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Pebble Report - Macri promoted; Stewart, Nelson profiled

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First the important news, Tulsa is indeed welcoming Matt Macri to it's lineup, as the link confirms in the notes. The Drillers won behind Jeff Salazar's big three run homer in the sixth and a key double by Ryan Spillborghs to start the winning rally in the bottom of the twelfth. Sandy Nin was okay, and the Drillers' pen solid.

Asheville won also, Matt Miller must have a pretty decent hit streak at this point but I'm a little lazy to check for sure. He always seems to be involved with the Tourists' offense however. Jarret Grube had a solid six innings and Scott Beerer picked up his eleventh save. Last year's number one pick, Chris Nelson, is keeping his chin up since the Rockies drafted Troy Tulowitzky with their number one pick this year, according to an article by George Porter, Jr. in the Citizen Times:

"All I can do is try to outplay him," Nelson said. "Take it one game at a time, stay patient and work as hard as I can every day."

Meanwhile, Brian VanderBeek of the Modesto Bee checks in with our 2003 top pick, Ian Stewart. Stewart had a two run double in five at bats yesterday, Joe Gaetti another homerun and Randy Blood a grand slam, but it was not enough as Blood's error in the third was pivotal to extending a devastating seven run rally for San Jose against Steven Register.

Colorado Springs needs Jeff Salazar, or Macri or somebody to help with the offense, they got shut out by Seth Etherton (Fight on Seth!) and Fresno, eight to nothing last night. I know Etherton's a Trojan, but he isn't that good. Justin Hampson allowed all eight runs.