Asheville defeats Rome behind Briceno, Graeter home runs
Despite getting outhit 10 to five, Ashiville beat the Braves 6-3 behind the long balls of Jose Briceno and Ashley Graeter. Briceno has now gone yard in three straight games, bringing his season total to five. David Dahl also singled home a run; the top prospect is hitting .301/.342/.507 this year, a solid bounce back season, and hopefully a prelude to when he really goes nuclear. He is OPSing 1.221 over his last ten games. Correlle Prime singled and scored two runs, and Max White doubled and scored.
Johendi Jiminian labored a bit, surrendering eight hits and three runs in his five innings of work. The six strikeouts and one walk are encouraging, and he got big outs when he needed them. The bullpen held the line and Trent Daniel notched his 9th save, despite loading the bases in the ninth inning.
Cargo singles, Pridie homers in Sky Sox loss
Carlos Gonzalez's rehab appears to be going just fine; two days ago he doubled and homered, and yesterday he collected a single in three trips. Jason Pridie brought him home with a big three run dinger, but the Sky Sox couldn't muster much beyond that as they fell 5-4.
Brett Tomko got knocked around a little bit, allowing five runs in five innings. He struck out four while walking none, but the ten hits allowed suggests his deception wasn't great. Just remember Rockies fans, if anyone goes down, he's next in line. 2014, hell of a year.
Will Swanner goes deep but Modesto loses a late lead, because Modesto must lose
Will Swanner collected his eighth home run and Michael Tauchmann his fourth, but Modesto dropped the game yet again, to fall 33 games below .500. It sucks to be a Rockies fan right now, but holy cow the Nuts are bad.
With five walks and nine hits, the Nuts had plenty of opportunity to put a big number on the board, but only went 3-18 with RISP. No one was on base for the home runs, and the result was a four run game that should have been more.
Matt Flemer had a heck of an outing, working seven innings and allowing just two runs while striking out eight. He departed with the Nuts up 4-2 and needing just two innings from the bullpen. Unfortunately, they could only string together 1 and 1/3 before giving up the game. With the bases loaded in the ninth Jaycob Brugman lined a ball at Rosell Herrera, which should have been a game ending double play; instead he booted it for the game ending error. Ah Modesto, when it rains it pours.
Tri-City gets roughed up by Spokane 16-4. Cesar Galvez and Jairo Rosario each had three hits. Ryan Warner started and only recorded one out after letting seven runners cross home plate. The bullpen did not fare much better.
Grand Junction Rockies top Missoula 5-2. Matt McBride notched a couple RBIs in a rehab start, as did Hamlet Marte.
DSL Rockies lose to DSL Red Sox 13-5. These Dominican Summer League games must be total messes to watch. There were six errors on the day, including four from the Rockies. Jorge Oviedo allowed six runs in his two innings.