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Colorado Springs: So when we say a player is "banging on the door" to get into the big leagues, rarely do they knock as hard as Chris Iannetta is right now. Chris went three for three last night with a three run homerun and two doubles and a walk as the Sky Sox pounded the Bees eight to one. Jeff Salazar also collected three hits, including a triple and double to help pace the offensive explosion. Jose Acevedo had one of his better outings of the season on the mound to pick up the win.
Tulsa: The Drillers went down to a seven to three defeat to Arkansas. Troy Tulowitzki went three for three and also walked, but the heart of the order went zero for everything and stranded him every time. Matt Macri had two hits batting eighth and Tino "Journeyman Catcher" Sanchez had a double and homerun in four at bats.
Modesto: Ryan Mattheus pitched five fantastic innings, ran into trouble in the sixth but got out of it with a seven to three lead, and then watched it all go up in smoke as Adam Bright and Jacob Postlewait allowed six more to cross in the seventh. The Nuts wound up losing ten to eight. Chris Frey went three for four with two doubles, walked once and also scored three runs. Matt Miller went one for two with a two run homerun inclusive.
Asheville: The Tourists won five to three as Alan Johnson picked up his eighth win on the season. Jason Van Kooten and Travis Becktel both had a pair of hits, Daniel Carte had a pair of walks, and the Tourists went three for four on the basepaths. Chris Nelson had just one hit in five AB's but it was a two run double, giving him forty-four RBI on the season.
Tri-City: Hopefully nobody's jumping off the Shane Lindsay bandwagon after last night's disappointing outing. Lindsay gave up six hits and four runs and only K'd two in three and two thirds innings. Apparently the eight to three loss will go down in NWL history as featuring the most doubles (12) in a single game. Well, go down in history at least until two teams combine thirteen.
Casper: The Rockies won five to four as Brandon Hynick and a trio of relievers kept things under control and Hector Gomez and Kevin Clark paced the offense with two hits apiece. One of Gomez's hits was a two run homer (his second).