The Rockies minor league system is on this rotation now where it seems every five days they have six top prospects pitching, one for each level of the system. Last night was one of those times.
Colorado Springs: Ubaldo Jimenez was sharp at first but fell apart in the seventh inning of the Sky Sox' seven to five victory last night. Jimenez allowed five runs on five hits and four walks and was on the hook for the loss before being bailed out by a ninth inning grand slam from Jeff Baker.
Tulsa: Juan Morillo pitched effectively enough to earn the win, going five innings and allowing just one run on three hits and seven K's. As usual, the other number we look at haunts Juan a bit, he also gave up five walks. Troy Tulowitzki, Joe Gaetti and Matt Miller all homered in the ten to four win. Seth Smith went three for four with yet another double (forty-one on the season).
Modesto: The Nuts lost three to two depite a jaw-dropping sixteen K performance by Franklin Morales in seven innings. OhNoKOolAid pointed out that Morales is currently BP's #6 LHP prospect, but as usual that seems a bit low. Morales is certainly one to watch for the Rockies next season. He also allowed two hits, two runs, and in a very encouraging sign, walked only three.
Asheville: It took a couple of weeks for Shane Lindsay to adjust to SAL life, but he's definitely turning it on as of late. The only hit Lindsay allowed yesterday was a third inning solo homerun to Elvis Andrus and Shane struck out seven, walked four in five innings of work for the win. EY Jr stole two more bases to give him 80 on the season.
Tri-City: Josh Sullivan won his second game in a row and second on the season in defeating Salem Keizer for the Dust-Devils. Sullivan allowed two hits, a single and a homerun, one run and struck out five in seven innings without walking anybody. For the season he now has a 55/11 K/BB ratio in 55 IP with an outstanding .873 WHIP.
Casper: Brandon Hynick allowed seven hits and four runs in five innings, one walk and five K's as the Rockies lost. Helder Velzquez and Hector Gomez each had a pair of hits.