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Colorado Springs: L 1-8

Chris Frey had three hits to bring his  average back up over .500, but there wasn't much more that was noteworthy of this game. Sean Smith pitched seven innings and allowed four of the runs, Cedrick Bowers pitched two innings and allowed the other four.

Tulsa: L 1-2

Brandon Hynick had one of his better starts of the season as far as preventing runs is concerned. Hynick spread eight hits, all but one of them singles, over seven innings and allowed just one run. It's difficult to face as many batters as he did (27) without walking or striking out any of them, and at 86 pitches he averaged just a smidgen over three per hitter.

Modesto: W 10-6, W 7-1

In the completion of the game that was suspended on Saturday, Matt Repec had three hits, including a homerun and a double and drove in four, as he led the Nuts offense to double digits. Simon Ferrer started the game and went six innings, allowing four runs, all via solo homer.

In the regularly scheduled contest, Aneury Rodriguez had a bit of a rebound with a six inning, six hit, one run effort. Rodriguez struck out three.  Repec homered for the second time, as did Daniel Mayora to lead the offense to the two game sweep.

Asheville: W 4-1, W 2-0

While Connor Graham's game two start is drawing a bit more scrutiny this morning, Bruce Billings performance in Game one was also very good, as Billings struck out five in six and a third innings and allowed just one run on five hits. Darin Holcomb had two hits and three of the RBI, two of them coming from a seventh inning homerun.

Why Graham's start is getting noticed is because of a quirky 3,2,1 descension he has going in the hits allowed column over his last three starts, each lasting seven innings. Graham is clearly ready for the next challenge, it could be tricky for the Rockies to figure out how to give him that opportunity without some roster crunching, however. Holcomb and Mike Mitchell drove in one run each for the Tourists.

Tri-City: L 0-8

Brad McAtee was wild and inefficient in four innings, allowing two of the opposing runs. After that the bullpen kept it pretty close until the eighth when Andy Groves allowed all six of the runners he faced to get on base, and four of them wound up scoring. Charlie Blackmon had a pair of hits for the Dust Devils.

Casper: L 2-8

WIlin Rosario hit his sixth homerun of the season, James Sims his third, but that was about all the fun for the Ghosts in this loss.