Colorado Springs, W 4-2, W 3-2: Rodrigo Lopez had a second successful rehab start and went 6 2/3 innings in the first seven-inning game of the double header. He put up a string of twos as he allowed two hits, walked two and struck out two. After the second walk, he gave way to Ryan Speier and his 10th save of the season. Cory Sullivan had a double, the only extra base hit between the two teams. He, Barmes, Q and Seth Smith drove in the runs. Ian Stewart stole his first base and was also caught stealing.
Oscar Rivera started the second game and improved upon his first outing with the Sky Sox. He went 5 2/3 and allowed one run. He also struck out three. He did, however, allow more fly outs (9) than ground outs (5). Ryan Speier came in for his 11th save after Matt Herges recorded the last out in the sixth. Sully had two RBI in this contest and Ian Stewart drove in the other run.
Tulsa, W 5-4: Franklin Morales returned to the mound tonight and did well. In 4 2/3 innings, he allowed no runs and limited the RockHounds to one hit. He struck out five, but also issued three walks. Steven Register recorded his 17th save despite allowing two runs in the ninth; he had not allowed a run in his previous three appearances. Jarrett Grube picked up the win after striking out three in 2 2/3 innings pitched.
Corey Wimberly and Jonathan Herrera both had doubles and stole a base in the game. Wimberly now has nine stolen bases in 17 games. Matt Macri and Christian Colonel both clubbed their second homers of the season. Macri has begun to work in the outfield (scroll down to the Tulsa section).
Modesto, L 4-11: When Chaz Roe left the game, he had pitched into the fifth inning without recording an out. Back-to-back doubles brought in a run and then back-to-back walks loaded the bases. At that point, David Patton came in and allowed a bases-clearing triple. He allowed five runs, four earned, in four-plus innings, and walked four while only striking out one.
Daniel Carte was removed from the game after being initially hit on his shoulder before the ball went up and tagged him in the jaw. Chaz Roe had been sick since his last start and still felt ill when he took the mound last night.
Asheville, W 3-1: Victor Ferrante had a two-run homer in the second inning and an RBI single in the ninth to drive in all of the Tourists runs last night. Daniel Mayora also added two singles.
Andrew Graham provided another great start for the Tourists in his fifth victory of the season. He allowed one run in six innings and struck out seven. Craig Baker made an appearance for 1 2/3 innings and struck out two and Tommy Baumgardner picked up his fourth save.