Colorado Springs: Don't look to the Sky Sox for a solution to our suddenly springing up offensive woes, as they too were shut out yesterday, two to nothing. Mike Esposito pitched very well, with a 15-7 GB/FB ratio on his outs and he allowed just two hits over eight innings, but also three walks and two runs, and that was enough for Fresno to pick up the win. Joe Gaetti had two of the Springs' six hits.
Tulsa: The game was suspended due to the on field tragedy with Mike Coolbaugh. Read the post below for more details, and keep his family in your thoughts.
Modesto: Chaz Roe's first three innings went well, but the next three got progressively worse until he was pulled with one out in what would become a seven run sixth inning. Cucamonga would wind up winning, thirteen to five. Justin Nelson homered and Neil Wilson and Jeff Kindel had two hits apiece.
Asheville: Esmil Rogers pitched a complete game, five to three victory over Greensboro. He struck out seven and walked three over the nine innings, giving up just five hits. Daniel Mayora had two hits, including a homerun, and Hector Gomez and Anthony Jackson also hit twice to lead the Tourists' offense at Asheville.
Tri-City: The Dust Devils were blown out, twelve to four in a game where they allowed twenty-three baserunners. Second and third round draft picks Brian Rike and Lars Davis homered for the offense, but the pitching, starting with Drew Coffey, let this one get out of reach quickly.
Casper: Parker Frazier picked up his first professional victory in a fifteen to four Casper win yesterday. Frazier came on in relief of Juan Nicasio and allowed four hits, two walks and two runs in just two innings, though, so you can see how deceptive the W was. The best pitching for the Rockies on the day was by Andres Marrero who went three scoreless and picked up the save. Bo Bowman drove in four of Casper's runs with a double and triple. Scott Robinson scored four of the runs by getting two hits and a walk. He's been slumping badly of late, so let's hope yesterday was a sign of him breaking out of it.