Four Colorado Rockies prospects from the Rookie level Casper Ghosts made Baseball America‘s list of the top 20 prospects in the Pioneer League, including Trevor Story, who was ranked the best prospect in the league.
Asheville’s Tyler Matzek allowed three unearned runs en route to his third straight win. Matzek allowed two hits, walked four and struck out in seven innings, the fourth consecutive start he’s pitched 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.
Asheville’s Tyler Matzek allowed four runs on seven hits, walked two and struck out nine in seven innings. It was the fourth straight start for Matzek in which he has pitched at least six innings and the third start in his past four that he pitched seven.
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.
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.
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.
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.