Colorado Springs: The PCL was off last night.
Tulsa: Chris Iannetta and Troy Tulowitzki had two of the North's four hits in the Texas League All-Star game. The game was won by the South one to nothing on an unearned run off Juan Morillo in the third inning. Josh Newman, Manuel Corpas and Ubaldo Jimenez all held the South in check, but none of our bats could come up big against some of the best pitchers in the League. The Futures Game rosters will be announced today, despite our performance here, look for another strong Tulsa contingent to be selected.
Modesto: A nice rally by the Nuts resulted in a win in the tenth innning. Modesto was down by four entering the eighth, and down by three entering the ninth but scrambled to tie it thanks mostly to two run homers by Michael Davies (2) and Matt Miller (10). The winning run came after Davies doubled and scored on a throwing error in the tenth.
Asheville: If a franchise's future success was determined solely by how that team's minor leaguers performed in All-Star games, you'd be coming away from this season's match-ups with a pretty dismal outlook for our future offense. EY Jr went zero for four with two K's and Chris Nelson went zero for two with a GIDP in the Sally League clash. David Patton pitched a perfect inning for the losing squad.
Tri City: Another four to two loss for the Dust Devils. Aneury Rodriguez gave up two runs on six hits in five innings, he's still getting his bearings so it wasn't a disappointing outing at all. Aaron Rifkin hit a two run shot to supply the offense.
Casper: Ahh, the beauty of non-humidified altitude baseball. The Casper Rockies lost ten to eight in their season opener. Kevin Clark started showing his power with a homerun and Hector Gomez went two for three with a triple but he also had three errors in his North American debut (two throwing errors and one fielding.) Part of it could be the unfamiliarity of playing third, part of it could be jitters, but we should definitely watch that. Mauris Loupadiere got aboard three out of four times with two hits and a walk and scored thrice. Ronny Lopez had a very strong debut, going six innings and allowing just eight hits and two runs with no walks and five K's. Yull Silano took the loss by giving up four runs in his two innings of relief.