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Monday Pebble Report

Colorado Springs: The only win in the system came after Chris Iannetta hit the go ahead double with two outs in the eighth inning, as the Sky Sox won two to one. Iannetta finished the game with two hits and scored the Springs' other run as well. Newly acquired Denny Bautista looks like a solid addition so far, he went six innings yesterday allowed zero runs and struck out nine while walking four and giving up three hits.

Tulsa: Troy Tulowitzki welcomed himself back to the lineup after sitting a week with a minor hand injury with a three for five night, including two doubles, but the Drillers lost to Wichita, eleven to five. The pitching staff's weak performance was punctuated by a rough start from John Asahina.

Modesto: Corey Wimberly also went three for five, and the Nuts pitching staff also allowed double digit runs in losing ten to seven.

Asheville: There's a theme here, fairly solid offensive production can't overcome inadequate pitching and defense, in this case Shane Lindsay's five run third inning and James Burok and Jon George's five run sixth were all it took to sink Asheville ten to seven. The Tourists scored all their runs, by the way, in the fifth. Lindsay was solid otherwise, but he clearly still needs seasoning.

Tri-City: Aneury Rodriguez had one of his least effective outings of the season, and was still an inning away from a quality start as he allowed three runs in five. It took eleven innings for Everett to plate the winning run in this four to three contest.

Casper: For the first three innings of Esmil Rogers' start he was unhittable. The second time through the lineup he was anything but, allowing four runs on four hits in the fourth inning, after which he got pulled and Casper went on to lose thirteen to one. The biggest hit against Esmil was a two out, two run homerun, but the overall feeling is that he's making progress.