Sunday Pebble Report: Losing Epidemic Takes Over Farm

My deepest apologies for the tardy Pebble Report today. I was suffering from a hangover from my first attempt at making ribs last night and spaced it. So to be clear, these are Saturday's games:

AAA Colorado Springs, L 4-7 - (14-16, L5)

The Sky Sox continued their tumble Saturday night. Rob Scahill (2009, 8th round) continues to strike people out, as his 6 in 5 innings push him to 36 total in 30 innings on the season. Scahill walked five though, and three of the five hits he allowed went for extra bases. Matt McBride (2011, trade) doubled and homered, and DJ LeMahieu (2012, trade) singled three times.

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AA Tulsa, L 1-2 - (20-9, L1)

#9 PuRP Josh Rutledge (2010, 3rd round) hit his 6th home run, tops in the Rockies' farm system, but that was the only hit the Drillers managed until Tim Torres (2012, MiLB FA) singled in the eighth inning as Royals prospect Jake Odorizzi handcuffed Tulsa. Rutledge added a single in the ninth, but that was it for the offense. An 0-for-4 day dropped #2 PuRP Nolan Arenado (2009, and round) to a .283 average. Parker Frazier (2007, 8th round) was the victim of the lethargic offense, as Frazier took the L despite allowing just two runs in seven innings pitched to raise his ERA to 2.43.

High-A Modesto, L 6-7 - (14-16, L1)

#19 PurP Corey Dickerson (2010, 8th round) hit his 3rd and 4th home runs of the season, and Jared Clark (2009, 12th round) continues to see the ball well, as he followed Dickerson's 7th inning blast with one of his own to tie the Nuts home run leader. Christian Bergman (2010, 24th round) allowed five runs in five innings for the loss, his first uneven outing since his Modesto debut.

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Low-A Asheville, L 1-5 - (17-12, L4)

Jordan Ribera (2011, 21st round) hit his first home run in Asheville in the ninth inning to stave off a shutout. The Tourists managed just four hits in the game, none by #12 PurP Trevor Story (2011, sandwich pick), who was out of the lineup both today and Saturday. Chris Jensen (2011, 6th round) allowed five runs in five innings for the loss.

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