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Friday Pebble Report

Jack Etkin writes about Brandon Hynick, who's been pretty good for Casper since opening the season as the fifth starter.

Colorado Springs: J.D. Closser had two RBi in the 4-2 loss, and also struck out thrice. Justin Hampson went five and two-thirds innings, allowing four runs on three hits and struck out six.

Tulsa: Christian Colonel added two RBI for thirty-nine on the season as Corpus Christi won 6-5. Alberto Arias took the loss in relief of Jon Asahina after allowing two runs to cross home plate. He also struck out five.

Modesto: Much like Asheville on Wednesday, the Nuts took both games of the double-header on Thursday. In the first game, Ryan Mattheus struck out ten in six and two-thirds innings. He allowed four runs on seven hits and walked three. Jonathan Herrera drove in four runs for sixty-six on the season, at least for the moment. Chris Frey also recorded his ninth triple.

Humberto Cardenas started the second game, struck out four in five innings to secure the 3-0 victory. Jonathan Herrera added another RBI in the first inning and Justin Nelson then hit a two-run homer right after Herrera reached base. Chris Frey stole his twenty-first base.

Asheville: Two runs in the top of the tenth gave the Rome Braves the 10-8 win. Brandon Durden struck out six for the no-decision, but allowed twelve hits and six runs in six and two-thirds innings. Andrew Johnston blew his fifth save. Dexter Fowler hit his seventh homer and had a double and a single, Jason Van Kooten drove in four runs and Cole Garner two, and Eric Young stole base seventy-eight and Garner number thirty.

Tri-City: Daniel Mayora hit a double and crossed home plate in the second inning for the only Dust Devil run. Aneury Rodriguez went four innings, struck out none, walked three and allowed six runs on seven hits.

Casper: Logan Wiens hit a walk-off home run in the ninth for Casper's 5-4 victory. Hector Gomez had a triple and two RBI. Esmil Rogers went five innings, struck out two and gave up one run on three hits.