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Colorado Springs: The Springs is taking a break for the PCL All-Star game.

Tulsa: The Drillers only managed one run from their eight hits and lost four to one. Seth Smith continues to heat up, he hit a double and triple against the rehabbing Adam Eaton and scored the lone run. Ian Stewart and Joe Gaetti also had two hits apiece. Juan Morillo had an okay start, in five and a third he allowed two walks and five hits, the biggest being a two-run homerun to Nate Gold in the sixth before getting yanked.

Modesto: The Nuts are a much better team now than they were a month ago. Having Corey Wimberly back helps, for one. Wimberly stole three bases last night and scored once, Jonathan Herrera had two hits including a double and stole home, and Jeff Dragicevich and Matt Miller also provided a pair of hits each to back up Franklin Morales' strong (7 K's) and wild (5 BB's) outing. The Nuts won six to four. Danny Ardoin, however, on a rehab assignement went zero for five and dropped his Modesto average to .053.

Asheville: The Tourists lost three to two in a day game yesterday at McCormick field. Cole Garner had three hits and Dexter Fowler stole two bases. Alan Johnson pitched well but wasn't given much run support. Also, the base Joe Mikulik threw was auctioned off for charity.

Tri-City: The Dust Devils won three to two, benefitting off a big two run triple from Michael McKenry, who's turning things around from a slow start. Aneury Rodriguez had a bit of luck in getting through his five innings with just two runs scored off him, he allowed four hits, but three were for extra bases and four walks with an HBP besides. He was able to fool some batters, striking out six, but the 2/7 GB/FB ratio attests to the fact he was up in the zone all night.

Casper: I think it was malakian who mentioned he was most impressed by Brandon Hynick on a recent trip to Casper, and outings like yesterday probably show why that would be the case. Hynick pitched six strong innings, allowing only one run off five hits and two walks and struck out five. Hector Gomez scored three times and drove in another two with three hits out of the leadoff slot. Jay Cox also had a score three, drive in two game as the Casper team poured it on in a thirteen to four route.