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Thursday Pebble Report:

Colorado Springs: betsy made a diary for the AAA All-Star Game to the right, or you can just click here to read it and find out how our guys did, and how embarrassing it can be to acknowledge certain players are our guys sometimes.

Tulsa: Speaking of which, Ryan Mattheus has fallen off a cliff from his decent start to the season, and the Tulsa offense still hasn't shown up from the off-day on Tuesday. The Drillers lost seven to nothing, without highlights I wish to write about.

Modesto: This is more like it. Xavier Cedeno came up with one of those starts of his that have me wondering how good he can be eventually, he went seven and two thirds innings, struck out nine and allowed just four hits and three walks with an eight to four GB/FB ratio. There's just no consistency with him yet. Some nice offense throughout the top of the lineup was on display, but Chris Nelson had two hits and Nick haley had two RBI, so they get the mentions in the four to two Modesto victory. Pedro Strop picked up the save as he eases into the Nuts' closer role.

Asheville: No highlights here, either, although Simon Ferrer's start wasn't that bad until things fell off the rail in the seventh inning.

Tri-City: A nine to nothing win with plenty of accolades to share for much of the team is welcome to the Dust-Devils. Robinson Fabian walked four, but otherwise shut down Spokane with one hit allowed through five innings, Brain Lapin went three for three plus a walk, and Maruis Loupadiere hit his third homerun of the season in the win.

Casper: Jeff Cunningham continues to look more like the heir to the line of late round first base finds in Rockies' recent drafts, following Garrett Atkins, Brad Hawpe, Ryan Shealy and Joe Koshansky. Cunningham hit a homerun and double and walked yesterday for Casper, his average is at .404 right now, which is good even for that venue. Juan Nicasio had a very solid start in the eight to three win, and his 20/6 K/BB ratio in 26 innings is passable into the "pay attention to" category so far this season.