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Pebble Report Thursday

Casper: Brandon Durden gave up some hits and runs inhis four innings for Casper, and although his bullpen was steallar and didn't allow any further damage, the offense couldn't mount a serious comeback. Corey Wimberly once again had a pair of hits in the loss.

Tri-City: Shane Lindsay continues to dominate Northwest League hitters, with nine more strikeouts in five and two thirds innings last night, bringing his season K total to ninety seven. He's still averaging almost fifteen per 9/IP. His walk totals are still a little concern, with five more added last night, but only two hits. Sean Ruthven finished the game as solidly as Lindsay began it, going three and a third with four K's and only two hits allowed as teh Dust-Devils shut out Yakima six to zero. Daniel Carte had two hits, including a double, and a walk to help lead the offense.

Asheville: Dragon Lo got hit around and that combined with poor defense allowed eleven runs to cross the plate in a little over two innings of work. Jose valdez had his twentieth homerun and added a double, while Matt Miller also doubled in the loss.

Modesto: Joe Gaetti homered for one of his two hits, but he and Randy Blood (two hits, including a double and a walk) were the only Nuts to even get on base in the loss. Aaron Marsden only allowed one earned run in five innings, but the seven hits and three walks he also allowed indicate the other three "unearned" runs given up weren't entirely undeserved in his tenth loss of the year. Joshua Newman who's numbers I've always liked, struck out six more in two and two thirds innings while giving up a solo homerun amidst three hits in relief for the Nuts.

Tulsa: Clint Barmes had two more hits in his rehab outing last night for the Drillers. Tony Miller had a pair of hits including one of the Drillers' five doubles, but the real hero of the game was Enmannuel Ulloa who not only threw seven shutout innings with only three hits and a walk allowed alongside his nine strikeouts, but he also hit a two run homerun at the plate to make sure his fine outing went unwasted this time around. Joe Koshansky went hitless in four at bats for his AA debut.

Colorado Springs: Brad Hawpe had a hit and a walk in his first real game action in a couple of months. Jeff Baker had three hits, including a homerun and the Sky Sox just pounded the Stingers with nineteen hits and fifteen runs in all. Anderson Machado, Ryan Spilborghs, Jeff Pickler and Tomas Delarosa all also had multihit games, and Jeff Salazar only went one for six, but he made sure that one counted with his fourth homerun of the season.