The Springs: All-Star Break.
Tulsa, L 2-8: Tomas Duenas had two solo home runs last night, all of Tulsa's offense for the game. Deduno was hit hard last night by surrendering six runs on ten hits. On a somewhat brighter note, Sammy struck out six, walked only one, and had a 9-3 GO-FO.
Modesto, W 15-2: The second inning was an inning of doubles as Chris Nelson had a two-run double, Justin Nelson an RBI ground-rule double, Jeff Kindel an RBI double, and Jose Valdez an RBI ground-rule double. We should also take note that all this happened with two outs, and it started with Cole Garner stealing second in a rundown. Eric Young Jr. also added a two-run single in the inning. Chris Nelson added another two-run double in the fourth inning. Daniel Carte went four-for-six with two doubles and two RBI.
Brandon Durden had a fine start as he surrendered no runs in six innings and struck out five.
Asheville, W 8-4: Hector Gomez had three hits and three RBI last night. His average is at .291 now, and creeping up to his goal of .300. Jay Cox added two RBI on a double. Aneury Rodriguez went six innings, allowed four runs on seven hits, walked one, and struck out six. He had 1-9 GO-FO and also a wild pitch. In the next three innings, Simons, Burok, and Baumgardner shut down the Intimidators by allowing only two hits.
Tri-City L 9-10: The Dust Devils scored five runs over the last two innings, but still fell one run short of tying the game. Maruis Loupadiere brought the game to within one in the ninth with his solo shot, and in the eighth inning Helder Velazquez had a 3-run double. Sheng-An Kuo was shaky in this start as he allowed five runs in 3 1/3 innings, walked four, and threw two wild pitches.
Casper, L 2-13: Ooph. Parker Frazier's move to the bullpen didn't help him much as he allowed five runs in two innings. Four came off a grand slam. Remember, he's going up against guys who are in some cases three to five years older than he is. Jhoulys Chacin didn't help matters much as the starter since he gave up seven runs (three earned). Casper committed six errors over the entire game: three for Lowe, two for Murry, one for Scott Robinson. Wilin Rosario also had two passed balls, nine for the season now.
Cory Riordan will replace Marco Duarte in the Tri-City rotation on Saturday. Also in the article, Brian Rike will be with Tri-City in 10 days or less.