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Monday Pebble Report: De La Rosa Roughed Up, Cabrera and Bergman Solid

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AAA Colorado Springs: L 8-3 (25-25, 2nd, 0.5 GB)
It was a less-than-stellar return from a minor setback for Jorge De La Rosa, as he struggled with his command, throwing just 32 of 60 pitches for strikes. He only made it through three and a third innings, allowing three earned runs on four hits and two walks and a hit by pitch. He struck out two. Two of the four hits were home runs. Kennil Gomez made his Sky Sox debut and pitched 2.2 scoreless innings of relief before giving way to Mike Ekstrom, who allowed three runs. Offensively, Tommy Field led the Sky Sox with two hits (including a double) and an RBI. Andrew Brown homered, his fifth of the season.

AA Tulsa: W 7-4 (29-20, 1st)
Edwar Cabrera picked up the win for the Drillers, as he was as sharp as he has been since early in the season. He allowed just a run on four hits and two walks while striking out seven in 6.2 innings. He retired eight batters via ground out, and did not allow a home run. He also had some offense behind him, as Angelys Nina led the club with three hits, while Nolan Arenado, Ben Paulsen, and Kiel Roling each had two. Two of Roling's hits were doubles, and Arenado also had one of the two-base variety. Coty Woods closed out the game for the Drillers and extended his scoreless innings streak to 21.2 to start the season.

High-A Modesto: W 6-1 (25-25, 3rd, 7 GB)
Christian Bergman turned in another solid outing for the Nuts, lasting seven innings and only allowing a run on four hits and two walks while striking out four. Kurt Yacko finished the game off with two innings of perfect relief. Every player in the Nuts' lineup at at least one hit with the exception of Rafael Ortega, who was 0-for-4 with a walk. Christhian Adames led the charge with a four-hit day, raising his average to .281. Mark Tracy and Dustin Garneau each had two hits, while Corey Dickerson singled and stole second and third in the same inning to increase his total on the season to eight.

Low-A Asheville: W 7-5 (34-16, 1st)
The Tourists, despite having some issues on the hill, got out of Rome with a win thanks, in large part, to pounding out 14 hits, including five in the ninth inning alone which allowed them turn a 5-3 deficit into a 7-5 advantage. Harold Riggins delivered the crushing blow with a three-run homer (his ninth of the year), and Ryan Casteel homered in the next at-bat, giving Asheville some insurance. Unfortunately, Casteel was only in the game because Will Swanner suffered a leg injury, presumably while running the bases, in the fourth inning. Samuel Mende led the offense with four hits, while Riggins, Casteel, Brian Humphries, and Tyler Massey each had two.

Rafael Suarez started the game for Asheville, allowing just a run on three hits and a walk in 4.2 innings. He struck out three. Taylor Reid came on in relief of Suarez and the wheels fell off at that point, as he allowed four runs on four hits (including two homers) in an inning and a third. Luckily, Michael Wolford and Jefri Hernandez kept Rome off the board for the final three innings, which gave the offense their opportunity.