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Sunday Pebble Report: Good pitching efforts on the reg

Colorado Springs: W 3-1
The Sky Sox improved to 2-1 with the victory over the Tacoma Rainiers, as six different pitchers combined to hold the Mariners' Triple A affiliate to just seven hits. Tim Redding got the start, but threw only four innings. He struck out three and allowed a run on five hits. After that, it was all bullpen. Edgmer Escalona, Joe Beimel, Andrew Johnston (who managed to strike out three despite only getting two-thirds of an inning of work), Matt Reynolds, and Juan Rincon combined to shut down the Rainiers. Matt Miller and Chris Frey each had multi-hit games for the Springs.

Tulsa: L 4-3
Corpus Christi's German Duran scored on a wild pitch in the 10th inning by Al Alburquerque as the Drillers dropped a 4-3 decision to the Hooks. Kiel Roling and Jeff Kindel each had two hits (one of Kindel's was a home run), and Kenny Perez added a deep fly for Tulsa as well. Brandon Durden allowed just four baserunners in seven innings, but was somewhat failed by his bullpen as Stuart Pomeranz was touched for two runs on three hits in the 8th innings, and Alburquerque struggled with control.

Modesto: L 3-1
The Nuts were pretty well shutdown by San Jose, particularly by their bullpen. They only had four hits - one of which was a home run off the bat of Tim Wheeler - his second of the season. Rex Brothers allowed two runners to cross the plate in the 8th inning, and was credited with a blown save in the process. Starting pitcher Rob Scahill went five innings and allowed just two hits, while striking out four and walking two.

Asheville: W 12-1
The Tourists racked up 14 hits in their pounding of Lakewood, as they were led by Eliezer Mesa, who had three hits (two doubles and a triple), four RBIs, and three runs scored. Angelys Nina, Mike Zuanich, and Juan Gonzalez registered multi-hit games, as well., and Jared Clark smacked his second home run of the year - a two-run shot in the 8th inning. Meanwhile, Nicholas Schnaitmann tossed 6.1 innings of effective baseball, allowing just a run on four hits and a walk, and striking out five. The bullpen weaved their way through traffic and did not allow a run. Leuris Gomez, for example, allowed two hits in his inning of work but was able to get all three of his outs via the K.