Starting pitcher Chad Bettis allowed six hits, walked three and struck out nine in 6 2/3 innings to help the Nuts win the second game of their playoff series. Bettis wasn’t involved in the decision, though, when the Nuts broke a scoreless tie after he exited.
Modesto dropped the first game of its series with Stockton when Anthony Aliotti hit a walkoff solo home run in the 12th inning. Starting pitcher Edwar Cabrera allowed one run on five hits, walked one and struck out seven in seven innings for the Nuts.
The Colorado Rockies have settled on the four pitchers they will send to the Arizona Fall League: left-hander Drew Pomeranz, who will make his major-league debut on Sunday, and right-handers Joe Gardner, Casey Weathers and Parker Frazier.
The Dust Devils swept their best-of-three series and will play the winner of the Vancouver/Eugene series in the Northwest League Finals. Starting pitcher Tyler Gagnon allowed one run on six hits and struck out six in six innings.
The Dust Devils won their first game in the Northwest League playoffs behind starting pitcher Christian Bergman, who took a no-hitter into the six, allowed two hits, walked one and struck out eight in seven innings.
Jordan Pacheco, Chris Nelson and Jim Miller recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs, and Wilin Rosario and Drew Pomeranz promoted from Double-A Tulsa.
Left-hander Drew Pomeranz pitched three perfect innings Monday for Double-A Tulsa in his first start since undergoing an emergency appendectomy Aug. 20.
With just one game left in the regular season, Nolan Arenado continues to hit, going 2-for-5 and adding two more RBI two his minor-league leading total in Modesto’s 10-1 win. Scott Robinson had four hits and drove in three in the game to back Alan DeRatt, who pitched seven shutout innings.
Shortstop Josh Rutledge and third baseman Nolan Arenado each hit solo home runs in Modesto’s 6-5 win. For both, it was the third home run in four games, and for Arenado it was his 20th home run and 120th RBI.
Modesto shortstop Josh Rutledge had three hits, including a two-run home run, extending his current hitting streak to 11 games and backing Chad Bettis, who allowed two hits and struck out nine in five innings.
Asheville’s Tyler Matzek allowed three unearned runs en route to his third straight win. Matzek allowed two hits, walked four and struck out in seven innings, the fourth consecutive start he’s pitched seven innings.
Tuls’s Rob Scahill took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and, thanks to a pair of double plays, had faced the minimum through six. Scahill allowed one run on three hits, walked three and struck out seven in eight innings to pick up his 11th win.