Happy birthday to Casey Weathers, our 2007 1st round pick!
Colorado Springs, W 4-3
Jason Hirsh toed the rubber and put in a good performance. He allowed two runs in six innings and struck out three. He walked three also. Making his Colorado Springs debut, Adam Eaton allowed two hits in one inning and struck out two.
Matt Miller drove in two runs; Eric Young Jr. collected two hits, scored twice, and stole his 38th base; and Mike McCoy swiped base 21.
The Texas League had the day off.
Modesto, W 6-2
Bruce Billings continues to pule up the K's, this time striking out eight in six innings. He allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk. And in what we don't like to see, his GO-FO was 2-7.
Maikol Gonzalez fell a homer short of the cycle in his 3-for-4. He was caught stealing home, too. Charlie Blackmon went 4-for-4, drove in two runs, and stole his 14th base. Wilin Rosario notched three hits and scored twice.
Asheville, W 5-0
Juan Nicasio delivered on the mound last night, holding Lexington to one hit in 7 1/3 innings. He walked three and struck out six. Mike Marbry held down his opponents for the the final two outs in the eighth, and Kurt Yacko ended things with a perfect ninth.
Thomas Field went 3-for-4 with two RBI. Delta Cleary hit a triple as part of his 2-for-5, two run night.
We'll have Day 2 of the MLB Draft covered shortly before the picks start rolling again around noon ET.