Tulsa’s Tim Wheeler, who ended a homerless August last week, hit his third home run in the past five games and drove in three.
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.
Drew Pomeranz officially joined the Colorado Rockies organization to complete the Ubaldo Jimenez trade with Cleveland and quickly made an impact at Double-A Tulsa. Pomeranz carried a perfect game one out into the seventh inning of a 6-0 Drillers win.
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.
Tri-City’s Christian Bergman, a 24th-round pick by the Rockies in 2010, pitched a four-hit shutout, walking no one and striking out six. In his previous start, Bergman pitched seven scoreless innings on four hits and walked only one.
Tulsa’s Ben Paulsen, starting at third base for just the first time in his minor-league career, was 3-for-4 with a double, a home run with two RBI.
Colorado Springs second baseman Chris Nelson was 4-for-5 with two home runs, six RBI and three runs while Esmil Rogers was solid in his latest rehab start.
Tulsa third baseman Darin Holcomb was 4-for-5 and drove in all of the Drillers’ runs in a 5-4 win, including a go-ahead run on single in the 10th.
Tim Wheeler and Ben Paulsen hit two of Double-A Tulsa’s five home runs, part of a 17-run explosion that included two six-run 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.
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.