There were six total hits in this pitching duel, three for both sides. The Redhawks, though, were the only team to produce a run (a solo home run from Domingo Santana). Kyle Parker, Ben Paulsen, and Rafael Ynoa were the only Sky Sox to record hits, and they were all singles.
It was a back and forth affair in this game one of a double header against the Springfield Cardinals. Richard Casillo got the start and threw six innings while allowing three runs (two earned). The slumping Tom Murphy had a solid game, going 3 for 4 with a double. Ryan Casteel and Jared Simon both powered up for home runs.
Springfield tied the game in the seventh (the last inning of a game during a double header day). Cole White blew the save for the Drillers. In the bottom of the eighth the Drillers loaded the bases and walked off on a Brian Humphries sacrifice fly.
This game was much less dramatic. Tulsa scored three in the first and never let their feet off the gas, routing the Cardinals and securing the DH sweep. Harold Riggins homered and Christhian Adames went 2 for 3 to lead the offense.
Carlos Hernandez pitched five pain free innings with four punch outs, and Ken Roberts's two perfect frames sealed the deal.
Another day, another loss for the hapless Modesto Nuts. They are now a horrendous 10-29 on the season. That's a sub-Astros level of futility.
Let's see if we can find some silver linings! Trevor Story had another great game, going 3 for 4 with a triple and a walk. No strikeouts either. Will Swanner banged out a couple hits as well. In fact, Modesto's 11 hits could have been enough to keep them in this one if they hadn't gone 2 for 11 with RISP.
Andrew Brown didn't have it yesterday, going 3.2 innings and allowing 6 runs. Two errors behind him did not help his cause. Peter Tago worked two scoreless innings while striking out five (and walking two).
Rome scored six runs in the bottom of the first, and two more in the bottom of the second, ending this game before it even really started.
Michael Benjamin hit a pair of doubles for the Tourists, and Ryan McMahon threw out a two-bagger as well. Correlle Prime notched his seventh homer of the year.
Konner Wade had a day to forget as he allowed all 8 of those aforementioned runs in his 1.2 innings. The bullpen held Rome to one more run the rest of the way.