Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s 8, Albuquerque Isotopes 0 (7 innings)
Isotopes starter Jon Gray (No. 1 PuRP) was rocked by Las Vegas, allowing seven runs on 10 hits in 3⅔ innings, walking two and srtiking out three. It was Gray's fourth straight rough outing to start the 2015 season, as he now has a 10.70 ERA in 17⅔ innings with eight walks and 17 strikeouts.
While it is not what the Rockies were looking for by any means, there are some mitigating factors to Gray's slow start at Triple-A. First is the sample size, it's only 17⅔ innings, not even two complete games, so plenty of opportunity for weirdness. Second, speaking of weirdness the luck dragons have been about as cruel to Gray as the could possibly be. Opposing hitter have a .492 BABIP and he has a LOB% of just 48.4%. If the luck dragons are Smaug, Gray is Lake-town. Needless to say, Gray has some massive positive regression coming at some point.
Third, and perhaps most important of the mitigating factors, is the talent. Gray has tons of it, he was hitting 98 on the radar gun tonight despite getting hit all over the park. Things will turn around, he'll find a rhythm and Gray will be just fine. Step away from the panic button.
Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s 3, Albuquerque Isotopes 2 (7 innings)
Despite a two-run double from left fielder Kyle Parker (No. 11 PuRP), one of a pair of two-baggers on the day for him, the Isotopes were swept in their doubleheader with Las Vegas, dropping the nightcap, 3-2. With the game tied at two in the sixth, 51s third baseman Alex Castellanos hit a game-winning home run against Isotopes reliever Tommy Kahnle.
Double-A - New Britain Rock Cats 13, Harrisburg Senators 6
The Rock Cats used four home runs, two of which came from shortstop Trevor Story (No. 8 PuRP), to blow out Harrisburg, 13-6, and move to 12-6 on the season. Story is off to a hot start in New Britain. hitting .397/.494/.714 with four home runs and 19 RBIs in 18 games. He has nine RBIs in the last two games.
Also providing a big boost to the win was center fielder David Dahl (No. 2 PuRP), who was 3-for-5 with a three-run triple in the Rock Cats' five-run sixth. Dahl now has a hit in four straight games, raising his batting average to .247.
High-A - High Desert Mavericks 7, Modesto Nuts 5
Not even the first home run of the season from center fielder Raimel Tapia (No. 5 PuRP) could help the Nuts overcome a rough start on the mound by Johendi Jiminian (No. 29 PuRP) in a 7-5 loss to High Desert. Jiminian pitched five innings, allowing seven runs on nine hits with a pair of walks and three strikeouts in the loss.
Albuquerque: Chad Bettis
New Britain: Yohan Flande
Modesto: Harrison Musgrave
Asheville: Zach Jemiola