Sometimes, even a system as deep as the Rockies' can produce a dud of a night, which is what happened among the Rockies' affiliates Thursday night.
Part of that was because the Hartford Yard Goats, one of the most prospect-laden teams in the entire minor leagues, had the day off, meaning there was no chance for the likes of David Dahl, Raimel Tapia and Ryan McMahon among others to contribute.
There was also fact that not a single pitcher that appeared on the most recent top 30 PuRPs list took the mound in any of the three games played by Rockies affiliates, meaning that only five of the top 30 PuRPs played at all on Thursday.
The five PuRPs that did play, Jordan Patterson (No. 18 PuRP) and Ryan Casteel (No. 30 PuRP) for Albuquerque, Forrest Wall (No. 11 PuRP) and Dom Nunez (No. 13 PuRP) for Modesto and Brendan Rodgers (No. 4 PuRP) for Asheville, combined to go 4-for-18 on the night with a pair of doubles (from Casteel and Nunez), two walks and four strikeouts.
Overall, not much to write home about down on the farm for the Rockies on Thursday, but the good news is there is another chance today.
Isotopes Win Fourth in a Row, Down Aces 6-5 - Albuquerque Isotopes News
Behind a five-run fourth inning highlighted by a two-run double from catcher Jackson Williams, the Isotopes brought home their fourth straight win, taking down Reno, 6-5. Albuquerque pitcher Ryan Carpenter had a solid outing, allowing three runs on nine hits in six innings with a walk and six strikeouts to earn his first Triple-A win.
Strong Arm Stops Nuts Bats in 5-2 Loss - Modesto Nuts News
The San Jose Giants broke open a tie game with four runs in the bottom of the fifth, downing the Modesto Nuts, 5-2. Drew Weeks was the offensive star for Modesto, going 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI and Logan Cozart pitched 2⅓ innings of scoreless relief, dropping his ERA to 1.04 in 8⅔ innings this season.
Tables Turned; Tourists Suffer Blowout Loss - Asheville Tourists News
Mylz Jones' RBI single that cashed in a Josh Fuentes double in the fifth is the only offense Asheville produced in a 14-1 bludgeoning at the hands of the Rome Braves. Tourists starter Trey Killian saw his early season struggles continue, as he allowed eight runs, seven earned, on nine hits in just three innings of work, raising his 2016 ERA to 12.08.
Triple A: Eddie Butler vs. Reno Aces 7:05 p.m. MT
Double-A: Harrison Musgrave (No. 23 PuRP) vs. Portland Sea Dogs 4:00 p.m. MT
High-A: TBD at San Jose Giants 8:00 p.m. MT
Low-A: David Hill at Rome Braves 5:00 p.m. MT