Wednesday Pebble Report: Franklin Morales Has Walks Issue

Colorado Springs, L 2-4
After Kurt Birkins allowed the first two Fresno runs in 5 1/3 innings, Scott Rice and Matt Reynolds pitched a clean 1 2/3 innings. But then Juan Rincon entered the game. He left after getting the first two outs and walking two. Franklin Morales took over for Rincon and then walked three batters, which scored two runs. Yeah. . . .

Tulsa had its game postponed.

Modesto, W 6-5
Dan Houston did OK last night, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks in six innings. He struck out six. Kurt Yacko got roughed up for two runs in the seventh inning. Jordan Pacheco went 4-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI, and David Christensen had a double and walked twice.

Asheville, W 6-4
Tied at four in the top of the ninth, Delta Cleary singled and then stole second to put himself in scoring position. Avery Barnes then singled him in and advanced to second on the throw. Barnes moved over to third on a ground out and scored on a Nolan Arenado fly ball single to left field. Arenado's game-winning RBI was his second of the night. Jared Clark had a hit, but struck out four times.

Wes Musick allowed four in 5 2/3 innings and struck out four. Rhett Ballard, Paul Bargas, and Sheng-An Kuo held Charleston to two hits and no runs over the last 3 1/3 innings.

Tri-City, L 5-7
Josh Sullivan pitched to three batters in the third inning, but left the game before he could get an out. He allowed five runs over 2+ innings, walked three, and gave up a solo homer. Casey Weathers made an appearance and struck out one.

The offense barely showed up and did nothing of note until the eighth when Dominic Altobelli hit a grand slam.

Casper, L 1-3

Alejandro Barraza (2008, non-drafted signee) went five innings and allowed a run on a homer in the fourth. He struck out six. David Kandilas drove in the Ghosts' lone run on a sac fly in the eighth.

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