Colorado Springs, L 3-16
Chris Nelson hit his 10th homer of the season and drove in two of the Springs' runs. Everyone else did nothing, unless you really want to know that Jay Payton had three hits. Trade this guy now while he is hot!
Alan Johnson gave up four of his eight runs allowed on three homers. Only four were earned as Chris Nelson committed two throwing errors in the fourth. Oh, and seven on the eight runs came in the fourth inning. Edgmer Escalona went 2 1/3 innings, saw two balls fly out of the park, and, including inherited runners, gave up a total of five runs last night.
Tulsa, L 5-6
Bronson Sardinha (5) and Wilin Rosario (14) both his two-run homers, and Jason Van Kooten accounted for the other RBI. Cory Riordan struck out nine in 6 2/3 innings and gave up four runs. Rex Brothers walked two and allowed a hit in one inning of work. Stuart Pomeranz blew the save in the ninth inning by allowing a one-out, two-run gopher ball
Modesto, W 6-5
Score early, score often was Modesto's motto last night as the team put at least one run on the board in four of the first five innings. Jimmy Cesario drove in two; Ben Paulsen had three hits, and RBI, and two runs scored; and Tim Wheeler scored twice and had a triple.
Kenny Durst went five innings, allowed three runs on five hits and five walks, and struck out two. The three runs scored on a homer in the sixth. Kurt Yacko pitched the seventh and eight innings, allowed a run on a solo homer, and struck out three.
Asheville and the SAL were off last night.
Tri-City, L 2-5
Edwar Cabrera made it through 3 2/3 innings before Brad McAtee entered the game. Cabrera allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks. He struck out five. McAtee and Eric Federico held Yakima down for the next 3 1/3 innings, but Kraig Sitton allowed two runs in the eighth.
Russell Wilson had a triple as part of his 3-for-4 night, and Mark Tracy hit an RBI double in the seventh.
Casper, L 0-8
Four hits and four errors for the Casper position players last night. Yafistel Roja and Blake McDade each committed two errors in the game. Albert Campos allowed three of the eight runs in six innings. Steve Junker allowed four in the seventh inning and Nelson Gonzalez allowed one more run in the ninth.