The Coors Effect

June 10, 2010 12:35 PM

Rockies minor league report: June 9

Colorado Springs: OFF

The Sky Sox (28-30, 2 GB) open a four-game series at Las Vegas tonight.  Esmil Rogers (0-0, 3.86) takes the mound.

Tulsa 2, Springfield 1
Drillers: 24-31, 9 GB
W: Bruce Billings (5-3)
L: Casey Mulligan (0-1)
SV: Stuart Pomeranz (4)

Well, Bruce Billings finally allowed a run.  After throwing seven scoreless innings, Billings left with two runners on base.  Reliever Scott Rice allowed one of the runs to score, and that run was charged to Billings, the first run he had allowed since May 3.  Still, Billings has a 2.73 ERA on the season, and a 1.30 ERA since May began.  Last night, he allowed just two hits and two walks while striking out six.  He also had a double and came around to score a run.  CF Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-4 with a run and an RBI; 3B Daniel Mayora went 1-for-3 with an RBI double and a walk.  The Drillers continue the series with Springfield tonight, with Keith Weiser (3-4, 2.81) getting the start.

Drillers Top Three: Billings, Mayora, Blackmon

San Jose 4, Modesto 3 (14 innings)
Nuts: 31-27, 5 GB
W: Brian Anderson (2-0)
L: Isaiah Froneberger (2-1)

Juan Nicasio was good last night, but it wasn't quite enough; Nicasio struck out six and gave up two runs (one earned) in seven innings, but the offense just couldn't do quite enough to get the win.  CF Mike Mitchell, C Jordan Pacheco, and SS Thomas Field each had two hits with an RBI; Mitchell also stole a base.  On the other hand, the Nuts' defense didn't help things much, committing five errors.  The Nuts close the series with San Jose this afternoon; Ethan Hollingsworth (5-4, 3.03) gets the start.

Nuts Top Three: Mitchell, Nicasio, Pacheco

Asheville: OFF

The Tourists (25-34, 10.5 GB) open a three-game series at Kannapolis tonight.  Chris Balcom-Miller (0-2, 3.80) is the scheduled starter.

DSL Reds 4, DSL Rockies 1
Rockies: 5-4, 2 GB
W: Abel De Los Santos (2-0)
L: Vianney Mayo (0-2)
SV: Jose Marizan (1)

It was a bad night overall for the DSL team.  The Rockies offense had twice as many strikeouts (12) as hits (5).  Meanwhile, the pitching gave up six hits, but walked seven.

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