Cook earns win in second rehab start

Cook earns win in second rehab start

DENVER -- Rockies starter Aaron Cook scattered five hits and two runs over 5 2/3 innings, earning the win in his second rehab outing for Double-A Tulsa in an 8-4 victory against Northwest Arkansas on Saturday night.

The right-hander struck out six and walked two.

Rockies manager Jim Tracy said before Saturday's game against the Dodgers that, if all goes as planned, Cook is expected to start Thursday's makeup game against the Phillies in Denver.

"We're a couple days away from the month of September and 4 1/2 games from a playoff spot, so what you see between the lines goes a long way in dictating playing time or how you're going to set this or that up," Tracy said. "We want to see how he does."

In his first start with Tulsa, Cook allowed three hits and one run in a five-inning outing.

Cook, on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right big toe, is 4-8 with a 5.34 ERA this season with the Rockies.