Rockies farm roundup: Matzek sharp in seven innings
Triple-A Colorado Springs (L, 11-4 vs. Nashville, box)
was 1-for-5 in what is expected to be his final rehab appearance. Shortstop Ryan Rohlinger was 4-for-4 with two RBI. Starting pitcher Alan Johnson allowed eight runs in four innings.
Double-A Tulsa (L, 4-2 vs. Springfield, box)
Starting pitcher Joe Gardner, one of four players acquired for , made his first appearance with the Rockies, allowed four runs and striking out six in 6 1/3 innings. Second baseman Thomas Field was 3-for-4 with a run. Catcher doubled and drove in a run.
High Class-A Modesto (W, 7-2 at Rancho Cucamongo, box)
Starting pitcher allowed one run on five hits, walked one and struck out 10 in seven innings. First baseman Jared Clark was 1-for-4 with a grand slam. Third baseman was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
Low Class-A Asheville (W, 3-1 vs. Hickory, box)
pitched perhaps his best game as a pro, allowing one run on four hits, walking just one and striking out nine in seven innings. Center fielder Rafael Ortega was 3-for-4 with a stolen base and a run. It was the fifth straight multihit game for Ortega.
Short-Season Class-A Tri-City (L, 10-8 at Eugene, box)
Second baseman David Hernandez was 2-for-4 with a double, a stolen base, an RBI and two runs. Third baseman Jayson Langfels was 1-for-4 with a solo home run. Starting pitcher Erik Stavert allowed three runs (two earned) in two innings.
Rookie Casper (W, 14-2 vs. Idaho Falls, box)
Left fielder Dillon Thomas, the Rockies fourth-round pick in June, was 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBi in his professional debut. Center fielder David Kandilas was 2-for-4 with a triple, a home run, two RBI and two runs. Starting pitcher Jeffri Hernandez allowed five hits and struck out two in four scoreless innings.