Rockies farm roundup: Matzek again solid at Asheville
Triple-A Colorado Springs (L 6-5 vs. Salt Lake, box)
Left fielder was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Outfielder Scott Beerer was 2-for-4 with a double, a solo home runs and two runs scored. Starting pitcher allowed five runs and struck out eight in six innings.
Double-A Tulsa (L, 6-2 vs. Frisco, box)
Catcher hit a solo home run, his 19th and the third homer in his past five games. Second baseman Thomas Field had two hits. Starting pitcher Rob Scahill allowed three runs (one earned) in six innings. Reliever allowed three runs and walked the first three batters in both the seventh and eighth innings.
High Class-A Modesto (W, 6-1 vs. Visalia, box)
Starting pitcher allowed one run on three hits, walked no one and struck out three in five innings while picking up his 12th win. Right fielder David Christensen and left fielder Eliezer Mesa each had two hits. had a pinch-hit double and drove in three runs.
Low Class-A Asheville (W, 13-5 vs. Rome, box)
Starting pitcher allowed four runs on seven hits, walked two and struck out nine in seven innings. It was the fourth straight start for Matzek in which he has pitched at least six innings and the third start in his past four that he pitched seven. Left fielder Corey Dickerson was 3-for-5 wtih a triple, a home run, four RBI and two runs. Second baseman Brett Tanos was 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, two RBI and three runs scored. Center fielder Avery Barnes and third baseman Joey Wong also homered. Right fielder drove in his 90th run.
Short-Season Class-A Tri-City (L, 1-0 vs. Spokane, box)
Starting pitcher Tyler Gagnon allowed one run on two hits, walked three and struck out seven in 5 1/3 innings. The Dust Devils produced just four hits, including one by pinch-hitter Tyler Massey, who has a 10-game hitting stream.
(Game 1, L, 10-6 vs. Billings, box)
Third baseman Samuel Mende was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and two stolen bases. Designated hitter and right fielder Julian Yan each doubled and drove in two runs. Starting pitcher Daniel Winkler allowed four runs in four innings.
(Game 2, W, 7-4 vs. Billings, box)
Herrera was 1-for-2 with a home run, two RBI an two runs. Designated hitter and right fielder Carl Thomore each hit a solo home run and scored twice. Starting pitcher Alving Mejias allowed four runs (three earned) in four innings.