Saturday Farm Report: Albuquerque Getting a Big-League Look
Outfielder David Dahl began his rehab assignment with the Rockies Triple-A Albuquerque affiliate on Thursday. Saturday, he will be joined by Chad Bettis, who will make the start for the Isotopes, and reliever Harrison Musgrave, both on the disabled list along with Dahl.
Bettis, bothered with a right middle finger blister since May 22 when he came out of a start at Dodger Stadium, tried to pitch through the injury, but had to come out of a July 1 start, again at Dodger Stadium, after three innings, and was placed on the disabled list.
He had lengthy bullpen sessions at Coors Field before the All-Star Break, and earlier this week in Albuquerque, after which he was given the green light for a rehab assignment. He does not have a predetermined workload for the game against Milwaukee's Fresno affiliate.
Musgrave, who has split time between the Rockies and Isotopes this season, earned the first victory of his big-league career despite allowing three runs in three innings of a 10-7 win against the Mariners on July 13, and afterward was placed on the disabled list with a right hip flexor.
Dahl, recovering from a broken foot suffered when he fouled a ball off his right foot on May 30, hit a home run in his only at-bat in his first rehab game for the Isotopes on Thursday, and came out after three innings in the field.
He was in the lineup again on Friday, went 0-for-3, and played five innings in the field.
AAA Albuquerque (47-51) lost 8-5 to Fresno. Peter Lambert (2-1, 4.50) allowed five runs on seven hits and three walks, striking out two, in five innings. Mike Tauchman (.341) was 2-for-5 with a run scored, RBI and double, and Josh Fuentes (.325) was 3-for-5 with two runs scored, an RBI and double.
AA Hartford (47-49) lost 6-0 at Portland. Brendan Rodgers (.276) had two of the Yard Goats' five hits. Jesus Tinoco (6-8, 5.44) allowed six runs, five earned, on eight hits and two walks, striking out three in 4 1/3 innings.
High A Lancaster (16-13 2nd half; 49-50) Tyler Nevin (.3-4) was 4-for-4 with his seventh home run, a double and two runs scored. Matt Dennis (7-10, 5.60) allowed three runs on eight hits, striking out six, in 6 2/3 innings. Reid Humphreys (1.62) converted his 21st save in 22 opportunities.
Low A Asheville (15-11 2nd half, 42-53) won 5-4 against Greenville. Sean Bouchard (.257) was 2-for-2 with two walks and a two-run double in the Tourists' four-run sixth inning. Braxton Lorenzini (3-0, 2.35) earned the win in relief of Garrett Schilling (3.62), who allowed three runs on three hits and five walks, striking out seven, in 5 2/3 innings. Robert Tyler (4.10) earned his eighth save.
Short-Season A Boise (19-16) Luis Castro (.349) was 1-for-2 with an RBI and two walks. Jeffri Ocando (1-1, 7.77) allowed four runs on five hits and a walk, striking out three, in 1 2/3 innings.
Rookie Grand Junction (17-17) won 4-2 against Billings. Nick Decolati (.308) hit a two-run home run in the fourth to tie the score, and Hunter Stovall (.429) hit his fifth home run to give the Rockies a lead in the fifth. Cayden Hatcher (1-0, 0.00) earned the win with two shutout innings in which he gave up one hit and walk walk, striking out three. Alexander Martinez (3.52) earned his eighth save. Wander Cabrera (8.04) started and allowed two runs on two hits, walking two and striking out three in one inning.
Dominican Summer League South (16-24) lost 9-7 in 11 innings against the Cardinals Blue. Richard Cespedes (1-2, 4.97) suffered the loss, allowing three runs in 2 1/3 innings. Kevin Garcia (4.40) started and allowed three runs on seven hits without a walk, striking out seven, in four innings. Ronaiker Palma (.365) was 3-for-6 with an RBI and double.
Dominican Summer League Northeast (23-15) won 11-8 against the Pirates 2. Luis Amoroso (2-2, 7.78) earned the win in relief, allowing three runs on four hits and a walk, striking out two in 2 2/3 innings. Raymells Rosa (2.53) earned his ninth save. Steven Fana (.300) was 2-for-3 with two walks and two RBI.