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Colorado Springs: Ubaldo Jimenez got the win and improved his AAA record to three and one in the Sky Sox' eight to six victory. U-ball showed some of the control issues he's been having since being promoted with five walks allowed in seven innings, but he also struck out six and limited Albuquerque to three runs on five hits. Jeff Baker homered on a two for three night, Ryan Spilborghs went three for five and Kaz Matsui hit his second homerun for the Springs and scored three times on two hits and a walk.

Tulsa: Ian Stewart homered, Tulo and Koshansky and Colina (twice for Alvin) doubled, but the Drillers only got two runs in support of Juan Morillo in the four to two loss. Morillo struck out seven and walked five pitching into two outs into the sixth. He allowed all four Corpus Christi runs.

Modesto: Another wild and promising flamethrower in the system had a mixed outing in Modesto as Franklin Morales struck out ten in five and a third, but also walked five and allowed four runs on three hits. He also took the loss last night, as the Nuts' offense managed to score only three against Bakersfield. Jonathan Herrera went three for four with a double and stole two bases to get up to 27 on the season, Corey Wimberly went one for two in his two SB attempts and now has an exactly 75% success rate for the season (39 SB/ 52 Attempts).

Asheville: Of course when you talk about stolen bases in the Rockies system, you have to look to the Runnin' Tourists of Asheville and particularly Eric Young Jr. He stole one more yesterday to get up to 75 on the season. Dexter Fowler (34) and Cole Garner (28) both added to their season totals as well in the nine to seven victory. Chaz Roe picked up the victory after pitching five innings with mixed success, allowing six hits and four runs as well as two walks. He struck out five. The numbers for Roe are still decent considering the home field he pitches at. I should mention Phillip Cuadrado hit his twelfth homerun and committed his 22nd error at third this season.

Tri-City: Josh Sullivan had another solid outing, pitching seven innings and striking out six while only walking one. He allowed five hits and two runs. Jeff kindel went three for four but the Dust Devils lost the game three to two when Will Harris had perhaps his least effective outing as a pro, giving up the winning run on three hits and three walks in an inning and two thirds.

Casper: Brandon Hynick also came through with a solid outing, pitching five and a third innings with a 6/1 K/BB ratio, but the Rockies offense couldn't support him and Casper lost three to two.