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Colorado Rockies prospects: Matt McBride, Kyle Parker make bids for MLB time

A pair of Triple-A sluggers -- Matt McBride and Kyle Parker -- have been mashing lately, pushing the question of where they fit in the Rockies organization.

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Albuquerque 16, Reno 5 | Box |

Player of the Game: Matt McBride

Isotopes Rout Reno 16-5 In Series Opener | Albuquerque Isotopes News

DSL Rockies 10, DSL Rojos 3 | Box |

Matt McBride doubled in a pair of runs in the home half of the first to tie it before a second-inning Cristhian Adames double gave Albuquerque a 4-2 lead. The Isotopes added four more runs in the third behind another pair of doubles from McBride and Adames. Albuquerque put the game away in the fifth when the Topes rattled off seven straight hits to begin the inning, highlighted by home runs from Roger Bernadina and McBride.

Matt McBride roped two more doubles and a home run en route to his 3-for-5 evening. He drove in five runs and scored two more. McBride now has 26 doubles through 79 games on the year, which puts him on pace for an Isotopes record 47 two-baggers. The current Topes doubles record is 41 by John Lindsey in 2010. McBride also extended his hitting streak to 14 games, and he is batting .411 (23-for-56) with 15 runs scored, nine doubles, three homers and 14 RBI during that stretch.

All told, Albuquerque came up with 21 hits which included multi-hit performances for everyone in the lineup except Dustin Garneau and pitcher Aaron Laffey.

Laffey threw five innings, giving up two runs on four hits, striking out seven and walking only one.

Modesto 5, Bakersfield 4- June 30, 2015 | Box |

Player of the Game: Ryan McMahon

Nuts Walk-Off in Extras Against the Blaze | Modesto Nuts News

After coughing up a late lead, the Modesto Nuts came back for a 5-4, ten-inning triumph over the Bakersfield Blaze at John Thurman Field on Tuesday night. In the bottom of the ninth, Dillon Thomas whacked a triple off the right-field wall. The throw back to the infield kicked off the cutoff man's glove. Thomas popped to his feet and scored the tying run. In the tenth, Raimel Tapia was at third with no outs. Ryan McMahon knocked a single through the drawn-in infield on the right side to give the Nuts (37-38) their eighth walk-off win of the year.

McMahon's walk-off was part of a three-hit performance that included a double, two RBI, and a run scored.

First baseman Correlle Prime came up with a pair of hits and an RBI. Over his last ten games, Prime is hitting .325, showing some signs he may be breaking out of his slump.

Raimel Tapia got two more hits because that's what Raimel Tapia does.

Konner Wade threw seven impressive innings, allowing only one run on six hits while striking out five without walking a batter.

Sam Moll blew the save by allowing three runs on four hits in two innings but he also struck out four batters in those two innings.

Charleston 10, Asheville 4 | Box |

Player of the Game: Asheville position players

Depleted Tourists Drop Series Opener Against RiverDogs | Asheville Tourists News

The Asheville Tourists entered Tuesday night with nine healthy position players. All nine started and three played in positions they had not occupied all season.

Shane Hoelscher was forced to play second base, bullpen catcher Jairo Rosario started at third, and catcher Dom Nunez was the designated hitter. The makeshift lineup facing a healthy Charleston RiverDogs squad came up short by a final score of 10-4. With recent injuries to Forrest Wall, Wes Rogers, and Scott Firth plus the departures of Emerson Jimenez and Sean Dwyer, Asheville fought to remain in the ballgame.

After falling behind 2-0 in the second inning on a Bo Thompson two-run double, Asheville rallied for a run in the bottom of the third. Omar Carrizales plated Marcos Derkes with a sacrifice fly to left. Once Charleston made it 4-1 in the fifth, Carrizales struck again; this time plating Robbie Perkins with a single to center. The teams exchanged runs in the seventh with Asheville's coming off a solo Home Run by Nunez. However, in the top of the eighth things fell apart for the home team.

Shane Halley was tagged for five earned runs in just a third of an inning. Bummer.

Well at least they showed some heart in an odd game.

Nunez' home run was his third of the season, second in his last three games, and third in his last six. He's hitting .382 over his last ten games.

Reading 6, New Britain 1 | Box |

Juan Ciriaco produced half of New Britain's hits with a 3-4 performance. Noel Cuevas added two hits and scored on a Jeremy Barfield sacrifice and that was pretty much it for the Rock Cats offense.

Ryan Carpenter threw six innings, giving up three runs on eight hits. He struck out four and walked one.

Tyler Ybarra had a rough two thirds of an inning in relief, walking three batter and allowing two earned runs, three total.

Everett 5, Boise 3 | Box |

Player of the Game: Yonathan Daza/Hamlet Marte

Hawks Give Up Late Lead and Lose | Boise Hawks News

The Hawks took the lead in the first inning on a two-run home run off the bat of Yonathan Daza, his second in as many days. The Aquasox responded in the bottom half of the inning, picking up one run on a Braden Bishop sacrifice fly to center field that scored Jordan Cowan.

Kevin Padlo added a solo home run in the top of the third inning, stretching the Hawks lead to 3-1. That score would remain for several innings as Hawks starting pitcher, Javier Palacios mowed through the Sox lineup, pitching six innings of four hit ball while allowing no earned runs and striking out three. The Aquasox offense finally came to life in the bottom of the eighth inning as they crossed home plate four times to take the lead. Corey Simpson hit a two RBI single and Alex Jackson immediately followed with a first pitch two-run home run that gave the Sox a 5-3 advantage.

It was a tough loss for the Hawks as they lead for the whole game until Everett put up a four spot in the eighth on Taylor Black,

Carlos Herrera went 2-5 from the lead-off spot and Hamlet Marte continued his hot streak, going 3-4 with a double. Marte's OPS is at .941 through his first 11 games.

The home runs from Daza and Padlo were the second of the season for each player.

Orem 10, Grand Junction 2 | Box |

Player of the Game:

2nd inning dooms Rockies in Orem | Grand Junction Rockies News

A 5-run second inning lifted the Orem Owlz to 10-2 win over the Grand Junction Rockies Tuesday night at Brent Brown Ballpark. The Owlz had just three hits in the inning, but Rockies starter Gavin Glanz walked three and allowed a 2-run triple to Alex Abbott and an RBI double to David Fletcher.

Tyler Nevin singled and scored the Rockies first run in the second, and after the Owlz five run second inning, Daniel Suero doubled home Cole Anderson. Glanz recovered from the 5-run second inning and kept Orem off the board in the third, fourth and fifth innings, but the Owlz got to him in the sixth. He retired the first two he faced in the inning, but Michael Pierson walked. Then Abbott made it 7-2 with a 2-run homer to right field. That ended the night for Glanz, who walked five and allowed seven runs in 5.2 innings.

Suero is hitting .341 through his first 11 games, Nevin is at .304 in his first six.

DSL Rojos 3, DSL Rockies 2 | Box |

Manuel Melendez and Luis Brito had two hits apiece the former driving in one run for the DSL Rockies and scoring the other.

Alejandro Requena was brilliant in 7 1/3 innings, striking out six while walking two and allowing only two hits and zero runs.

Julian Fernandez blew the save over the last two plus innings, allowing three runs on four hits.


Modesto 8, Bakersfield 1 | Box |

Player of the Game: Harrison Musgrave

Musgrave Deals in 8-1 Thwacking of the Blaze | Modesto Nuts News

Harrison Musgrave (W, 10-1) worked seven dominant innings for the Nuts (38-38; 5-1) allowing just one hit. The only other baserunner came when he hit Austin Wilson in the fifth. Musgrave did not walk a batter and struck out eight including three of the final four he faced.

The top of the Nuts' order did a bulk of the damage. Raimel Tapia drove in a run in the three-run second; scored twice and recorded a pair of hits. Jordan Patterson clubbed a double and a triple while driving in three. Ryan McMahon reached four times on two walks, a single, and a double while driving in a run. Correlle Prime added a RBI single in the first. Troy Stein drove in Dillon Thomas with his only hit of the day.

Musgrave improved his ERA on the season to 2.76 over 84 2/3 innings pitched. He has struck out 78 batters and walked 17.

Raimel Tapia has another pair of hits -- he hits in his sleep -- and needs three more to get to the 100 hit mark. He has played in 73 games.

Ryan McMahon and Jordan Patterson continue to be very good. At some point, you run out of clever ways to put it.

Albuquerque 11, Reno 8 | Box |

Player of the Game: Kyle Parker

Isotopes Use Five-Run Sixth To Beat Reno 11-8 | Albuquerque Isotopes News

Reno and Albuquerque traded five runs each in the second inning as both teams batted around. The Isotopes' half of the inning was capped by a two-out, two-RBI triple from Kyle Parker.

Albuquerque again exploded for five runs in the sixth inning. There were six singles in the frame, including a two-run, go-ahead knock from Parker.

Kyle Parker gave the Isotopes an offensive boost with his four RBI on the evening. His second-inning, two-RBI triple tied the game, and his sixth-inning two-RBI single put the Isotopes ahead. He's been heating up over his last three games, going 5-for-14 with two runs scored, four RBI and a walk.

Matt McBride was named to the Triple-A All-Star Game Wednesday afternoon and backed it up by going 1-for-3 with two runs scored, an RBI and two walks Wednesday night. McBride extended his team season-longest hitting streak to 15 games and is batting .411 (25-for-59) with 17 runs scored, nine doubles, three homers and 15 RBI during that stretch.

Infielder Cristhian Adames finished the game 3-6 with two runs scored and two RBI. He has multi-hit performances in five of his last six games. During that stretch, Adames is batting .517 (15-for-29) with five runs scored, four doubles, a homer and 10 RBI.

Our old friend Jhoulys Chacin was the Aces starter, he went five innings and gave up six runs, though only three of them earned.

Jair Jurrjens was tagged for seven runs in five innings.

Asheville 2, Charleston 1 | Box |

Player of the Game: Grahamm Wiest

Wiest And Company Lead Asheville To 2-1 Win | Asheville Tourists News

Despite the lack of run production from both teams, the ballgame was interesting throughout. The RiverDogs managed a run off Wiest in the top of the second inning but the Tourists answered with one in the third. Drew Weeks hit a sacrifice fly into deep center field plating Luis Jean. It was Weeks' team-leading 43rd RBI of the year.

The game remained tied 1-1 as both teams had struggled to sustain a rally. In the bottom of the sixth, Asheville had runners at second and third with two outs. Omar Carrizales came to the plate and hit a ground ball single through the right side of the infield. Dom Nunez scored the go-ahead run while Jairo Rosario was thrown out attempting to score from second. It was one of three outfield assists for Charleston's Alexander Palma.

Grahamm Wiest pitched six innings, giving up one run on five hits, striking out six and walking two.

Orem 6, Grand Junction 5 | Box |

Ninth inning rally falls short in Orem | Grand Junction Rockies News

With the tying run on base in the ninth, Daniel Suero bounced out to second baseman Hutton Moyer ending the Grand Junction Rockies comeback bid in a 6-5 loss to the Orem Owlz Wednesday night at Brent Brown Ballpark. The Rockies rallied for two runs in the ninth, after Orem scored a pair in the bottom of the eighth. They had the tying run at third base in the sixth and seventh innings, but could never punch through.

Salem-Keizer 7, Boise 5 | Box |

Player of the Game: Yonathan Daza

Hawks Comeback Comes Up Short | Boise Hawks News

The Volcanoes took the early 1-0 lead in the first inning when Miguel Gomez hit an RBI single to center field off Hawks starting pitcher, Dylan Thompson. The Volcanoes added a second run in the second inning pushing their lead to 2-0 before the Hawks came storming back, sending nine batters to the plate in the bottom of the third.  Brian Carroll led off the inning with a single that was followed by an Eric Toole double to right field. Yonathan Daza stepped to the plate a delivered a two RBI double that snaked down the left field line to tie the game at 2-2.

Tyler Follis and Wilkyns Jimenez each followed with RBI singles that gave the Hawks a 4-2 advantage. Andrew Leenhouts took the mound for the Volcanoes and pitched five and two thirds of an inning, giving up 10 hits and four earned runs while striking out three and picking up the win.

The Volcanoes plated one more run in the top of the fourth on a Christian Lichtenthaler sacrifice fly before breaking out with three runs in the top of the sixth.

Daza was 2-5 with a double, two RBI and a runs scored, raising his league leading batting average to .396.

Kevin Padlo recorded two more hits and scored a run. He seems to be finding his stroke in Boise.

DSL Rockies 10, DSL Rojos 3 | Box |

Manuel Melendez was 2-5 with a two-run home run, Luis Brito was 2-3 with a double, a walk, and three runs scored, and Joel Diaz had three hits and knocked in three.

Pedro Gonzalez was 1-4 with a double, an RBI, and a walk bringing his OPS in 27 games to 1.004.

Breiling Eusebio pitched six innings, giving up three hits, zero earned runs, and striking out four while walking two.