Colorado Springs: Off for the PCL/IL All star game in Toledo.
Tulsa: The Drillers absolutely pounded the Frisco Rough Riders last night, winning seventeen to one. Tulsa hit five homeruns, two by Troy Tulowitzki, one each by Ian Stewart, Alvin Colina and Joe Koshansky. Tulo finished three for six with the two homers and a double. He drove in six and scored twice. Jordan Czarniecki was the only Driller not to get at least two hits, striking out four times in a zero for five night. In all, eleven of the Drillers' twenty-one hits went for extra bases, with Tulo, Koshansky, Colina and Matt Macri all having at least two XBH in the contest. Stewart and Joe Gaetti had one hit for extras apiece but both had three hit nights to raise their averages.
Modesto: Samuel Deduno was quite wild with five walks, an HBP and three wild pitches in five innings, and he ended up getting credited for the loss, but there were positives to take from the outing. Well, really the main positive is that he was able to keep the scoring against him down to just two runs despite all that, one on a solo homerun and one on a leadoff single, subsequent wild pitch and two ground-outs. Really there weren't many solid hits off him with the exception of the homerun, but he needs to regain control of his pitches to move up.
I keep on meaning to put a front page link to Melissa Berger's blog. It's down along the sidebar, but people may have missed the add. Anyway, she's an intern for the Nuts front office and the blog gives a glimpse into the decidedly unglamorous lifestyle (despite being surrounded by men) that job entails.
Asheville: The Tourists were off.
Tri-City: No games in the NWL either.
Casper: With all the attention on the teenagers in the Casper lineup, sometimes I neglect to mention those who just left their teens as also being legit prospects, but last night gives me a good opportunity to tout a couple of twenty year olds. Kevin Clark hit his second homerun of the season, a three run shot and Pedro Perez - who has been playing well in center all season - went three for five with a double. Soon to be twentypitcher Ronny Lopez picked up his first win of the season with his most solid start to date, going six innings and allowing just six hits and a walk with five K's. He allowed two runs, and Great Falls added one more in the bottom of the ninth, but Casper won the game, six to three.