A Asheville Tourists (11-14, Fifth in South Atlantic League – Southern)
Losers of three straight, Asheville managed to go just 2-5 over the last week. The brightest spots over the past week have been starting pitchers Alejandro Requena and Antonio Santos. Specifically, Requena turned in a eight-inning scoreless gem (but got roughed up for four earned runs later in the week). As for Santos, he went six scoreless frames in his only start of the week.
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Santos has posted a 1.80 ERA over five starts. In those five starts, Santos when six innings each time out. Despite a less-than-desirable start on Sunday, Requena owns a 1.48 ERA on the year.
In other news, outfielder Willie Abreu collected six hits over the week, including a grand slam.
Additionally, shortstop Jose Gomez went 12-for-26 over the week. Gomez is hitting .419 over his last 10 games.
Top prospect Riley Pint threw three scoreless innings and struck out three over the week. The fact that Pint has thrown just 14.2 innings over four starts suggested the Rockies front office is taking it very slow with Pint as they gradually aim to build endurance.