Friday Pebble Report: Chacin makes final rehab start for Sky Sox

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Jhoulys Chacin made what is likely his final rehab start in Colorado Springs and Tyler Anderson picked up a win for Tulsa in minor league action last night.

AAA - Iowa Cubs 9, Colorado Springs Sky Sox 0

Jhoulys Chacin made a rehab start for the Sky Sox, allowing four runs, two earned on five hits in 4 2/3 innings with a walk and four strikeouts. He threw 80 pitches in the outing, 52 for strikes. He was outdone by Iowa starter Tsuyoshi Wada, who pitched five scoreless innings, allowing just four hits and a walk while striking out six. The Sky Sox struck out a total of 12 times on the night and had just five hits.

Two of Colorado Springs' five hits came from first baseman Kyle Parker (No. 5 PuRP), who went 2-for-4 with a double, the only Sky Sox extra-base hit of the night. The other three hits came from shortstop Drew Garcia, catcher Jackson Williams and pinch hitter Ben Paulsen.

AA - Tulsa Drillers 8, Arkansas Travelers 3

The Tulsa Drillers took advantage of a three-hit day from shortstop Cristhian Adames (No. 13 PuRP) and five walks issued by the Arkansas pitching staff to cruise to an 8-3 win.

Tyler Anderson (No. 10 PuRP) was the beneficiary of the run support the Drillers provided, earning his second win of the season, pitching five innings, allowing a run on three hits with two walks and two strikeouts, lowering his ERA to 2.70 on the season.

While Adames led the way at the plate with his three hits that included a triple, the Drillers also received a boost from designated hitter Tim Smalling, who went 2-for-5 with a double and a pair of runs driven in.

High-A - Bakersfield Blaze 3, Modesto Nuts 2

Modesto starter Ben Alsup turned in a fine performance on the mound, but was outdone by Bakersfield's James Allen as the Nuts dropped a 3-2 decision. Alsup pitched five innings, allowing just one unearned run on five hits with a walk and eight strikeouts.

The Nuts had two runs on seven hits on the night, with seven different Modesto players getting exactly one hit each. Modesto's two runs came in the first two innings as shortstop Trevor Story (No. 6 PuRP) doubled and scored on Sean Dwyer's single in the first and first baseman Jordan Ribera homered in the second.

The Nuts were up 2-1 in the eighth when Nuts reliever Rayan Gonzalez allowed a pair of runs thanks to a hit, a walk and one of the Nuts' four errors to give Bakersfield a 3-2 win.

A - Augusta GreenJackets 6, Asheville Tourists 5

Despite 16 hits, three walks and six stolen bases, the Asheville Tourists dropped a 6-5 decision to the Augusta GreenJackets.

Of Asheville's 16 hits, just two were of the extra-base variety, doubles from left fielder David Dahl (No. 3 PuRP), who was 3-for-5 on the night with a pair of stolen bases, and first baseman Correlle Prime. Center fielder Raimel Tapia (No. 16 PuRP) and second baseman Michael Benjamin joined Dahl in having a pair of stolen bases each.

Tourists starter Antonio Senzatela (No. 29 PuRP) was roughed up in his outing, allowing six runs, all earned, on seven hits in 2 2/3 innings with a walk. He did not strike out a batter. Carlos Estevez and Troy Neiman kept Asheville in the game by throwing 5 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.

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