AAA Colorado Springs, L 6-7 - (46-33, 1st)
Jason Hirsh could not keep the momentum going after his fantastic previous start. He was rocked for 6 runs (5 earned) in the first three innings by the Sacramento Bees ( ), putting the Sky Sox in a hole they could not recover from. Hirsh has allowed 5+ ER in 3 of his last 4 starts and 5 of 7.
The Sox did most of their damage off Francisco Rodriguez (not K-Rod) in the sixth. Daniel Ortmeier and Christian Colonel walked, then Chris Frey dobled to plate two and Eric Young Jr. singled him home. They loaded the bases down two with one out in the ninth. Edwin Bellorin brought them within one with a walk, but Frey grounded out, forcing Jonathan Herrera at home and EYJ couldn't come through in the clutch.
Matt Miller reached base four times and Daniel Ortmeier scored three times. Every slot in the order got a hit except Mike McCoy - starting DH Jeff Baker was 0-3, but Mark Bellhorn singled while pinch-hitting for him (perhaps after the news of Baker being traded?) in the ninth.
Tonight's game pits Alan Johnson (7-3, 5.87) against Shane Loux (0-1, 3.86) at 7:05MDT at Secutiry Service Field.
AA Tulsa, Off Day - (2-3, 2.0 GB)
High-A Modesto, L 0-2 - (2-5, 3.5 GB)
The Nuts take on the Blaze again tonight at 8:05 MDT.