Asheville Tourists 1, Lexington Legends 12
Ouch. The Legends played like legends in this one tagging Tourists starter Johendi Jiminian for six runs though only three of them earned. They would also put up three runs a piece on Trent Blank and Jefri Hernandez who only pitched .1 innings and so has a silly ERA of 81.00.
Jiminian still managed to strike out five to only one walk in his 4.1 IP but the bad defense and lack of offense meant that even if he had limited damage this one was still likely a loss either way.
The top two spots in the lineup for Asheville were occupied by David Dahl and Michael Benjamin respectively, who each went 1-3 with a walk and a strikeout. Benjamin recorded the only Tourist RBI in the game.
Raimel Tapia added a hit (1-4, .303) and Ryan McMahon had a pair of hits and a walk, failing to reach base in only one at bat.
Interestingly, the ninth hitter in the lineup, slick fielding shortstop Emerson Jimenez, went 2-3 and scored the only run of the game for the good guys. Jimenez is quietly hitting a decent .293 on the season.
Modesto Nuts 3, San Jose Giants 7
Nuts starter Ryan Carpenter was able to give his team some length in this one getting through a full seven innings, but unfortunately no Modesto pitcher could keep a clean slate.
Carpenter was tagged for four runs on six hits with three strikeouts and three walks. Certainly not a terrible outing and nice to see someone in Modesto with a 2.76 ERA.
His counterpart was much more successful however as Chris Stratton also worked seven frames but gave up only one earned run and struck out nine, walking nobody.
The only Nut with multiple hits on the day was Rosell Hererra who went a sparkling 3-4 with two doubles and an RBI. Hererra is hitting .308 on the season.
Jordan Ribera also grabbed a hit and a run in his only AB on the day. Chris O'Dowd came into the game as a pinch runner and stole his 12th base of the season and would score on a sacrifice.
Tulsa Drillers 3, Springfield Cardinals 5
The Drillers outhit the Cardinals 11 to five in this game but couldn't get them when they would have counted most. Taylor Featherston (2-5, .272), Christian Adames (2-3, .284), Harold Riggins (2-2, .285), and Jared Simon (2-4, .227) all had multi-hit days.
Featherston tallied a double, a run scored, and an RBI and Riggins was the only player to pull down two RBI for the Drillers.
Richard Castillo had an okay outing on the mound getting through 6.2 innings and giving up four runs, though he did walk three without striking out anyone. The two run home run given up to Jacob Wilson was his undoing.
Colorado Springs Sky Sox 11, Las Vegas 51s 5
Yay! Somebody related to the Rockies won something related to baseball yesterday....hooray! Thanks in large part to Ben Paulsen (3 RBI), Drew Garcia (2 RBI), and Tim Smalling's (2 RBI) offensive efforts, the Drillers exploded for eleven runs.
Second baseman Angelys Nina also had a nice day at the plate going 2-4 with a walk and three runs scored. Hitting third, Jason Pridie was right in the middle of everything with a 3-4 performance that included a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored.
The only starting position player who did not get a hit for the Sky Sox was Jackson Williams who went 0-5.
Mike McCendon pitched five innings of three-run ball and the trio of Dan Houston, Brooks Brown, and Greg Burke worked the final three innings, Brown giving up two unearned runs, otherwise keeping the slate clean.