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Wednesday Pebble Report: Bats alive in Colorado Springs and Modesto

Colorado Springs, W 11-6
Tons of offense in this one. Matt Miller (2-for-4, 4 RBI) started things with a two-run homer in the first, but Greg Smith fell right out of the gate after that. He allowed back-to-back doubles and then served up a two-run homer. He would allow another two-run dinger in the third inning before exiting the game. Jason Hirsh allowed one hit over the next 3 1/3 innings.

Eric Young Jr. went 3-for-5; Mike McCoy drove in two; Christian Colonel hit two solo homers in back-to-back innings; and Chris Frey had three hits, one of which was a homer.

Tulsa, W 4-2
Tulsa was outhit in this game 3-5, but won 4-2. Keith Weiser allowed the two runs on a homer, struck out four, and lasted seven innings. Al Alburquerque and Andrew Johnston threw solid innings of relief to finish the game.

Modesto, W 10-6
The bats were out in force last night for the Nuts. Charlie Blackmon had quite a night, hitting a single, a triple (7), and a two-run homer (4). Wilin Rosario also had three hits, the lone extra-base one being a solo homer (4). Jay Cox had three hits and an RBI. Every starter drove in a at least run, except for Lars Davis and Radames Nazario.

Connor Graham allowed two unearned in five innings, committed a fielding error, and struck out nine.

Locally, yesterday was "Threesday," not Tuesday.

Tri-City, W 6-2
Ben Paulsen's hit an RBI single in the fourth, which was the only scoring on either side until the bottom of the seventh. Tim Wheeler knocked out a two-run triple (1) with two outs in the seventh, and Dallas Tarleton hit a two-run single in the eighth. Sheng-An Kuo allowed no runs in 5 2/3 innings and struck out five.

Casper, L 4-8
Juan Gonzalez couldn't quite get things done in the first three innings, allowing five runs. He stayed in for the next three innings and kept the game close at 5-3. Paul Bargas allowed three runs in the ninth. Eliezer Mesa had two hits and an RBI.