Colorado Springs, W 5-3: Rodrigo Lopez pitched 4 2/3 innings of hitless ball, was charged with one run, walked one and struck out two. Denny Bautista relieved him after the walk and allowed the runner to score. Bautista gave up two more run and allowed four hits before ending the inning. LaTroy Hawkins then pitched a hitless sixth inning to pick up the win.
Seth Smith hit his third home run of the season and Barker, Koshansky and Bellorin drove in a run each. Kaz had a hit, a walk, scored a run and stole a base.
Tulsa, L 4-6: Matt Daley made another start and had his worst outing so far. He went four innings and allowed four runs (three in the first and one in the fourth). He also struck out four. In two innings of work, Judd Songster struck out five.
Matt Macri and Tomas Duenas both had their first homers of the season last night, and both were in the seventh inning. Aaron Rifkin had one earlier in the third inning.
Modesto, W 7-1: Chaz Roe recorded his first victory of the season as he pitched a strong seven innings. He allowed one run on two hits and walked and struck out three. Pedro Strop relieved Roe and bounced back from blowing the save in his previous outing. He struck out two in one inning and allowed no runs.
Dexter Fowler paced the Nuts offense last night with three hits: a bunt single in the first, his second triple in the third and his second homer in the sixth. Jeff Kindel hit his fourth homer and Phil Cuadrado his second, a three-run shot.
If the Nuts have a need for an emergency pitcher, Philip Cuadrado will be the choice.
Asheville, L 0-11: The Tourists managed just three hits in this loss. Gomez, Mayora and Agustin each had a single. Starter Andrew Graham allowed seven runs on four singles and three doubles in the first inning. He went for another four innings and allowed only a walk during that time. He also struck out nine, all coming after the seven runs were scored. David Parker allowed four runs in the seventh inning, two off a homer and the other two off a single.