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Tuesday Pebble Report: Rockies Pitcher Throws No-Hitter (Well, A DSL Rockie Did It)

Colorado Springs, L 6-8
Alan Johnson had a no-hitter entering the fourth inning and then fell apart after a leadoff single. He allowed six runs in 4 2/3 innings, walked three, and had a wild pitch. Edgmer Escalona and Taylor Buchholz each threw a scoreless inning.

Brad Eldred hit a three-run homer in the first inning, his 22nd of the year. Omar Quintanilla went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and hit his first homer of the season.

Tulsa, L 4-6
Cory Riordan pitched a strong six innings, allowing only two runs and striking out six. Bruce Billings relieved him and had a problem in the seventh inning. He wound up walking three and giving up three hits on his way to allowing four runs to score.

Charlie Blackmon had a double and an RBI. Kiel Roling and Warren Scaheffer gave it their best in the ninth inning by each hitting a home run, but it wasn't enough (Roling's led off the inning and Schaeffer's came with no one on after the first out of the inning). At one point, LF Anthony Jackson moved to the infield and played second base.

Modesto, W 13-3
The start of this game augured well for the Nuts. Scott Robinson had a leadoff single and immediately scored on a Tim Wheeler triple. Jordan Pacheco then hit a sac fly to plate Wheeler. Robinson had three singles and drove in three; Wheeler drove in two runs; and Thomas Field went 2-for-4 with three runs scored, a double, a two-run homer, three RBI, and two walks.

Juan Nicasio went six innings, struck out two, and allowed two runs. Isaiah Froneberger picked up his first save of the season by pitching the last three innings of the game.

The rest after the jump.

Asheville, L 1-11
Juan Gonzalez was knocked around for five runs in five innings, and Jonathan Vargas followed that up with four runs allowed in two-thirds of an inning. The defense made our errors: Juan Gonzalez had an error on a pick off and made a throwing error, Helder Velazquez had a throwing error for his 14th, and Avery Bares had his seventh on a throwing error.

Tri-City, L 5-7
Parker Frazier took the mound tonight and turned in a much better outing compared to his last two. Frazier allowed three runs (one earned) on a four hits and a walk in five innings. He struck out five. Eric Federico allowed three runs (two on a homer) in the eighth inning to blow the save and take the loss. Russell Wilson went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored. Four of Tri-City's runs were unearned--Yakima had four errors.

Casper, L 4-9
Robert De La Cruz hit his first home run last night, a two-run shot in the second inning. It put the Ghosts within one after Bruce Kern had allowed three runs in the top of the second. Kern left after the third inning and Christian Bergman relieved him. Bergman went three innings and allowed four runs. He walked three during that time. Matthew Crocker (12th, 2010) struck out four in two innings.

DSL Rockies, W13-0
Seventeen-year-old Jayson Aquino threw a no-hitter today for the DSL Rockies. He struck out five. A fielding error by 3B Franmy Pena in the top of the second spoiled what could have been a perfect game. I don't know any thing about Aquino's stuff, but he's certainly been impressive. He has a 0.76 ERA, 34 K, and 5 BB in 35 2/3 innings. He has allowed only 15 hits and three runs. Oh, and he's a lefty. I wonder how hard he throws.