Frederis Parra made a statement in his return to the Class A Asheville rotation on Tuesday. While he had a no-decision in the Tourists' 4-3 win, Parra allowed just two runs, one earned, in six innings of his first appearance with the Tourists since April 25.
Parra had been on the Injured List, and then was initially assigned to short-season A Boise when he was given medical clearance. With Boise, he worked 32 innings and allowed two earned runs on 26 hits and two walks.
Parra was signed by the Rockies as a free agent prior to last season, after he had been released by the Cardinals. The 24-year-old righthander is from the Dominican Republic.
In Thursday's Games
AAA Albuquerque (43-55) lost 10-9 against Fresno (Nationals). Rico Garcia (8.64) had a no-decision but allowed six runs on 10 hits and two walks, striking out five in five innings. DJ Johnson (4-1, 6.40) suffered the loss, allowing one run on three hits and a walk in two innings. Josh Fuentes (.274) hit his third home run in three games, and 10th of the season, and Dom Nunez (.263) was 2-for-3 with a double, home run, three runs scored and four RBI.
AA Hartford (13-14, 50-44) won 9-1 at Trenton (Yankees). Matt Dennis (1-1, 4.50) allowed one run on six hits, striking out five in seven innings. Luis Castro was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI in his first game after being promoted from Advanced-A Lancaster, where he hit .303 with 20 home runs and 72 RBI in 87 games.
Advanced A Lancaster (15-13, 49-47) lost 9-1 at Stockton (A's). Matt Hearn (.318) extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a double and single, and drove in Todd Czinege (.245) with the JetHawks only run. Czinege was 2-for-2 with a double. Garrett Schilling (7-5, 4.38) suffered the loss, allowing six runs on five hits and three walks, striking out three in three innings.
A Asheville (14-14, 43-55) won 4-3 against Rome (Braves). Kyle Datres (.261) drove in two runs, including the game-winner with a two-out, bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth. Alexander Martinez (4-4, 2.93) earned the win with a shutout inning in relief of Frederis Parra.
Short-season A Boise (15-19) lost 2-1 at Salem-Keizer (Giants). Luke Chevalier (0-1, 1.23) suffered the loss and a blown save when he allowed one run on two hits and two walks in 1 1/3 innings. Alfredo Garcia (1.69) started and allowed one run on two hits and four walks, striking out nine in 5 1/3 innings in his first start since being demoted from Asheville. Michael Toglia (.216) singled home Boise's only run.
Rookie Grand Junction (17-15) lost 7-3 at Orem (Angels). Cristopher Navarro (.307) was 2-for-3 with his first home run and two RBI. Alex Haynes (0-2, 8.16) allowed four runs on six hits, striking out six in four innings.