Colorado Springs, W 11-8: Clint Barmes hit his second homer of the season and it led off the bottom of the first inning. Joe Koshansky hit his seventh in the eighth inning and drove in two runs on a single in the third inning. Stewart also contributed an RBI that inning on a double. Joe Gaetti struck out four times in five at-bats.
Bobby Keppel had an undistinguished start as he allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings. Ramon Ramirez made another appearance and allowed one run in 1 2/3 innings. He walked one and struck out two. Ryan Speier now has 14 saves on the season as Mike DeJean and Mike Gallo allowed three runs over 1 1/3 innings.
Tulsa, W 9-4 in 12 innings: Christian Colonel hit a grand slam in the top of the 12th inning to give the Drillers the victory. Jonathan Herrera hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot, and Matt Macri clubbed his fourth. Chris Frey had two singles and a double.
Steven Register blew his second save of the season after a string of solid appearances by starter Matt Daley (5 IP, 2 ER) and relievers Bright, Songster and Grube (3 IP, 1 ER combined). Luke Hochevar, by the way, went seven innings, allowed four runs on ten hits and struck out five.
Modesto, L 3-10: Another lackluster performance by the offense last night as Jeff Kindel and Daniel Carte had RBI doubles. James Haley also drove in a run.
Chaz Roe couldn't overcome his problems in the first inning as he allowed five runs before recording the last out. He had back-to-back wild pitches and both led to a run crossing the plate. Chris Nelson also had an error on a caught stealing attempt that allowed a run to cross home plate. He walked four and struck out three.
Asheville, L 2-5: Matt Repec had three hits and drove in both Asheville runs. Anthony Jackson stole his 20th base and Daniel Mayora his 17th.
Esmil Rogers took the mound last night and allowed two runs on three hits in seven innings. He issued three walks and also struck out four. James Burok took the loss after allowing three runs in one inning. The box score tells you that none were earned, but the A C-T says one was earned.