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Sunday Pebble Report: Edwar Cabrera, Kent Matthes Tyrannize Cardinals


AAA Colorado Springs - L 1-3, (13-10, L1, 2nd, 1.0 GB)

Carlos Torres (2012, MiLB FA) started in place of Guillermo Moscoso (2012, trade) and allowed three runs in 5.1 IP. The Sky Sox position players managed to strike out just once, and Chad Tracy (2012, trade), the offender, drove in the lone Colorado Springs run on a sacrifice fly. Altogether, the Sky Sox managed just 5 hits, but Jordan Pacheco stayed hot with two of them. He is hitting .455. Today, #17 PuRP Christian Friedrich (2008, 1st round) returns to the mound for the first time in almost two weeks.


AA Tulsa - W 3-2, (16-6, W3, 1st)

The Drillers won their seventh game of eight, and the heroes last night were two prominent PuRPs. #22 PuRP Kent Matthes (2009, 4th round) has started his AA season slow. He hadn't had a two-hit game in over two weeks or even a single hit in the past week. He broke out considerably last night; with two swings, he provided all of Tulsa's offense, driving in three runs on two home runs.

#13 PuRP Edwar Cabrera (2007, DR) continues to pitch masterfully. He allowed just two hits, hit a batter and #2 PuRP Nolan Arenado (2009, 2nd round) committed a fielding error to provide the only four base-runners Cabrera allowed in seven shutout innings. He struck out seven and walked no one, reaching a three-ball count just twice. His stat-line is going to start drawing comparisons to Juan Nicasio, as both were 24-year-olds on the periphery of prospect attention before dominating Tulsa. Fair warning though, as from a statistical standpoint, Nicasio's reign of terror in Tulsa seems more legitimate.

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Juan Nicasio 2011 24 Tulsa AA 5 1 2.22 9 56.2 10 63 0 3 1.024 7.60 .324 0.5 1.6 10.0 6.30 2.38
Edwar Cabrera 2012 24 Tulsa AA 3 1 1.64 5 33 3 29 1 0 0.57 4.36 .127 1.64 0.82 7.91 9.67 4.33

High-A Modesto - W 7-4, (10-13, W1, 4th, 4.5 GB)

The Nuts won for the 6th time in 7th games, and the entire line-up got into the action. Every hitter recorded at least one hit, even though catcher Dustin Garneau (2009, 19th round) was the only one to avoid striking out. Juan Crousset (2007, DR) doubled and tripled, Jared Clark (2009, 12th round) clocked a three-run double and Brett Tanos (2010, 10th round) singled three times.

Josh Outman (2012, trade) "started" for Modesto in a rehab assignment and worked a perfect inning, getting two groundouts and a strikeout. According to Nuts play-by-play guy, Outman hit "upwards of 95-96mph" in his inning, which smells like a hot gun. He hasn't hit 95mph in an MLB game since 2008.


Low A Asheville - Suspended T3, 0-0 (14-7, W3, 2nd, 2.0 GB)

Weather halted the game in the top of the third yesterday. It will be made up as a double header today, starting at 11 MDT, with the second game limited to seven innings. Vianney Mayo (2007, DR) pitched two scoreless innings yesterday, and Chris Jensen (2011, 6th round) lined up for today's game, but it has not been announced how Joe Mikulik will handle his staff with the suspended game. When the double header starts today, #12 PuRP Trevor Story (2011, sandwich round) will be at the plate with two runners in scoring position and one out in the top of the third.