Asheville Tourists 3, Greenville Drive 8:
Ryan McMahon is at it again. He tallied all of the RsBI in this one for the Tourists off of a sacrifice ground out in the first inning that plated David Dahl (who had reached via a bunt single) and a two run home run in the fourth.
McMahon now has a league leading seven home runs. Through 66 plate appearances, Ryan McMahon has an OPS 1.209. Like, what?
The other hot prospect in Asheville, Dahl, went 2-4 adding a double to his bunt single and also swiping two bases. While McMahon has stayed red-hot, Dahl has cooled off a bit but is still slugging .524 en route to an .837 OPS. Dahl also brings that element of speed and exceptional defense in center field, making great plays almost on a nightly basis.
The rest of the Tourists offense was pretty abysmal in this one. The team combined to strike out 15 times including four for Raimel Tapia who finds himself inside a bit of a slump since starting out well. Tapia's average has dropped to .242.
Corelle Prime continues to play well grabbing a hit and one of only two walks (the other was Jordan Patterson) for the Tourists in the game.
Konner Wade gave up four earned runs in five innings and Trent Daniel also struggled out of the bullpen giving up three runs and only getting one out.
Johendi Jiminian, who has been awesome, takes the hill tonight for Asheville.
Modesto Nuts 9, Bakersfield Blaze 5:
The Modesto Nuts, starting in the sixth inning of this game, have had enough.
It's been a frustrating season for far for the California boys, but after trailing by five through the first five innings of play, the Rockies High-A farm team decided to take out their frustrations on the Bakersfield Blaze.
Singles, walks, and sacrifice ground outs combined for a six run inning. Trevor Story and Rosell Hererra were right in the middle of things, Story getting things started with the a single and Hererra grabbing the first RBI on the day.
Trevor Story finished the day 2-3 with two runs scored, two RBI, and two walks. And ZERO strike outs.Story's OPS now sits at .931.
Tulsa Drillers: Postponed.
Dan Winkler slated to pitch next.
Colorado Springs Sky Sox 2, New Orleans Zephyrs 1:
Christian Bergman tossed seven of one run baseball on his way to the victory. He only notched two strike outs and gave up six hits, but manage the game well and gave his team every chance to win.
There wasn't much going on over on the offensive side of things as the Sky Sox grabbed only three hits. Ryan Wheeler drove in one with a sacrifice fly, and Kyle Parker drove in the other with a two-out hit. After the top four, the rest of the lineup combined to go 0-16.
Tyler Matzek on the hill toay.