Triple-A Albuquerque (50-65)
The Isotopes lost last night's back-and-forth slugfest. Tim Smalling, Tim Wheeler, Cristhian Adames, and Tommy Murphy all homered. Murphy's homer was part of a 3-4 day that raised his Triple-A line to .300/.314/.516. Murphy has been a free-swinger sing joining the Isotopes. He only has one walk in 51 plate appearances. But his past walk rates suggest that he should improve in that area over time.
There weren't many highlights from the pitching side last night, though Rex Brothers did pitch a scoreless inning. He struck out two and walked one.
Double-A New Britain (53-59)
In another high scoring game, the Rock Cats put up six runs on 14 hits in defeat yesterday. They took a 6-4 lead into the ninth inning, but Reading tagged relief pitcher Carlos Esteves for five runs on three hits and two walks in the bottom of the ninth.
Six players had multi-hit games for the Rock Cats, including a 2-5 day for Jordan Patterson. One of his two hits was a double. Patterson is now hitting .347/.405/.573 for the Rock Cats. His minors line across two levels for 2015 is .312/.383/.569.
High-A Modesto (59-53)
A couple of PuRPS shined for Modesto, despite the loss. Starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela pitched 5 1/3 innings, during which he allowed two runs on five hits. He walked two and struck out five. The righty has struck out 109 batters in 122 innings for Modesto against just 26 walks.
At the plate, Raimel Tapia went 2-4 with four RBIs. Both of his hits were for extra bases. One was a double, and the other was a dinger that Nuts' play-by-play person described as "mammoth."
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Raimel Tapia just hit a mammoth shot down the RF line. Every now and again, his power will drop your jaw. Career-high 10th HR.</p>— Keaton Gillogly (@Gillogly) <a href="https://twitter.com/Gillogly/status/630214616379817985">August 9, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Single-A Asheville (57-54)
In yet another high scoring affair, the Tourists knocked nine extra base hits in their one run win. Forrest Wall went 2-5 with a double, Dom Nunez went 3-5 with a double, and Max White went 2-4 with two home runs.
The pitching less weren't as nice looking. In particular, starting pitcher Sam Howard threw 5 1/3 innings and allowed seven runs on ten hits while walking three and striking out six.
Short Season-A Boise (17-31)
Fourth round draft pick David Hill tossed three scoreless innings, during which he allowed two hits and a walk. Hill struck out two batters. Kevin Padlo and Ryan Casteel each notched base hits, though Casteel also struck out three times.
All of the DSL Twins' runs came in one inning against Jan Carlos Lopez, who allowed four runs on five hits for the day. He didn't struck anyone out and walked one. Anderson Jimenez hit a home run, and Jose G. Rodriguez, Ramon Marcelino, and Franklin Garcia each doubled.
Rookie Grand Junction (22-25)
Second round draft pick Peter Lambert gave up four runs on five hits in five innings pitched. He didn't walk a batter in those five innings, and he struck out four. It was a nice showing for the 18 year-old overall. He might get the Ryan Castellini treatment and begin next season with full season Asheville but work on a strict innings and pitch limits.
On offense, Mylz Jones went 3-4 with a double, and first round draftee Brendan Rodgers went 1-4 with a single.
Triple-A Albuquerque: Aaron Laffey
Double-A New Britain: Harrison Musgrave
High-A Modesto: Alex Balog
Single-A Asheville: Helmis Rodriguez
Short Season-A Boise: Ryan McCormick
Rookie Grand Junction: Trey Killian