Ian Stewart was 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI in a 9-2 Sky Sox loss, his first game for for Triple-A Colorado Springs since being optioned Wednesday.
Jason Giambi helped the Colorado Springs Sky Sox to a 7-5 win by going 3-for-3 with three RBI in his latest rehab appearance at Triple-A.
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.
Asheville Tyler Matzek pitched perhaps his best game as a pro, allowing one run on four hits, walking just one and striking out nine in seven innings.
Modesto right fielder Kent Matthes hit three home runs and drove in seven while shortstop Josh Rutledge homered for a third consecutive game in a 13-9 win for the Nuts.
Colorado Springs starter Billy Buckner allowed one hit in seven shutout innings of a 2-1 extra-inning loss Thursday. Buckner, who also pitched five shutout innings on June 19, walked two and struck out five.
Modesto’s Nolan Arenado, recently selected to play in the Futures Game, was 4-for-5 with a home run, a double, six RBI in a 15-7 win Friday. Arenado is hitting .366 in June and after walking just once in April against 11 strikeouts, Arenado has 19 walks and just 14 strikeouts in 45 games in May and June.
Tulsa center fielder Tim Wheeler was 1-for-3 with a two-home run, his 18th, in a 6-2 Drillers loss. Wheeler has driven in 57 runs, tied for fourth among all player in Double-A despite spending all season in the leadoff spot.
Tulsa’s Christian Friedrich gave up three hits and walked three in six shutout innings while another wave of Rockies prospects started their season at rookie Casper.
Long comeback from Tommy John surgery finally behind relief pitching prospect taken in the first round by the Colorado Rockies three years ago.