevor Story has really struggled this year and has just a .143 average over his last 10 games. On the bright side he does have two home runs and seven RBI during the stretch.
Low- A Asheville - W 9-8 (29-23)
Asheville came back and won after trailing 7-3 in the fifth inning on Thursday. Matthew Carasiti started and gave up seven runs, six earned before giving up the ball to eventual winner Alving Mejias. Mejias pitched 2.2 innings and gave up one run, but it was enough to earn his first win of the year.
Tom Murphy belted his 10th home run of the year, a three-run shot in the fifth. The major production came from the bottom of the lineup as the 7-9 spots occupied by Dillon Thomas, Matt Argyropoulos, and Jason Stolz went a combined 6-14 with 5 RBIs.