Rockies farm roundup: Rutledge stays hot for Modesto
Triple-A Colorado Springs (L, 10-3 vs. Memphis, box)
Left fielder Mike Paulk was 2-for-5 with a run. Shortstop Radames Nazario was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Starting pitcher Billy Buckner allowed eight runs (three earned) in six innings.
(Game 1, L, 9-3 vs. Springfield, 7 innings box)
Starting pitcher struggled for a second consecutive start, allowing eight runs in three innings. Second baseman Thomas Field was 2-for-4 with a solo home run. Catcher was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Adam Jorgensen pitched three scoreless innings in relief.
(Game 2 W, 4-1 vs. Springfield, 7 innings, box)
Starting pitcher Rob Scahill allowed one run on eight hits and two walks in seven innings. Field was 2-for-3 with a home run — his second in the double-header — and two runs. Right fielder Brian Rike was 3-for-3. Left fielder Mike Mitchell was 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI.
High Class-A Modesto (W, 6-3 vs. High Desert, box)
Shortstop Josh Rutledge was 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and three runs. Rutledge, who had his 27-game hitting streak snapped Thursday, is 5-for-8 in two games since then and has multihit games in five of his past six. After hitting .448 in July, he’s hitting .480 in August. Third baseman was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run. Second baseman Angelys Nina was 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI. Starting pitcher Alan DeRatt allowed two runs in six innings.
Low Class-A Asheville (L, 16-6 vs. Hickory, box)
Third baseman Joey Wong was 2-for-2 with a double, three RBI and a run. Center fielder Rafael Ortega drove in two. Starting pitcher allowed six runs in 4 2/3 innings.
Short-Season Class-A Tri-City (W, 2-0 vs. Boise, box)
Starting pitcher Benjamin Alsup allowed five fits, walked one and struck out two in six innings. Shortstop Taylor Featherston was 1-for-2 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored. Designated hitter David Hernandez doubled and drove in the Dust Devils’ other run.
Rookie Casper (W, 8-2 vs. Idaho Falls, box)
Starting pitcher Alex Gillingham allowed two hits, walked two and struck out three in six scoreless innings. Infielder Samuel Mende was 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run. Center fielder David Kandilas was 2-for-5 with an RBI, a run and a stolen base.