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Wednesday Pebble Report:

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Colorado Springs: Lost five to nothing to Las Vegas after being three hit by DJ Houlton. Catcher Edwin Bellorin had two of the hits, Ian Stewart the other one. Stewart's was his first extra base hit of the season, a double to center field. He now has an eight game hitting streak going. Tom Martin, recovered from his groin strain, proved that even healthy he can't get through two AAA innings without giving up three runs. He was lucky Sunday, yesterday he showed his true potential.

Tulsa: Juan Morillo, meanwhile, bounced back in relief, touching 101 on the gun as the Drillers beat star Astros' prospect Troy Patton and the Corpus Christi Hooks, four to three. As David OhNo mentioned in yesterday's Pebble Report, Jonathan Herrera has now reached six consecutive times, three by bunt singles. Matt Miller and Christian Colonel also had a pair of hits to back a shaky outing by Franklin Morales.

Modesto: Dexter Fowler reached base safely three of four times yesterday with two singles and a walk and scored Modesto's lone run in the top of the ninth, but the Nuts as a team couldn't muster any more than that, and wound up losing two to one. Alan Johnson took the hard luck loss, despite pitching seven strong innings allowing two runs on three hits and a walk. He struck out five. Pedro Strop finally walked his first batter in his one inning of work. He now has gone seven and two thirds innings without allowing a run to start the year.

Asheville: It took a late rally for Asheville to beat the Rome Braves, six to five. Jay Cox provided the walk-off heroics with a powerful two run double in the ninth inning. As the note about strikeouts at the bottom of the linked article by Jason McGill indicates, contact woes are handicapping this team right now, and several position prospects will be moving forward with caveats if this continues. The Michael's McKenry and Paulk are solid in this category, but Cox, Mayora and Gomez need to see some major improvement to maintain their sheen.