The Colorado Rockies experienced an organizational sweep on Tuesday. Here are the results.
Player of the Game: Ryan McMahon/Raimel Tapia
With the Nuts (28-30) down by a run in the ninth, Correlle Prime reached on an error to start the frame. Ashley Graeter walked and Dillon Thomas replaced him as a pinch runner. Wilson Soriano tied the game off Dan Tillman (L, 0-3) with a RBI single that sent Thomas to third.
Raimel Tapia whacked a deep sac fly to center that left no doubt about its ability to score Thomas.
Zach Jemiola started for the Nuts and gave up three runs on two homers in the first inning. The righty settled in from there and allowed just one hit in his final five innings of work while striking out a total of eight hitters with two walks.
Ryan McMahon went 1-4 with a two-RBI double, his 23rd of the season.
Jordan Patterson hit his 10th triple of the year, drew a walk, and scored two runs.
Player of the Game: Trevor Story/Tom Murphy
Trevor Story has been in a bit of a slump lately but went 2-3 with a double, a triple, two walks, and three runs scored to help power New Britain to the win. Story also stole his 14th base of the season.
Tom Murphy was 2-5 with a triple, a run scored, and three RBI.
Brett Marshall pitched five innings, giving up four runs on seven hits. He struck out three and walked five.
In the 10th 1-0 shutout in Smith's Ballpark history, the Salt Lake Bees fell to the Albuquerque Isotopes Tuesday afternoon. The Isotopes scored their sole run of the game in the third inning when Matt McBride reached on an error off Bees pitcher Alex Sanabia.
Cristhian Adames went 2-4 with a double and Dustin Garneau also went 2-4 but the only run of this strange game was unearned.
LaTroy Hawkins picked up a hold, working and inning with a hit and a strike out.
Rex Brothers got his first save of the season, walking one, and striking out one in the ninth.
Brothers has allowed one run in his last nine appearances including none over the last six. During that time (9 games) he has struck out 13 and walked six.
Player of the Game: Wes Rogers/Omar Carrizales
Omar Carrizales clubbed a lead-off Home Run in the bottom of the first. The Tourists added two more in the fourth. Max White doubled home Shane Hoelscher immediately followed by Wes Rogers singling in White; one of three RBI base hits on the night for Rogers.
Rome plated one in the sixth when Tanner Krietemeier singled in Ozzy Albies. Asheville's Sam Howard responded with back-to-back strikeouts to end the threat. Howard finished with six innings under his belt, seven strikeouts, and only one run allowed. Asheville extended their lead to 5-1 with RBI base hits from Rogers and Drew Weeks in the home half of the sixth. Rome's answer came swift. Omar Obregon connected with a two-run triple off Asheville's Alec Crawford. On the next pitch, Jordan Edgerton smacked a two-run Homer to left knotting the game at five.
The Tourists loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the seventh and Josh Fuentes delivered a sacrifice fly to left. Forrest Wall later scored on a wild pitch and Rogers provided the insurance with an RBI single to center.
Carrizales went 3-5 and is OPS'ing .915 through 118 at-bats.
Rogers was 3-4 with a double, three RBI -- and if you are a regular Pebble Report reader you were ready for this next part -- a stolen base. He has swiped 39 bags on the season.
Yeremi Rosario was 2-4 with two RBI.
Joel Diaz went 1-3 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored.
Jorge Oviedo tossed 6.2 very strong innings, surrendering only one run on five hits while striking out five and walking nobody.
Including the big league club and these DSL kids, the Rockies organization won five one-run games on Tuesday. Asheville messed up a really cool Doctor Who episode by winning by three.
AA: Matt Flemer
A+: Konner Wade
A: Logan Sawyer