Jordan Lyles made his second rehab appearance in the opener of the Sky Sox doubleheader against Nashville, a continuation of yesterday's suspended game, throwing 4 2/3 scoreless innings in relief, allowing just three hits and two walks, striking out four. He threw 66 pitches, 39 for strikes. Resuming with a 2-0 lead, the Sky Sox got a solo home run from Ryan Wheeler in the fourth and added three runs in the sixth to take the 6-0 win.
The nightcap was scoreless until the bottom of the fifth, when Jason Pridie drove in Drew Garcia and Rafael Ynoa with a triple and scored on a wild pitch to give Colorado Springs a 3-0 lead. However, Nashville got all three runs back in the sixth against Christian Friedrich and scored two more against Chris Martin in the seventh to take the 5-4 win.
Lefty Tyler Anderson (No. 11 PuRP) threw six shutout innings to lead the Drillers to a 6-3 win over Northwest Arkansas. Anderson struck out eight, allowing just three hits and two walks while throwing 98 pitches to earn his fourth win of the season. Tulsa scored a run in the second, two in the third and three in the fourth, highlighted by back-to-back home runs by Will Swanner and Jared Simon to lead off the fourth. Chris O'Dowd and Ryan Casteel (No. 15 PuRP) each contributed a pair of hits to the Drillers' offensive output as well.
Home runs from David Dahl (No. 2 PuRP) and Alex San Juan late in the going were not enough to overcome an early deficit as the Nuts dropped a 6-5 contest to Visalia. The Rawhide jumped out to a 6-1 lead through five innings against Modesto starter Matt Flemer, who gave up all six Visalia runs on nine hits in six innings of work. Dahl then hit a solo shot in the eighth and San Juan contributed a three-run home run in the ninth to cut the Modesto deficit to 6-5, but the Nuts were unable to get the win.
The Tourists and Grasshoppers played home run derby in a slugfest in Greensboro that was suspended after 10 innings of play. The Tourists hit five home runs and the Grasshoppers three as the teams combined for 20 runs. Correlle Prime (No. 23 PuRP) hit the first long ball of the night, a two-run shot in the first, and Jordan Patterson (No. 29 PuRP) added a three-run homer in the third to give Asheville a 5-0 lead.
With the game tied at five, Dillon Thomas gave Asheville the lead once again with a solo home run in the fourth. The last two home runs for Asheville came in the ninth, sending the game to extra innings. With the Tourists down 10-7, Wilfredo Rodriguez (No. 22 PuRP) hit a two-run home run followed by a Ryan McMahon (No. 6 PuRP) solo shot to tie the game at 10. Neither team scored in the tenth before the game was suspended. The 11th inning will resume today.
Miguel Dilone scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 13th inning to give the Dust Devils a 4-3 win over Salem-Keizer. Tri-City first baseman Sean Dwyer had a pair of doubles in the game, including one to drive in the initial run of the game in the bottom of the first. Dust Devils starting pitcher Blake Shouse allowed just one unearned run in his six innings of work in likely his best start of the season. None of Tri-City's five pitchers gave up more than one run.
Forrest Wall's (No. 12 PuRP) first professional home run highlighted the Rockies' 8-5 win over Idaho Falls. Wall's home run was of the solo variety and came in the second inning, giving Grand Junction a 4-0 lead. That lead came in support of lefty Kyle Freeland (No. 7 PuRP), who pitched five shutout innings, allowing three hits and striking out five for his first professional win. All five Idaho Falls runs came in the final three innings, but they could not overcome the 5-0 Grand Junction lead through six innings.
Jose Rodriguez's RBI single in the 11th was the only run batted in by the Rockies in a 3-2 win in 11 innings over the Red Sox. The game was a 1-1 tie through nine innings, with the Rockies' lone run coming via a throwing error in the first inning. The Red Sox got a run in the top of the 11th to take their first lead of the game, but the Rockies battled back with two in the bottom of the inning to take the win.