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Friday Pebble Report: Pomeranz improves to 6-0 and Tulsa walks off in 15

The Rockies' affiliates went 3-1 on Thursday. Rafael Ortega may be coming alive and Drew Pomeranz continued to showcase why he is ready to be called up soon.


Triple-A Colorado Springs - W 5-3 (24-14)

Drew Pomeranz improved to 6-0 and the Sky Sox won, 5-3, on Thursday. Pomeranz worked five innings allowing two runs while striking out seven. Logan Kensing recorded his second save of the year and has not yielded an earned run in 8.2 innings of work.

Corey Dickerson continues to rake, going 2-for-4 and raising his average to a ridiculous .382. Lars Davis added a home run, his second of the year. Tyler Colvin was 0-for-4 and is hitting just .172 over his last ten games.

Double-A Tulsa - W 2-1 (17-22)

Tulsa won a 15-inning pitchers' duel on Thursday night. Angelys Nina had four hits, the last of which was a walk-off single.

Former big-leaguer Sean Gallagher made his first start with Tulsa and pitched admirably, going seven shutout innings and only surrendering two hits. However, he also walked five batters. Six relievers combined to pitch eight innings after Gallagher's exit, allowing just one run -- a game tying double against Mike Marbry in the ninth. Josh Mueller picked up his first win by pitching a perfect top of the 15th.

Tulsa had 10 hits but eight of them were between two players. The aforementioned Nina and Rafael Ortega both collected four apiece, but the rest of the offense struggled mightily.

Ortega is off to a very slow start, but he now has three multi-hit games in his last five.

High-A Modesto - W 6-5 (18-22)

Modesto held on, 6-5, on Thursday night to pick up their 18th win of the season. Tyler Gagnon recorded his second win and Trevor Story collected three hits.

Gagnon pitched six innings, allowing three runs -- just one earned -- while striking out four. Kenneth Roberts pitched two innings in relief of Gagnon and Scott Oberg tossed a perfect ninth for his ninth save.

Story's three hits drove in two runs and Juan Crousset also chipped in two hits and two RBIs from the eight-hole.

Low-A Asheville - L 11-4 (22-17)

The Tourists were thumped Thursday night as Ben Hughes struggled and lost his fourth game. Michael Mason was the only pitcher to throw a scoreless inning for Asheville.

Derek Jones slugged two doubles and Julian Yan hit a two-run home run, but it wasn't enough offense to overcome a poor pitching performance.