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Rockies prospects: Rosell Herrera perfect at the plate

Herrera is quietly heating up. Meanwhile, a Grand Junction infielder nearly hit for the cycle and the Rockies' 2014 second-round draft pick was impressive.

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Rockies infield prospect Rosell Herrera went 3-for-3 with a home run and a pair of walks in High-A Modesto's 8-4 loss to San Jose on Monday.

Herrera had three of just five total hits for the Nuts, who fell to 33-76. The 21-year-old Dominican has heated up a bit over his last 10 games, hitting .300/.349/.475 in that span.

David Dahl went 0-for-5 and struck out twice from the leadoff spot. He's now hitting .179 since his promotion. David Bergin and Duane Espy had the other two hits for Modesto. Both were singles.

Starter Ben Alsup lasted six innings and allowed six runs on nine hits and a couple of walks.\

Jean falls short of cycle

Grand Junction infielder Luis Jean went 3-for-4, falling a double short of the cycle in Rookie-level Grand Junction's 7-2 win over Idaho Falls.

Jean grounded out in his first at-bat, which came in the bottom of the third inning, but reached base three consecutive times after that. The 19-year-old shortstop hit an RBI triple in the fifth then singled, stole a base and scored in the seventh before launching a two-run homer -- his first of the year -- in the eighth.

Designated hitter Randy Reyes also finished with three hits and second baseman Wesley Jones added two. Carlos Polanco allowed two runs on five hits in seven innings, striking out four and walking two en route to his fifth victory.

Other games

Colorado Springs 2, Nashville 0 (Game 1 suspended after 2 innings; Game 2 postponed): Ryan Wheeler homered off of rehabbing Brewers reliever Jim Henderson before rain ruined everything.

Greensboro 8, Asheville 6: Emerson Jimenez had three hits and three RBI. Raimel Tapia and Jose Briceno added two knocks apiece but it wasn't enough for the Tourists, who lost on a two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the 12th. Johendi Jiminian started for Asheville and allowed two earned runs on four hits in six innings.Troy Neiman had a rare rough outing, surrendering a couple of runs on four hits in two innings, though he did whiff three batters.

Salem-Keizer 8, Tri-City 7: 2014 second-round pick Ryan Castellani did not allow a run in four innings, surrendering only one hit -- and no walks -- and striking out five batters before the Dust Devils' bullpen imploded. Ryan Garvey homered and Sean Dwyer and Richard Prigatano finished with two hits apiece in the loss.

DSL Red Sox 9, DSL Rockies 2: Elvin Paulino had two hits and the Rockies' only RBI. Carlos Herrera and Jose Gomez also had a couple of knocks -- including a double -- apiece.