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.
Ian Stewart hit a pair of home runs for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in an 11-10 win Sunday at Salt Lake. Stewart was 3-for-5 with six RBI and three runs scored and is 6-for-13 with nine RBI in his past three games.
Colorado Springs outfielder Cole Garner and Tulsa third baseman Darin Holcomb returned to their respective lineups for the first time in more than a week.
Third baseman Ian Stewart was 3-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox on Tuesday. Since returning from a hamstring injury, Stewart is hitting .450 (9-for-20) with two doubles, three home runs and seven RBI in five games.
Modesto third baseman Nolan Arenado was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in the Nuts’ 8-4 win Tuesday. In his past 10 games, Arenado is hitting .372 with four doubles, two home runs and 17 RBI.
Center fielder Tim Wheeler was 3-for-4 with a double, two home runs and four RBI for Double-A Tulsa on Thursday. Wheeler is now hitting .330 with 14 home runs and 45 RBI.
Sky Sox right fielder Charlie Blackmon was 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run and an RBI. For Blackmon, who is hitting .337 with eight home runs and 37 RBI, it was the sixth multihit game in his past seven.
Aaron Cook’s return from a broken finger took a big step forward with a rehab start Saturday at Double-A Tulsa, where he allowed four runs on six hits in four innings, walked two and stuck out one.
Catcher Wilin Rosario had three hits for Double-A Tulsa and in his past two games is 7-for-10 with three doubles.
In his second game at Colorado Springs, Ian Stewart contributed a first-inning grand slam to a big night for Sky Sox hitters, who combined to produce 18 hits and 13 runs.
Double-A Tulsa scored 10 runs, driven in part by a pair of home runs from center fielder Tim Wheeler, but still fell 13 runs short in a slugfest with San Antonio that featured 11 home runs between the two teams.
Catcher Wilin Rosario and left-hander Christian Friedrich are among the seven minor leaguers the Colorado Rockies have invited to a medical mini-camp at Coors Field the week of January 17.