Veteran pitcher John Maine, whom the Colorado Rockies hoped might provide pitching depth, left Triple-A Colorado Springs after a poor start Monday and will decide whether to retire or continue trying to come back from shoulder surgery last year.
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.
Willy Taveras was 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and three RBI in a 12-6 loss for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Taveras has shown uncharacteristic power in June, hitting in all 12 games he’s played in the month with five doubles, four home runs and nine RBI.
Asheville left fielder Corey Dickerson, an eighth-round pick in 2010, hit three home runs and drove in 10 runs, eight with his home runs and two with sacrifice flies.
A 13-run fifth inning for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox fueled a 24-6 win as pitcher John Maine returned from a shoulder injury to pitch for the first time since May 3.
The season is over for Colorado Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa, who suffered a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. De La Rosa is likely to miss the rest of this season and part of next following Tommy John surgery.
Christian Friedrich bounced back from a rough outing with his best of the season to pick up his second win. Modesto’s Chad Bettis struck out 11 in six innings for Modesto.
Double-A Tulsa shortstop Hector Gomez doubled, tripled and homered to drive in three runs, but fell short of a cycle by only a single in a 10-8 Drillers win.
Asheville right fielder Kyle Parker, back in the lineup after the missing the past few games with an illness, hit a grand slam for his first professional home run and drove in seven.
After two rough games to start his season, John Maine had his best outing for Triple-A Colorado Springs in his bid to return to the major leagues and help the Colorado Rockies.
John Maine and Juan Nicasio — potential emergency replacements if Tuesday’s rainout messes with the Colorado Rockies’ rotation — made their second starts at Triple-A and Double-A with mixed results.
The Colorado Rockies and New York Mets will play a traditional double header on Thursday, which will mess with the Rockies’ rotation plans when they return home to face the Chicago Cubs over the weekend.