Colorado Springs: W 8-2
Franklin Morales won his fifth game for the Sky Sox, so while he's been plagued by inconsistency and still seems as if he has a ways to go before contributing at the major league level, he is finding pockets of success at a level just below that. Everything besides the somewhat meaningless W-L record says that he's still got a long way to go.
Joe Koshansky hit his 18th homerun of the season and went three for three to help drive the Sky Sox to victory.
Tulsa: W 7-1
Chaz Roe wasn't as good as the three hits in six innings made it appear, he walked two and hit three others with pitches and only threw 55% strikes. He got the outs when it counted, however, and was aided by an unassisted double play in the sixth when Jeff Kindel snagged a potential line drive double near first base. That play was subsequently followed by a real double, so Kindle's web gem likely saved at least two runs and put the quash on what was looking to be a big inning. Dexter Fowler and Matt Miller each had solo homeruns and each drove in an additional run and Eric Young Jr. had a three for four day with two stolen bases. Daniel Carte and Eduardo Cornejo also had two hits apiece.
Casey Weathers struck out all three batters he faced in relief of Roe, I don't know when the last time he had an inning without striking out at least one opponent was, I'm guessing sometime in April.
The California/Carolina League all-star game is today I believe.
Asheville: W 7-0
Connor Graham pitched eight innings and allowed just four hits and a pair of walks as he dropped his ERA to 1.98 for the season. David Christensen hit a homerun and also singled and walked. He was the only Tourist with more than one hit, so it was a pretty balanced offensive effort to produce the seven runs.
Tri-City: L 4-7
Salem Keizer's manager decided to test the arm of newly converted catcher Jordan Pacheco, and the initial results weren't too bad, as Pacheco threw out three of the seven that attempted. The bad news in this game was that there were so many baserunners to begin with. Juan Nicasio's second start saw him allow ten in all and not get through the fifth inning before he gave way to the bullpen.
Casper: L 2-5
Wilin Rosario homered for the second day in a row and James Sims had a pair of hits, but otherwise Casper's offense didn't come to support Jeff Fischer in his bid for his first professional victory. Fischer had a quality start, giving up three runs in six innings and he struck out eight in the loss.