Colorado Springs: A balanced offense and stingy pitching helped the Sky Sox win six to three yesterday. Alexis Gomez was the only member of the starting lineup without a hit, although even he reached by walk once. No homeruns were hit, and the team struck out sixteen times against Joe Saunders and a pair of relievers, but they were able to break through against Salt Lake. The same can't be said of the Stingers against Sky Sox pitching, as Ubaldo Jimenez and four relievers held the opposition to just three runs despite allowing fourteen men on base. U-ball pitched five innings and walked four, striking out eight. He had a 5/2 GB/FB ratio on the outs by contact, and allowed four hits.
Tulsa: The Drillers' lost seven to three, as Ryan Mattheus' second game back from the inactive list went quite a bit better than his first, but he's still not to where he was in May. Mattheus allowed four runs on four hits and walked three in seven innings. He also struck out five. On offense, Matt Macri hit his fifth homerun and also singled, Corey Wimberly, Christian Colonel, and Chris Frey all had multi-hit games as well. Wimberly was picked off, for the first baserunning out he's had this season. He has thirteen steals.
Modesto: Brandon Hynick won his ninth game, pitching to a lot of contact for eight innings. The WHIP won't be pretty, as he allowed eleven hits and two walks and didn't have a 1-2-3 inning among the eight, but technically it was a quality start and he struck out six. Andrew Johnston pitched the ninth for his twelfth save on the year. Eric Young singled, tripled and scored twice in the six to three win.
Asheville: The Tourists were swept by Augusta in a double header, and their playoff hopes for the first half were doused completely. Aneury Rodriguez had a very rough start in the first game, lasting four and a third innings, giving up seven runs on eight hits and five walks. Anthony Jackson, Hector Gomez and Geoff Strickland had multi-hit games, but it wasn't enough. In the second game, the Greenjackets won 3-0, as Simon Ferrer, Zach Simons and Tommy Baumgardner pitched decently, but the offense couldn't muster anything against current #1 on BA's Prospect Hot Sheet, Henry Sosa, as well as a pair of relievers.