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Monday Pebble Report

Colorado Springs: Jeff Salazar is making a push to get a September call-up, apparently. Over his last ten games, Jeff is hitting .425 with two doubles and two homeruns, including one in yesterday'[s eight to six win. He's only struck out three times in 40 AB's for an excellent contact rate, but then again, he's only had one walk in that span. Jeff Baker is also hot of late, and coincidently he too homered yesterday.

Tulsa: Ian Stewart went three for three with his 39th double of the season as he appears to be breaking out of his latest slump. He's gone five for seven in the last two games after going five for fifty-six since August 6th. Joe Gaetti and Tino Sanchez also had a pair of hits, including a triple for Gaetti and a homerun for Sanchez. Tulsa lost five to four on a walk-off homerun from Sean Rodriguez.

Modesto: The Nuts lost badly, ten to two. Ryan Mattheus allowed most of the damage, while Jonathan Herrera supplied both RBI.

Asheville: Shane Lindsay has started to dominate the South Atlantic League as he had the Northwest League last season. Lindsay pitched six and two thirds innings, struck out eight and allowed just one walk and four hits. He took the loss after giving up just one run, but dang. EY Jr doubled and stole his 84th base of the season.

Tri-City Aneury Rodriguez allowed just three hits in his four innings of work, he walked none and struck out six, and he was the least effective pitcher of the day for Tri-City. Brandon Hynick in his short season debut pitched an inning of relief and struck out all three batters he faced. Sean Jarrett then came on and picked up the win after pitching two innings striking out two. Ethan Katz and Will Harris didn't allow hits either in their innings, leaving a combined line for five pitchers of 9IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 14 K's. Yikes. Anyway, Daniel Mayora and Bret Berglund provided the offense, Mayora went two for four with a double and RBI, Berglund hit a two run homerun in the three nothing win.

Casper: The youngest team in the Pioneer League certainly plays like it lacks experience. Casper lost again yesterday, well, maybe "lost" doesn't properly convey the bloodbath that actually took place. Anyway, for those of you not weak in the stomach, you can see the box score here for yourself.

Rockies DSL team: I just wanted to point out Jhoulys Chacin's season stats and put everybody on notice that I'm strongly considering rating the 18 year old on my PuRPs board. Forewarned is fair warned.