Saturday Pebble Report: Three wins and a loss

Colorado Springs, W 4-2: Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI in this victory. He had RBI singles in the third and fifth innings. On the former one he tried advancing to second on the throw but wound up recording the second out of the inning there. Eric Young, Jr. stole his 23rd base.

Alan Johnson went seven innings, allowing a run on four hits and striking out six. Ryan Matheus allowed three hits in his inning of work and struck out two.

Tulsa, W 5-1: Esmil Rogers turned in a fine start by pitching seven innings of three-hit ball and striking out eight (he did allow the run). Ryan Speier walked one batter in his inning of work, but he did get all three of his outs as ground balls.

Michael McKenry went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer (4), and two RBI. Chris Nelson and Ryan Harvey each had two hits, the former driving in a run and the latter scoring a run

Brad Corley, originally drafted out of high school by the Rockies in the 16th round of the 2002 draft and then drafted out of Mississippi State by the Pirates in the 2nd round of the 2005 draft, is now with the Drillers. He's currently batting 1.000 after going 1-for-1 with a fielding error.

Modesto, W 3-2: Jeff Cunningham's RBI double in the top of the seventh inning broke the 2-2 tie and sent Modesto on its way to victory. Cunningham went 3-for-4 with two doubles. Jason Van Kooten also had three hits.

Brandon Durden (every time he appears in a Pebble Report I want to write "Tyler Durden") went six innings and allowed both runs, though only one was earned. Craig Baker picked up his 13th save.

Asheville , L 6-7: The lone affiliate to lose last night, Asheville struck out 15 times. Beau Seabury struck out four times and Carlos Martinez did it thrice. Delta Cleary was the only hitter not to strike out, and he went 3-for-4 with a double and his second homer of the season. Scott Robinson hit his first homer of the season, and David Christensen had a triple.

Robinson Fabian allowed five runs in 5 2/3 innings, though the final two runs credited to Fabian scored with Michael Marbry on the mound. Marbry allowed two more runs in the seventh on a homer.

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