The Springs, L 3-8: Jayson Nix had two hits and scored and walked twice. Joe Koshansky and Edwin Bellorin drove in the runs for the Sky Sox, two for the latter. Marc Kaiser saw six runs cross home plate, most of them in the sixth inning.
Franklin Morales will make his Triple-A debut tonight.
Tulsa, W 8-3: The Drillers managed twelve hits, but only three went for extra bases. Aaron Rifkin drove in three of the runs. Ryan Mattheus went seven solid innings, but did give up nine hits and three runs (two on two solo homers) in the process. He also struck out five. Juan Morillo came in for two-thirds of an inning and struck out both batters.
Greg Reynolds won't be pitching again during the regular season.
Modesto, L 9-10: Chaz Roe left after two innings, though for what I'm not sure. The Mod Bee doesn't have anything, yet, and I'm waiting on a response from someone in Modesto. If anyone was listening last night that would help the matter. The next three relievers (Merrell, Johnston, and George) each allowed three runs, Merrell for four inning and Johnston without recording an out. For the offense, the first three spots provided plenty of impact last night. Eric Young Jr. drove in a run and scored three times, Chris Nelson had two hits (one was a double) and an RBI, and Justin Nelson drove in three runs.
James Burok will join the Nuts today from Asheville, while Josh Sullivan is supposed to make his return with Asheville tomorrow.
Asheville, L 2-5: The Tourists only managed three hits last night, two by Mike McKenry and the other by Daniel Mayora. Casey Weathers had a perfect inning by striking out all three batters he faced. Simon Ferrer went six innings, allowed 10 hits, and allowed five runs. The T's 10-game winning streak ended.
Tri-City, W 7-4: Everth Cabrera will be out for 2-3 weeks with a high ankle sprain in his left one. Josh Banda hit a solo homer as one of his three hits. Darin Holcomb and Lars Davis each had two hits and combined for three runs. Drew Coffey went 4 2/3 innings and allowed three runs. Joey Williamson picked up his second win after pitching a perfect seventh inning. Riquy Pena recorded his eighth save, but walked two while doing so.
Casper, L 1-6: This rain-shortened game resulted in the Baby Rockies not recording a hit. Warren Schaeffer scored the only Casper run, which came on a Beau Seabury ground out right after the bases were loaded by three straight walks. Parker Frazier started and allowed all six runs. He walked four and struck out two.