Triple-A: Colorado Springs 12-5 W (33-25)
Drew Pomeranz picked up his seventh win of the year. However, he was far from sharp, giving up five runs on eight hits and three walks. He was one out away from having a respectable three run, seven inning outing, but after going 6 2/3 innings he allowed a two-run HR that gave the Reno Aces five runs and effectively ended Pomeranz's evening. Parker Frazier and Coty Woods delivered scoreless innings in relief to keep the Aces at five runs.
Tyler Colvin continued his production at Triple-A, smacking two doubles and collecting two RBIs. Corey Dickerson had three hits, including a double and Josh Rutledge had two singles and two walks.
Double-A: Tulsa 10-4 L (27-31)
Tulsa jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead, but after giving up five runs in the bottom of the first they never recovered. Christian Bergman took the loss pitching five innings and giving up six runs, though only two were earned. Bergman was perhaps unlucky with the defense behind him, but he gave up ten hits in his five innings of work not aiding his cause. Tulsa pulled back to within 6-4 in the eighth inning, but Ryan Buch surrendered four runs in 2/3 innings and that was more then enough for the Naturals to hold on.
Rafael Ortega and Christian Adames both collected two hits at the top of the lineup and Kent Matthes connected for his ninth HR of the year - a two-run shot in the sixth- but that was the last time Tulsa's offense was heard from.
Class A Advanced: Modesto 11-8 W (29-31)
Modesto overcame a six-run early deficit and rallied to win on Thursday night. Starter Tyler Gagnon was hit hard, he gave up all eight runs on 11 hits in just 3 1/3 innings. The bullpen picked him up though, tossing a shutout the rest of the way. Geoff Parker pitched 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, surrendering just one base runner, to pick up the win.
Brian Humphries, Taylor Featherston, and Jared Simon all collected three hits. Simon went deep for the second time on the season and Tyler Massey hit his fifth HR of the year.
Class A: Asheville 17-7 W (32-26)
Asheville put up huge offensive numbers collecting 18 hits, six for extra bases, and scoring 17 runs. Tom Murphy hit his 12th HR of the year and Rosell Herrera his 11th. Four players collected at least three RBIs. Herrera and Dillion Thomas each had four and Murphy and Francisco Sosa each had three. Matt Wessinger also grabbed two RBIs.
Matt Flemer struggled through 3 2/3 innings giving up 10 hits and six runs. Patrick Johnson relived Flemer and threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings to receive the win.
The Rockies lost 12-4 and had a slew of pitchers get work in. Seven pitchers combined to give up 10 hits, 10 walks, and 12 runs. Click on the score above for a more detailed look on who threw and how they threw.
Offensively, Hamlet Marte and Yonathan Daza each doubled and had two hits. They duo also collected all three RBIs for the Rockies.