Minor League Monday


Welcome to another installment of Minor League Monday for the week of May 30! Apologies for this being a day late, but the RoxPile writers to spend a day with family yesterday in celebration of Memorial Day and post all of our regular Monday articles today. With that, let’s go.

DSL Rockies (2-0, Dominican Summer League)
The Rockies’ DSL team is enjoying a nice open to their 2011 season. Starting pitcher Johendi Jiminian gave up two back-to-back home runs, and was lifted after just two and one-thirds innings. They scored seven runs in the eighth inning, though only center fielder Raimel Tapia hit the only extra-base hit of the game, a double.


Casper Ghosts (0-0, Pioneer League South Division)

The Rookie Affiliate Casper Ghosts have yet to begin their 2011 season. The short-season club opens up their year against the Orem Owlz on June 20th.



Tri-City Dust Devils (0-0, Northwest League East Division)

The Tri-City Dust Devils, the short-season Class-A affiliate, open their 2011 campaign with a five-game series against the defending Northwest League champions Everett AquaSox on June 17th.



Asheville Tourists (24-28, 4.5 GB – South Atlantic League Southern Division)

The Asheville Tourists (Low Single-A) went through a middle-of-the-road 4-3 week since our last report. Outfielder Corey Dickerson continued to stay hot, going 3-for-4 with a double in the Tourists’ last game, a 9-7 win over the Greenville Drive. The Tourists stand 4.5 back of the Savannah Sand Gnats, and are 15 games from elimination in the first half of the season.



Tulsa Drillers (26-23, T-1st in the Texas League North Division)

The Drillers kept pace in the Texas League North by going 3-3, and stayed tied for first with Northwest Arkansas. The headliner coming out of Tulsa was Christian Friedrich. Against the RoughRiders, he struck out five, walked one, allowed just two hits, and gave up one run for his fourth win on the year. First baseman Ben Paulsen had two hits and two RBIs to lead the Drillers to a 7-2 win.