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Thursday Pebble Report

Colorado Springs, L 5-6: Make it six homers over his last seven games as Stewart went deep with a three-run shot in the third inning. Douglas Bernier had his first four-bagger of the season when he went deep in the fourth inning.

Marc Kaiser allowed five runs and walked five in six innings, but did not have a part in the decision. Denny Bautista allowed the winning run on a sac fly in the eighth inning.

Tulsa, L 2-3: Ching-Lung Lo didn't factor into the decision last night, but he and Nick Adenhart, his opponent, dueled each other to standstill. Lo went six innings, allowed two runs on seven hits, walked one and struck out six. Adehanrt went one more inning, walked one more and struck out one less. Juan Morillo took the loss after allowing Cody Fuller to score in the ninth after a single put him on and a bunt moved him over to second. A double sent him home.

In the fourth inning, Chris Frey tripled in Christian Colonel and then Matt Macri doubled in Frey. Macri stole his first base and Wimberly was caught stealing for the second time this season.

Does Tulsa have enough to comeback and take the TL North division for a fourth straight year?

Modesto, L 2-6: Daric Merrell, David Arnold and Pedro Strop didn't allow any runs in three innings of relief, but starter Xavier Cedeno and reliever David Patton combined to allow six runs over six innings. Cedeno allowed four of those runs in 4 1/3 innings and walked four. One of those runs scored when Patton was on the mound.

There were no extra-base hits for the Nuts last night, but Dexter Fowler had two. He also assisted on throwing out a runner at home plate.

The Mod Bee looks at how things have gone for the Nuts in the first half of the season, as well as the playoff race in the Cal League.

Asheville, L 2-4: A four-run fifth inning by Augusta was enough to stop the Tourists from winning yesterday. Brett Pill stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and unleashed a three-run double. The other run scored on an Emmanuel Burriss ground out. Hector Gomez committed two errors in that inning, though only the first one eventually led to a run being scored.

Gomez also drove in a run on a ground out in the third and Matt Repec tripled in Daniel Mayora right before Michael McKenry grounded out to end the game in the ninth inning.

Update [2007-6-14 16:17:8 by Russ]: Don't know how I forgot to include the pitchers in this one. Andrew Graham allowed those four runs (three earned) and Craig Baker threw three innings of one-hit ball.

Jason McGill has an answer for 86 wins in 07's question from yesterday.