Colorado Springs: L 3-7
Christian Colonel hit his twelfth homerun of the season. Juan Morillo's four K's in five outs shows that he still could be a dominant relief force. He and Casey Weathers need to be ready for 2009 for the team to break back into the contender category.
Tulsa: L 3-7
Northwest Arkansas clinched the division crown in beating the Drillers. Dexter Fowler's apparently jet-lagged still from the Olympics as he's gone just 2 for 17 since returning. Ups and downs should be expected from him next season if he's on the Rockies.
Modesto: W 5-1
Simon Ferrer pitched the playoff clincher for Modesto, throwing seven strong innings and allowing just six hits and a walk. He struck out two. Anthony Jackson had three hits, while Kane Simmons and Michael Paulk each had two.
Asheville: W 7-6
Darin Holcomb went two for two with three walks. Lars Davis, Everth Cabrera, Mike Mithcell and Jeff Cunningham each also had multi-hit games. Angel Villalona homered for Augusta, he is somebody to worry about in the future. I'm going to look more closely at the GreenJackets and the rest of the Giants system next weekend when these two teams meet in the playoffs. The Giants bunch is a bit worrisome -particularly players like Nick Noonan and Villalona on this team- and the system is certainly in better shape than the Rockies right now, but at the same time, there are a couple of signs that they have flipped solidly into the overhyped category.
Tri-City: L 3-5
Charlie Blackmon, Erik Wetzel and Jordan Pacheco each had a pair of hits at the top of Tri-CIty's lineup, but there wasn't enough support below them in the order or with the Dust-Devils pitching to earn a victory last night.
Casper: L 4-6
Jimmmy Cesario hit his first professional homerun and Maikol Gonzalez had a three hit day for the Ghosts. Otherwise it was pretty much a game where the experienced players stepped up while the young had their difficulties.