Monday Farm Report: Rockies Rehab Relievers Work 3 Scoreless at AAA
The three Rockies relievers on rehab assignments with Triple A Albuquerque -- Zac Rosscup, Carlos Estevez and Bryan Shaw -- each pitched a scoreless inning in the Isotopes 8-6 loss to Tacoma on Sunday.
Shaw, in his second appearance, gave up a single and a walk, but stranded both runners. On Friday, in his first appearance, he allowed two runs on two hits and a walk in one inning.
Rosscup, making his 10th appearance, has had nine scoreless appearances out of 10. He has a 1.08 ERA, having allowed one run on four hits and three walks, striking out nine.
Estevez also has made 10 appearances, but they haven't been as clean. Sunday was his third shutout inning in his last four appearances. He also struck out two on Sunday, giving him 13 strikeouts and only two walks in 9 2.3 innings. He has a 4.49 ERA.
In Sunday's Games
AAA Albuquerque (44-45) lost 8-6 to Tacoma in the final game before the Triple-A All-Star Break. Jon Gray (3.38) made his second start, throwing 102 pitches in 4 2/3 innings in which he allowed two runs on five hits and four walks, striking out seven. Scott McGough (6-3, 7.17) suffered the loss, allowing five runs in the fifth inning and retiring only two batters. Ryan McMahon (.263), Mike Tauchman (.337) and Drew Weeks (.279) drove in two runs each. McMahon has nine RBI and is hitting .360 in the last six games. Garrett Hampson (.315) was 3-for-5 with a triple and two runs scored.
AA Hartford (43-44) won 4-1 against Portland in the final game before the Eastern League All-Star Break. Jesus Tinoco (6-7, 5.21) allowed one run on a home run in six innings, striking out seven and not issuing a walk. All-Star relievers Matt Pierpont (1.64) and Mitch Horacek (2.51) pitched a scoreless inning, Pierpont picking up league-leading 24th save. Mylz Jones (.280) doubled home one run, and Sam Hilliard (.285) doubled home two runs in a three-run third.
High A Lancaster (11-7 2nd half; 44-44) won 5-1 against Modesto. Max George (.234) scored on a Carlos Herrera (.294) triple and hit a three-run home run in the fourth, his 10th home run of the season. Colton Welker (.318) ran his hitting streak to seven games with a third-inning single that scored George. Heath Holder (6-0, 4.33) worked two shutout innings for the win. David Hill (4.58) started and pitched three hitless innings, walking one and striking out two.
Low A Asheville (11-5 2nd half; 38-47) lost 9-3 against Greenville. Nate Harris (2-1, 4.19) allowed three runs, two earned, in three innings of relief. Will Gaddis (5.06) started, and allowed two runs, one earned, on three hits, striking out one, in two innings. Todd Czinege (.444) hit his second home run and drove in his sixth run in five games since joining the Tourists.
Short Season A Boise (13-11) lost 12-7 at Salem Kaiser. Keinter Olivares (1-1, 3.09) allowed two runs on three hits in two innings of relief, suffering the loss. Colton Pate (.8.44) started and allowed six runs, five earned, on five hits and three walks, striking out three. Danny Edgeworth (.300) was 2-for-5 with two RBI, and Matt Hearn (.342) was 2-for-4 with two RBI, a triple and a walk.
Rookie Grand Junction (11-15) won 10-5 at Billings. Fourth-round draft choice Ryan Feltner from Ohio State made his debut, working two shutout innings, giving up a hit and a walk, striking out two. Alejandro Mejia (1-2, 9.00) picked up the win, working five innings in relief, allowing one unearned run on three hits and five walks, striking out two. Michael Agis (4.26) earned his first save, retiring four batters. Second baseman Hunter Stovall (.778), the 21st-round draft from Mississippi State, followed up a three-hit debut on Saturday with four hits, including an RBI double in the second, on Sunday. Sixth-round draft Niko Decolati (.313), an outfielder from Loyola Marymount, hit a two-run home run in the first, his third of the season. Grant Lavigne (.418) extended his hitting streak to nine games, in which he is 17-for-36.
Dominican Summer League South (13-18) was off.
Dominican Summer League Northeast (17-14) was off.