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Thursday Pebble Report

Colorado Springs: This game was a loss once the top half of the first inning ended with the score 9-0 in favor of Sacramento. Chris Iannetta collected two more hits and Jayson Nix walked twice. Mike Esposito lasted two-thirds of an inning and gave up eight runs.  

Tulsa: This was a 6-3 loss for the Drillers, which saw Joe Gaetti hit his twelfth home run. He had two RBI in the game. Seth Smith hit his thirty-third double and Tulo his twenty-third. Zach Parker saw six runs cross home in five innings.

Modesto: Evan Longoria continues to own Greg Reynolds after two matchups after having a three-for-four night with an RBI. Reynolds lasted four innings, allowed no runs on three hits, walked three and struck out three. Postlewait saw all four runs cross the plate. Justin Nelson hit his eleventh homer for the only Nuts RBI in the 4-1 loss.

Asheville: A Mike Paulk single tied the game at three in the bottom of the ninth, but Columbus won 6-3 in eleven innings. Zach Simons is still scuffling (but not as much) after throwing four and two-thirds innings. He allowed three runs on four hits. He struck out more (5) than he walked (3). Chris Nelson hit his seventh homer (a solo shot) and had two RBI in the game. Garner (24) and Fowler (18) each had doubles.

Tri-City: It took twelve innings for a run to score but the Dust Devils won 1-0. Daniel Mayora singled in Brian Aguailar to win the game. Andrew Graham made his first start of the season and struck out four in four innings.

Casper: The Rockies were unable to overcome a 6-1 deficit after the second inning and fell 12-4. Hector Gomez left after two ABs and Kevin Clark came close to hitting a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth. Helder Velazquez had three hits and two runs scored. He also committed two errors. Esmil Rodgers gave up six runs in two and two-thirds innings, while Sandy Espinosa allowed six runs in three and one-third innings pitched (he also K'ed four).