Soon after this, I will post the Spring 2010 PuRPs list, so make sure and look for that.
The Sky Sox (18-16) and newly promoted Brandon Durden (2005 4th round) were overwhelmed by Albuquerque. Durden took the loss (0-1), going five innings and gave up four runs on seven hits, but the big news in this game was the scoreless, two strikeout inning turned in by Taylor Buchholz (Trade, 2006) in his first AAA appearance of the year on his rehab assignment. Oh, and JD Closser hit a homerun against us. Otherwise there wasn't much to talk about. Moving on...
The Drillers (13-19, 8 GB) won an exciting one in extras on a twelfth inning Wilin Rosario (2006 DR) double. Rosario, Scott Beerer (2003 2nd round), Daniel Mayora (2003 Venezuela), and Jason Van Kooten (2003 46th round) all had three or more hits for Tulsa (who had 18 overall). Ironically, on a day when Albuquerque beat Colorado Springs, Alburquerque (you can call him Al) defeated Arkansas, getting his first win of the year (1-2, 5.79) (Trade 2009).
Greg Reynolds (2006 1st round) made the start and took the win (1-0, 0.82) for the Nuts (18-14). Reynolds gave up ten hits in his six innings, but allowed only one run to score. Tim Wheeler (2009 1st round) went 2-5 with a solo HR (3), while Ben Paulsen (2009 3rd round) went 2-5 with a double and two RBI and Jordan Pacheco (2007 9th round), who is hitting .383 on the year, added another two RBI.
The Tourists (12-20, 9 GB) lost one in extras, wasting a quality start by Wes Musick (2009 9th round) -- 6 IP, 2 ER, 4K. Asheville did get two hits each from Joe Sanders (2009 5th round) and Angelys Nina (2007 DR), but nothing stronger than a double. Of note: Nina and Eliezer Mesa (2008 DR) are still hitting well above .300 for the Tourists.