Christian Friedrich didn't show his best work but worked hard and kept his team in the game with a five-inning-two-run effort. He walked three and only struck out two. He did allow 10 fly balls and only induced four ground balls but he surrendered just one extra-base hit, a double.
Friedrich now has made three starts against the Padres this season, allowing five runs, four earned, in 16 innings, for a 2.25 ERA.
New Rockie Jonathan Sanchez makes his debut for the Rockies on Monday. Regardless of what he shows, remember he's been regressing for two seasons, has been awful this season and the odds point strongly to him being bad overall the rest of the season. As written before here, he's either hurt and headed for surgery (most likely) or at the end of his career.
Drew Pomeranz will be held out of his next start due to arm soreness. Credit the Rockies for being smart. Call them wise if they keep young Pomeranz out longer for precautionary measures.
Former Rockie Huston Street picked up his 16th save in the victory.
The Rockies continue on the path to the second overall selection in next June's MLB Amateur Draft. Will the organization find a star, one it desperately needs?
Parker has 14 doubles, 10 homers and 42 RBI. His plate defense - solid - 43 walks and 57 strikeouts.
He looks ready for Double-A Tulsa now.
Tyler Anderson (no. 1 pick/2011) gave up two runs in five innings for Low-A Asheville. He walked three and gave up a home run. His ERA rose to 2.70. It was his worst start since June 23. He's been that good.
Who you like as the best young (under 20) hitter in the organization right now depends on your taste. Low-Asheville shortstop Trevor Story has more power punch in his bat. Dahl is a more gifted overall batsman.