The Sky Sox out hit the Tucson Padres 13 to 7, but an unbelievable fourth inning implosion by starter Rob Scahill and reliever Kennil Gomez prevented the spread out offense of the Sky Sox from being enough. The Padres scored all nine of their runs in the nightmare inning. Scahill had allowed just one baserunner up to that point, but the starter allowed a leadoff single, followed by a walk, a home run and two more walks before being replaced by Gomez. After a RBI single from his first batter, Gomez proceeded walk the bases back loaded before striking out two batters. Unfortunately, before the third out could be attained, Gomez walked in a run and allowed a grand slam. Oops. Scahill picked up his seventh loss of the 2012 season.
Offensively, Andrew Brown led the Sky Sox with three hits and scored two of their five runs. Brandon Wood had two knocks along with two runs batted in. Chad Tracy singled twice and walked, while Tommy Field and Dallas Tarleton each doubled for the only extra base hits in the game for Colorado Springs.
The Tulsa Drillers were off as they return home from a road trip.
Starter Brandon Hynick was incredible (which should be expected, as he's basically pitching two levels above his talent right now), tossing eight innings and allowing one run on three hits while walking none and striking out seven. The only problem was that he was matched by Inland Empie started Manny Correa, who pitched a complete nine innings, allowing one run on six hits while striking out eight and also walking nobody. The teams were tied at 1 going into the 10th inning, with the Nuts having scraped together a run in the sixth inning with some clever baserunning from Cristhian Adames, who doubled and advanced to third base on a strikeout throw to first, which allowed him to score on the following fly ball from Timothy Smalling.
After Isaiah Froneberger and Adam Jorgenson (two former relief projects that fell off the map but are having excellent bounceback years) kept the game alive for the Nuts, opposing reliever Buddy Boshers made it easy for the Nuts to secure the victory. Dallas Tarleton walked, advanced to second on a Helder Velazquez bunt, and came around to score after singled from Rafael Ortega and from Smalling, who hit in both Nuts runs in the game. Ortega and Adames both had two hit nights. Jorgenson picked up the win, his first decision of the year.
Asheville's game was postponed, and will be made up on Thursday as part of a double header.
For the DSL game, check after the jump.
Jayson Aquino (1-0), beginning his third straight season pitching in the DSL, allowed three hits and one run over seven innings in his 2012 debut. He struck out 3 and walked no one. Raimel Tapia went 3 for 4 with 2 runs batted in and 2 runs scored. Henry Garcia knocked in the other two Rockies runs on two hits including a double, while Emerson Jimenez also had two hits, both of which were two baggers. Reliever Andres Medrano recorded his first save of the year.