Friday, August 31, 2012

Tulowitzki's bat about ready and hot prospect play

Troy Tulowitzki singled once in three at-bats at Triple-A and is now hitting .444 with three homers in six games between Double-A Tulsa and Colorado Springs. His bat appears close to ready for the majors again as he comes back from injury.

The Sky Sox used five pitchers, none going more than three innings. The result? At least for one game? Three runs allowed.

Josh Outman
Josh Outman had one of those amazing lines of the year. The Double-A pitcher went eight innings and allowed only one run on one hit, striking out nine, while also walking five. How one walks five, lasts eight frames and allows only one run, well only Outman knows.

Double-A third baseman Nolan Arenado had two hits and drove in two runs. Arenado is hot. He is hitting .350 over his last 10 games.

High-A outfielder Kyle Parker (no. pick, 2010) hit his 23rd homer of the season for Modesto. Parker has now nine homers in August and 18 since the All-Star break. 

Tyler Anderson
Low-A pitcher Tyler Anderson (no. 1 pick, 2011) threw 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball, not walking a batter and striking out five in winning for 12th time in fifteen starts. More importantly, he lowered his ERA to 2.47. Anderson has been everything advertised since being drafted out of the University of Oregon - polished.

Will Swanner hit his 16th homer in the game and Trevor Story added two more hits. Story is now hitting .333 over his last 10 games. However, Story's defense is another matter. He made error number 23.

Eddie Butler
Catcher Wilfredo Rodriguez has had an impressive rookie season. His average is now .345 after a four-hit night for Grand Junction.

Teammate Eddie Butler put up another strong start, allowing just one run over six innings, lowering his ERA to 2.13. His ERA in his last 10 starts is 1.69. 

Catcher Tom Murphy has four hits for Tri-City.

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