While Jake Postelwait picked up the win in Asheville's five to three victory over Rome, going seven innings and allowing one six hits and a walk. He also only struck out one Brave and his lack of a high K/9 rate and the fact he's a year or two older than we would like for SALly league prospects leaves me less impressed than I am by Adam Bright's fourth save and perfect one and two-thirds to close out the game. Offensively it was Joe Koshansky, Matt Miller and Dustin Hahn again as usual with supporting help this time coming from catcher Neil Wilson and Sandy Almonte.
At Modesto, Ian Stewart had yet another fielding error, and the Nuts had four errors in all which wound up costing them the game they lost eleven to ten in extra innings. They were ahead in the first place with a nifty seven run frame in the top of the fourth, where after Oaks starting pitcher Thomas Fulmer retired Matt Macri and Seth Smith on ground outs, the following all took place with two outs:
That's five walks, a single, two doubles and a two run Matt Macri triple to redeem his earlier out for those keeping score. Macri did have a throwing error, as did Chris Ianetta, but those are more easily corrected and less worrisome than Stewart's fielding woes. Seth Smith wound up with two hits (one double) to go along with that walk and Jud Thigpen and Jorda Czarniecky also did well at the plate.
At Tulsa, the Drillers won six to five after rallying for two runs in the ninth (on wild pitches and walks, without a hit) to tie and one in the tenth to win against San Antonio. Jeff Salazar continues to heat up, his hit streak is up to a dozen or so games now and his average up to .295 after he collected two more. Bobby Seay pitched an inning plus two-thirds on a rehab assignment and gave up one run on two hits.
Colorado Springs lost five to three, Eddie Garabito had three hits and Jorge Piedra a pair of doubles to knock him in for the offense. Alex Serrano had a fairly long and effective two and a third inning outing in relief, giving up only two hits and no walks, one of the hits happened to be a solo shot by Gerald Laird which also tagged him with the run.