Tuesday Farm Report: Dunn, Oberg Ready to Rejoin Rockies
Relievers Mike Dunn and Scott Oberg both made what are expected to be their final rehab assignment appearances Monday night, throwing a shutout inning apiece for High-A Lancaster at Modesto. They are expected to join the Rockies in San Francisco on Tuesday and be activated Wednesday.
Carlos Estevez, meanwhile, made his first rehab appearance at Triple-A Albuquerque, and suffered the loss against Sacramento. Estevez threw 19 pitches, retiring two batters and giving up two runs.
In Monday's Games
AAA Albuquerque (38-38) lost 9-4 against Sacramento. Isotopes pitchers allowed four home runs, bringing the season total to 115. David Holman (5.85) started and gave up three home runs among the eighth hits he allowed in giving up four runs, walking one and striking out four in six innings. Raimel Tapia (.308) was 2-for-4 with a double. Garrett Hampson (.305) was 2-for-5 with a run scored. Third baseman Josh Fuentes (.323) was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBI and a home run.
AA Hartford (37-37) won 5-0 against Richmond, which was 0-for-15 with runners in scoring position. Evan Grills (2-1, 275), in his fourth start after missing last season with Tommy John surgery, pitched six shutout innings, giving up six hits, walking three and striking out three. Hartford scored its five runs on two sacrifice flys, a walk, an error and a passed ball. Mylz Jones (.284) and Sam Hilliard (.291) were both 2-for-4 with a run scored.
High A Lancaster (3-2, 2nd half; 36-39) won 3-2 at Modesto. Rico Garcia (7-7, 3.42) allowed two runs on six hits, striking out six in six innings. Tyler Nevin (.279) doubled and scored the winning run in the seventh on a single by Alan Trejo (.281), who leads Lancaster with 45 RBI. Reid Humphreys earned his California League-leading 15th save despite walking three batters in the ninth. Steven Linkous (.310) had a two-run single in the fourth. Nevin came into the game to replace Wes Rogers, who was hit by a pitch in his second plate appearance and came out of the game, but is reported to be fine.
Low A Asheville (3-1 2nd half; 30-43) was off.
Short-season A Boise (6-5) won 7-2 at Eugene, completing a sweep of a three-game series. Boise scored five runs in the third on an RBI double by Luis Castro (.303), a walk, wild pitch, passed ball and double play. Danny Edgeworth (.326) pinch-hit for Terrin Vavra, who came out of the game in the seventh with a tightness in his gluteal muscles. Edgeworth accounted for the two other runs, driving in one with a double and then scoring the other. Pearson McMahan (1-0, 3.86) allowed two runs on two hits and five walks, striking out three in five innings.
Rookie Grand Junction (5-6) lost 5-3 at Ogden. Daniel Montano (.303) was 2-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored and RBI. Niko Decolati (.324) was 4-for-5 with a double and run scored. Alfredo Garcia (0-2, 5.40) allowed five runs, four earned, on eight hits and two walks, striking out two.
Dominican Summer League South (7-13) lost 5-4 against the Twins. Anderson Amarista (2-3, 6.97) allowed five runs, two earned, on four hits and three walks, striking out five in 5 1/3 innings. Third baseman Bladimir Restituyo (.275) had a triple, scored a run and drove in a run.
Dominican Summer League Northeast (11-9) won 6-4 at the Mariners. Shortstop Eddy Diaz (.279) was 2-for-5 with a single and RBI. Walking Cabrera (.250) was 2-for-4 with a home run. Yolki Pena (.217) was 2-for-5 with two doubles, a run scored and two RBI. Carlos Gonzalez (3.52) allowed one run on five hits, striking out three in six innings. Diego Blanco (1-0, 8.36) was credited with the victory despite allowing three runs on two hits and a walk, striking out two in two innings. Raymells Rosa (386) earned his third save.