The Springs, L 2-4: A four-run seventh inning by Fresno the Sky Sox to rest last night. Bobby Keppel allowed all four runs before exiting after 6 2/3 innings. He also drove in one of the team's runs, the other by Stewart.
Tulsa, L 3-4: There wasn't much going on offensively for the Drillers last night, as only two of the eight hits went for extra bases. Corey Wimberly, Aaron Rifkin, and Jordan Czarniecki each drove in a run. The pitching wasn't too hot either, with Ryan Mattheus allowing four runs on eight hits in six innings. He walked three and struck out two. In July, he's walked 16 batters and has struck out only eight (four starts).
Modesto, W 13-8: The Nuts offense kept rolling las night. Down 4-8 in the eighth inning, the team scored seven runs to take a 11-8 lead. The Nelsons Chris and Justin both drove in four runs on three hits, the latter's mainly coming on a a three-run homer in the third inning. Daniel Carte had a two-run double in that inning as well. Kyle Blumenthal hit his fourth homer in the following inning.
Xavier Cedeno didn't make it out of the third inning, allowing four runs before leaving with one out left to be recorded. He also saw one run cross home in the first and then three in the second. After Cedeno left, Darric Merrell, Tomas Santiago, and Jon George allowed a combined total of two hits and struck out nine (2,4,3).
Asheville, W 6-5: With Michael McKenry at the plate, Geoff Stickland and Mike Paulk pulled stole third and second base, respectively. Then McKenry hit a fly ball to the outfield to give the Tourists the win. It was his third RBI of the night, and 60th of the season. It was also a good night to take a walk for the Tourists, with Strickland, Repec, Paulk, and McKenry each drawing a walk. Simon Ferrer walked four in six innings and allowed three runs for the no-decision.
Tri-City, L 4-8: Robinson Fabian had his best start of the season last night after going seven strong innings. He allowed two runs, struck out seven, walked no one, and had a 10-4 GO-FO. Austin Chambliss's relieved him and allowed five runs. Darin Holcomb hit his fourth homer, and Maruis Loupadiere had two doubles.
Casper, W 6-4: Jhoulys Chacin had his best start of the season, going eight innings and striking out six. He allowed one unearned run on five hits and had a 13-4 GO-FO. Jose Molina had a tough night by allowing three runs and recorded no outs. David Christensen hit his fourth homer as one of his three hits. He's still averaging just under 1.5 strikeouts per game. Austin Rauch and Jordan Pacheco also added two RBI each.