The Dust Devils won their first game in the Northwest League playoffs behind starting pitcher Christian Bergman, who took a no-hitter into the six, allowed two hits, walked one and struck out eight in seven innings.
Joe Gardner, the least-talked-about pitcher in the Ubaldo Jimenez trade, won for the third consecutive time at Tulsa. Since joining the Colorado Rockies organization, Gardner is 3-2 with a 2.87 ERA in five starts.
Chris Nelson two a pair of home runs in his first game at Triple-A Colorado Springs since being optioned on Wednesday.
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.
Modesto’s Edwar Cabrera extended his organization strikeout lead by striking out eight in 6 2/3 innings Wednesday. Cabrera, who was not involved in the decision in a 5-4 Nuts walkoff, has struck out 143 in 110 1/3 innings at two levels and is 1-0 with a 2.84 ERA since being promoted to Modesto.
Greg Reynolds allowed seven hits, walked one and struck out seven in seven shutout innings for Colorado Springs. The Sky Sox’s 2-1 win was Reynolds’ first start back at Triple-A after making a spot start Saturday for the Rockies.
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.
Chad Bettis allowed just two hits, two walks and struck out eight in eight shutout innings for Modesto on Sunday while Christian Friedrich pitched 7 1/3 solid innings for Tulsa.
Tulsa’s Christian Friedrich bounced back from his worst start of the year, which lasted just 1 2/3 innings, with possibly his best of the season, allowing two hits and a run in seven innings Sunday.
After coming back to tie the game in ninth inning, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox lost in 10 innings when reliever Rex Brothers gave up the winning run in the 10th inning after three two-out singles by Albuquerque.
Second baseman Thomas Field hit a two-run walkoff home run for Double-A Tulsa while center fielder Tim Wheeler took over the organization lead in RBI.