Rockies farm roundup: Sky Sox score 24; Maine returns
Triple-A Colorado Springs (W, 24-6 vs. Fresno, box)
The Sky Sox exploded with a 13-run fifth inning that included eight hits, four walks and two errors. Among the hits were a grand slam by third baseman Matt Macri, who was 5-for-7, added two doubles and drove in eight runs. First baseman was 5-for-7 with three RBI. Left fielder was 3-for-6 with a home run and three RBI. Right fielder Jeff Salazar was 2-for-3 with four walks, three RBI, five runs scored and two stolen bases. Center fielder was 2-for-5 and extended his hitting streak to 17 games. Starting pitcher returned from shoulder inflammation and allowed four unearned runs in three innings. He allowed five hits, walked one and struck out three. Maine, who had not pitched since May 3, can opt out of his minor league contract with the Rockies on June 1.
Double-A Tulsa (L, 9-3 at Frisco, box)
Designated hitter Darin Holcomb and second baseman Thomas Field each hit solo home runs. Daniel Turpen, who has pitched out of the bullpen since joining the Drillers, made a start for a staff left short-handed by the promotion of to the Colorado Rockies.
High Class-A Modesto (W, 14-3 at Inland Empire, box)
Third baseman was 3-for-6 with a double and four RBI. First baseman Kiel Roling was 2-for-3 with three walks, a home run, three RBI and four runs scored. Right fielder Kent Matthes and second baseman Angelys Nina drove in two runs each. Starting pitcher Dan Houston allowed three runs in seven innings and picked up his fifth win.
Low Class-A Asheville (L, 4-1 at Greeneville, box)
Left fielder Chandler Laurent had two hits and drove in the Tourists’ only run. Center fielder Rafael Ortega tripled and scored. Starting pitcher Albert Campos allowed four runs in seven innings.