Nashville 3, Colorado Springs 2
A pair of hits from Hernan Iribarren were responsible for most of the Sky Sox offense. Iribarren scored a run early, and then knocked in Jordan Pacheco who had singled as a pinch hitter to try and spark a ninth inning rally, but it was too little too late. Ryan Wheeler doubled in Iribarren for the earlier run. Reid Brignac also produced a double.
Armando Galarraga put up an average quality start, allowing three runs over six innings, along with six hits and two walks. He struck out six. Steven Hensley and Mitchell Boggs were good in relief.
Kyle Parker's 23rd homer of the year was one of three hits for the OF prospect. He batted in three runs and scored twice. Jayson Langfels, who has developed some extra power this year, hit is twelfth as one of two hits. Tyler Kuhn and Cristhian Adames also got two hits each.
Daniel Winkler allowed seven hits over his six and two thirds innings, two of which were homers. However, those two home runs were solo shots, and accounted for the only runs the starter allowed, leading to his first win at the AA level. Josh Mueller pitched a clean inning and a third. Kenny Roberts allowed a solo home run.
Trevor Story led the Nuts with three doubles. Tyler Massey and Jordan Ribera both went deep as one of two hits. Taylor Featherston also had two hits. Ben Alsup allowed four runs on four hits, due to two of them being home runs. William Rankin was unable to retire a batter, but Ryan Arrowood and Scott Oberg finished the game cleanly.
Matt Argyropoulos, Rosell Herrera and Francisco Sosa all had three hits each. Sosa batted in five runs, including a three run home run. Argyropoulos had two doubles and two runs batted in while scoring three times himself. Juan Ciriaco had two base hits, as did Zach Osborne in his Asheville debut. Osborne has now played for ever single Rockies affiliate below AA Tulsa this year.
In his first pro start at any level, Andrew Brown was excellent. He allowed one run on five hits and two walks over five innings. Shane Broyles' return to Asheville after performing well when demoted to Tri-City didn't go well, as he allowed a run on two hits and a walk. Trent Blank and Rayan Gonzalez were both superb in setup relief. Raul Fernandez was extremely hittable in the final inning, allowing three more runs to Greenville on five hits, but was able to escape the inning eventually.
The Dust Devils managed to win this one even without much offense to speak of. A double from Patrick Valaika was the only extra base hit of the game for Tri-City. It was one of two hits for Valaika. Ashley Graeter also had two hits. Both runs were scored thanks to Hillsboro errors.
Ryan Warner didn't demonstrate great control, walking four in six innings, but he limited the opposition to just two hits, setting up the shutout. Marc Magliaro and Trent Daniel preserved it through the final third of the game. Daniel has yet to allow a run (earned or not) in his professional career.
Idaho Falls 10, Grand Junction 2
Raimel Tapia, Miguel Dilone and Ryan McMahon accounted for all six GJ hits with two each. McMahon hit his fifth home run. The only other offensive production was a walk from Ryan Garvey. Starter Blake Shouse struggled through two innings of work, allowing four runs on two hits and two walks. Devin Burke struggled even more over two and two thirds, allowing five more runs on seven hits and two more walks. The rest of the bullpen was clean, except for an unearned run during Scott Firth's inning.