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Thursday Pebble Report:

Colorado Springs: The Sky Sox were swept in a double header at New Orleans, losing 7-3 and 5-2. Ian Stewart and Joe Koshansky both went three for six over the two games, Koshansky hitting his fifth homerun of the year.

Tulsa: Joe Gaetti hit a big three run homerun in Tulsa's 5-3 win. Juan Morillo picked up the win in relief of Franklin Morales, who couldn't get out of the fifth inning despite allowing just one run. Morales walked six and gave up three hits in four and a third. Morillo allowed two hits, but also struck out two in one and two thirds innings. For the month of May he now has a 14/3 K/BB ratio in 13 innings, with nine hits allowed. Steven Register notched another save, bouncing back from a shaky appearance the last time out.

Modesto: There wasn't much offense backing up Brandon Durden yesterday, who took the L in Modesto's 5-2 loss to Visalia. Durden pitched seven innings and gave up four runs on nine hits and a walk, while striking out six. Three of those hits allowed were Cyle Hankerd, who also took Darric Merrell deep after Durden left. The high number of hits allowed (including three doubles) and the 6/9 GB/FB ratio indicate Durden's stuff wasn't as sharp as it has been, but that's still a pretty decent line for an off day.

Dexter Fowler walked twice and stole two bases, he's another player of ours who's power hasn't materialized this season like we thought it would yet in a fairly disappointing trend.

Asheville: Keith Weiser was the story here, allowing just three hits and a walk over seven innings, while striking out nine in the Tourists' 6-0 win. Over his previous two starts he had allowed 15 runs and 21 hits in 10 2/3 innings, so this win was definitely welcome. The offense was fueled by Hector Gomez and Matt Repec, who both went three for five, and Michael McKenry went two for three with a pair of walks.