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Prospect and farm report for April 29, 2016.

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Kyle Freeland, No. 8 PuRP, tossed seven scoreless innings for Double-A Hartford. In those seven innings, he allowed four hits, walked two batters, and struck out four. Freeland, who lost almost all of 2015 due to early season surgery, is off to an outstanding start in 2016. HIs ERA on the season fell to 0.87. Freeland hasn't allowed an earned run over his last three starts, totaling 20 innings—all that has come across is a single unearned run. Additionally, he's only walked five batters in his 31 innings pitched, which is somehow more than the runs he's allowed this season. The only critique that can be lodged is that he hasn't struck out very many batters, 17 in all. But there's no need to dwell on that given all of the positives.

Triple-A Albuquerque: Postponed
Hartford 4, Richmond 3 (11 innings) | MiLB.com Box

The Yard Goats scored two in the top of the eleventh, as Pat Valaika drove in Rosell Herrera and David Dahl with a single. Rayan Gonzalez gave up a run in the bottom half of the inning, but he was still able to finish off the win for Hartford.

Notables

No. 2 PuRP David Dahl, 1-4 (single), 1 BB, 2 K

No. 4 PuRP Ryan McMahon, 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 K

No. 6 PuRP Raimel Tapia, 0-5

West Virginia 7, Asheville 3 | MiLB.com Box

Starting pitcher David Hill pitched four scoreless innings. In the one other inning he pitched, however, Hill allowed seven runs—all with two outs. With two on and two outs in the fourth inning, Hill gave up two more singles, walked a batter, and then allowed a grand slam. As strange as it might sound, Hill's eight hits and seven runs allowed was not that bad of a night. He allowed seven singles and a home run in all, but they were clustered in such a way as to result in a seven run inning. Such is baseball

Notables

No. 4 PuRP Brendan Rodgers, 1-3 (single), 1 BB, 2 K

No. 29 PuRP Carlos Herrera, 0-4, 1 K

Stockton 9, Modesto 8 | MiLB.com Box

The Nuts scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth. Problem was, they were down by five heading into the frame. Starting pitcher Yency Almonte allowed 11 hits and six runs in 4⅔ innings pitched. He struck out five and didn't walk a batter. Reliever Craig Schlitter also allowed a couple of runs, but the big news here is that it looks like there are two Schlitters in the Rockies' organization.

Notables

No. 11 PuRP Forrest Wall, 1-4 (single), 1R, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K

No. 13 PuRP Dom Nunez, 1-4 (single)

No. 26 PuRP Omar Carrizales, 1-4 (single), 1 RBI, 1 K

Max White, 1-5 (triple), 1 R, 2 K

Today's probables

Triple-A Albuquerque: Game 1: Jordan Lyles (6:05 MT); Game 2: Jeff Hoffman

Double-A Hartford: Zach Jemiola (4:05 MT)

High-A Modesto: TBD (8:05 MT)

Low-A Asheville: Jack Wynkoop (12:05 MT)