Rockies farm roundup: Arenado clubs two homers
Triple-A Colorado Springs (W, 9-4 vs. Tacoma, box)
Second baseman was 2-for-2 with three walks, a triple, two RBI and three runs scored. Designated hitter was 2-for-4 with home run, four RBI and a run scored. Third baseman was 2-for-4. Starting pitcher Edgar Gonzalez allowed four runs in six innings. Left-handed reliever Keith Weiser, a third-round pick in 2006, struck out the only batter he faced in his first appearance with the Sky Sox after being promoted from Double-A.
Double-A Tulsa (L, 6-5 vs. San Antonio, box)
Starting pitcher allowed three runs on seven hits, walked no one and struck out three in seven innings. Shortstop Thomas Field was 2-for-4 with a double, a solo home run and two runs scored. Third baseman Darin Holcomb was 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and a run. First baseman was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run.
High Class-A Modesto (W, 12-3 at San Jose, box)
Third baseman was 3-for-6 with two home runs, five RBI and three runs scored. In his past 10 games, Arenado is hitting .410 (16-for-39) with three home runs, four doubles and 18 RBI. Shortstop Josh Rutledge was 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, two RBI and a run scored. Designated hitter David Christensen was 4-for-6 with a double, two RBI and three runs. Starting pitcher Parker Frazier allowed three runs in eight innings.
Low Class-A Asheville (L, 7-3 vs. Greeneville, box)
First baseman Bryce Massanari was 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, two RBI and a run scored. Center fielder Chandler Laurent was 3-for-4 with a double and a stolen base. Left fielder Corey Dickerson was 1-for-4 with a solo home run. Starting pitcher Juan Gonzalez allowed four runs (three earned in five innings.)
Short-Season Class-A Tri-City (L, 6-4 at Spokane, box)
First baseman Jordan Ribera was 1-for-4 with a two-run home run, his fourth. Left fielder Tyler Massey was 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and a run. Starting pitcher Ricardo Ferrer allowed five runs (one earned) in 4 1/3 innings.
Rookie Casper (W, 13-12 vs. Orem, 15 innings, box)
Catcher Will Swanner was 4-for-7 with three home runs — including a 15th-inning walkoff — and five RBI. Right fielder Carl Thomore, the Rockies’ second-round pick in June, was 2-for-5 with an RBI after and 0-for-4 debut Sunday. Designated hitter Robert De La Cruz was 2-for-8 with a solo home run — his third in four games — and three runs scored. Third baseman Samuel Mende was 3-for-7 with a double and a two-run home run — his third straight game with a homer. Starting pitcher Alex Gillingham allowed three runs in seven innings.