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A great deal of in-game drama characterized the day for Colorado Rockies affiliates

Two Rockies affiliates launched comebacks, while the other two were on the good and bad end of blowouts.

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Affiliate scoreboard and summary for Saturday, May 2

Top 30 Purple Row Prospects (PuRP)

Triple-A Albuquerque

Albuquerque 12, Salt Lake 10

There was quite a bit of offense in this one. The Isotopes had a 12-4 lead heading into the eighth inning, when the Bees added six runs to make the game interesting. Wilin Rosario, who started at first base, went 3-4 with a double and three RBIs. No. 16 PuRP Ryan Casteel added three hits, including a double and a triple, and three RBIs as well in the hit parade.

The final score distracts from the most encouraging sign from the game. Jon Gray (No. 1 PuRP) pitched a game in which he was not shelled, and that is cause for recognition. Gray threw five innings of two hit, two run ball. He walked one and struck out two while tossing 56 of his 86 pitches for strikes. Of the eight relief runs given up, two were on account of Rex Brothers, one against Aaron Laffey, and five against Simon Castro. Castro, in fact, gave up five of his runs in just two-thirds of an inning.

Double-A New Britain

New Britain 5, Richmond 3

The Rock Cats sent ten batters to the plate and scored five runs in the seventh inning to defeat the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Trevor Story (No. 8 PuRP) continues to get on base, as he had a single and a walk in this one. Noel Cuevas and Pat Valaika both had a couple of hits, and Tyler Massey knocked two in with a single.

Shane Carle had a difficult day on the mound. In four and one-third innings, he gave up three runs on nine hits. Justin Miller, Jose Ortega, and Austin House combined to shut out the Flying Squirrels after Carle departed.

High-A Modesto

Modesto 8, Lancaster 6

The Nuts were down 6-2 going into the bottom of the ninth inning, but they put up six runs to take the victory in dramatic fashion. The ninth inning began with a walk to Dilson Thomas. Wilfredo Rodriguez followed that up with a two run home run to bring the Nuts within two. The Nuts added another run. Then, with two outs, two on, and down by a run, Jordan Patterson launched a three-run homer for the victory. Raimel Tapia (No. Ryan McMahon (No. 7 PuRP), Jordan Patterson (No. 27 PuRP), and Wilson Soriano all had multi-hit games. Rossell Herrera (No. 10 PuRP) and Dilson Thomas added a double and a triple, respectively.

The Nuts got seven innings of work from starter Konnor Wade, who gave up eight hits and four runs in his effort. Matt Pierpont added a scoreless inning, and Rayan Gonzalez got the win after allowing two runs in an inning of work.

Single-A Asheville

Lexington 12, Asheville 3

There was little drama in this one, as the Tourists collectively allowed 12 runs and had more errors, five, than hits, three. Wes Rogers stole another two bases, bringing his season total to 18. Other than that, the offensive highlights were doubles by Drew Weeks and PuRP No. 9 Forrest Wall.

Most of Lexington's damage was done against start Sam Howard, who threw four innings while allowing ten hits and eight runs. He did strike out eight in those four innings though. Right fielder Randy Reyes made two throwing errors, shortstop Emerson Jimenez made two fielding errors, and first baseman Sean Dwyer made a fielding error to round out the altogether ugly evening.

Sunday's probables

Triple-A Albuquerque: Chad Bettis

Double-A New Britain: Yohan Flande

High-A Modesto: TBD

Single-A Asheville: Zach Jemiola