Two affiliates off and a third rained out makes this job easy this morning:
Colorado Springs: Postponed, rain.
But of course the big news comes with the promotions of Manuel Corpas, Jason Smith and Ryan Shealy. This will be Corpas' first stint in the majors, while for Shealy it appears to be his last as a Rockie before being moved at the trade deadline. The bullpen desperately needed some new blood, and it was nice that the team went to Corpas first before overpaying through the trade market. As the article states, we'll probably still pursue that route, but by waiting to close to the deadline we should be able to lower the asking price.
Tulsa: The Drillers were off.
Asheville: Xavier Cedeno shined with six scoreless innings pitched in the Tourists' five to three win. Cedeno struck out seven, walked two and scattered five hits. Cole Garner and Phillip Cuadrado each wen three for four, Cuadrado homered and Dexter Fowler went two for four with his thirtieth stolen base of the season. Although he only has five homeruns this season, Fowler has enough raw power that once he grows into it, a 30/30 season should be possible in the majors.
Tri-City: Shane Lindsay's up and down second stint in the NWL continues, he went four and a third innings and allowed three runs on five hits and four walks. Of the thirteen outs he recorded, nine were by strikeout. Jeff Kindel made his pro debut and went zero for four. I promise I will do the pitching sleepers later today, but Sean Jarret will likely now be one of them. The twentieth round pick out of Oral Roberts has now appeared in a games' worth of innings without allowing an earned run, last night going two and two thirds with three K's. Matt Repec homered for the Dust Devils in their win.
Casper: Some big offensive nights by Casper punctuated this thirteen to four rout. Jay Cox hit his first professional homerun, Kevin Clark went three for four with a triple and Hector Gomez went two for four with a double and four RBI leading off.