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Colorado Rockies prospects: Forrest Wall and Dom Nunez dominating for Asheville

A pair of Asheville PuRPs -- second baseman Forrest Wall and catcher Dom Nunez -- are on the rise.

Caitlin Rice

Albuquerque 6, Memphis 1 | MiLB.com Box |

Player of the Game: Cristhian Adames

Adames, Bernadina Collect Four Hits In Isotopes 6-1 Win At Memphis | Albuquerque Isotopes News

Cristhian Adames and Roger Bernadina each picked up four hits as the Albuquerque Isotopes (53-69) beat the Memphis Grizzlies (62-60) 6-1 Sunday night. The Isotopes pitching staff has allowed just four earned runs combined in the last three games. The Isotopes scored early and often on Sunday en route to their 6-1 win. Jeremy Barfield plated Albuquerque's first run in the second inning with a sacrifice fly, and another sacrifice fly by Dustin Garneau in the third pushed the Topes to a 2-0 lead. Memphis would respond with a run in the third, but the Isotopes managed to pull away with single runs in the final four innings. Trevor Story added an RBI single in the sixth, and Barfield picked up another sacrifice fly in the seventh.

Cristhian Adames singled in Rafael Ynoa with his fourth hit of the game in the eighth, and Angelys Nina singled in Roger Bernadina in the ninth to cap the scoring. Infielder Cristhian Adames turned in a 4-for-4 performance Sunday night with a double, a run scored, a walk and an RBI. It was his first four-hit game of the season and team-leading 39th multi-hit performance overall. Adames now has hits in 15 of the last 16 games, including 10 multi-hit outings during that stretch. In his last 16 games, Adames is batting .406 (28-for-69) with 12 runs scored, two doubles, a triple, three homers, seven RBI and eight walks.

The three relief pitchers that made appearances for the Isotopes in this one all hope to have an impact at the MLB level as early as next season.

As part of his inspiring return in a year that looked potentially completely lost, Tyler Matzek took to the hill again and pitched one inning without allowing any hits or runs, walking one and striking out one.

Miguel Castro recorded a two-inning hold in which he allowed just one hit and similarly struck out one and walked one.

Jairo Diaz finished things off with a no-hit, one walk, two strike out final inning.

Binghamton 3, New Britain 0 | MiLB.com Box |

David Dahl smacked a double in one of his two at-bats before being lifted from the game for reasons yet unknown ... at least to me.

Mike Tauchman continued his fantastic pace, grabbing another two hits including a double bringin his season average to a perfect .300.

Harrison Musgrave pitched 4 1/3. He worked around five hits without giving up any runs, but he did walk three while only striking out one, which would suggest he was relieved due to a high pitch count.

Bakersfield 6, Modesto 5 | MiLB.com Box |

Nuts Fall 6-5 to Blaze | Modesto Nuts News

The Blaze (49-70; 23-26) broke a ninth-inning tie when Chantz Mack lifted a sac fly out to center off Nuts (62-57; 29-20) reliever Troy Neiman (L, 3-2). Kyle Schepel (W, 1-3) recorded the final four outs for the Blaze out of the bullpen. Correlle Prime drove in a pair of runs for the Nuts. Ashley Graeter scored once and recorded two hits. Dillon Thomas went 2-for-5. Drew Weeks drove in a run and went 3-for-5. Johendi Jiminan started for the Nuts and lasted four innings allowing four runs on six hits.

Augusta 10, Asheville 9 | MiLB.com Box |

Mistakes, Comeback, Collapse; Tourists Swept By GreenJackets | Asheville Tourists News

On four separate occasions, Asheville had a runner at third base with less than two outs that failed to score. The GreenJackets took advantage of Asheville's misfortune. They plated two runs in the second inning and followed that up with a five-run third. Asheville managed a two-run Home Run by Nate Causey in the second, but trailed 7-2 after the GreenJackets big frame. Despite the deficit, the Tourist chipped away with one in the third and two in the fourth. In the sixth inning, Asheville broke through.

The Tourists plated four runs with help from two GreenJacket errors and out of nowhere the home team held a 9-7 lead. Augusta did not falter. The visitors plated one in the seventh and two more in the eighth to vault back in front 10-9. The Tourists managed to put a runner at third base in the bottom of the ninth, but a strike-out ended the threat. Shane Holescher finished 3-for-4 with two walks to lead Asheville's offensive attack. Ryan Castellani started and lasted only 2.1 innings.

Forrest Wall and Dom Nunez both went 2-for-6, the latter adding the aforementioned RBI.

Over the last 30 days (43 at-bats) Wall is slashing .349/.404/.465.

Nunez' 39-game second half -- which is getting close in terms of sample size to the 49-game first half -- still sees the young catcher at a 1.092 OPS. For the entire season, Nunez has 45 walks and 51 strikeouts.

Boise 6, Tri-City 4 | MiLB.com Box |

Padlo Powers Hawks to 6-4 Win | Boise Hawks News

Kevin Padlo extended his 11 game hitting streak with an RBI double and the Hawks rode a five run fifth inning to victory over the Tri-City Dust Devils on Sunday night.   The Dust Devils put up two runs in the second inning off Hawks starting pitcher, Colin Welmon before tacking on a third in the third inning on a Henry Charles RBI fielder's choice. With the Dust Devils leading by three runs, the Hawks put together a fifth inning rally that plated five runs and gave the Hawks the lead, highlighted by an RBI double from the newly acquired, Jensen Park.

Padlo went 2-for-4 and Hamlet Marte added a 3-for-5 performance.

Carlos Herrera stole his 26th base of the season.

Missoula 6, Grand Junction 5 | MiLB.com Box |

Railey's double cliches series for Osprey | Grand Junction Rockies News

The Rockies had the tying run at third base in the ninth, but Mylz Jones was left standing 90 feet away, as Chris Keck ended the game by flying out to center. Isan Diaz put Missoula on the board when he followed Mike Abreu's bunt single with his seventh home run of the season. Later in the inning, Jason Morozowski followed a Luke Lowery single and Austin Byler walk with his fourth homer to make it 5-0 Osprey.

Grand Junction got one of those back in the fourth when Jonathan Piron plated Wes Rogers from third with a ground out. Mylz got the Rockies within one when he crushed the first home run of his career to left center after Cole Anderson and Anthony Brito reached with infield singles, and they tied the game in the sixth. With two out, Chris Rabago doubled off the wall in left, then Anderson followed with a double to the gap in right center to tie the game. The loss drops the Rockies to 4-12 in the second half, 24-30 overall, and it is their tenth straight loss in a game decided by a run.