Interesting Friday night, a walk-off win, another "wild" late victory in Casper, and some octane in the one place in the system we wouldn't expect it.
Colorado Springs: Remember how Jeff Salazar started off looking sensational after seventy-five AB's or so? Jeff's not so good looking now as his average dropped to .256 last night after going zero for five. The other Jeff, Mr. Baker is going the opposite direction, raising his average to .311 last night after driving in all three Sky Sox runs, giving him seventy-six on the season. Three was all that Colorado Springs needed to win, as Jose Acevedo and a pair of relievers gave up only two. matt Miller went one for four in his AAA debut, Chris Iannetta also went one for four with two K's. It looks like pitchers are starting to adjust to Chris, so it will be interesting to see how he reacts. But in the meantime, let's make an inference from this article out of Dayton, Ohio:
Tulsa: Jordan Czarniecki drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the twelfth to give the Drillers a two to one victory. Troy Tulowitzki was probably grateful for the extra play as he now has an eleven game hit streak after singling in the eleventh. He also had the RBI for the Drillers' first run with a sac fly in the third.
Modesto: Franklin Morales pitched six innings and came up with the win after allowing three runs on six hits and two walks. He struck out seven. Jonathan Herrera and Corey Wimberly each went two for three.
Asheville: The Tourists lost a marathon game with Columbus eleven to ten. EY Jr went four for six and stole two bases. Chris Nelson doubled and homered, and Phillip Cuadrado had three runs scored after going two for three with two walks. Nelson also had his 29th error on the season.
Tri-City: The Dust-Devils won eight to two after Aneury Rodriguez had a sensational outing, he allowed only a pair of hits in eight innings and struck out ten. As sg8335a points out in the comments to yesterday's PR, the recap article by the Tri-City Herald's Jack Millikin is worth reading (as usual) for the deeper info it provides. From the article:
Daniel Mayora led a quintet of Dust-Devils with two hits.
Casper: Ronny Lopez had easily his best outing of the season on Friday, the result of pitching an entire sumulated inning in the bullpen before he came out for the start. Lopez allowed four hits and one walk in six innings, but didn't factor into the decision as Casper struggled once again against Billings starter Jordan Smith. The game was decided finally with a ninth inning two out passed ball with Jay Cox on third.