Tulsa starter Christian Friedrich rebounded from a pair of rough starts and took a no-hitter one out into the sixth inning. Friedrich allowed just one hit and four walks and struck out seven in six shutout innings. He was not involved in the decision as the Drillers’ bullpen allowed three runs.
The Colorado Rockies announced Monday they had agreed to terms with their top pick in the June draft, left-handed pitcher Tyler Anderson, to beat MLB’s signing deadline.
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.
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.
Tulsa’s Ben Paulsen, starting at third base for just the first time in his minor-league career, was 3-for-4 with a double, a home run with two RBI.
Asheville’s Tyler Matzek won for the first time in 15 starts this season, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks and striking out eight in five innings of a 12-4 Tourists 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 catcher Wilin Rosario reached base five times, going 2-for-2 with two home runs, three walks, three RBI and three runs scored in the Drillers’ 7-6, 11-inning win.
Second-round pick Carl Thomore was among 11 signings announced by the Colorado Rockies on Thursday. Thomore was a high school outfielder from East Brunswick High School in New Jersey. Baseball America reports the Rockies have also agreed to terms with supplemental first-round pick Trevor Story.
The Colorado Rockies selected high school infielder Trevor Story with the 45th overall pick in the supplemental first round of Monday’s draft. Story, a shortstop from from Irving High School in Irving, Texas, was rated as the 40th-best prospect in the draft by Baseball America.