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Saturday Pebble Report: Morales and Roe pitching inside

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Colorado Springs: Postponed due to the cold.

Tulsa: Lost both games of a double header, 7-4 and 6-4. I'm going to let David Ohno do a mroe complete recap of this weekend's games in Tulsa later since he was there, I'll just point out a highlight: Joe Gaetti, 2 for 6 with 3 BB's yesterday and a homerun. I'll also point out a lowlight: Franklin Morales, 4 HBP's in an otherwise solid outing. Chris Frey, Jonathan Herrera and Matt Miller all had extra base hits in one of the two games.

Modesto: The Nuts on offense were dominated by Dallas Buck in his professional debut, which bodes ill for our future as he'd represent one thing the Snakes don't really have on their farm: a solid upper/mid rotation pitcher fairly close to the big leagues. Let's keep our fingers crossed that Max Scherzer re-enters the draft. The pitcher we threw against Buck, Chaz Roe, had a nifty 8/2 GB/FB ratio in four and a third and allowed just one extra base hit among four, but less nifty were the two walks plus three HBP's he also registered. Eric Young Jr scored the only Modesto run in the sixth after his speed forced a bad throw by Visalia's third baseman on a grounder. He then eventually came around on a two out Phillip Cuadrado single.

Asheville: The Tourists remain perfect on the road and on the season as they beat the Savannah Sand Gnats again last night. Another one of my fave sleepers, this time pitcher Andy Graham, threw five innings of four hit ball, striking out five in the process. Graham ran into trouble in the first, allowing three straight singles (all on the ground) and a run before registering an out. He would also walk a batter before getting out of the inning. After that, he settled down to allow just one more hit (another grounder) and a walk in four sharp innings. Kudos too to catcher Michael McKenry who threw out two would be base-stealers in that span. What's more, McKenry stole a base himself for the second night in a row. Jay Cox and Michael Paulk led the Tourists' offense with two hits apiece in the six to three win.