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After a 2010 season in High-A Modesto leading the league in innings (177.1) and strikeouts (171) Juan Nicasio was promoted to Double-A Tulsa in the beginning of the 2011 season. It was expected from the Colorado Rockies organization that Nicasio would have to build on a successful 2010 season if the native Dominican wanted to pitch in the big leagues. What wasn’t expected is that Nicasio would make his major league debut before the All-Star break in 2011.
Nicasio began the season going 5-1 with the Drillers through nine starts in 2011, compiling 63 strikeouts in only 56.2 innings pitched while posting a 2.22 earned run average, tops in the Texas League.
On May 28, 2011 Juan Nicasio made his debut for the Colorado Rockies against the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field. He went seven strong innings allowing only six hits and one unearned run, recording his first major league victory.
Over the last month Nicasio has been a spark plug-in the Rockies starting rotation going 3-1 with a 4.10 earned run average in seven starts with the club.
As the Drillers try to clinch the Texas League North in the second half and a playoff berth, unfortunately for Drillers fans it’s not looking like Nicasio will be back any time soon to help.
The Tulsa Drillers will be back at ONEOK Field on July 14th taking on the Arkansas Travelers at 7:05 PM.
Tim Wheeler leads a group of eight Tulsa Drillers players that have named to the North Division All-Star Team that was announced today by the Texas League. The North Division will face the South Division in San Antonio on Wednesday, June 29 in the annual game.
Wheeler and catcher Wilin Rosario were named starters, while infielders Darin Holcomb and Ben Paulsen and outfielder Scott Beerer were named reserves.
Tulsa pitchers Stephen Dodson, Christian Friedrich and Juan Nicasio were also elected to the North Division squad.
Nicasio is currently with the Colorado Rockies and will only participate in the game if he is returned to the Drillers’ roster.
Players are determined for the two squads based on voting by league managers and media members.
The eight players tied Tulsa with San Antonio and Frisco for the second most representatives in the game. Arkansas has nine players that were voted to participate in the game.
Bishop Kelley product Dallas Kuechele and Henryetta product Sawyer Carroll were named to the South Division squad.
Complete rosters and staffs for the two sides are below
NORTH DIVISION ROSTER
1B Matt Adams Springfield
2B Ryan Mount Arkansas
3B Luis Jimenez Arkansas
SS Darwin Perez Arkansas
C Wilin Rosario Tulsa
DH Anthony Seratelli NW Arkansas
OF Alex Castellanos Springfield
OF Mike Trout Arkansas
OF Tim Wheeler Tulsa
RES Darin Holcomb Tulsa
RES Ryan Jackson Springfield
RES Ben Paulsen Tulsa
RES Salvador Perez NW Arkansas
RES Scott Beerer Tulsa
P Orangel Arenas Arkansas
P Michael Blazek Springfield
P Ryan Brasier Arkansas
P Maikel Cleto Springfield
P Stephen Dodson Tulsa
P Christian Friedrich Tulsa
P Juan Nicasio Tulsa
P Trevor Reckling Arkansas
P Garrett Richards Arkansas
P Matt Shoemaker Arkansas
MGR Brian Poldberg NW Arkansas
CH Terry Bradshaw NW Arkansas
CCH Larry Carter NW Arkansas
TR Tony Medina NW Arkansas
SOUTH DIVISION ROSTER
1B Michael Spina Midland
2B Vince Belnome San Antonio
3B James Darnell San Antonio
SS Wladamir Sutil Corpus Christi
C Ali Solis San Antonio
DH Mike Bianucci Frisco
OF Leonys Martin Frisco
OF Jermaine Mitchell Midland
OF J.D. Martinez Corpus Christi
RES Grant Green Midland
RES Tommy Mendonca Frisco
RES Renny Osuna Frisco
RES Jose Felix Frisco
RES Sawyer Carroll San Antonio
P Anthony Bass San Antonio
P Brad Brach San Antonio
P Xavier Cedeno Corpus Christi
P Adalberto Flores Frisco
P Ethan Hollingsworth Midland
P Casey Kelly San Antonio
P Dallas Kuechel Corpus Christi
P Justin Miller Frisco
P Martin Perez Frisco
P Jorge Reyes San Antonio
MGR Doug Dascenzo San Antonio
CH Jimmy Jones San Antonio
CH Tom Tornincasa San Antonio
TR Nate Stewart San Antonio
So far in 2011 the Tulsa Drillers are 23-19 in Texas League Play. Though through their last ten games the team is 4-6, the Drillers still own a half-game lead in the Northern Division over Northwest Arkansas. And they own a two and a half game lead over the Arkansas Travelers.
The starting pitching has certainly been a strength so far in the season with Juan Nicasio, Christian Friedrich, and Rob Scahill all pitching great in their last outing. Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Aaron Cook will be on the mound for the Drillers Monday as he is making his third rehab start with the team and looking to build on his last two outings.
Not only has the pitching been great so far, the bats are starting to heat up. Scott Beerer is hitting .345 over his last ten games, with two home runs and five runs batted in. Thomas Field is also starting to turn his season around as well. Field has put together what is easily his best ten game stretch as a Tulsa Driller. He is hitting .313 with ten hits, one home run, eight runs batted in, four runs in his last ten games.
Here are the questions for the week Drillville:
- Who do you predict will make the Texas League All-Star team from the Drillers in 2011?
- What has been your most memorable game so far in 2011?
- With only a few players back from the 2010 team. Who do you believe is the Drillville’s new favorite player?
- If given a choice of the two. Would you prefer original double-bubble or apple flavored dubble-bubble?