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Colorado Springs, L 4-7: Seth Smith extended his hitting streak to six games last night with a two-run homer and two singles. After throwing a two-run, complete game in his last start, Kevin Walker allowed seven runs in five innings. The real story on the pitching side of things came from Denny Bautista, as he struck out four in two innings.

Tulsa, L 3-8: 10 hits, but only three runs to show for it. Jordan Czarniecki had a two-run homer, his sixth, and Jonathan Herrera had a double as one of his three hits. Matt Macri is day-to-day after suffering a a left elbow contusion in the eighth inning. Not a good start for Ryan Mattheus as he went 4 2/3 innings, allowed six runs, and walked six batters, a season high.

Modesto, W 1-0: Neil Wilson's RBI single that drove in EY Jr. in the first inning was all the scoring in this contest. EY also had a double and stole his 42nd base. Travis Becktel had a triple, but Young failed to bring him in. Xavier Cedeno went a strong 7 2/3 IP, allowed no runs on four hits, and struck out five. Andrew Johnston pitched that one-third of an inning in the eighth before Pedro Strop came in for the ninth. Strop struck out two on his way to his first save this season.

Asheville, L 5-6: Down 3-6 in the ninth, Anthony Jackson tripled in a run, and Daniel Mayora plated Jackson on a ground out. Unfortunately, that was the end of a possible comeback as Matt Repec struck out swinging to end the game. Hector Gomez and Mike McKenry each had three hits last night, though only Gomez had an extra base hit among those six hits (a double).

Simon Ferrer ran into trouble in the fourth inning when he allowed two two-run homers. He allowed four of his eight hits that inning, and outside of that inning it wasn't that bad of a start.

Tri-City, L 1-7: Josh Banda hit his first homer, while Everth Cabrera stole two bases in the first inning (seven for the season). Robinson Fabian lasted 3 1.3 innings, allowed five runs (three earned), and committed to errors.

Casper, L 0-2: Leonardo Reyes and Jordan Pacheco both had doubles, which was most of the offense the Baby Rockies put up yesterday. David Christensen stole his second base. Juan Nicasio had a great start with six innings of one run ball. That one run was unearned. He struck out seven, walked one, and had a 7-3 GO-FO. Bobby Paschal struck out five in his two innings of relief.

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Jack Etkin has the rundown on Keith Weiser, his recent struggles, and the adjustments he's making. There are some updates on Greg Reynolds, Parker Frazier, and 2007 draftee James Sims, who has yet to play a game.