PuRPs Discussion Thread: - Purple Row
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Colorado Springs, W 5-0
No-hitter. That's what happened last night for Jhoulys Chacin, Joel Peralta, Juan Rincon, and Randy Flores. Chacin pitched the first 5 1/3 innings of the game, striking out three, but walking three at the same time. Peralta finished the sixth inning, Rincon struck out three over the next two, and Flores struck out two in the ninth.
Chacin used 68 pitches, 38 of which went for a strike. He had an 8-4 GO-FO. And this was his first start at the Triple A level.
The Sky Sox did most of their damage in the sixth inning through a Matt Murton RBI single, a Christian Colonel two-run single, and an Edwin Bellorin RBI double.
Tulsa had the night off.
Modesto, L 1-2 in 11 innings
Bruce Billings (who's still on a pitch count) allowed one run in the second inning, which was the only run Stockton scored in regular innings. Billings wound up pitching in four innings, allowing two hits, walking three, and striking out five. Sean Jarrett, Austin Chambliss, and Joey Williamson allowed no runs over the next six innings before Chris Malone entered the game in the 11th. He loaded the bases on two walks and a single and then saw a single win the game for the Ports.
Jason Van Kooten went 3-for-5 with two doubles and scored the only Modesto run. Lars David put him across the plate in the sixth inning.
Asheville, L 9-10
The Tourists made a valiant attempt at a comeback in the top of the ninth, but those pesky eight-run innings that the Tourist pitchers encounter often prove too much. Juan Nicasio allowed all 10 runs (eight earned), two in the fourth and eight in the fifth. Kurt Yacko struck out four over two innings, Rex Brothers had a clean line on the scorecard after his one inning pitched, and Michael Marbry finished the game.
The offense managed nine runs on seven hits. Jordan Pacheco managed to get two of them, one a solo homer (13) in the first and a two-run single in the ninth. Kiel Roling knocked in two in the fourth inning on his 16th homer. Delta Cleary and Scott Robinson drove in the other two runs, the former's coming on a bases-loaded walk in the ninth.
Tri-City, L 1-2
Jose Gonzalez hit into a force out to drive in the Dust Devils' only run of the game in the fourth inning. In the bottom of the inning, Josh Hungerman and Bo Bowman committed back-to-back errors that eventually led to both runs scoring that inning. Bowman missed a catch on a throw by Joe Sanders, and then Josh Hungerman made a bad throw on a single that allowed the runner on first to score. Another single after that scored the second and winning run of the game.
Casper, W 7-4
Clint Tilford allowed two run on five hits and three walks in three innings. Five more pitchers entered the game after Tilford, and four of the five allowed no runs. Leuris Gomez allowed two runs in the seventh.
Nathan Hines hit his sixth homer; Chandler Laurent collected three hits and three RBI; and Nick Valdez had three hits and an RBI. Eliezer Mesa stole his 10th base.