The Colorado Rockies have added minor league pitchers Edwar Cabrera and Christian Friedrich to the 40-man roster and outright outfielder Andrew Brown.
Modesto dropped the first game of its series with Stockton when Anthony Aliotti hit a walkoff solo home run in the 12th inning. Starting pitcher Edwar Cabrera allowed one run on five hits, walked one and struck out seven in seven innings for the Nuts.
Asheville’s Tyler Matzek allowed three unearned runs en route to his third straight win. Matzek allowed two hits, walked four and struck out in seven innings, the fourth consecutive start he’s pitched seven innings.
Tyler Matzek pitched his best game as a pro, allowing one run on two hits with two walks and 13 strikeouts for Asheville. It was the third consecutive start and fourth in his past five that Matzek pitched seven innings. In August, Matzek is 3-1 with a 2.65 ERA, 15 walks and 42 strikeouts in 34 innings.
Ryan Spilborghs started his rehab with Triple-A Colorado Springs, going 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored, while Jordan Pacheco made his second start at third base this week.
Tulsa starter Christian Friedrich rebounded from a pair of rough starts and took a no-hitter one out into the sixth inning. Friedrich allowed just one hit and four walks and struck out seven in six shutout innings. He was not involved in the decision as the Drillers’ bullpen allowed three runs.
Six Colorado Rockies minor leaguers were winners in the annual Baseball America Best Tools survey.
Tri-City starting pitcher Christian Bergman allowed four hits, walked no one and struck out six in seven shutout innings Tuesday. Bergman has not allowed a run in his past four starts. In 30 innings during that span, he has allowed just 16 hits and two walks and has struck out 24.
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.
Modesto’s Josh Rutledge extended his hitting streak to 23 games while starting pitcher Edwar Cabrera added nine more strikeouts to his minor-league-leading total.
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.
Tulsa catcher Wilin Rosario continued his recent surge with four hits and Tim Wheeler hit his 27th home run. But both were overshadowed by shortstop Hector Gomez who hit two home runs and drove in seven runs in a 13-8 Drillers win.