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Saturday Pebble Report: Modesto barely avoids being on the wrong end of a perfect game

Colorado Springs, W 6-4
Matt Herges threw a clean 1 2/3 innings, striking out one and throwing 32 of his 45 pitches for strikes. Eric Young Jr. went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in the sixth, his sixth of the season. Matt Murton and Dan Ortmeier each had two hits and an RBI.

Tulsa, L 4-12
Something tells me that if you allow nine runs in the top of the first inning, it's going to be hard to come back from that. And Keith Weiser allowed nine runs in the first inning last night. Four runs scored on two two-run homers, and the others on a combination of singles, doubles, and force outs. Weiser allowed another run in the second before leaving the game. Adam Bright and Tommy Baumgardner each pitched three innings with much better success than Weiser had last night, holding Arkansas to only one run. Edgmer Escalona allowed an unearned run in the ninth.

Fittingly enough, Ryan Harvey hit two two-run homers to score all of the Drillers' runs.

Modesto, L 1-7
So, Daniel Haigwood had a chance for a perfect game until Hector Gomez hit a home run in the seventh, his sixth of the season. But that was the only hit for the Nuts, as Haigwood left after the seventh with that blemish and Derrick Gordon held the Nuts in check for the last two innings.

Joey Williamson allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings, walking five and striking out four.

Asheville, W 6-2
Juan Nicasio turned in seven quality innings last night, allowing only two runs on four hits and striking out five. Shane Lindsay walked two and struck out three in an inning of work.

Jimmy Cesario went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI, and Kiel Roling went 2-for-5 with a double, a homer (11), and three RBI. Scott Robinson collected two hits and his 36th stolen base.

Tri-City, L 1-16
This was a disaster after the third inning, and even Rex Brothers took part in it. Umm, Joey Wong walked three times and scored the only run! Tri-City Herald story.

Casper, W 9-5
Mike Timlin started the game and threw a perfect inning. Ricardo Ferrer allowed two runs (one earned) over the nex five innings and struck out five. He also made successful pickoffs at first base.

Eliezer Mesa went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI, and Jeffrey Squier went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Chandler Laurent and Brandon Whitby each added two RBI on one hit.