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Monday Pebble Report: Sky Sox keep on hitting, Thomas Field comes up huge, more

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AAA - Colorado Springs: W 11-6 (30-32)
Alan Johnson (6-2, 3.48) was hit around in this one, but got plenty of offensive support and ended up picking up another victory. Johnson went 6.1 innings and allowed five runs on six hits and three walks. However, the Sky Sox tortured 51's starter Marc Rzepczynski, getting seven runs on nine hits in 6.2 innings. They did strike out seven times, but obviously hit well enough to counter that. In addition, the Sky Sox went to town on their former teammate Steven Register, coming up with four hits and walking twice, and plating four runs in just an inning and a third. Cole Garner led the way for Colorado Springs, going 2-for-4 with a double and three runs batted in. Kaz Matsui, Jay Payton, and Paul Phillips also had two hits apiece, while Chris Nelson connected on his fifth homer of the season. Dexter Fowler tripled for his only hit in six at-bats. He struck out twice. Matt Reynolds finished off Las Vegas. as he struck out three batters in 2.2 innings to earn the save, despite allowing a run on three hits.

AA - Tulsa: L 5-1 (25-34)
Brandon Durden took the loss after allowing five runs on 11 hits in six innings. Andrew Graham did a nice job in relief, striking out two and not allowing a baserunner in two innings. Not a lot happened offensively, as Ryan Harvey drove in the only run on a single in the fourth inning. Charlie Blackmon had the Drillers' only extra base hit (a double). Blackmon was 1-for-4, while Wilin Rosario went 1-for-3. No Tulsa batter had more than one hit, and they only had a total of five as a team.

High-A - Modesto: W 10-5 (34-28)
Dan Houston was unable to make it out of the fifth after allowing four runs on 11 hits. However, Michael Marbry did a nice job in relief, getting three key strikeouts and earning the victory. Thomas Field hit his 10th homer of the year - a grand slam in the eighth inning that turned a 5-4 deficit into an 8-5 lead. He was 2-for-4 on the day overall, and is hitting .320. Michael Mitchell went 3-for-5, as did Ryan Peisel. Field, Jordan Pacheco, and James Cesario each had two hits for the Nuts, as well.

A - Asheville: Off