Charlie Blackmon made his first appearance on a rehab assignment to Triple-A Albuquerque and went 1-for-3 in the Isotopes 5-1 loss at Omaha. He came out after his third at-bat, but Rockies manager Bud Black said there was no physical problems for Blackmon, who is on the injured list with a strained left calf.
Blackmon is scheduled to play for the Isotopes again Thursday, and then rejoin the Rockies this weekend in New York, where they have a three-game seires against the Mets, where a determination will be made on whether he is ready to be activated on the big-league roster.
The Rockies also promoted third baseman Nelson Molina from Double-A Hartford after Josh Fuentes was placed on the 7-day injured list with an oblique injury.
Originally an 11th-round draft choice of the Twins in 2013, Molina, a native of Puerto Rico, was initially signed by the Rockies' AA affiliate Hartford a year ago, and opened this season with the Yard Goats as well. He was hitting .143 at Hartford. A career .237 hitter in the minor leagues, he is making his first appearance at the AAA level.
In Wednesday's Games:
AAA Albuquerque (27-33) lost 5-1 at Omaha (Royals). Tim Melville (3-2, 3.71) allowed five runs on seven hits, including two home runs, and struck out five in seven innings. Roberto Ramos (.278) drove in the Isotopes only run with a ground out. Brian Mundell (.387) was 2-for-3 and scored on Ramo's ground out.
AA Hartford (33-24) lost 7-2 against Trenton (Yankees). Trenton rallied for two runs in the seventh and four in the eighth, erasing a 2-1 Hartford lead. The Yard Cats pitchers set a franchise record for a nine-inning game with 18 strikeouts. Starting pitcher Ashton Goudeau (2.07) departed with a 2-1 lead after six innings in which he allowed one run on three hits and a walk, striking out 12, an individual high for a Yard Goat. Rayan Gonzalez (1-1, 3.74) took over and gave up the two runs in the seventh that allowed Trenton to take a lead. Brian Serven (.190) doubled home one run for the Yard Goats, and Mylz Jones (.195) tripled home the other.
High A Lancaster (28-29) won 3-1 at Rancho Cucamonga (Dodgers). Garrett Schilling (3-2, 4.32) allowed three hits and a walk, striking out 10 in six scoreless innings. Tommy Doyle (0.71) struck out all four batters he faced for his eighth save. Carlos Herrera (.271) hit his eighth home run of the season in the first. Todd Czinege (.270) was 2-for-4 and drove in a run in the fourth. Taylor Snyder (.224) hit his fourth home run of the season in the ninth.
Low A Asheville (25-34) won 4-3 against Augusta (Giants). Will Golsan (.250) delivered the walkoff single in the ninth, scoring John Cresto (.279), who led off the ninth with a double. Cresto also singled home two runs in the fourth. Niko Decolati (.444) drove in the other run. He was 2-for-4 and is hitting .444 since being activated after opening the season on the injured list. Alexander Martinez (2-3, 2.96) worked a perfect ninth to pick up the win. Colten Schmidt (1.70) started and allowed seven hits and three walks, striking out six, in 5 1/3 innings.