Rockies farm roundup: Houston strong in Tulsa debut
Triple-A Colorado Springs (W, 15-7 at Salt Lake, box)
Seven Sky Sox hitters had at least two hits and four had three or more. Designated hitter was 4-for-6 with a double, a home run and three RBI. Center fielder was 3-for-6 with a double, two RBI and three runs. Third baseman was 2-for-5 with three RBI and a run. Catcher was 3-for4 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs. Starting pitcher Andy Graham allowed one run in 2 2/3 innings.
Double-A Tulsa (W, 2-0 at Springfield, box)
Starting pitcher Dan Houston allowed five hits, walked two and struck out five in six shutout innings. It was Houston’s first start since being promoted from Modesto, where he was 7-1 with a 2.53 ERA. Reliever Joey Williamson, Joe Torres and Daniel Turpen finished the shutout. Left fielder Scott Beerer drove in all of the games runs with a two-run home run.
High Class-A Modesto (L, 6-1 at Bakersfield, box)
Left fielder David Christensen was 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI, accounting for half of the Nuts’ hits and their only run. Shortstop Josh Rutledge was 1-for-4 with a run scored. Starting pitcher Daniel Perkins allowed four runs (three earned) in 5 1/3 innings.
Low Class-A Asheville (W, 10-6 vs. Rome, box)
Seven Tourists hitters at least two hits. Center fielder Rafael Ortega was 3-for-5 with an RBI, two runs and a stolen base. Designated hitter Corey Dickerson was 2-for-5 with a two-run home run. Right fielder was 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored. Starting pitcher won for the first time since his pro debut, allowed two runs on three hits and three walks in five innings.
Short Season Class-A Tri-City (W, 6-1 at Yakima, 13 innings, box)
The Dust Devils scored five runs in the top of the 13th, two on a throwing error, two on a single by first baseman Jordan Ribera and one on a single by left fielder Juan Crousset. Shortstop Timothy Smalling was 2-for-5 with a run scored. Starting pitcher Tyler Gagnon allowed one run on two hits and a walk in 5 1/3 innings.
Rookie Casper (L, 11-5 at Ogden, box)
Left fielder Francisco Sosa was 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI. Starting pitcher Alving Mejias allowed 10 runs (six earned) in five innings.