Friday Pebble Report: Hector Gomez Falls A Single Short Of The Cycle

Colorado Springs, L 7-8 (10 innings)
It was a wild 10th inning last night in Tucson, but the Sky Sox came out on the wrong end of things. After Chris Nelson and Matt Pagnozzi combined to drive in three in the the top of the inning, Andrew Johnston gave back all three runs and one extra to lose the game (0.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 1 BB).

Ian Stewart went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, two strikeouts and a walk. Mike Jacobs picked up two doubles as part of his three-hit, two-RBI night. Chris Nelson had two hits and two RBI. John Maine started and allowed two runs (one earned because of a Eric Young Jr. throwing error). He walked five.

Tulsa, W 10-8
Hector Gomez fell a measly single single short of the cycle last night. He doubled in the first, hit a two-run homer in the third and tripled in the sixth. He also had a sac fly in the team's six-run fourth inning.

Cory Riordan gave up a bunch of singles in the first to allowed three runs to score, but he would keep Arkansas off the board until the sixth inning when he gave up a home run. Daniel Turpen struck out one and gave up two hits in 1.1 innings.

Modesto, L 3-4
Kala Ka'aihue hit his second homer of the season, a solo shot in the second inning. The other two runs scored as a result of a Chris Dominguez fielding error (ball struck by Carlos Martinez) in the fourth inning.

Chad Bettis allowed all four runs, three coming in the sixth inning. But the third run of that inning scored as a result of back-to-back wild pitches by Coty Woods, who came in to finish the inning. Bettis struck out five in 5.1 innings.

Asheville, L 7-8 (Game 1)
Game 1 of the doubleheader featured 21 hits between the two teams and only three batters between the two teams failed to record a hit (Bryce Massanari and Mark Tracy for Asheville). CF Rafael Ortega picked up two hits, and RBI and his sixth stolen base. 3B Helder Velazquez went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Kyle Parker had a single, scored twice, and drove in one.

Erik Stavert started and failed to finish out five innings (4.2). He allowed six runs on eight hits and two walks.

Asheville, L 4-6 (Game 2)
Moving over to first base for the second game, Helder Velazquez collected three more hits (ninth double), but it was the bottom of the order that did the damage in the loss. Russell WIlson went 2-for-3 with a triple, a run scored and two RBI. Avery Barnes and Cristhian Adames drove in the other runs. Kyle Parker hit his eighth double of the season.

Josh Hungerman had a strikeout to start the bottom of the first, but then walked the next three batters. He escaped with allowing just two runs on a ground out and wild pitch. However, in the second inning, a throwing error and a walk led two a two-run double. Craig Bennigson allowed two runs in the third, but none in the fourth. Kraig SItton stuck out two over the last two innings of the game.

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