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Update [2006-7-25 19:9:54 by Rox Fan in NY]: Shane Lindsay makes his first start for Asheville tonight.

Colorado Springs: Mike Esposito had his second straight rough outing as the Sky Sox were slaughtered, fourteen to zero by Sacramento. Esposito couldn't retire a batter in the fifth, in which the RiverCats scored seven runs.

Tulsa: The Driller Bats came back from an early eight to nothing deficit to eventually put up sixteen on Zach Greinke and Wichita. Seeing as this is the second time that Tulsa has made Greinke look like he doesn't even belong in AA ball, he probably wouldn't mind not seeing them again. Joe Gaetti hit a grand slam, and Joe Koshansky and Christian Colonel added homeruns as well. Ian Stewart doubled and had three RBI with his two hits, and Seth Smith went three for five with three runs scored.

Modesto: No game for the Nuts.

Asheville: The Tourists rallied around another strong start from Brandon Durden to win four to two. Durden went seven innings and gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks. He K'd five. His twelve to three GB/FB ratio helped him improve to eight and two on the season. Deuce went two for three with a walk and two runs scored. He stole one and was picked off once. Cole Garner also added a pair of hits in the win.

Tri-City: Spokane is the one park in the Northwest League which is extremely favorable to hitters, so when Tri-City visits it's always good to see how the offense measures up as it provides a bit of a better glimpse instantly. I would say this year's Dust Devils squad is actually pretty solid now that Jeff Kindel is along for the ride. The team put up twenty-nine runs in the three game series, including fourteen in last night's fourteen to six victory. Victor Ferrante hit two three run homeruns, and Kindel, Daniel Mayora, and catcher Brian Aguaiar each collected three hits.

Casper: The Rockies only scored two, both coming off a first inning homerun from Hector Gomez and then were silenced the rest of the way in the three to two loss.