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.
Joe Gardner, the least-talked-about pitcher in the Ubaldo Jimenez trade, won for the third consecutive time at Tulsa. Since joining the Colorado Rockies organization, Gardner is 3-2 with a 2.87 ERA in five starts.
Ryan Spilborghs had another big night on his rehab assignment at Colorado Springs, going 3-for-4 in a 23-11 Sky Sox loss. Spilborghs is 9-for-16 so far on his four-game rehab.
One day after Drew Pomeranz’s impressive debut in the Colorado Rockies organization, Alex White matched him for Double-A Tulsa, allowed just three hits in 7 2/3 shutout innings. White hasn’t allowed a run since his one-inning rehab debut at Tulsa on Aug. 4.
Starting pitcher Alex White allowed two hits, walked no one and struck out three in four shutout innings of a 2-1 Tulsa loss. In his past two rehab starts with Tulsa, White has allowed just four hits with no walks in 7 2/3 innings.
Modesto shortstop Josh Rutledge, who had a 27-game hitting streak snapped Thursday, was 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and three runs in a 6-3 Nuts win Sunday. After hitting .448 in July, Rutledge hitting .480 in August.
Modesto’s Nolan Arenado hit two home runs and drove in four while teammate Kent Matthes hit a grand slam to bring his organization-leading RBI total to 95.
Tri-City’s Christian Bergman, a 24th-round pick by the Rockies in 2010, pitched a four-hit shutout, walking no one and striking out six. In his previous start, Bergman pitched seven scoreless innings on four hits and walked only one.
The Sky Sox scored three runs in the top of the ninth on an error, a ground-rule double and a wild pitch to take a 6-3 lead. That followed an RBI single in the eighth inning by second baseman Chris Nelson, who was 2-for-4 with two RBI, to tie the game at 3-3.
Colorado Springs second baseman Chris Nelson returned from the disabled list and played for the first time since July 5. He was 2-for-5, with a home run, three RBI and a run in a 7-6 Sky Sox loss.
Modesto’s Chad Bettis allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits, walked two and matched a career high in strikeouts with 11 in seven innings. In his past six starts, Bettis is 3-2 with a 1.48 ERA, 27 hits and 43 strikeouts in 42 2/3 innings.
Tulsa’s Christian Friedrich took the loss for the Texas League North All-Stars, allowing three hits and a run in the second inning. Scott Beerer had the only hit among Rockies prospects, going 1-for-1 after replacing Tim Wheeler, who was hitless along with teammates Wilin Rosario and Ben Paulsen.