Christian Friedrich had a solid enough start, working six innings and allowing two runs with three strikeouts and no walks. He was frequently in trouble--he allowed 10 hits--but worked around it for the most part. Wilton Lopez seems to be putting more and more distance between himself and the big leagues after blowing the save and allowing four runs. Manny Corpas cleaned up the mess with two scoreless innings but the Sky Sox couldn't mount a come back.
On the offensive side of things, Josh Rutledge continues to get his stroke back after that nasty illness; he knocked a couple of singles and walked, scoring two runs. Kyle Parker laced an RBI triple as part of a two hit day (video below).
Other than those two, the hitting was pretty much stifled by Redbirds pitching, though Mike Mckenry had a single and two walks.
AA - Off day
What's that? The Modesto Nuts won a baseball game? Is it raining fish in Minnesota?!
The Nuts raised their record to 13-33, only 16 games back. The Nuts scored seven runs before Visalia even got on the board, salting this one away early. Patrick Valaika, playing at SS in his first game for the Nuts, tripled in one of his three hits, and Chris O'Dowd doubled and tripled. Derek Jones and Matt Wessinger both homered for the Nuts as well.
This offensive outburst even came without Trevor Story playing (apparently just an off day).
Ryan Carpenter worked six scoreless innings giving up only three hits and three walks. Even Peter Tago worked a scoreless walk-less frame.
It was all Greenville in this contest, as Zach Jemiola couldn't even escape the second inning for the Tourists. He ended up going 1.2 innings and allowing five earned runs. The bullpen couldn't staunch the bleeding either, and this one became a blow out early.
Offensively, everyone had a crappy day but one Correlle Prime. Prime blasted his eighth home run and doubled, showcasing an impressive day when everyone else was shackled. The only other Tourist to even reach base was David Dahl with a single.
Daniel McGrath of the Greenville Drive was apparently nearly untouchable, with his sole baserunner the Prime home run.
AAA - Pedro Hernandez
AA - Daniel Winkler
A - TBD