Colorado Rockies minor-leaguer Mike Jacobs has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for Human Growth Hormone (HGH), a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Tri-City starter Tyler Gagnon allowed three hits, walked one and struck out seven in seven scoreless innings. Gagnon has allowed one run and 13 hits in 31 1/3 over his past five starts.
Colorado Rockies outfielder started both ends of a double header at Colorado Springs while right-handed pitcher Alex White made one-inning rehab appearance at Tulsa, his first appearance since joining the Rockies organization.
Modesto’s Nolan Arenado hit two home runs and drove in four while teammate Kent Matthes hit a grand slam to bring his organization-leading RBI total to 95.
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 Chad Bettis extended a string of starts in which he has pitched at least seven innings to seven while Asheville’s Tyler Matzek walked eight, but took a no-hitter into the fifth inning before hitting a wall.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 was 2-for-3 with a solo home run in a 5-2 Drillers win on Sunday. In his past two games, Rosario is 4-for-5 with three home runs, four RBI, four walks and no strikeouts.