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Tuesday Pebble Report: Watch Out For Joshua Slaats

Colorado Springs, W 2-1
Josh Muecke allowed run in the second inning and didn't allow any other runs despite walking five batters. It helps that he allowed only three hits. He also struck out six. Edgmer Escalona and Franklin Morales each threw a scoreless inning of relief. Matt Reynolds picked up the win after Johnny Herrera singled in Mike McKenry to win the game.

Tulsa, W 6-5
Jason Van Kooten hit his 14th homer of the season in the first inning, and Scott Beerer drove in a run in the fourth inning. A four-run bottom of the eighth put the Drillers up 6-5. Kiel Roling started the scoring with a homer (11), which was followed by a Jeff Kindel walk and a Hector Gomez double. Lars Davis hit an RBI single, and Matt Repec hit a two-run double to put the Drillers ahead.

Keith Weiser allowed three runs on two homers in the seventh inning before leaving without recording an out. He struck out nine. Bruce Billings relieved him and allowed the inherited runner to score.

Modesto had the night off. Parker Frazier pitches tonight.

Asheville, L 0-8
Juan Gonzalez allowed three runs in the third inning on a homer by Chris Dominguez (who had been a Rockies draft selection in 2008 who decided to go back to Louisville and then was drafted by the Giants in 2009). Gonzalez allowed another three-run homer in the fifth as part of a five-run Augusta inning.

Eliezer Mesa hit two singles and stole his 25th base. Avery Barnes stole his 22nd base of the season, and Dallas Tarleton struck out three times.

Tri-City, L 3-4
Tri-City scored two unearned runs in the fourth inning when Mark Tracy reached on a fielding error. Earlier in the inning Bryce Massanari and Leonardo Reyes reached on a single and a double, respectively. Samuel Deduno allowed four runs over the fourth and fifth innings and left the game with two outs recorded in the fifth. He walked three and struck out three. Joshua Slaats went three innings and struck out seven.

Casper, W 3-0
Rafael Ortega was the man of the night, driving in two on a single in the fifth and then another run in the seventh. Jeffrey Squier hit a triple and scored the third run. Juan Crousset collected two hits and scored once.

Alejandro Barraza scattered five hits over five innings, struck out three, and walked two. Nelson Gonzalez struck out five over 2 2/3 innings.