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Colorado Rockies prospects: Trevor Story and Tommy Murphy are close

Trevor Story and Tommy Murphy have responded to their promotions to Triple-A in the best way the organization could have hoped for.

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Albuquerque 5, El Paso 4 | MiLB.com Box |

Player of the Game: Trevor Story/Tommy Murphy

Isotopes Score Four In Ninth To Beat El Paso | Albuquerque Isotopes News

The Albuquerque Isotopes (51-65) scored four runs in the ninth inning, including a pair with two outs, to beat the El Paso Chihuahuas (59-54) 5-4 Sunday night at Isotopes Park. Catcher Tommy Murphy ignited the Isotopes offense with a two-run home run with one out in the ninth inning, and infielder Trevor Story went 4-for-5 with a game-tying single. Albuquerque takes the series against El Paso three games to two with all three Topes victories being walk-offs.

Infielder Trevor Story collected four hits Sunday night, including the game-tying single in the bottom of the ninth. He finished the evening 4-for-5 and now has hits in five straight games. During that stretch he is 9-for-24 with a run scored, a double and an RBI.

Catcher Tommy Murphy belted a two-run home run with one out in the ninth inning. It is his third home run in as many games. He finished Sunday's game 2-for-4 with a homer, a double a run scored and two RBI. It is his third straight multi-hit effort and seventh in 13 games with the Isotopes. Over his last three games, Murphy is 7-for-13 with five runs scored, two doubles, three homers and five RBI.

Miguel Castro pitched one inning giving up a hit, a run, a walk and a strikeout. He has given up two earned runs in five innings pitched since joining Albuquerque after the Tulo trade. He has three strikeouts and four walks.

Bakersfield 4, Modesto 3 | MiLB.com Box |

Player of the Game: Raimel Tapia

Nuts Fall 4-3 to the Blaze | Modesto Nuts News

Alex Balog (L, 1-5) was bumped after 4.1 innings, allowing eight hits and four runs including a two-run homer to Tyler O'Niell, his league-leading 26th of the year. Balog walked two and struck out four. Raimel Tapia recorded three hits including a pair of doubles with a RBI. Rosell Herrera cracked his fourth homer of the season.

In the second half of the season (39 games) Tapia is hitting .325/.360/485 and has lowered his K rate to 14 percent, which is down from 22 percent in the first half.

Rosell Herrera has also been much better in the second half, posting a slash-line of .297/.342/.420.

Reading 4, New Britain 1 | MiLB.com Box |

Jordan Patterson's third home run -- and 14th extra base hit -- since joining New Britain 22 games ago was one of only four hits on the night for the Rockies Double-A squad. He raised his OPS to 1.1031.

David Dahl went 1-4 and stole his 20th base of the season.

Zach Osborn came off the bench with a pinch-hit and is quietly batting .347 in 23 games with New Britain.

Harrison Musgrave pitched five innings, giving up three runs on six hits while walking one and striking out 4.

West Virginia 8, Asheville 2 | MiLB.com Box |

Helmis Rodriguez walked seven batters in 4 1/3 innings but only gave up two earned runs and one hit. He also struck out four.

Forrest Wall went 1-3 with a double, an RBI, and a walk. The only other RBI for the Tourists came out of a two double day from catcher Robbie Perkins.

Eugene 6, Boise 3 | MiLB.com Box |

Mundell Shines But Hawks Fall 6-3 | Boise Hawks News

Brian Mundell went 3 for 4 and chipped in two RBI but the Hawks could not overcome an early deficit as they fell to the Eugene Emeralds by a score of 6-3. The Emeralds came out the gates swinging, putting up four runs in the first inning off Hawks starting pitcher, Ryan McCormick. The Hawks battled back, scoring one run in the bottom of the first on a Kevin Padlo RBI single before Brian Mundell ripped a two-run double in the third inning that came within inches of clearing the left field wall. The Emeralds added runs in the sixth and seventh innings and pushed their lead to 6-3.

Padlo's two hit day rose his batting average back to above .300.  

Missoula 12, Grand Junction 6 | MiLB.com Box |

Player of the Game: Austin Byler (MIS 1B)

Byler sends Rockies to seventh straight loss | Grand Junction Rockies News

Austin Byler hit three home runs, and drove in four runs as the Missoula Osprey beat the Grand Junction Rockies 12-2 Sunday afternoon at Suplizio Field, sending the Rockies to their seventh straight loss. Grand Junction has now lost 11-of-13, and is 2-8 in the second half, 22-26 overall.

Grand Junction got on the board with two runs in the bottom of the second. Chris Rabago brought the first run home with a bases loaded sacrifice fly. Chris Keck followed with an RBI double, but Kal Simmons doubled home a run in the third, and Byler homered in the fourth to make it 11-2, and he started the sixth inning with his third home run of the day. That was all the offense until the Rockies rallied for four runs in the ninth.

Daniel Suero singled home a pair, while the next two Rockie's runs scored on wild pitches. Suero finished with three hits for his 17th multi-hit game of the season. Ferguson finished with a hit and a walk, extending his hit streak to 10 games.