Six Colorado Rockies minor leaguers were winners in the annual Baseball America Best Tools survey.
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.
Alex White allowed two hits and struck out two in 3 2/3 scoreless innings in his second rehab start at Double-A Tulsa. since joining the Rockies organization. Matt McBride, like White acquired in the Ubaldo Jimenez trade, was 3-for-4 in his first game with Tulsa.
Starting pitcher Edgar Gonzalez allowed one run on two hits, walked two and struck out three in seven innings. But he was denied a when by a two-run walkoff home run off reliever Jim Miller.
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.
Tulsa’s Dan Houston bounced back from a pair of rough starts to pitch a three-hit shutout, walking two and striking out 10 in the process.
After enduring a terrible 2010 season, a medical washout of a year consisting of limited action that was ended by pain, surgery for a torn left patellar tendon and rehab, outfielder Kent Matthes is reaping a big reward. This, plus news about Tyler Matzek, Will Swanner and others coming Friday in the July farm report.
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.
Double-A Tulsa combined for seven home runs by seven different hitters Wednesday, including back-to-back-to-back shots by minor-league home run leader Tim Wheeler, Thomas Field and Ben Paulsen in a 17-11 Drillers win.
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.
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.