It was a light day on the farm as Tulsa, Modesto, and Grand Junction all had off-days yesterday. As usual there were a few fine performances from some top prospects including 2014's first round pick.
Asheville Tourists 3, Savannah Sand Gnats 4
Kyle Freeland pitched another solid four innings but gave up his first home run as a professional. That was the only earned run he gave up on four hits, two strikeouts, and one walk. His ERA in Asheville (9.00 IP) is 1.00. He has struck out eight batters, and walked one since making the jump.
On offense, Dillon Thomas was the only Tourist with more than one hit going 3-4 on the day. Raimel Tapia, Zach Osborne, Jordan Patterson, and Correlle Prime all went 1-4, Osborne's two-run home run accounted for most of the Asheville offense.
As I noted in the Pebble Report comments yesterday, Raimel Tapia has been cooking since the end of May. Since May 29th (his last 62 games) he is hitting .371/.431/.506 with four home runs and 22 stolen bases. He is striking out only 14.7 percent of the time.
Colorado Springs Sky Sox 8, Omaha Storm Chasers 7
Kyle Parker and Matt McBride each hit home runs and tallied three RBI in a Sky Sox victory. Christian Adames went 2-5 with two runs scored and is sitting at a nice .313 average since his debut in AAA.
Angelys Nina, Tim Smalling, and Tim Wheeler all had two-hit days as well.
James Houser got the start and lasted four innings, giving up three runs on five hits while striking out two. He did not walk a batter.
Tri City Dust Devils 5, Vancouver Canadiens 7
Denzel Richardson hit two doubles in five at bats in his new role as the Dust Devils lead off man. Sean Dwyer and Josh Fuentes also had two hits a piece while Drew Weeks and Sam Bumpers each went 1-4 with an RBI,
Ryan Warner only retired one batter in the start, giving up three unearned runs and walking two before giving way to the bullpen. After 2.2 solid innings from Jared McCrummen, Sam Moll entered the game and surrendered three runs on four hits in just 1.1 innings pitched, sealing the loss.