Asheville, W 9-3
The Tourists put a seven-spot on the board in the top of the first inning, going to the sixth batter before the first out was recorded. Yet, it wasn't without its cost, as David Dahl left the game with a right leg injury near the end of the frame.
Kyle Von Tungeln, Dahl, and Rosell Herrera hit consecutive doubles to open the game with 2-0 lead. After Tom Murphy walked, Derek Jones continued to doubles barrage with one to right field to score another run. Matt Wessinger hit a sacrifice fly for the 4-0 lead.
After that, this game had a stretch that saw four stolen bases -- including Derek Jones taking home plate and Julian moving to second at the same time -- a wild pitch, a hit by pitch and two walks. Juan Ciriaco struck out during this, but Augusta's starter, Justin Schumer left the game before David Dahl came to the plate.
About Dahl: He singled against the new pitcher, Mason McVay, and drove in two, but he left the game with an injured leg:
@gotourists trainer Billy Whitehead just confirmed David Dahl's right leg injury. He did not want to provide more details on the injury.— Ash Marshall (@AshMarshallMLB) May 8, 2013
Eddie Butler, though, threw six shutout innings and allowed just one hit, a single in the third inning that was originally ruled an error. He did have problems with the strike zone, walking five and throwing two wild pitches (both in the first inning). He struck out five and had a 10-1 GO-FO.
For more on Butler and Dahl, check out Ashley Marshall's article.
The Springs, W 5-0
"Hey, Tyler Chatwood, how's Triple-A treating you since being sent back down?"
"Not bad, I guess. I just threw a four-hit complete game shutout on Tuesday night. Struck out eight on 90 pitches, threw 70 of those for strikes. Saw just 30 batters, and I had 13 ground outs to one fly out."
First baseman Ben Paulsen drove in two on a double in the fourth. In the sixth, Ryan Wheeler scored on a balk and Matt McBride hit a two-run homer to left field to complete the scoring.
Tulsa, L 2-0
Tyler Matzek went six innings and allowed two runs on six hits and two walks. The runs scored on a two-out double in the third inning. One of the two walks came immediately before the double that inning and had loaded the bases. He struck out three.
Matzek picked up a double while at the plate, as did Kent Matthes. Catcher Dustin Garneau tripled and went 2-for-3.
Modesto, L 4-2
Nuts starters Chris Jensen threw seven strong innings of one-run, three-hit ball, striking out four, but relievers Geoff Parker and Leuris Gomez failed to lock things down in the eighth and ninth innings. Parker quickly got the first two outs in the eighth, but a single, a missed catch error on Harold Riggins during a pickoff attempt, and a walk put Parker out of the game. Gomez entered and allowed a two-run double to left field. However, David Kandilas, Trevor Story, and Sam Mende pulled off a successful relay to get the final out at third on the batted ball. Gomez allowed a homer in the ninth
Singles by Brian Humphries and Will Swanner in the fifth and sixth put Modesto's runs on the board. Trevor Story had two hits, his second multi-hit game of the 2013 season (the other came on April 18).
For more on this game, check out Brian VanderBeek's recap at the Modesto Bee.