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Saturday Pebble Report: A Tale of Two Gregs: Reynolds and Smith Go In Opposite Directions

Colorado Springs, L 3-5
Salt Lake scored all five of its runs on four home runs. Greg Smith allowed four of the runs on two solo homers and a two-run shot. Taylor Buchholz allowed a solo home run in the eighth inning. Chris Nelson, starting at third base, went 3-for-5, falling a triple short of the cycle. The home run was his sixth of the season.

Tulsa, W 6-3
Greg Reynolds brought his ERA down to 8.51 with a solid seven innings in which he allowed three runs and struck out three. Rex Brothers, making his Double-A debut and just pitching to impress no one, pitched two-thirds of an inning, walked two, and struck out two.

Offensively, Wilin Rosario hit his 11th homer of the season, a two-run shot in the fourth inning. Kiel Roling hit his 11th double of the season and drove in a run. Mike Mitchell made his Double-A debut and went 2-for-4 with a double.

Modesto, L 2-8
Ethan Hollingsworth ran into trouble tonight by allowing seven runs in 6 1/3 innings. Those runs scored on eight hits and three walks. He did, though, strike out five. Brian Rike and David Christensen drove in Modesto's two runs in the fifth inning.

Asheville, W 5-0
Nicholas Schnaitmann (7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K), Paul Bargas (1 IP, 3 K), and Keith Ballard shut out Kannapolis. Nolan Arenado went 2-for-4 with two RBI, and Tyler Massey had a double and an RBI.

Tri-City, W 3-2
Chandler Laurent scored twice and Leonardo Reyes drove him in both times. Dustin Garneau scored on a Mark Tracy ground out in the bottom of the eighth to break the 2-2 tie. Erik Stavert allowed a run on six hits in 4 1/3 innings, striking out three. Joshua Mueller went 2 2/3 innings and struck out four.

Casper, L 6-10
Both Casper and Idaho Falls failed on defense tonight, having four errors each. Alving Mejias allowed seven runs, but only two were earned. He saw ten hits in 3 1/3 innings. Nelson Gonzalez had three Ks in 2 2/3 innings, and Taylor Reid was the only Casper pitcher to have a hitless inning. He did, however, walk two to go with his two strikeouts.

There were multi-hit nights for many batters: CF Ragael Ortega (two hits), 3B Brett Tanos (two doubles, one RBI), DH Robert De La Cruz (two hits, two RBI), RF David Kandilas (three hits), and 2B Jose Rivera (three hits, one RBI). 2009 28th round draft pick David Dinatale went 0-for-5 with four Ks.

DSL Rockies, L 3-4

First baseman Miguel De Leon went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Raul Fernandez went six shutout innings, scattered six hits, and struck out seven. The bullpen blew the game twice.