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Tuesday Pebble Report

Colorado Springs: Not much to get excited about, the Sky Sox scored only one run in Kaz Matsui's debut with the organization and allowed ten in getting stepped on last night. Matsui went one for four with a double, while Jeff Salazar was held hitless, putting the brakes on his hot streak of late. The Sky Sox lone run came on a Sean Barker homerun, although Jayson Nix also had two hits. Ryan Shealy was held out for the second straight night.

Tulsa Joe Koshansky went four for four with two homeruns (up to 17 now) off the rehabbing Zach Greinke, but Juan Morillo had a night he'd like to forget, giving up nine runs on nine hits in just four innings as the Drillers lost nine to six. Tulo had a pair of hits and Joe Gaetti a pair of doubles as the Driller bats were definitely out in force. Plus, the bullpen returned to it's normal clampdown mode, but all of that wasn't enough to overcome the deficit brought on by Morillo's ineffectiveness.

Modesto: The Nuts used a four run ninth to secure a seven to three victory over the Blaze on Monday night. Chris Frey hit a run scoring triple and Justin Nelson a two run double in that frame. Jonathan Herrera had a two run homerun earlier in the game and finished with four RBI. Although he allowed zero earned runs and just three hits in seven innings, Samuel Deduno didn't have his usual high strikeout performance, K'ing only two (only two walks also).

Asheville: The Tourists lost six to five, as Zach Simons gave up all six runs on ten hits in five and a third innings. Half of the hits Simons allowed went for extra bases as opponents continue to tee off on him. On offense, there was the usual stolen base frenzy as the team was successful in five out of eight attempts. EY Jr had two of those five, pushing his total on the season so far to 48. Jason Van Kooten went four for five with a double, but he was erased twice attempting to steal.

Tri City: The first assignments to the team have been made. Shane Lindsay will be there for a little while, and Aneury Rodriguez and Josh Sullivan make that rotation interesting even before 2006 draftees Greg Reynolds and company are included.