Weather Cuts Short Dunn's First Rehab Assignment for Albuquerque
Mike Dunn, appearing in a game for the first time since July 3, sturggled in a rain-interrupted rehab assignment with Class AAA Albuquerque on Tuesday. Dunn retired only two of the five batters he faced, giving up three hits, two walks and two runs while retiring two batters in the sixth inning.
Dunn, who is eligible to be activated at the big-league level Sept. 3, did not return to the mound after a one hour, 21 minute relay delay in the bottom of the sixth at El Paso.
Dunn has been on the disabled list since that July 3 appearance left with a left AC joint inflamation.
The Matt Holliday Watch
Matt Holliday returned to the Albuquerque lineup on Tuesday after sitting out Sunday's game and a Monday off day. He went 1-for-3 with an RBI.
The Holliday File
In Tuesday's Games
AAA Albuquerque (59-68) lost 6-4 at El Paso. Dunn (0-1, 10.80) suffered the loss. Brett Oberholtzer (5.78) started and allowed three runs on seven hits, striking out two, in five innings. Pat Valaika (.229) went 2-for-5, and is 5-for-10 in his first two games since being sent down from the Rockies. Jordan Patterson (.278) was 2-for-4 with his 23rd home run, which is the fifth most in the Pacific Coast League.
AA Hartford (58-66) won 7-3 at Trenton. Evan Grills (3-4, 3.48) allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk, striking out six, in six innings. Drew Weeks (.200) and Brandon Bednar (.289) each had one hit and two RBI. Bednar hit his sixth home run to give the Yard Goats a 4-2 lead in the sixth.
High A Lancaster (32-25 2nd half; 65-62) lost 6-3 at Rancho Cucamonga. Shortstop Carlos Herrera (.287) was 2-for-4 with his sixth home run and two RBI. Logan Longwith (3-5, 7.18) allowed five runs on seven hits and two walks, striking out four, in 3 2/3 innings.
Low A Asheville (31-25 2nd half; 58-67) won 10-9 at Augusta. Casey Golden (.283) hit his 30th and 31st home runs, becoming the 13th player in Asheville history to hit 30 home runs, and the first since Corey Dickerson had 31 in 2011. Will Gaddis (4.80) started and allowed five runs on seven hits, striking out one, in two innings. Moise Ceja (2-1, 4.43) earned the victory, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk, striking out four, in three innings. Tommy Doyle (2.25) earned his 15th save.
Short-Season A Boise (9-17 2nd half; 30-34) lost 9-6 to Salem Keizer. Terrin Vavra (.317) was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, and RBI and his fourth home run. Miguel Ausua (6.89) started and allowed one unearned runs, two hits and a walk, striking out two, in two innings. Reagan Todd (18.00), the Rockies 32nd round pick in June out of Mesa State, suffered the loss in his second appearance since being promoted from Grand Junction, allowing four runs on four hits and a walk in the eighth inning.
Rookie Grand Junction (15-9 2nd half, 35-27) split a doubleheader at Missoula, losing 2-1 in Game 1, and winning 6-4 in eight innings in Game 2. Hunter Stovall (.305) was a combined 5-for-6 with three runs scored and an RBI in the doublebeader. No. 1 draft pick Ryan Rolison (1.96) started and pitched three hitless innings, walking one batter and striking out three, in Game 1. Jaco Bird (3.43) suffered the loss, allowing two runs on three hits, striking out two, in two innings. Michael Agis (5-3, 2.48) allowed two hits in two shutout innings, striking out two to earn the victory in Game 2. Alexander Martinez (3.42) came out of the bullpen to get the final out in Game 2 for his 15th save.
Dominican Summer League South (22-47) lost 3-2 at Cardinals Blue. Victor Mendez (0-3, 5.40) allowed one run on two hits, striking out two, in three innings of relief to suffer th eloss. Kevin Garcia (3.46) started and allowed two runs, one earned, on five hits and a walk, striking out seven, in five innings. Jesus Baptista (.282) was 3-for-4.
Dominican Summer League Northeast (50-19) won 5-3 against the Mariners. Steven Fana (.271) hit his eighth home run. Anderon Amarista (3.06) started and allowed three runs, two earned, on three hits and a walk, striking out five, in four innings. Enrique Saldana (1-0, 2.53) pitched one inninga, allowing one hit and a walk, and was credited with with win. Raymells Rosa (2.43) earne dhis 18th save.