Rockies farm roundup: Bettis, Arenado lead Modesto
Triple-A Colorado Springs (L, 8-1 at Oklahoma City, box)
Center fielder was 1-for-4 and drove in the Sky Sox’s only run. Starting pitcher allowed six runs in five innings.
Double-A Tulsa (Did not play)
High Class-A Modesto (W, 7-0 at Lancaster, box)
Starting pitcher allowed three hits, walked two and struck out 11 in seven shutout innings. Since the beginning of June, Bettis is 8-2 with a 2.16 ERA and 94 strikeouts in 91 2/3 innings. Third baseman was 1-for-4 with a solo home run. The home run, Arenado’s 15th, brought his RBI total to 100 making him the first minor leaguer this season to hit the mark. Right fielder Orlando Sandoval hit a three-run home run. Catcher Beau Seabury was 2-for-3 with a double and a solo home run.
Low Class-A Asheville (L, 3-2 at Savannah, 13 innings, box)
Starting pitcher allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits, walked seven and struck out six in seven innings. It was the second time in three starts Matzek has pitched seven innings and the third straight start he has gone at least six. Right fielder was 1-for-4 with a triple. Catcher Dustin Garneau and second baseman Helder Velazquez each drove in a run.
Short-Season Class-A Tri-City (W, 4-1 at Boise, box)
Starting pitcher Nelson Gonzalez allowed three hits, walked no one and struck out eight in five shutout innings. It was the first start for Gonzalez since July 30, when he pitched six shutout innings. Center fielder Brian Humphries, shortstop Timothy Smalling and left fielder Tyler Massey each had two hits. Humphries also drove in a run. Catcher Ryan Casteel was 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI.
Rookie Casper (L, 15-6 vs. Great Falls, box)
Shortstop was 2-for-5 with a three-run home run. Story is 5-for-10 with two home runs, two triples and six RBI in his past two games. Center fielder David Kandilas was 2-for-3 with a double a run. Starting pitcher Raul Fernandez allowed six runs in 3 2/3 innings.