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Saturday Pebble Report

Colorado Springs: The Sky Sox lost ten to four as Sunny Kim allowed fourteen hits and three walks in six innings. Kaz Matsui, Ryan Spilborghs and Carlos Rivera all had multi-hit games.

Jayson Nix will undergo surgery for a torn ACL.

Tulsa: The third time was the charm for Zach Greinke who finally figured out how to lay down the Drillers' bats after getting pummeled by them twice already this season. He was cruelly efficient in his revenge, though, going seven innigns and striking out eleven. Still the Drillers managed two runs on seven hits against him, but lost the game ten to five when Wichita erupted for five runs off Jason Burch in the sixth inning. Matt Miller went two for three with a double and a walk, while Joe Gaetti and tino Sanchez also had multiple hit games. With doubles, Seth Smith and Joe Koshansky both added to their extra base hit totals, Smith has a team leading 54, while Koshansky went one ahead of Ian Stewart with his 51st XBH of the season.

Modesto: Dragon Lo continues a very dominant run, dating to July 1st he's pitched 43 and two thirds innings with a 50/13 K/BB ratio. He's allowed only forty-one hits in that span (1.24 WHIP) including thirteen for extra bases. his four walks and one HBP last night were a little more wild than he's been of late, but to show that much on an off night is still impressive. Lo joins a list of slightly overlooked players who should make some noise when we re-do the PURPS poll at the end of the minor league season in about a month. Modesto wound up winning late thanks to a seventh inning Corey Wimberly triple and subsequent sac fly.

Asheville: The Tourists won five to three. Cole Garner hit his fifteenth homerun. Jason Van Kooten shook off his bat's doldrums of late with a two for two night, including a double and a walk, but he was caught stealing as well.

Tri-City: The Dust-Devils won two to nothing as Andrew Graham picked up his first professional win. Daniel Mayora and Anthony Jackson were the two to score, McKenry and Rodriguez drove them in.

Casper: There wasn't a lot to cheer for in the nine to four loss, but David Christensen broke out of a slump with a two for three night, including a homerun. He also walked once. One more K, but that's certainly alright in games like last night.