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Sunday Pebble Report: Good relief work all across the farm; Offense? Not so much on Saturday.

Colorado Springs: L 9-5 (57-50)

Esmil Rogers got hit around a little bit again, as he allowed 4 runs on 6 hits in 5 innings. His biggest problem was his inability to get the pitcher out, as D-Backs' farmhand Tony Barnette 3-for-3 with a couple of RBI's. All remaining hope the Sky Sox had of winning this game dissipated when Matt Wilhite allowed 5 runs on 4 hits and a walk in the sixth inning. Christian Colonel had three hits and Mike McCoy knocked two of his own in the losing effort. In the "Too Little, Too Late Department," Kenny Perez hit a pinch hit two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning.

Tulsa: L 6-1 (58-47)

Ryan Harvey hit his 15th homer of the season in the seventh inning, but that was just about the only positive noteworthy event for the Drillers in this one. That, and 4.2 innings of solid scoreless relief from Matthew Reynolds, Alberto Alburquerque, and Andrew Johnston, I suppose. Each of the three aforementioned relievers possess sub-3.00 ERA's, and only Johnson's looks to be overly lucky (Alburquerque has a .196 BAA, while Reynolds is at .225). Oh, and for the record, Kurt Birkins was burned for 6 runs (4 earned) and 7 hits in 4.1 innings.

Modesto: W 9-4 (18-19 2nd half)

Jason Van Kooten went 4-for-5, and the Nuts got two hits apiece from Scott Beerer, Matt Repec, and Warren Schaeffer in the victory. Ethan Hollingsworth was less than desirable in 5.2 innings (4 runs, 7 hits, 4 K's), but the bullpen was the word of the day for Modesto, as Austin Chambliss, Sean Jarrett, and Craig Baker combined to pitch 3.1 innings of scoreless relief, giving up only 4 hits while striking out 5.

Asheville: L 7-3 in six innings (22-13 2nd half)

Kiel Roling had a couple of hits and an RBI, but that was pretty much all for the Tourists' offense. Meanwhile, Dan Houston was lit up for 7 runs on 8 hits and 3 walks in 5.2 innings.

Tri-City: W 6-4 (25-17)

Jeremiah Sammy had two hits for the Dust Devils, and Kent Matthes hit a bases-clearing double in the bottom of the 2nd to give Tri-City the lead for good. As is the case with a couple of the other games, the relief pitching was excellent in this game. Kyle Walker, Rod Scurry, and Charles Ruiz combined for 6 shutout innings out of the bullpen following a shaky start by Carlos Luna in which he walked 3 and gave up 4 hits and 4 runs in 3 frames.

Casper: L 10-2 (11-24)

Orem threw 17 hits up on the board at the expense of the Ghosts, with the biggest Casper offenders being Juan Gonzalez (4.1 IP, 5 ER, 9 H, 2 BB) and Leuris Gomez (2 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 2 BB). On the positive side of things, Nolan Arenado and Dominic Altobelli each had two hits and an RBI.