Colorado Springs, L 6-10
Cole Garner hit a bases-loaded double to score three runs in the first inning. After that three more runs trickled in, one being Brad Eldred's 16th homer. Dexter Fowler had one hit and walked three times.
Greg Smith allowed four runs in six innings, one being a home run to Andrew Martin's homeboy, Mike McCoy. Smith also struck out seven. Andrew Johnston, Matt Reynolds, and Edgmer Escalona allowed two runs, three runs and the blown save, and one run, respectively. Damian Moss pitched a clean inning earlier in the game.
Tulsa, L 6-8
Not a good night to be starting for either Tulsa or NW Arkansas. NW Arkansas starter Aaron Crow gave up six runs and walked five in innings. Keith Weiser didn't make it that far, leaving after he allowed seven runs in three innings. Andy Graham settled things down for the next three innings, striking out four and allowing no runs.
Charlie Blackmon hit his third homer of the season, a three-run shot off of Crow in the second inning. Matt Repec went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI, and Scott Beerer added two hits and an RBI.
Modesto and the Cal League had the night off.
Asheville and the Sally League had the no games on the schedule.
Tri-City, W 3-1
Edwar Cabrera drew the start and allowed a run on four hits, striking out five. Tyler Trice struck out four in 2 2/3 innings of relief. Casey Weathers made an appearance and struck out two in one inning of work. DH Chad Jacobsen drove in two on a night the Dust Devils managed five hits. The Tri-City Herald mentions in its notes section that Mark Tracy had a webgem last night.
Casper, W 6-4
Alejandro Barraza drew the Opening Night start for Casper and did quite well for himself over five innings. He held Ogden to one run on three hits and two walks. He struck out four.
Cristhian Adames, a shortstop making his stateside debut, went 0-for-3, but drove in Casper's first run on a ground out. CF Rafael Ortega, also making his US debut, went 3-for-4 with a double. RF David Kandilas, signed out of Australia by the Rockies in 2008, returned to Casper for a second stint and doubled in four at-bats. 1B Blake McDade doubled and drove in two runs.