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Friday Pebble Report:

Colorado Springs, L 2-5 - Greg Reynolds made his first start for the Sky Sox since his demotion, allowing two runs in six innings and striking out eight. He walked only two. Matt Daley allowed three runs in the eight to break the 2-2 tie. Daley allowed back-to-back walks to start the eighth and then saw both score on a double.

The Sky Sox didn't record a hit until Juan Castro's single in the top of the sixth. Kenny Perez and Jonathan Herrera drove the runs in on back-to-back hits in the seventh.

Tulsa, W 6-5 - Ching-Lung Lo, returning from shoulder tenodnitis, allowed no runs on three hits over five innings (57 pitches). Tomas Santiago allowed three runs on two homers before Ryan Mattheus came in and allowed a two-run homer. Casey Weathers picked up his second save.

Matt Miller drove in half of the Drillers' runs on two hits, one being a double. Corey Wimberly had three hits and an RBI, while Dexter Fowler had a double and a triple for his two hits. Wimberly stole his 35th base and Eric Young, Jr. his 25th.

Modesto, W 14-2 - Cole Garner had quite a game. He had a grand slam in the second inning and an RBI double in the previous inning. The grand slam was part of a nine-run second inning. In that inning, Jay Cox had a three-run homer (four RBI in the game), Anthony Jackson had an RBI single, and Victor Ferrante had an RBI triple.

Esmil Rogers struck out eight over six innings and allowed both runs. Also, he threw two wild pitches. Chris Malone picked up a three-inning save.

Asheville, W 9-8 in 10 innings - The Tourists scored six runs over the final two innings to take an 8-7 lead, but it was Beau Seabury's RBI single in the 10th that won the game. Jeff Cunningham drove in two on a double in the fourth inning and then singled in David Christensen in the eighth to score the fourth run of the inning. Earlier in the eigth, Brian Rike drove in Mike Mitchell and David Christensen drove in two. In the ninth, Helder Velazquez knocked in Mike Mitchell (who led off the inning with a walk), and then Brian Rike put Velazquez across home plate on a single.

Randall Taylor blew his first save of the season by allowing a two-out homer in the ninth. But Sheng-An Kuo's start was shaky, as he allowed seven runs over six innings. Four of the runs scored on two homers. He walked four and struck out six. Matthew Reynolds, the bridge between Kuo and Taylor, struck out four in two innings. Craig Baker picked up his fifth save despite issuing back-to-back walks to start the inning.

Tri-City, W 8-3 - Christian Friedrich made his first start for Tri-City with mixed results. He went two innings, allowed two runs on two hits and two walks, and struck out three. He used 44 pitches to do that and said, “I had great stuff and great movement, but I couldn’t harness it.” Kenny Durst came in for the next five innings, allowed a run on a homer, and struck out five. 

Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI, and Bo Bowman hit his second home run.

Casper, W 13-6 - Look out for Jeff Fischer. He just picked up his second win in a row. He surrendered two runs in five innings before leaving the game in the hands of the bullpen. Juan Rodriguez and Eric Schaler each allowed two runs, but Andres Marrero and Ronny Lopez each had scoreless innings.

The offense clicked last night with 13 runs and 14 hits. James Sims (2) and Orlando Sandoval (2) each hit a two-run homer. Sims went 3-for-6 and struck out three times. Every starter except for 3B Leuris Gomez had at least a hit, but he did walk once. Carlos Martinez, Wilin Rosario, Orlando Sandoval, and Zack Murry each had two hits in the game (Murry being the only one without an RBI in that group).