The Springs, W 5-2: Alexis Gomez tied the game at two in the seventh inning with a solo shot, and followed that in the next inning with a two-run double to put the Sky Sox ahead by three. He also had a triple earlier in the game, but fell short of the cycle. Jayson Nix drove in Jeff Baker for the winning run in the AB before Gomez stepped to the plate in the eighth. Mark Redman moved up a level and pitched well enough in 6 2/3 innings. He did give up ten hits, but allowed only two runs. Denny Bautista and Ryan Speier combined for a perfect 2 1/3 innings of relief.
Tulsa, W 10-6: Sean Thompson was unable to match his complete game shutout in his last outing by allowing six runs in 6 1/3 innings. Adam Bright allowed Thompson's runs five and six, but after that the bullpen shutdown Wichita. Tomas Duenas led the Drillers with three hits and Matt Miller topped the RBI list last night with three. Miller and Jeff Dragicevich hit solo home runs in the fourth inning. Christian Colonel added to his league-leading doubles total with his 44th.
Modesto, W 4-0: It was a masterful night for Alan Johnson yesterday as he threw eight innings of two-hit ball, allowed no runs and struck out eight. Chris Nelson doubled in two runs and EY Jr. stole his 70th base.
Asheville, W 2-1: Casey Weathers recorded his first save without striking out a batter. He did, however, allow back-to-back walks before Juan Jean popped out in foul territory to end the game. Esmil Rogers allowed the only Augusta run in his seven innings on the mound. He struck out six, but also walked three. Matt Repec went 3-for-3 with a single, double, and a triple and crossed home plate for the two Asheville runs.
Tri-City, L 4-6: The Dust Devils attempted a ninth inning comeback, but ultimately came up short. Brian Rike's 10th double and Darin Holcomb's 11th homer each drove in two. Cory Riordan was touched for five runs on eight hits in four innings.
Casper, L 2-3: Scott Robinson's fifth homer of the season accounted for both Rockies runs last night. Parker Frazier turned in a quality start with one run allowed in six innings. He struck out four and walked none, but Randall Taylor allowed a two-run, walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth.