The Coors Effect

June 13, 2010 1:01 PM

Rockies minor league report: June 12

Colorado Springs 10, Las Vegas 1
Sky Sox: 29-32, 2.5 GB
W: Chaz Roe (4-7)
L: Reidier Gonzalez (5-5)

The Sky Sox offense jumped all over Las Vegas, pounding out seventeen hits and scoring 10 runs.  Meanwhile, Chaz Roe was superb, giving up one run on seven hits and two walks over eight innings, striking out three.  Roe improved his ERA to 5.97 in the win.  On offense, 1B Mike Paulk went 3-for-5, hitting his first homer of the season.  And every Sky Sox starter last night had a hit; 2B Kaz Matsui and DH Matt Miller had three hits each.  C Michael McKenry had a triple and 3 RBI.  The Sky Sox wrap up the four-game series in Las Vegas today.  Alan Johnson (5-2, 3.09) goes for his sixth win of the season.

Sky Sox Top Three: Paulk, Roe, Matsui

Springfield 8, Tulsa 1
Drillers: 25-33, 10 GB
W: David Kopp (8-1)
L: Christian Friedrich (0-4)

Is it time to worry about Christian Friedrich?  Friedrich was mediocre last night at Springfield, as he surrendered five runs (four earned) in six innings on eight hits, two walks, and two hit batsmen.  On the good side, nine of his thirteen ball-in-play outs were grounders, and that's really been his biggest problem this year.  Still, he's pretty clearly struggling at Tulsa, though injuries may still be playing some part and his peripherals are solid (but not spectacular.)  The Drillers offense did get eight hits and two walks, but that only resulted in one run.  It didn't help that of the eight hits, only one (a double by C Lars Davis) went for extra bases.  Davis scored the only run on a single by CF Anthony Jackson, who went 2-for-4.  LF Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-4 and stole his second base of the season.  The Drillers open a four-game home series against Northwest Arkansas today with Brandon Durden (3-3, 3.88) taking the hill.

Drillers Top Three: Davis, Jackson, Blackmon

Stockton 10, Modesto 4
Nuts: 33-28, 5 GB
W: Paul Oseguera (1-1)
L: Kenny Durst (7-3)

Starter Kenny Durst had easily his worst outing of the season, giving up seven runs in 3.1 innings, also giving up seven hits and walking six batters.  That was too much for the Nuts offense to overcome, though they tried.  CF Tim Wheeler went 1-for-3 with 2 RBI; LF Mike Mitchell went 2-for-4, scored a run, walked, and drove in a run.  Mitchell (5) and Wheeler (12) also stole bases.  3B Ryan Peisel went 2-for-4 with a run scored and had the Nuts' only extra-base hit on the night.  The Nuts conclude the series in Stockton today; Dan Houston (3-4, 5.46) takes the mound.

Nuts Top Three: Mitchell, Peisel, Wheeler

Kannapolis 8, Asheville 1
Tourists: 26-36, 11.5 GB
W: Cameron Bayne (5-6)
L: Wes Musick (5-4)

It wasn't a terrible night for the Tourists' offense.  The Tourists did get eight hits, and three of them were extra-base hits -- doubles by 3B Nolan Arenado (1-for-4) and C Jose Gonzalez (1-for-4), and a triple by Tyler Massey (2-for-3).  But that only resulted in one run, which scored on Massey's triple.  And, with starter Wes Musick struggling (4 R, 3 ER in 5 IP), the Tourists just weren't going to win this one.  The Tourists are off today before opening a three-game series at home against Hagerstown.

Tourists Top Three: Massey, Arenado, Gonzalez

DSL Rockies 6, DSL Diamondbacks 4 (10 innings)
DSL Rockies: 7-6, 2.5 GB
W: Vianney Mayo (1-2)
L: Joel Matos (0-3)

DH Angel Reyes and SS Rosell Herrera had two hits each, and each drove in a run, while RF Jesus Bacilio (who turned 17 in April, by the way) went 1-for-3 with 2 RBI.  All that was good enough, barely, to pick up a 10-inning win over the Diamondbacks.  Jefri Hernandez got the start and went five innings, striking out two and giving up three runs (though only one was earned.)  The Rockies' bullpen did the better job, giving up no earned runs over five innings.  18-year-old Julio Sanchez not only pitched a perfect inning; he struck out all three batters he faced, while 18-year-old lefty Amin Acosta had four strikeouts in two innings.

Rockies Top Three: Herrera, Bacilio, Sanchez

Draft Pick Signing News

Steve Foster at Inside the Rockies broke the news yesterday afternoon that eleven draft picks have agreed to terms with the Rockies.  Those who have signed contracts and will report to either Casper or Tri-City: Chad Bettis (2nd round), Jared Simon (6th round), Corey Dickerson (8th round), Jayson Langfels (16th round), Ryan Casteel (17th round), Blake McDade (20th round), Mark Tracy (22nd round), Bruce Kern (23rd round), Kenneth Roberts (25th round), Blake Keitzman (27th round), and Jordan Ballard (33rd round.)

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