Alert: The Royals named Buddy Bell as their new manager, it's not really prospect news, but since he used to manage the Rox, I had to put it somewhere and didn't really want to start another story. Anyway, back to our regularly scheduled broadcast.
Asheville won eight to four using homeruns by Joe Koshansky (11) and Matt Miller (10) and Jeff Dragicevich and a three hit outing by Jonathan Herrera (Koshansky also had three and Miller two). The pitching was okay but not spectacular, Franklin Morales picked up the win in two innings of relief, but walked two as well as striking out the same amount. Adam Bright pitched the last one and two/thirds without allowing a hit or walk and struck out one.
Modesto didn't play.
Tulsa won eight to seven behind Nix's two roundtrippers and a clutch double by Sean Barker. Tony Miller had three hits and Jeff Salazar reached twice, on a single and a walk. If you read the profiles from yesterday's Pebble Report, you'll know I'm down on starting pitcher Keith Ramsey who gave up six in two and a third innings, but high on Enmanuel Ulloa who's relieving him for now, and threw four and two/thirds , struck out five, only allowed one run, didn't walk anybody and gave up five hits (including one double and one triple). Watch Ulloa as a sleeper high in the system.
Colorado Springs had a fairly decent outing by Jason Young, albeit for only a short five innings, as he allowed only three runs at home on four hits and no walks. He struck out three and Choo Freeman hit his seventh homerun, nonetheless the Sky Sox lost five to four.