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Colorado Springs, L 5-9:  The Sky Sox were held to four singles last night even with a four-run top of the ninth. Joe Koshansky drove in two runs. Starter Marc Kaiser went five innings, allowed six runs on eight hits and walked five. Denny Bautista saw two runs cross home in one inning of work. Greg Miller, on the other hand, appears poised to help the Dodgers this season as he allowed no hits in six innings.

Tulsa, L 1-13: It was not a good night all-around for the Drillers. Four players each made an error and three of them allowed a runner to cross home plate. Duke Sardinha has the only extra base hit and Joe Gaetti drove in the only Drillers' run of the night (there were two outs when he did so). Ryan Mattheus picked up the loss after allowing six runs on ten hits in four innings. He also struck out five. Zach Parker allowed four runs in 1/3 of an inning and walked four.

No word in the Tulsa World concerning Jonathan Herrera's exit from the game last night, so it probably isn't anything serious.

Update [2007-4-20 14:14:47 by Russ]: According to the Drillers website, Herrera was hit in the head last night and is considered day-to-day.

Modesto, L 7-9: First, why Jerry Weinstein (and everyone else) shouldn't worry about Chris Nelson.

Nelson drove in two runs last night on a single in the third inning with two outs already recorded. He also stole his second base of the season. Jeff Kindel drove in all three of his RBI with two outs and that was on a triple in the eighth inning. The defense also committed four errors last night (Durden, Van Kooten, Valdez, Kindel). In five innings, Brandon Durden allowed 9/4 R/ER on nine hits. He also walked two, struck out four and had two wild pitches. One directly allowed a run to score (the second) and the other moved a guy into scoring position.

Asheville, L 5-7: More bad defense as Jhaysson Agustin committed two errors and Radames Nazario one. Victor Ferrante had a triple, while Anthony Jackson and Brett Strickland had doubles. Michael McKenry and Jay Cox both drove in their 10th RBI of the season. Aneury Rodriguez made some progress tonight in three innings of work. He gave up four runs, only one earned. Only Agustin's first error of the inning allowed a run to cross the plate. He struck out seven, but he also had three wild pitches, a hit batter and a balk. The wild pitches and HBP occurred in the second inning. Ethan Katz came in for the next three innings and held Rome hitless. Sean Jarrett allowed the tying run and go-ahead run in the eighth inning.

Jack Etkin writes about Hector Gomez in his minor league report.