Rockies farm roundup: Matthes, Rutledge lead Modesto
Triple-A Colorado Springs (W, 9-7 at Fresno, box)
First baseman was 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run and four RBI. Second baseman was 2-for-5 with and RBI and a run. Left fielder Mike Paulk was 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Scott Beerer was hit by a pitch, stole a base and scored pinch-hitting in his first game at Triple-A. Starting pitcher allowed three runs on four hits, walked two and struck out four in six innings.
Double-A Tulsa (L, 5-1 vs. Arkansas, box)
Starting pitcher Dan Houston allowed four runs (three earned) in four innings, snapping a string of five starts with at least six innings pitched since being promoted from Modesto. Third baseman James Cesario was 2-for-4. Second baseman Thomas Field doubled.
High Class-A Modesto (W, 13-9 at High Desert, box)
Right fielder Kent Matthes was 4-for-5 with three home runs, a double, seven RBI and four runs. Matthes is hitting .457 with four home runs, five doubles, a triple and 14 RBI in his past 10 games. Shortstop Josh Rutledge was 3-for-5 and homered for a third straight game. He also doubled and scored four runs. Second baseman Angelys Nina was 3-for-5 with two home runs, three RBI and two runs. Starting pitcher allowed three runs on seven hits, walked one and struck out 11 in six innings.
Low Class-A Asheville (W, 11-6 vs. Greensboro, box)
was 3-for-4 with two home runs — his 15th and 16th — and five RBI. Left fielder Corey Dickerson was 2-for-5 with a double, three RBI, a stolen base and a run. Center fielder Rafael Ortega was 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI. Starting pitcher Josh Slaats allowed one run on six hits, walked one and struck out five in six innings to pick up his sixth win. In his past four starts, Slaats is 3-0 with a 1.39 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 26 innings.
Short-Season Class-A Tri-City (W, 10-4 at Yakima, box)
Shortstop Taylor Featherston was 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored. Catcher Ryan Casteel was 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored. Third baseman David Hernandez was 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two stolen bases. Starting pitcher Vianney Mayo allowed four runs (three earned) in 5 2/3 innings.
Rookie Casper (L, 7-4 at Missoula, box)
, playing third base for the fourth time this season while started at shortstop, was 3-for-5 with a double, a triple, an RBI and a stolen base. Story was 2-for-4 wtih a run. Right fielder Carl Thomore hit a two-run home run, his first. Starting pitcher Benjamin Hughes allowed three runs in 3 2/3 innings.