AA Tulsa: W 7-3 (69-64, 2nd, 6.5 GB)
The Drillers got home runs from Troy Tulowitzki and Lars Davis on their way to victory. Tulowitzki was the DH and went 2-for-4, while Jason Giambi played first base and had two hits as well, as the two stars finished up their Tulsa rehab tour. As for where they're heading now, Troy Renck has the scoop:
Both will return to Denver tomomrrow to be re-evaluated. Then they will go to Colorado Springs. So far, everything going as planned— Troy Renck, Rockies (@TroyRenck) August 28, 2012
Brandon Hynick had another solid outing for Tulsa, allowing two earned runs on five hits in six innings while striking out seven. Tulsa's Mikepen (Marbry and Solbach) combined for three scoreless frames of relief.
RK Grand Junction: L 5-4 (36-30, 2nd, 1 GB)
After a rare tough day on Sunday, David Dahl doubled twice - one of which tied the game in the top of the ninth inning - and walked last night, in addition to driving in three runs. However, Scott Oberg allowed a walk, a sac bunt, and a single in the bottom half of the inning as Great Falls walked off on the Rockies.
Matthew Carasiti started the game for Grand Junction and allowed two unearned runs on four hits and two walks in six innings. He struck out four.
Modesto and Colorado Springs recaps after the jump.
A+ Modesto: L 7-6 (70-63, t-1st)
The Nuts scored five runs in the fourth inning, and led 6-2 heading into the sixth and 6-3 heading into the eighth. However, the back-end of the bullpen squandered the lead by allowing two runs apiece in the eighth and ninth innings. Tyler Matzek was sort of "meh," as he allowed three runs on five hits and three walks in 5.2 innings. He struck out three.
Cristhian Adames had four hits out of the two-hole, including the Nuts' only extra-base hit of the night. Timothy Smalling contributed two hits of his own.
AAA Colorado Springs: L 8-2 (72-65, 2nd, 4 GB)
A bunch of weird guys pitched for the Sky Sox, and none of them did so effectively, perhaps with the exception of Dan Merklinger (wut), who struck out two batters in two scoreless frames.
Tommy Field and Brendan Harris both hit the 30-double mark on the season last night, while Charlie Culberson homered in the losing effort.
Asheville and Tri-City were off, while the DSL Rockies have completed their season.