Happy Independence Day everybody!
Colorado Springs: The Sky Sox won four to two, behind a strong performance from Sunny Kim (is he ready to come back? Do we dare hope?) and a big double. Jeff Salazar and Chris Iannetta hit triples.
Tulsa: Seth Smith had a four for five night and Tulsa won nine to four. Joe Koshansky broke out of a mild homerless slump with a three run shot (his twentieth) in the third inning. Hard luck starter Steven Register earned the W for just the second time all season, the first since May 20, despite tossing several srong games in that span.
Modesto: The noticeable drop in production once you get past Modesto's first four hitters (Jonathan Herrera, Chris Frey, Jeff Dragicevich and Matt Miller) will often result in inefficient games like last night's where those four I mentioned combined to go nine for eighteen, but only three runs came of it. Unfortunately, San Jose got four.
Asheville: I'm sure the Tourists would love the Hickory to visit all year. In the four game series completed last night, Asheville outscored the Crawdads forty-four to twenty-two. Last night it was a ten to two hammering hanks to a balanced offense (the entire lineup got at least one hit) and a quality start from Chaz Roe.
Tri-City: The Dust Devils lost to Spokane, ten to four.
Casper: The Casper Rockies won eight to one. David Christensen hit his second homerun, and Michael Milliron had a triple and homerun. Hector Gomez and Steven Suarez also chipped in three hits apiece. That said, realize the five and a half year gulf between Milliron and Christensen and the six year gap between Gomez and Suarez speaks volumes about why we are so much higher on the younger two.