The Coors Effect

April 29, 2010 10:14 AM

Rockies minor league report: April 28

Colorado Springs, along with the entire PCL, had last night off.

Arkansas 7, Tulsa 3

Despite striking out seven batters in 5.2 innings, Tulsa starter Bruce Billings (1-2) took the loss as he gave up four runs -- though two scored after he left when reliever Sean Jarrett gave up a three-run homer to the first batter he faced.  On offense, the Drillers (6-13) could get baserunners, but couldn't score many runs.  Wilin Rosario drove in two runs on an RBI double in the eighth inning, and overall had a 2-for-4 night.  Seven different Drillers had a hit.

Drillers Top Three: Rosario, Dayton Buller (1-for-4, 2B, RBI), Jeff Kindel (1-for-3, 3B, R)

Modesto 7, Bakersfield 1 (6 innings)

The game was called in the middle of the sixth inning, but the Nuts (12-6) had made their point.  Kenny Durst (2-0) walked five, gave up four hits, and struck out none, but somehow that resulted in a single unearned run, while the Nuts' offense had a field day off Bakersfield pitcher Julio Pimentel.  David Christensen launched a two-run homer (his first of the season) in a 2-for-3 night.  Ben Paulsen and Tim Wheeler also went 2-for-3, and Jordan Pacheco had an RBI double.

Nuts Top Three: Christensen, Paulsen, Wheeler

Delmarva 5, Asheville 4

Tourists (8-12) starter Jonathan Vargas had a solid outing (5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K), and the Tourists built a 3-0 lead on a Joe Sanders sac fly and a two-run double by Jared Clark, but the bullpen couldn't hold it.  Chad Rose (1-1) took the loss.

Tourists Top Three: Clark (3-for-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, SB), Vargas, Eliezer Mesa (2-for-5, R, 2B)

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