Saturday Pebble Report: Tyler Matzek Receives First Professional Loss

Prospect News of the Day: Jack Etkin reports that Casey Weathers has been promoted to Modesto.

Colorado Springs, W 9-7
Chris Nelson and Mike McKenry each hit a two-run homer last night. McKenry also doubled and had a total of three RBI. Mike Paulk collected three hits, scored twice, and drove in one. Josh Muecke started and allowed six runs. Franklin Morales allowed run on a homer to blow the save, but he also picked up the win because Paulk and McKenry hit RBI doubles in the bottom of the seventh.

Tulsa, W 2-1 (7 innings)
Wilin Rosario's two-run homer in the fifth inning proved to be enough offense to win this game. Keith Weiser allowed that one run in the sixth inning and struck out three.

Tulsa, W 7-2 (7 innings)
Kiel Roling hit a solo homer in the fourth and also doubled in the game. Bronson Sardinha went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Radames Nazario collected three hits and an RBI. Ching-Lung Lo went three innings and gave up a run on a homer. Bruce Billings followed with two innings of one-run ball. Lo and Billings struck out three each.

Modesto, L 1-9
Ben Paulsen led off the second inning with a homer to center field. Rob Scahill went 5 2/3 innings and allowed five runs (two on a homer). He also struck out four. Isaiah Froneberger allowed four runs in the eighth on a grand slam.

Asheville, L 2-6
Tyler Matzek allowed two runs in the seventh inning on a homer and one run earlier in the fourth. He left after seven having allowed five hits and three runs. He walked two and struck out three in his first pro loss. Nolan Arenado hit his 19th double of the season and Eliezer Mesa had his 23rd. The offense went 2-for-13 with RISP.

Tri-City, L 2-3
Erik Stavert (2.00 ERA) allowed a run in five innings and was in line for the win until Billy Volpinek gave up two runs in the ninth on a homer and a single. Chandler Laurent went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI.

Casper, W 2-1
Jose Rivera's RBI triple and Brett Tanos' sac fly in the third inning were all the runs Casper produced last night. Tyler Gagnon struck out eight in six innings and allowed no runs on two hits.

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