Colorado Springs, W 7-6 in 12 innings - Greg Reynolds allowed one run on two hits and two walks in five innings, but Alberto Arias allowed four runs in the sixth inning. Jayson Nix went 3-for-4, hit the game-winning homer in the 12th and drove in a total of three runs. Cory Sullivan had a triple.
Tulsa, L 8-11 - Adam Bright took the loss in this contest since the runner he allowed on base in the eighth scored, but that runner crossed home plate while Casey Weathers was on the mound. Weathers allowed two runs himself and walked two. Of course, Chaz Roe takes a lot of the blame in this game, as he allowed eight runs over 5 2/3 innings. He walked five and allowed two homers.
Jeff Kindel drove in four runs, two on his ninth homer. Matt Miller and Neil Wilson (back from a broken finger) also hit homers. Corey Wimberly stole his 46th base and Dexter Fowler his 18th.
Modesto, W 9-5 - Jhoulys Chacin, on a pitch count, went five innings, allowed one hit, and struck out four. Someone sees a debut by the end of 2009 for him.
Chris Nelson hit his first homer since for Modesto, a two-run shot in the third. Nelson's had only two at-bats in each of his two games, being replaced by Cole Garner at DH last night. Nick Haley and Jay Cox each had two hits, but Haley had three RBI to Cox's lone one. Daniel Mayora and Mike Paulk had both had three hits and combined to score three times. Mayora, however, committed two errors (31 on the season).
Those two errors came in a three-run seventh inning for Visalia. Andy Graham allowed those three unearned runs. David Patton struck out four over the last two innings.
Asheville, W 6-5 in 12 innings - Brian Rike struck out thre more times last night, but he also singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 12th. David Christensen went 3-for-5 and hit his 10th homer. Mike Mitchell also had three hits, two for doubles, and stole his 42nd base; not to be out done, Everth Cabrera swiped his 60th base in the 12th before scoring the winning run. Helder Velazquez hit his seventh homer.
Sheng-An Kuo allowd four runs in six innings, walking five and striking out four. Edgmer Escalona allowed a homer in the seventh to blow the 5-4 lead. He went three innings before Craig Baker pitched the 10th and 11th innings, striking out three.
Tri-City, L 5-6 in 10 innings - Bobby Paschal must want the last inning of this game back. David Parker walked two and recorded two outs before Paschal came in to finish the inning. Paschall attempted to throw out the runner at second, but committed a throwing error. He walked the next batter and then delivered the pitch that turned into the game-winning single. Tri-City used seven pitchers in the game.
Austin Rauch, Thomas Field, and Leonardo Reyes each had solo homers and drove in two runs as part of their two-hit nights.
Casper, W 3-2 in 10 innings - Marco Duarte struck out six over five innings while allowing one run on three hits. Brandon Walker allowed a run in the sixth to tie the game at two, but the relievers after that did what they had to do. Over the last four innings, Isaiah Froneberger, Adam Jorgenson, and Kurt Yacko allowed no hits and struck out a combined five batters.
Wilin Rosario, Nick Valdez, and Kane Simmons drove in the runs. Carlos Martinez, who had two hits, scored two of the runs.