For an excellent first-hand account of Asheville's latest win featuring heroics from Raimel Tapia and Antonio Senzatela, Purple Row's Charlie Drysdale was there.
Tyler Anderson worked seven one-run innings in Tulsa victory
Tyler Anderson continues to cruise as the 2011 first round pick lowered his season ERA to 2.08 after seven one-run innings. He allowed just two hits and three walks while striking out four. Anderson's sensational year in Double-A is great to see after up-and-down campaigns from fellow prospects Eddie Butler and Jon Gray. Look for Anderson to get a look in the big leagues very soon, whether in September or early next year.
The offense did just enough to gut out a 3-2 victory. Right fielder and lead-off man Tyler Massey doubled twice and scored a run. Trevor Story had a pair of hits, getting his Tulsa batting average back above the Mendoza line. His ninth inning single plated the go-ahead run.
Jayson Aquino slapped around in Modesto 10-6 loss
Jayson Aquino had a start to forget as he allowed eight runs in his 5.2 innings of work. He gave up 13 hits and three home runs, so I think it's fair to say that the San Jose Giants were seeing him well. A five run sixth inning that was the fault of both Aquino and Alving Mejias salted this game away.
Offensively, the Nuts didn't do too badly, plating six runs. David Dahl doubled once in five trips to the plate. Patrick Valaika had three hits and scored three times. Kyle Von Tungeln went four for four with three runs driven in. But when the pitching gives up ten runs, you aren't going to win a lot of games. Modesto (39-89) knows a thing or two about not winning games.
The DSL Rockies scored four in the ninth to tie the game up with the DSL Rojos. They then won it in the tenth. Jose Rodriguez doubled in the winning run.
The Grand Junction Rockies game was suspended after the second inning due to weather; the Rockies were up 2-0.