Sunday Pebble Report

Colorado Springs, L 2-7 - Ian Stewart hit his 15th homer. Franklin Morales allowed six runs and walked five in 5 1/3 innings. Two of the six runs scored as inherited runners after Matt Daley relieved. Morales had two errors on pickoff attempts.

Tulsa, L 3-9 - Todd Ritchie allowed eight runs in 5 2/3 IP, Casey Weathers struck out one in his one inning of work, and Eddie Cornejo hit a two-run homer.

Modesto, W 7-4 - Travis Becktel had a three-run triple in the eight as part of a five-run inning for the Nuts. Entering that inning, the Nuts had been trailing 2-5 to San Jose. Nelson Robledo had a sac fly earlier in the inning, and Anthony Jackson scored Becktel on a bunt ground hit immediately after Becktel's triple.

Aneury Rodriguez allowed four runs over 4 2/3 innings, but Tommy Baumgardner, Will Harris, and Andrew Johnston held San Jose scoreless over the final 4 1/3 innings. Johnston did walk two on his way to his 15th save.

Jhoulys Chacin will make his first start for Modesto on Tuesday, and here's Sunday's Q&A with Jason Van Kooten.

Asheville, L 1-4 - Mike Mitchell's double was one of three hits by the Tourists. He also stole two bases, with 33 for the season. Helder Velazquez racked up his 23rd error, while Darin Holcomb had his 10th and Cory Riordan his third. Riordan ("pitching with a sizeable blister on his middle finger") went 7 2/3 innings, allowed all four runs (three earned), and struck out four.

Tri-City, L 5-7 - Kenny Durst failed to make it out of the fourth, allowing six runs in 3 1/3 innings. Andy Groves allowed one more runs and three hits, but Jeff Murphy, and Carlos Luna held Spokane hitless over the final three innings. Austin Rauch had a double, a triple, and an RBI.

Casper, W 10-7 in 13 innings - Jeff Fischer still can't record his first pro victory. Casper pitchers blew the game three times. A 3-2 game in favor of Casper, Fischer left the game in the seventh with two men on and one out to go. Adam Jorgenson came in and saw both runners score. One scored on Jorgenson's wild pitch and the other scored on double (after the runner moved to third on a passed ball by Wilin Rosario). After Zack Murry doubled and scored on a Shane Lowe triple in the eighth, the score remained the same until the 10th. Casper scored a run, but Isaiah Froneberger gave it right back on a wild pitch. In the 11th, Mike Zuanich drove in Wilin Rosario on a double, and Zack Murry tipled in Zuanich. Yes, Casper blew the game again. Juan Rodriguez allowed a single and a walk in the 11th before Kyle Walker relieved him. Walker walked the bases loaded and then allowed a run on another walk. The second run came on a sac fly. After no runs scored in the 12th, Casper scored three on a double, a wild pitch, and a single in the 13th.

Ronny Lopez pitched the final two innings to pick up his first win. Andres Marrero struck out four between the eighth and ninth innings. Zack Murry went 4-for-5 with three runs scored, a double, a triple, and an RBI. Carlos Martinez and Wilin Rosario each had three hits in seven ABs.

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