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Rockies Prospects: Rosell Herrera named to Futures Game, Nuts win with excellent pitching

Rosell Herrera was announced as the only representative of the Rockies franchise to the World Team for the Futures Game but it was his pitchers who were the stars in the Nuts win yesterday. That and more in todays prospect report.

Carpenter and Keck combine for three-hit shutout in Nuts 2-0 victory

Patrick Valaika's solo home-run would be all the offense the Nuts would need as Ryan Carpenter and Jon Keck kept the San Jose Giants off balance all night.

Carpenter pitched seven strong inning allowing only three hits and walking two though he did only noth one strikeout. Keck was credited for a two inning save after allowing zero hits, though he did walk two, but also struck out three.

The performance brings Ryan Carpenter's season ERA to 3.35.

Rosell Herrera was announced as the only member of the Rockies system to make the World Team for the Futures Game. He and Trevor Story combined for an 0-6 performance in this one. Story did walk twice, however.

On the season, Hererra is hitting .276/.315/.343 for a .658 OPS.

Kyle Parker Homers as Sky Sox win 6-4

Second baseman Angelys Nina went 2-4 with three RBI including a two run home run to help power the Colorado Springs Sky Sox past the Reno Aces 6-4.

Tim Wheeler, Rafael Ynoa and Kyle Parker all added multi-hit days of their own, Parker scoring three times and blasting a solo shot himself.

It was an all-reliever day on the mound for the Sky Sox as Manny Corpas got the start, going a solid three innings and giving up three hits and zero runs. Leuris Gomez and Greg Burke gave up two runs apiece while Chris Martin and Brooks Brown worked clean outings, the latter getting the two-inning save without allowing a base-runner. He struck out three.

Jiminian roughed up in Asheville loss

Starting pitcher Johendi Jiminian was having a pretty good year but yesterday was not his day. He surrendered eight runs in only 2.2 innings on ten hits. Oddly, he did strike out four hitters.

Andrew Brown came in as relief but no one was much relieved as he gave up four more runs in another rough 2.2 inning performance. Carlos Estevez and Matt Carasiti each also gave up a run in relief bringing the grand total yo 14 before Dylan Stamey could work the only clean inning for a Tourist pitcher on the night.

Things weren't all so doom-and-gloom on the offensive side though as every member os the starting lineup sans SS Emerson Jimenez grabbed at least one hit. Unfortunately, the only player with a multi-hit day was catcher Jose Briceno. Fortuntaely, one of his hits was a three-run home run.

Raimel Tapia and Jordan Patterson each went 1-3, scoring a run and drawing the Tourists only two walks of the game. Ryan McMahon and David Dahl each had singles and Corelle Prime smashed hit thirteenth(!) home run of the season.

Helmis Rodriguez strong again in Dust Devils defeat of Eugene 5-1

Helmis Rodriguez now has an ERA of 1.04 after pitching six innings of one run baseball in a Dust Devils win. We gave up seven hits but worked around them, allowing only one free-pass and striking out three.

Evan DeLuca, William Waltrip, and Josh Michalec each worked hitless frames to seal the win.

Drew Weeks went 02 out of the lead-off spot but drew two walks (get it?) and scored twice. Sam Bumpers bumped his batting average up with a double and a walk and added a run scored for good measure. Fransisco Sosa went 2-4 with an RBI and a walk.

Grand Junction loses lopsided afair 10-2

Tough game for promising young pitcher Carlos Polanco who was stellar in his first outing. He had to leave this one after only 3.1 IP and five runs given up, though only two of them were earned. However, the error was on Polanco himself.

He also walked four batters to only two strikeouts. After my conversation with Bob Apodaca (stay tuned!) I expect Polanco to bounce back.

Hunter Brothers, who looks errily similar to his brother, worked his second clean inning of the year.

Dom Nunez had a nice day in the batters box going 2-4. Hamlet Marte continues to hit, grabbing a single and bringing his early average to .333. Denzel Richardson and Renaldo Jenkins both doubled.