Colorado Springs 2, Memphis 15:
Not much went right for the Sky Sox in this one. Tyler Matzek had easily his worst start of the season, surviving five and giving up eleven runs, though only eight of the earned. Matzek was himself responsible, however, for one of the Sky Sox head-shaking four errors in the game.
He only walked two, but he also only struck out two and gave up two home runs. A tough tail for Tyler in the trial of twos.
Two would also be the grand total in instances of Sky Sox players crossing home plate. Kyle Parker his a solo home run and Ben Paulsen, who went 2-4 with a double and is hitting .333 this season. scored on a sacrifice from Jackson Williams.
It was a mostly forgettable game for the Sky Sox, who hopefully have...y'know...forgotten it already.
Tulsa 6, Springfield 7
The Tulsa offense is finally starting to show a little spark, as long as none of the huge prospects are on the mound. Joey Wong, Brian Humphries, and Harold Riggins all had multi-hit days, Wong and Humpries both going yard.
Tom Murphy grabbed an RBI double but went 1-4 and has a frightful .193 average thus far. Hopefully he can find a way to turn things around soon as right now he represents the Rockies best, and closest, depth at the catcher position.
Starting pitcher Richard Castillo threw five innings giving up four earned runs (five total) on seven hits. He was relieved by Carlos Hernandez who would give up the decisive final two runs that put Springfield up for good in the seventh inning.
Scott Oberg worked a scoreless eighth lowering his ERA to 2.25.
Modesto 6, San Jose 1
Trevor Story is back. There had been some confusion about his absence and our own Charlie Drysdale did some digging and got us this from the team's radio announcer:
"@Gillogly: @CharlieDrysdale he is starting today. Missed three games and only one round of batting practice. Just a stiff back."
The back appears to be fine as in his first game back Story drove in four runs on 2-4 with a triple, which is all the Nuts would need. Yes, the story is picking up just where we left it and dude is flat raking. Now hitting .349 on the season, he also drew a walk in this game and did not strike out. Good to see a little stiffness hasn't thrown off his groove.
Sean Dwyer drove in the two runs that Story did not.
Pitcher Devin Burke did his job, getting through 5.1 innings of work and allowing only one run on six hits. Peter Tago came on in relief and along with the rest of the Nuts bullpen, blanked the Giants for the rest of the game.
Asheville 5, Lakewood 1
The Asheville Tourists can hit. The vast majority of damage in this one came from leadoff hitter David Dahl who smacked two home runs for three RBI. For this day, the only other hits came on doubles from Patrick Valaika and Corelle Prime, who both continue to hit the ball well. Jordan Patterson did draw two walks.
But the fact that the rest of the offense was stifled mattered not. Antonio Senzatela worked seven strong inning only giving up one run on five hits, striking out three and walking one. Carlos Estevez and Trent Daniel were perfect in their two innings of relief and combined for three strike outs.
But the day was Dahl's. His season slash line now sits at .276/.317/.552 with eight home runs and a wRC+ of 140. Nice.