Raimel Tapia comes up big in 3-2 Asheville win
Raimel Tapia continued to do what he does best in yesterday's Tourist victory, and what he does best is hit. The center fielder went 2 for 4 with a double; he drove in two runs and scored the third in the decisive eighth inning. The 20 year old is now at .333/.387/.464 on the season, and he's going to be so fun to watch when he makes The Show in a couple years.
Zach Jemiola started for the Tourists and walked eight (!) batters while striking out none, but held the Savannah Sand Gnats to two runs in five innings. He walked the bases loaded a couple times, but somehow got out of most trouble, except for a two run second inning. But yesterday's game will not help his K/BB ratio.
Trents Blank and Daniel mopped the game up for Jemiola without allowing any runs, though they did walk three more guys. 11 walks on the day and they still won. That's funny.
Tulsa wins pitcher's duel
The Drillers pulled this one out against the MidLand Rockhounds by a score of 2-1. Carlos Hernandez pitched 6.1 solid frames, allowing five hits and just one run on a solo home run. He struck out four and walked one.
Michael Cuddyer started in right field and batted second. He singled on a 1 for 4 day. Tyler Massey and Brian Humphries both had two hits. Trevor Story went 0 for 3.
Jair Jurrjens started for Colorado Springs and allowed runs in the first two frames, but he settled in after that and worked six innings. He gave up two runs (one earned), struck out five and walked two. The recently signed Josh Roenicke made his Sky Sox debut and allowed a solo home run and a walk. Christian Friedrich worked an inning and struck out two. The Sky Sox couldn't muster much offense and scored just a single run off a Tim Wheeler single. The Sacramento River Cats won 3-1.
The Modesto Nuts fell to 35-86 after yesterday's 6-2 loss. Jeez, that clubhouse must be unhappy. I guess David Dahl hasn't been their savior yet. Dahl tripled while Michael Tauchmann and Jordan Ribera doubled. Nuts pitching allowed three home runs to sink them yet again.
Tri-City beat Vancouver 4-3. Jairo Rosario hit a home run and Drew Weeks went 3 for 3 with two doubles. Andrew Rohrabach was pulled after two scoreless innings for some reason; Logan Sawyer got the win with five innings of relief, despite allowing all three runs.
The Grand Junction Rockies beat up on the Billings Mustangs 13-5. Second baseman Forrest Wall doubled and earned a pair of walks; Dom Nunez went 3 for 4 with five RBIs; Hamlet Marte went 3 for 5 with a pair of doubles. Hamlet is hitting a cool .353/.430/.546 this year.
The DSL Rockies beat the DSL Nationals 4-3. I have no idea which players to pay attention to on this team, if any. Anyone know of whom to follow?