Friday Pebble Report: Alex White Looks Ready For Denver; Casper On Wrong End Of No-Hitter

Tulsa, 8-0
Alex White had a nice start. Read Muzia's recap of it here. Hector Gomez (13), Ben Paulsen (15) and Wilin Rosario (18) each hit a home run in this contest while Tommy Field hit a triple and drove in two runs.

Casper, L 0-4
Three Great Falls pitchers combined to no-hit the Casper Ghosts on Thursday night. Trevor Story was hit by a pitch in the seventh inning to break up the perfect game. Ghosts batters struck out 11 times. Jefri Hernandez allowed the first three runs of the game in the seventh inning.

Colorado Springs, W 6-2
Third baseman Matt Macri went 2-for-3 with two home runs (13) and three RBI. Jorge Cantu picked up his third homer of the season. Jesus Merchan collected three singles.

Joey Williamson threw a quality start with two runs allowed in six innings. He struck out seven.

Modesto, L 7-8
Nolan Arenado highlighted his 3-for-4 night with his 17th home run of the season, a two-run shot in the fifth inning. Jared Clark hit his fifth homer of the season, a two-run blast in the fifth as well. Angelys Nina and Delta Cleary Jr. tripled and doubled, respectively, for the other two extra-base hits.

Alan DeRatt was in line for the win after his 5-2/3 innings pitched, up 6-4 at that point. Coty Woods kept his two inherited base runners from scoring in the sixth, but four singles and a triple later in the seventh inning scored four runs. Kurt Yacko struck out three in two-plus innings.

Asheville, L 11-12
Even with an eight-run inning, the Tourists were unable to overcome the Rome Braves. Both teams dealt with poor defense, combining for seven errors. Chandler Laurent hit a three-run homer (12) in the sixth inning and then saw Corey Dickerson come up with his 24th homer of the season a few batters later.

Peter Tago surrendered three runs on six hits and four walks in the fifth inning. Josh Hungerman was charged with six runs but only one earned for his 1/3 of an inning. He was hit hard for a few doubles and triples while also throwing two wild pitches. Errors by Dickerson and Laurent and a passed ball by Dustin Garneau didn't help. Bruce Kern blew the 11-10 lead in the top of the ninth on back-to-back run-scoring doubles.

Tri-City, W 3-1
Second baseman Timothy Smalling and shortstop Taylor Featherston came through during the sixth-eighth innings on Thursday night. Smalling came up with an RBI ground out and an RBI triple in the sixth and eighth innings, respectively. Featherston added an RBI single in the seventh.

Chris Jensen allowed one run in five innings and struck out four. William Rankin picked up the win after pitching three innings of relief.

DSL Rockies, W 4-1
Jayson Aquino allowed one run in 8-2/3 innings before he left the game following a walk. He gave up that run in the third inning on a leadoff single, which was immediately followed on the same play with throwing errors by Cesar Galvez and Wilson Soriano.

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