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Wednesday Pebble Report: Good things come in threes

Tulsa hits a trio of three-run home runs and Ryan McMahon's three hit night powers the Grand Junction Rockies to another solid win.

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AAA Colorado Springs L 3-6 (56-59)

Scoring would only come in two innings in this one as Oklahoma City would plate 6 runs in the thirds inning off of starting pitcher Collin McHugh and Colorado Springs would score it's only three in the seventh with RBI hits from Reid Brignac and Kent Matthes. Cory Riordan, Jeff Francis, Steven Hensley, and Logan Kensing would combine for 5 innings giving up only three hits total and zero runs.

Ben Paulsen went 2-4 with a double, which combined with Brignac's double would account for all of the Sky Sox extra base hits. Jordan Pacheco was 0-4.

AA Tulsa W 9-6 (56-57)

Tulsa got a trio of 3 run home runs from Kiel Roling, Kyle Parker, and Jayson Langfels to power their way past Midland. Roling got the scoring started for Tulsa with a 3-run home run in the bottom of the first inning, his 23rd of the year. Both he and Parker would end 2-4 and add a walk. Tyler Kuhn (1-3 with two BBs) and Christian Adames (3-4 BB) would do their job as table setters and score 2 runs a piece. Tom Murphy went 1-4 with a run scored.

Dan Winkler pitched 4 innings and gave up four runs though only two were earned. He walked three, struck out five, and gave up a home run. Dan Houston worked three innings in relief giving up one hit, one run, and two walks while tallying four strikeouts. Juan Gonzalez worked two innings for the save giving up a home run and striking out two.

A+ Modesto W 2-1 (57-58)

Modesto scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning, one unearned, and without the benifit of a player getting an RBI and that would turn out to be all they would need. Ryan Casteel, who was at DH with Will Swanner catching, went 2-4 with a double and a run scored. The rest of the offense would combine for two hits and seven strikeouts. It wouldn't matter though as the Nuts pitching was excellent.

Starter Ben Alsup went six strong innings, striking out five, walking three, and giving up only three hits and zero earned runs. Scott Oberg would get his 25th save of the season working the 9th inning without walking anyone and giving up only one hit.

A Asheville L 3-4 (55-57)

Rossell Herrera went 2-4 with a double and an RBI for the Tourists, raising his batting average to .358. Ben Waldrip hit a solo home run and Matt Argyropoulos (easy for you to say) added an RBI single which would be the totality of the scoring for Asheville.

No pitcher would go more than three innings for the Tourists. Matt Flemer started the game but only went one inning. Andrew Brown gave up 2 ER in 3 IP and Trent Blank (great name for a pitcher) gave up 2 ER in 2 IP and took the loss. Jacob Newberry and Raul Fernandez each worked a scoreless inning with two strikeouts to finish the game.

Rookie Grand Junction W 5-3 (24-21)

Ramiel Tapia got another hit, this time going 1-4 with a run scored but he also drew a walk! One walk does not a patient hitter make, but still nice to see that from a kid who sometimes swings at everything. Emerson Jimenez had a nice day at the plate going 3-5 but would manage not to score or drive in any runs. Correlle Prime continues his hot hitting going 2-5 with a run scored but the big bat of the day belonged to (PurP #17) Ryan McMahon who would get three hits in four opportunities and three RsBI falling just a home run short of the cycle. Catcher Jairo Rosario went 1-4 with an RBI double and Terry McClure added a triple in four at-bats bringing his season average to .313.

The final line on starting pitcher Devin Burke was 6.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, and 5 Ks. Hard throwing Carlos Estevez worked 0.2 innings giving up a hit and walking three. Dylan Stamey got his 6th save of the season, throwing a perfect 1.2 innings with no walks or strikeouts.