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Saturday Pebble Report: Mixed bag of results for minor league affiliates

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Colorado Springs, L 1-4
Esmil Rogers allowed three runs, walked two, and struck out four in seven innings. Edgmer Escalona gave up a run on a sac fly and no hits. He walked two. Dexter Fowler doubled, and Matt Miller hit a homer to score the Springs' only run.

Tulsa, W 6-5
The Tulsa offense pounded out thirteen hits last night, but only three guys had multi-hit games: Charlie Blackmon, Ryan Harvey, and Bruce Billings each had two hits. Blackmon drove in two, and Billings drove in one.

Billings started the game and gave up three runs in five innings. He walked three and struck out two. Andy Graham struck out two and allowed a solo home run. Scott Rice pitched the final 1 2/3 innings and struck out three.

Modesto, W 3-2
Despite being out hit 12-6 by San Jose, the Nuts pulled out the victory. Nine of the 12 hits came off of starter Juan Nicasio, who allowed just two runs and struck out five in 6 1/3 innings. He also walked three. Rex Brothers struck out one and allowed a hit in 1 2/3 innings.

Jordan Pacheco drove in two runs, and Tim Wheeler had the other RBI. Scott Robinson had two hits, one for a double, and scored twice.

Asheville, L 0-9
Delta Cleary had two hits and stole a base. Juan Gonzalez allowed eight runs in 4 1/3 innings, five in the third inning.

Tri-City, W 10-5
Josh Sullivan tantalizes us and then usually has another setback. Tonight, he tantalized us with six strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings, though he did allow five runs on six hits and a walk. Clint Tilford relieved him for the next 2 1/3 innings and struck out three. Casey Weathers struck out two in the eighth inning.

Chandler Laurent went 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBI. Leonardo Reyes collected four hits and drove in a run. Russell Wilson made his pro debut, got a hit, drove in two, scored twice, and walked. He played second base.

Casper, W 6-4
Corey Dickerson drove in half of Casper's runs with a three-run homer in the sixth inning. Bruce Kern saw four runs score and struck out six. Christian Bergman, Kenneth Roberts, and Coty Woods shut down Idaho Falls for the last six innings, allowing a combined three hits and striking out a total of four batters.