Jon Gray (PuRP No. 1) recorded his fifth straight game of giving up three runs or fewer in at least five innings. Over those five games, he has struck out 16 batters and walked seven, three coming in this start against New Orleans.
His final line in this game: 6 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
Since the game was the first of a double-header -- which only go seven innings at the MiLB level -- Gray technically came an inning from pitching a complete game. He threw 55 of his 98 pitches for strikes.
Gray got no help from his offense who recorded five hits -- all of them singles -- and couldn't put a run on the board. It's worth noting that one of those singles went to Drew Stubbs, which is interesting because it was neither a strike-out or a home run.
Game 2 saw even less offense from the Isotopes who managed only two measly hits, again one of them a single from Stubbs.
Aaron Laffey was chased after just three innings having given up three runs on six hits. Nelson Gonzalez pitched two innings in relief, striking out three.
Zephyrs pitcher Pat Misch pitched the complete game, two-hit shutout.
Pat Valaika hit a two-run home run and Noel Cuevas (acquired for Juan Nicasio) drove in three on three hits to lead the Rock Cats to victory.
David Dahl (PuRP No. 2) went 2-4 with a double and a run scored. He has seven doubled on the year.
Rock Cats starter Ryan Carpenter worked around a lot of traffic, giving up nine hits but only allowing one run over six innings.
Austin House picked up his 16th save of the season, working a clean ninth with a strikeout. He's blown two saves this year.
The Asheville Tourists did not make a whole lot of contact on Tuesday night and in turn dropped a 5-1 ballgame to the Savannah Sand Gnats. Brad Weick struck out nine Tourists, part of 13 overall punch-outs the Sand Gnats were able to record.
Helmis Rodriguez was wild early and often for Asheville. The left-hander issued a total of five walks in only 2.2 innings pitched. He also threw four wild pitches; a category in which he leads the South Atlantic League with 15. Savannah took advantage of a wild pitch in the bottom of the first to plate the tying run.
Wuilmer Becerra put the Gnats in front later in the inning with an RBI single to left. Savannah added three in the third courtesy of three walks and two wild pitches. Tomas Nido capped the scoring with a two-run double to left.
Omar Carrizales went 2-4 in the lead-off spot and is sporting a healthy .333 batting average in 72 at-bats on the season, including hitting .421 over his last 38 at-bats. He has 11 stolen bases to three times caught stealing in 2015 and probably has the best raw speed of any player in the Rockies entire organization.
Luis Jean -- another player with plus speed -- grabbed three hits in this one out of the two-spot yet somehow the Tourists were only able to plate one run in this game on an RBI double from Josh Fuentes.
Forrest Wall (PuRP No. 9) went 1-3 bringing his average to .265. On account of solid on-base and slugging numbers, Wall is still putting up a very solid .814 OPS in his first full-season of pro ball.