Colorado Rockies infield prospect Trevor Story went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and four RBI in the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes' 9-4 win over Reno on Tuesday.
Story took Allen Webster deep with a runner on base in the first inning and hit another two run shot off of the Aces' starter in the fourth. Though he's struggled with his batting (.246) and on-base averages (.290), Story owns a .569 slugging percentage in 65 at-bats since being promoted from Double-A New Britain, where he hit .281/.373/.523 earlier this season.
Dustin Garneau and Roger Bernadina added homers for the Isotopes, who improved to 44-53 in Pacific Coast League play. Kyle Parker added two hits, improving his season line to .281/.328/.440.
Corey Dickerson made his first rehab appearance with Albuquerque and went 1-for-3 with a walk.
John Lannan was credited with the victory despite a fairly rough outing in which he allowed four runs on three hits and five walks in five innings. Nelson Gonzalez, Scott Oberg and Justin Miller -- all of whom have pitched super well for Albuquerque this season -- combined for four scoreless innings, registering seven strikeouts against just two hits and a walk.
Double-A New Britain: L 4-1 (45-50)
Jordan Patterson had two hits, including a double, and Joey Wong knocked in a run in an otherwise poor offensive performance by the Rock Cats.
Matt Flemer posted another quality start, allowing three earned runs on nine hits in seven innings. He struck out five. Flemer owns 14 quality starts in 18 tries this season. His stuff likely won't result in much success going forward -- he's struck out just 52 batters in 118 innings and is an extreme fly ball pitcher -- but he deserves props for having a very good season in Double-A thus far.
High-A Modesto: W 2-1 (49-46)
Konner Wade did not allow an earned run in 6⅔ innings, holding Lake Elsinore to five hits and two walks while striking out four. Devin Burke and Matt Carasiti worked 2⅓ scoreless frames to preserve the win.
Dillon Thomas led the Nuts with two hits, including a double, and knocked in a run. Thomas over his last 10 games is 13-for-34 with a couple of homers and nine RBI, raising his season line to .256/.303/.417.
Short Season-A Boise: W 14-7 (12-21)
First baseman Nate Causey was the star of the game for the Hawks, going 3-for-4 with five RBI while falling a homer short of the cycle. Center fielder Brian Carroll added three hits and three others finished with two knocks apiece.
Kevin Padlo finished 1-for-4 with a double and walked twice. He crossed the plate three times. Padlo is hitting .318/.430/.533, a strong showing for a 19-year-old who was bumped to full-season ball probably a year too soon.
Rookie Grand Junction: W 9-4 (18-15)
Outfielder Sam Hilliard went 4-for-5 with a double and three RBI. Chris Keck added three hits and Jonathan Piron finished with two, including a homer.
Peter Lambert pitched decently in his second pro start, allowing two unearned runs on three hits and a walk in four innings. He struck out one. Sam Thoele ended the game by striking out the side while working around a walk in the ninth inning.
Rookie DSL Rockies: W 8-6 (19-25)
Luis Brito and Jose Rodriguez led the DSL Rockies with two hits and two RBI apiece. Both Hidekel Gonzalez and Manuel Melendez also chipped in two hits. Pedro Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with a run scored.
Jorge Oviedo picked up the win despite allowing five runs on nine hits in 5⅔ innings. He struck out four and was charged with only three earned runs.