Colorado Springs: Well, since this is to be short, I'll highlight the positives of yesterday's double-header where the Sky Sox were outscored 15-0 over two games:
Okay, that was easy. Tonight Colorado Springs is the only affiliate in action as Mike Esposito takes the mound.
Tulsa: The highlight was probably Ian Stewart's first 2006 homerun, but there were several other strong notes in the four to three Driller win, including seven K's by starter Marc Kaiser, strong performances out of the pen by Jason Burch and Manuel Corpas and two doubles by Joe Koshansky.
Modesto: The Nuts split a pair with the Stockton Ports. Dragon Lo had an okay 2006 debut following a perfect rehab appearance by Scott Dohmann in game one as the Nuts wound up winning five to two. Jose Valdez went three for three with a homerun and a double in that one, and two for three in game two, wherein the Nuts were shut out three to nothing.
Asheville: The Rockies low class A affiliate lost a slugfest in its home opener, 12-13. Typical McCormick Field hitting skepticism should apply as you look at these lines, Jason Van Kooten and Travis Becktel led the offensive charge, Brandon Durden took the bulk of the damage on the mound.