Modesto’s Chad Bettis extended a string of starts in which he has pitched at least seven innings to seven while Asheville’s Tyler Matzek walked eight, but took a no-hitter into the fifth inning before hitting a wall.
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.
Tyler Matzek returned to the rotation at low Class-A Asheville for the first time in more than a month on Wednesday and allowed two hits, walked five and struck out six in four scoreless innings.
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.
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.
Modesto’s Chad Bettis allowed one run on four hits, walked two and struck out eight in seven innings to pick up his fifth win, aided in part by third baseman Nolan Arenado, who was 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI.
Colorado Springs catcher Jordan Pacheco doubled in the go-ahead run in the 14th inning Tuesday. In the lower minors, Colorado Rockies prospects took part in a pair of All-Star Games.
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.
High Class A Modesto pitchers Chad Bettis and Dan Houston and first baseman-outfielder Mike Zuanich were named to the California League All-Star team that will meet the Carolina League All-Stars on June 21 in Modesto.
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.
Tulsa’s Christian Friedrich bounced back from his worst start of the year, which lasted just 1 2/3 innings, with possibly his best of the season, allowing two hits and a run in seven innings Sunday.