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.
Corey Dickerson homered three times — his 28th, 29th and 30th — and drove in six runs in a slugfest for low Class-A Asheville. The Tourists hit eight home runs and scored 21 runs.
Ryan Spilborghs started his rehab with Triple-A Colorado Springs, going 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored, while Jordan Pacheco made his second start at third base this week.
Modesto starting pitcher Chad Bettis pitched another gem, striking out 11 in seven shutout innings, while third baseman Nolan Arenado became the first minor leaguer with 100 RBI this season.
Starting pitcher Tyler Matzek took the loss for Ashevile but followed up his best start of the season with another solid start, allowing three runs on six hits with three walks and five strikeouts in six innings. Matzek was coming off a start in which he allowed run and struck out nine in seven innings.
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.
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.
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.
Rosell Herrera, the 18-year-old shortstop ranked the 12th-best prospect in the Colorado Rockies system before he played a game in the U.S. homered for the first time at rookie Casper on Tuesday.
Dexter Fowler and Ian Stewart endured a hitless night at Triple-A Colorado Springs, combining to go 0-for-7. Fowler is 0-for-14 in his past four games but has walked six times. Stewart is 1-for-21 in his past five.
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.