Colorado Rockies outfielder started both ends of a double header at Colorado Springs while right-handed pitcher Alex White made one-inning rehab appearance at Tulsa, his first appearance since joining the Rockies organization.
Asheville’s Tyler Matzek won for the first time in 15 starts this season, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks and striking out eight in five innings of a 12-4 Tourists win.
Tulsa’s Tim Wheeler hit his organization-leading 29th home run in a 5-2 loss while Modesto’s Kent Matthes followed up his three-home-run night with his 21st home run in a 9-6 win.
Colorado Springs second baseman Chris Nelson was 4-for-5 with two home runs, six RBI and three runs while Esmil Rogers was solid in his latest rehab start.
Tulsa catcher Wilin Rosario was 2-for-3 with a solo home run in a 5-2 Drillers win on Sunday. In his past two games, Rosario is 4-for-5 with three home runs, four RBI, four walks and no strikeouts.
While the Colorado Rockies’ top position player prospects were playing in the Futures Game, one of their best pitching prospects, Tulsa’s Christian Friedrich, put together one of his best starts of the season, allowing just one run on six hits, walking no one and striking out five in eight innings of a 3-2 loss.
Tulsa third baseman Darin Holcomb was 4-for-5 and drove in all of the Drillers’ runs in a 5-4 win, including a go-ahead run on single in the 10th.
The Colorado Springs Sky Sox rallied in the bottom of the eighth for seven runs, including a three-run home run by first baseman Mike Jacobs and an RBI double by catcher Jordan Pacheco, to take a 9-8 lead before giving it back with two runs in the ninth.
Chad Bettis allowed just two hits, two walks and struck out eight in eight shutout innings for Modesto on Sunday while Christian Friedrich pitched 7 1/3 solid innings for Tulsa.
Third baseman Ian Stewart will play tonight for Triple-A Colorado Springs at Fresno after missing eight games due to a right hamstring strain.
The Colorado Rockies announced Thursday that infielder Alfredo Amezaga has cleared waivers and has been assigned to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Amezaga was designated for assignment before Sunday’s game with the St. Louis Cardinals to clear a spot on the roster for infielder Chris Nelson.
The Colorado Rockies continue shuffling their roster, adding infielder Chris Nelson and designating utility man Alfredo Amezaga for assignment.