Modesto starter Chad Bettis allowed one run on four hits, walked one and struck out seven in eight innings. In his past two starts combined, Bettis has allowed just two runs on eight hits and struck out 15 in 15 innings.
Rosell Herrera, the 18-year-old shortstop ranked the 12th-best prospect in the Colorado Rockies system before he played a game in the U.S. homered for the first time at rookie Casper on Tuesday.
Dexter Fowler and Ian Stewart endured a hitless night at Triple-A Colorado Springs, combining to go 0-for-7. Fowler is 0-for-14 in his past four games but has walked six times. Stewart is 1-for-21 in his past five.
Starting pitcher Greg Reynolds allowed two runs on 10 hits but didn’t walk a batter in six innings, his second start since returning to Colorado Springs and a 7-3 win for the Sky Sox.
Asheville left fielder Corey Dickerson, an eighth-round pick in 2010, hit three home runs and drove in 10 runs, eight with his home runs and two with sacrifice flies.
A 13-run fifth inning for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox fueled a 24-6 win as pitcher John Maine returned from a shoulder injury to pitch for the first time since May 3.
Aaron Cook made his third rehab start with the Drillers and allowed four runs in five innings. Cook, who is expected back to return to the Rockies next week, allowed seven hits, walked no one and struck out six.
Second baseman Thomas Field hit a two-run walkoff home run for Double-A Tulsa while center fielder Tim Wheeler took over the organization lead in RBI.
Ty Wigginton played both ends of a double-header on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Colorado Springs was 2-for-7 with a pair of walks and an RBI.
Juan Nicasio struck out seven in seven innings on his way to his fifth win for Double-A Tulsa, backed by 15 runs including a three-run run home run from Tim Wheeler.
The strong start to Juan Nicasio’s season at Double-A Tulsa continued with 6 2/3 innings shutout innings in rain-shortened game on Sunday. Nicasio struck out 10 to bring his season total to 44 against just four walks in 28 2/3 innings.
Modesto’s Tyler Matzek, the Colorado Rockies’ top pick in 2009, allowed six runs on eight hits and four walks in two innings. Matzek is 0-2 with a 10.22 ERA and 18 walks in 12 1/3 innings.