(apologies for the late Pebble Report today, friends. I'll do my best to have this grow to cover everyone over the next couple of hours)
AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox (55-67, 4th PCL Pacific North, 12.5GB)
Sky Sox 1, RedHawks 2 (10)
Alan Johnson pitched pretty darn well for the Sky Sox on Sunday. 6IP, 1ER is my idea of a good start. 1K to 2BB wasn't ideal, but this is what you call a team defensive effort.
Counterpoint: 9 hits, 2 walks, 1 run? This goes down as a team Loss, too. Joe Mather and his mighty .346 batting average drove in the Sky Sox' only run on a mighty groundout to 2B.
The toughest part of this game is the 1-1 tie going into the 10th inning. A single, E6, PB, and rolling single up the middle won this game for the Redhawks. Tag Andrew Johnston with the unearned Loss.
AA Tulsa Drillers (54-65, 4th TEX North, 8.5 GB)
Drillers 3, RoughRiders 10
Rough start for Rob Scahill. After a very solid July (3.46 ERA over 5 starts), Scahill was tagged on Sunday for 5 runs over 5 innings, complete with 5 strikeouts. Dustin Molleken couldn't stem the bleeding, allowing another 3 runs over his inning of work. Joe Torres pitched a scoreless frame, but then Daniel Turpen added insult to injury by allowing another 2 runs in the 9th to seal the Drillers' day.
Tim Wheeler had a 2 hit day with a double, Ben Paulsen and Hector Gomez notched RBI, and Lars Davis landed himself a hat trick.
A+ Modesto Nuts (61-58, 3rd CAL North, 17 GB)
Nuts 5, Storm 4
Big day for a few unexpected bats. Typically, we'd be raving about Nolan Arenado at this point, because he's awesome, but his 1-for-4 day was merely "meh". The REAL stories were Keil Roling and Scott Robinson. Roling had a 2-hit day including a double and a run scored, while Robinson fell a triple short of the cycle while scoring 2 runs of his own and plating another 2 by virtue of a 3-run jack in the 2nd.
Daniel Perkins wasn't flashy, but was definitely solid. 6 innings, 3 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts. Coty Woods and Stephen Marbry both allowed an additional run (bookending a scoreless 8th from Kurt Yacko). Marbry gave the Nuts a bit of a scare, but catcher Beau Seabury threw out Jeudy Valdez trying to steal 2B to finish the game.