Colorado Springs, L 4-5 - Sean Barker drove in three of the four runs, two off a double in the third. Seth Smith and Ian Stewart both drew two walks last night.
Josh Towers made the start, went six inning, allowed three runs on six hits, and struck out seven. Recently acquired Valerio De Los Santos went two innings and allowed a run on four hits. Chris George picked up the loss after allowing three singles in the ninth inning, the last of which drove in the winning run.
Tulsa, W 1-0 in 12 innings - It was a big night for the bats to collect hits, but it was a EY Jr. single in the top of the 12th that scored Jeff Kindel Daniel Carte to win the game. That was part of a 4-for-6 night for Junior, and Kindel went 3-for-6.
Seven pitchers combined for a four-hit shutout. Starter Tomas Santiago held opposing batters to a walk and a hit over four innings. Casey Weathers pitched an inning, allowed one hit, and induced three ground ball outs. Pedro Strop walked one and and allowed a hit in his one inning of work. Ryan Mattheus picked up his first save after closing out the game in the bottom of the 12th inning.
Modesto, W 5-4 - The Nuts scored when it counted, coming up with four runs in the bottom of the ninth to break the 1-1 tie. Anthony Jackson scored on a wild pitch in the first for the 1-0 lead after stealing second and moving to third on a McKenry ground out. In the bottom of the ninth, Mike Paulk had a leadoff double, and then scored on a Victor Ferrante homer. Cole Garner and Matt Repec reached based on a HBP and a walk before Garner crossed home plate on a Anthony Jackson single. San Jose intentionally walked Geoff Strickland in order to get to Mike McKenry, who promptly singled in Repec to win the game.
Shane Lindsay had uneven results: 3 IP, 2 H, 4 R (3 ER), 4 BB, 4 K. Andy Graham, Will Harris, and Andrew Johnston pitched in relief for six innings and combined to strike out four.
Brian VanderBeek's blog has something on Duane Espy and says that Hector Gomez is three days away from returning.
Asheville, W 4-1 - Warren Schaeffer's RBI double and David Christensen's RBI single in the fourth inning would have been enough to win this game, but Everth Cabrera's RBI single and a wild pitch in the seventh gave the Tourists more of a cushion. Brian Rike had two hits, two walks, and two stolen bases. Cabrera and Christensen each swiped a base last night.
Sheng-An Kuo went 5 2/3 IP, allowed one run on seven hits, and walked five. That one run came of a homer in the sixth. Edgmer Escalona struck out three over 1 1/3 IP. In picking up the save, Randall Taylor allowed one hit, walked two batters, and struck out two.