Monday Pebble Report: Tulsa And Grand Junction Eliminated, Modesto On The Brink

AA Tulsa: L 3-1 (lost 3-2 in best-of-five series)
Tulsa's season ended on Sunday as they managed only two hits against Springfield, although the Cardinals didn't fare a whole lot better, as they scratched out just six hits. Troy Tulowitzki singled and Corey Dickerson hit an RBI double, but that was it for the Drillers on offense.

Dan Houston was lifted for a pinch hitter after four mediocre innings in which he allowed three runs on six hits. He struck out one and didn't issue a walk. Michael Marbry and Joe Torres combined for four scoreless innings of relief, but the offense just couldn't come through during that time (or any other, really).

A+ Modesto: L 8-5 (down 2-0 in best-of-five series)
The Nuts are on the brink of elimination after falling to Bakersfield in a game that probably wasn't as close as the score indicates. Modesto hit three solo homers (Jared Clark, Joey Wong and Juan Crousset did the honors), but did basically nothing else on offense, as they were held to five hits. Crousset had two of those, as well as two runs batted in.

Juan Gonzalez and Roberto Padilla put their team in a bad position over the first half of the game, as Gonzalez exited after the third, having allowed four runs on six hits and a walk. Padilla, meanwhile, gave up two runs on five hits in just one inning of work.

Christian Bergman will take the mound on Monday night as the Nuts try to keep their season alive.

Grand Junction recap after the jump.

RK Grand Junction: L 11-9 (lost 2-1 in best-of-three series)
The Baby Rockies' season ended on Sunday, but it certainly didn't happen without a fight, as they overcame a 9-4 deficit by tying the game in the top of the sixth inning. However, Ogden picked up runs in the sixth and seventh innings while keeping the Rockies off the board for the rest of the game.

The Rockies trailed 2-0 after two innings on two Ogden solo homers off of Ryan Warner, but Julian Yan erased that completely by launching a grand slam with two outs in the top of the third, giving Grand Junction a 4-2 lead. Unfortunately, Ogden would go on to score seven runs during the next two innings, as Warner was done in by mostly poor defense and bad BABIP luck in the third, while Alving Mejias (five runs on three hits, three walks and more bad defense) blew up in the fourth.

Yan had two hits, as did Matt Wessinger, who doubled twice and scored twice. Everyone else in the lineup had a hit with the exception of Max White, who went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

A Asheville: begins best-of-five series against Greensboro on Monday.
Marlins 2012 first-rounder Andrew Heaney will be on the mound for Greensboro, while that gritty TBA will take the ball for the Tourists.

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