Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes (51-69)
Fresno 8, Albuquerque 6
W: Oberholtzer (6-3, 4.41); L: Whiting (3-7, 5.95); SV: Hoyt (8)
Tyler Matzek reappeared for an inning of relief in this one. In true Matzek fashion, he, walked the first two hitters he saw but then struck out two before recording a fly out. He escaped the inning with no damage done.
Tom Murphy went 2-4 with a double and a triple. His .300/.310/.629 Triple-A line could use some more walks, but his 12 extra base hits in 17 games says he is enjoying his time in the PCL so far.
Double-A: New Britain Rock Cats (56-61)
New Britain 6, Binghamton 1
W: Carpenter (7-12, 3.89); L: Ynoa, G (8-8, 3.86)
Jordan Patterson hit a home run to raise his Double-A line to .322/.392/.589, and Michael Tauchman finished a homer short of the cycle, bringing his second half line to .355/.390/.484. As great as those two continue to be it was starter Ryan Carpenter striking out 11 against one walk over his eight innings of work that was the real story. Carpenter has struck out 19 batters in 16 innings over his last two starts.
High-A: Modesto Nuts (61-56)
Modesto 5, Bakersfield 1
W: Senzatela (8-6, 2.37); L: Pike (3-6, 4.38)
Antonio Senzatela was feeling a little left out of yesterday's big pitching performances so he decided to put on a little show of his own going seven innings, allowing one run on a solo shot, one of just three hits allowed all while striking out nine and walking one. Senzatela has a 2.37 ERA and a 4.37 K/B ratio, both elite numbers for any pitcher, let alone a 20 year old pitching in the CAL.
The offense showed up too, recording 10 hits that included extra base hits by Ryan McMahon, Raimel Tapia, Wilfredo Rodriguez and Michael Benjamin.
Single-A: Asheville Tourists (60-56)
Augusta 4, Asheville 2
W: Snelten (5-3, 2.38) ; L: Howard (8-9, 4.00) ; SV: Knight (3)
Max White is probably the most unexpected story of the 2015 season, the 21 year-old outfielder has a .304/.432/.550 line with stats that if you extrapolated them out over a full season would be 20 triples, 25 home runs and 75 stolen bases. White isn't a perfect player, he still strikes out too much, and his success this year doesn't mean you ignore his past performances, but I love seeing the hard work pay off for guys like White.
Short Season-A: Boise Hawks (18-36)
Tri-City 3, Boise 0
W: Holland (2-1, 2.37); L: Lawrence (0-3, 7.79); SV: Maton (4)
Another game, another loss by the Rockies short season team, another great game for Kevin Padlo. Padlo went 1-3 with a walk and three stolen bases, bringing him to 29 on the season.
Rookie: Grand Junction Rockies (23-29)
Missoula 8, Grand Junction 0
W: Garcia, Jun (1-0, 0.00) ; L: Medina (0-3, 7.85) ; SV: Smith, C (1)
Javier Medina had an outing where he gave up three home runs in five innings, and it was still a big improvement over his last one. Medina is adjusting to a league where any pitcher could easily struggle. His 7.85 ERA in five appearances is sandwiched between the 7.35 ERA of James McMahon, who had a 1.56 ERA in 15 starts in NCAA Division-I a few months ago, and the 10.35 ERA of reliever Juan Pena, who last year had a 1.16 ERA as a starter in the DSL.
On the offensive side the Rockies were only able to manage four hits, including a double by Wes Rogers in his fourth game since starting his rehab assignment.
Dominican Summer League: DSL Rockies (30-35)
DSL Giants 8, DSL Rockies 2
W: Reyes, P (4-3, 3.51) ; L: Lopez, J (2-5, 4.97)
It was a tough night for glove work in the DSL, with the Rockies affiliate allowing four unearned runs on five errors. The Rockies did get doubles from catcher Hidekel Martinez (.355/.431/.452 second half), right fielder Rafael Marcelino (.318/.395/.424 second half) and second baseman Jose G. Rodriguez (.417/.512/.500 second half) as part of their six hits but were pretty much beaten in every facet of the game.
Triple-A Albuquerque: Aaron Laffey
Double-A New Britain: TBD
High-A Modesto: Alex Balog
Single-A Asheville: Helmis Rodriguez
Short Season-A Boise: Ryan McCormick
Rookie Grand Junction: Peter Lambert