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Sunday Pebble Report: Kent Matthes And Kyle Parker Nearly Lead Tulsa To Victory

Nearly every affiliate lost, including Tulsa in extra innings. Aaron Cook pitched better for the Sky Sox and Modesto suffered a hangover from their near brawl on Friday.

Kent Matthes
Kent Matthes
Christian Petersen

Triple-A Colorado Springs- L 3-7 (12-8)

The Sky Sox lost 3-7 to the Padres in Tucson Saturday night. Starter Aaron Cook pitched better than in previous appearances, going six innings and allowing only three earned runs. He lowered his season ERA to 9.33 on the year, but still took the loss. Reliever Rob Scahill allowed three runs in only two innings as his ERA rose to 5.52.

Left fielder Corey Dickerson started a new hitting streak in the fourth, when he tripled and later scored on a Tyler Colvin RBI single. Corey went 1-for-4 and is hitting .353 on the season. Colvin is hitting .308 after his one single, he also struck out twice. None of the Sky Sox hitters had multiple hits in the game, but Matt McBride and Ben Paulsen added to their season average as McBride is hitting .389 and Paulsen sits at .378 for the year. Nolan Arenado was given the night off.

Double-A Tulsa - L 2-5 in 10 innings (11-11)

The Drillers rode a 2-2 tie into extras on Saturday before reliever Tim Sexton allowed three runs in the top of the 10th in Tulsa Saturday. Starter Dan Houston was able to spread around eight hits and two earned runs through six innings. Relievers Cory Riordan and Mike Marbry pitched perfect innings in the 7th, 8th and 9th before Sexton entered in the extra frame. Reliever Marbry has a 0.00 ERA through eight relief appearances and allowing opponents to hit a mere .108 against him.

Tulsa was able to score single runs in just the second and fifth innings. As Kiel Roling doubled and scored on a Jose Gonzalez ground ball. In the fifth second baseman Angelys Nina singled and then stole second base before advancing to third on an error. He came in to score on a Kyle Parker RBI single. Parker raised his average to .263 after going 2-for-4 with a walk on the night. After picking up two hits, Kent Matthes is leading the Drillers in hitting at .287 on the season. Shortstop Cristhian Adames tripled in the fourth inning and went 2-for-3.

High-A Modesto - L 0-10 (9-14)

The Nuts ran into a buzzsaw known as Adalberto Mejia on Saturday, losing 0-10 in Modesto. Mejia held the Nuts to just one hit in six innings and zero runs. The Giants relievers held up their end, continuing the scoreless streak and giving up only three more hits on the night. Starter Ben Alsup earned the loss after giving up seven runs in three innings.

First baseman Harold Riggins had half of the Nuts hits, going 2-for-3 with a double. Trevor Story has reached base in five consecutive games after picking up a hit in three appearances. Left fielder Tyler Massey was able to get the other hit on the night and is hitting .284 on the season.

Low-A Asheville - Postponed due to rain