Rockies farm roundup: Nelson homers in return
Triple-A Colorado Springs (L, 7-6 at Reno, box)
Second baseman , returning from the disabled list (left hamstring strain) to play for the first time since July 5, was 2-for-5, with a home run, three RBI and a run. Left fielder . was 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run. Starting pitcher allowed six runs in 4 1/3 innings.
Double-A Tulsa (L, 5-1 vs. Arkansas, box)
Starting pitcher Dan Houston allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings. Since being promoted from Modesto, Houston has pitched at least six innings in all four of his starts and is 2-1 with a 2.36 ERA. Second baseman Thomas Field, shortstop and right fielder Brian Rike each doubled.
High Class-A Modesto (L, 9-7 vs. Inland Empire,, 12 innings box)
The Nuts scored four runs in the eighth to rally from a 7-3 deficit, only to fall on a pair of RBI singles in the 12th inning. Shortstop Josh Rutledge was 4-for-6 with a double, a triple and three runs. Right fielder Kent Matthes was 3-for-6 with two RBI and a run. Designated hitter Jared Clark was 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and a run. Clark’s two RBI Left fielder Eliezer Mesa was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Starting pitcher allowed six runs (four earned) on five hits, walked three and struck out six in 7 1/3 innings.
Low Class-A Asheville (L, 7-3 at Delmarva, box)
Catcher Dustin Garneau homered for a fourth straight game. He was 1-for-4 with three RBI. Left fielder Chandler Laurent was 2-for-4. Starting pitcher Alan DeRatt allowed three runs in five innings.
Short-Season Class-A Tri-City (W, 3-2 vs. Eugene, box)
Second baseman Timothy Smalling was 3-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI and a run. It was the sixth multhit hit game for Smalling in his past seven. Shortstop Taylor Featherston was 3-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI. Starting pitcher Vianney Mayo allowed one run on four hits in five innings.
Rookie Casper (L, 13-0 vs. Missoula, box)
Right fielder Carl Thomore doubled. Starting pitcher Geoff Parker allowed seven runs (five earned) in 1 2/3 innings.