The Isotopes took the lead in the top of the first and never looked back en route to a 6-3 win. John Lannan pitched eight strong innings, giving up five hits and a run. The 30 year old improved his season ERA to 3.25. Lannan, who isn't on the 40 man roster, will only see purple pinstripes if the Rockies really need him. But he's showing that he might be a nice fill in if it comes to it.
Tim Wheeler and Matt McBride both homered in the game. McBride, 30, continues to make the case that the Rockies won the Ubaldo trade, if only at the minor league level. He's now hitting .340 on the season.
Double-A New Britain
After falling behind 2-0, the Rock Cats put up a run in the top of the sixth to make it a game. In the bottom half of that inning, Binghamton plated five runs and de-gamed it. Friday's starter Shane Carle pitched three hitless and scoreless innings. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to continue his effort on Saturday.
Ryan Arrowood took up where Carle left off and allowed all seven runs in the loss. Carle also had the only extra base hit for the Rock Cats in what was a lisltless offensive effort. Mike Tauchman, Tommy Murphy, and Pat Valaika added singles.
Because of the suspended game, the regularly scheduled matchup was treated as the second game of a double header, meaning it was a seven inning game. Bryan Evans pitched a complete game—six innings—but the two runs he gave up overmatched what the Rock Cats put up on offense.
Juan Ciriaco had a multi-hit game and drove in a run. That was all the scoring the Rock Cats got. Trevor Story, Tuchman, and Valaika each singled.
The Nuts had 13 hits but could only muster four runs from them in the loss. Ramiel Tapia had a single, but his 1-5 day dropped his batting average below .300 on the season. Ryan McMahon, Troy Stein, and Cesar Galvez each had a couple of hits. Jordan Patterson also had two hits, including a home run. Patterson, 23, continues his excellent season in Modesto. He's now hitting .318/.386/.582 for the Nuts.
Starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela left the game in the fourth inning "with an apparent injury." Let's hope that the vagueness of the report indicates that it's nothing serious. Upon departure, Senzatela allowed two runs on two hits. He struck out three and walked one. Kevin Burke replaced Senzatela and allowed three runs on five hits while taking the loss.
Grahamm Wiest started the game for the Tourists. He threw six innings and allowed three runs on eight hits. Wiest struck out five. The Tourists offense provided enough support to make it a win.
Omar Carrizales was the start of the game. He went 3-3 with a walk. His hits included a double and a home run. He had three RBIs and also stole his thirteenth base of the season. Crarrizales raised his season line to .376/.428/.549. The Tourists ran all over Charleston. Wes Rogers stole his 40th base in his 57th game. Drew Weeks, Emerson Jimenez, and Max White also swiped bags in the win.
Dominican Summer League
The DSL Rockies lost in extras to the DSL Mariners. Rockies starter Breiling Eusebio had a nice outing. In six innings, he allowed just a run on four hits while striking out four and walking one. On offense, the squad only mustered six hits in ten innings of play. Manuel Melendez had two hits and the lone RBI, while Pedro Gonzalez had the team's only extra base hit, a double.
Triple-A Albuquerque: Yohan Flande
Double-A New Britain: Brett Marshall
High-A Modesto: TBD
Single-A Asheville: Carlos Polanco