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Friday Pebble Report: Three Extra-Inning Losses Down On The Farm

Colorado Springs, L 1-2 (10 innings)
Brad Emaus' RBI single to drive in Ian Stewart in the sixth inning looked to be the decisive run, but it was just the only run for the Sky Sox. Stewart doubled and walked once, while Dexter Fowler singled twice and stole second base.

Billy Buckner rebounded from his last start (6 R) by throwing seven shutout innings of one-hit ball. Jim Miller allowed an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth and a 10th inning homer to Chris Woodward.

Tulsa, W 4-3
Down 2-1 entering the bottom of the sixth inning, Tim Wheeler (1-for-3, 2 R) started things off by getting hit by a pitch. He moved to third via a Thomas Field walk and a Ben Paulsen sacrifice. Scott Beerer was intentionally walked to load the bases, but James Cesario followed with a pop out on the infield fly rule. Lars Davis, though, drew the bases-loaded walk, which was followed by a two-run soft single by Brian Rike.

Rob Scahill allowed two runs over six innings, while Casey Weathers allowed a run in the seventh inning. The Drillers did face former Rockies farmhand Jonnathan Aristil, who spent time in Tulsa last year (sent to Houston during the offseason for Matt Lindstrom). Aristil allowed an unearned run on two hits in five innings.

Modesto, L 2-5
A Kent Matthes RBI ground-rule double and a Josh Rutledge sac fly in the bottom of the first were the only run-scoring hits off the bats of Nuts hitters. Jared Clark wound up striking out three times.

Nick Schnaitmann wasn't terrible as some(one in particular) might have predicted. He allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks in six innings. He struck out four and lowered his ERA to below 10.00.

Asheville, L 1-2 (11 innings)
Closer Juan Perez easily got through the bottom of the 10th inning with two strikeouts and a ground out, but he wasn't that lucky in the bottom of the 11th. He allowed Brandon Jacobs to single and then saw him steal second and third. Jacobs scored on a fielder's choice to Helder Velazquez at second base to end the game.

Peter Tago went 6.2 innings (4 H, 2 BB, 2 K) and left the game with two men on base. Bruce Kern walked a batter to load the bases and then gave up a single to blow the lead.

Tri-City, W 9-3
Center fielder Brian Humphries delivered the body blow in this game with a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth, his first career homer. Second baseman David Hernandez hit his first career homer as well.

Tyler Gagnon made it through 3.2 innings before leaving following an RBI single and a walk.

Casper, L 6-7 (10 innings)
After scoring three runs over the eighth and ninth innings to tie the game at six, the Casper Ghosts fell victim to an Idaho Falls RBI single in the top of the 10th to lose. However, the Chukars needed to overcome seven errors in this game, as opposed to the four by the Ghosts.

Second baseman Samuel Mende hit a solo homer, his first career homer, in the second inning. He walked three times, which Rosell Herrera also accomplished. Daniel Winkler started and allowed one run on two hits and a walk in four innings. Alving Mejias gave up four runs on six hits in two innings, but Matthew Crocker was on the mound when the fourth run scored.

DSL Rockies, L 4-5
Three DSL Cubs1 pitchers held the DSL Rockies to four hits and four runs. Rockies hitters did manage to draw six walks, four off Alexander Frias. But it took two runs in the bottom of the eighth for the Cubs to win.

Nineteen-year-old RHP Jose Medina put two men on base with a hit by pitch and a single. Andres Medrano relieved him and allowed the two runs to score on a ground out and a couple of wild pitches. Seventeen-year-old RHP Joel Payamps threw 3.1 innings and struck out five.