Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes (19-29)
W: Kahnle (1-2, 3.68); L: Sanchez (1-2, 3.46)
Apparently Kyle Parker has decided that if he wants a major league future he will need to hit his way there, as he had his fifth multi-hit game in his last ten chances, hitting his fifth home run of the season and inching his overall line towards respectability.
David Hale no doubt appreciated the run support, as he followed up his strong start for Colorado with an incredibly similar seven inning, six hit, no walk, two earned run performance for Albuquerque. In the "this is why your here" department, Drew Stubbs was 0-4 with four strikeouts, while Rex Brothers walked two and struck out none in his one third inning of work.
Double-A: New Britain Rock Cats (30-16)
W: Evans, B (2-0, 3.27); L: Benedict (0-2, 8.10)
The Rock Cats offense came to life in a big way, plating nine runs on 14 hits including a home run by Trevor Story.
But of course the story of the game was top PuRP David Dahl getting injured in a collision with second baseman Juan Ciriaco. The collision cast a cloud over what was one of the strongest performances from the strongest team in the organization. Dahl is a year and a half younger than any of his Double-A teammates, and when he is able to return next year will still be young for the level. But that is little consolation for the 21 year old center fielder, who was driven crazy by the forced inactivity of the first lost season he had in 2013.
High-A: Modesto Nuts (23-24)
W: Richy (6-2, 3.99); L: Senzatela (3-3, 2.56)
Modesto decided to keep with the mood by joining every team in the Rockies organization not named the Rock Cats in being below .500 on the season. The Offense was asleep at the wheel managing only four hits, with the only extra base hit a double by Rosell Herrera, as the Nuts were on the wrong side of a complete game shutout by Golden High School alum John Richy.
Antonio Senzatela had a very good start, allowing just two earned runs over five innings, striking out five and walking one. Senzatela has continued striking out batters at a rate that few saw coming before the season and now has 52 strikeouts in nine starts after striking out 89 in 26 starts at Asheville in 2014.
Single-A: Asheville Tourists (20-27)
W: Polanco, C (2-6, 5.32); L: Gonzalez (1-3, 6.14)
Carlos Polanco was rolling through six innings, having allowed just three hits, striking out seven, and walking just one in the process. But he also hit the lead off batter. Trouble strarted in the seventh when Polanco hit the leadoff man again, leading to his immediate ejection. A second bench clearing happened when Luis Jean tried to break up a double play at second, all of which overshadowed an excellent day from both the offense and the starting pitching.
Forrest Wall went 2-4, hitting his fifth home run of the year, and recent prospect crush Omar Carrizales went 3-4, which brought his season line to .363/.407/.463.
Triple-A Albuquerque: TBD
Double-A New Britain: TBD
High-A Modesto: Konner Wade
Single-A Asheville: Sam Howard