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Colorado Rockies prospects: Ryan McMahon shines as Hartford Yard Goats win first game

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A strong start from Kyle Freeland was bolstered by McMahon's 3-for-3 day as the Rockies' Double-A affiliate won its first ever game.

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Triple-A: Tacoma Rainiers 6, Albuquerque Isotopes 5

Isotopes Fall to Rainiers 6-5 in Season Opener - Albuquerque Isotopes News
Eddie Butler was roughed up in his first start of 2016, allowing four runs, all earned, on seven hits in four innings of work, walking three and striking out four. However, Jordan Patterson (No. 18 PuRP) had a strong day offensively, going 2-for-5, scoring and driving in a run, and relievers Sam Moll (No. 25 PuRP) and Carlos Estevez (No. 24 PuRP) combined to pitch 3⅓ innings of scoreless relief in the loss.

Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats 5, Richmond Flying Squirrels 4

Hartford Yard Goats Open Season With 5-4 Win At Richmond - Hartford Courant
Ryan McMahon (No. 5 PuRP) just keeps hitting. The Yard Goats third baseman was 3-for-3 in his Double-A debut with a double and a walk. Hartford also got a solid pitching performance from lefty Kyle Freeland (No. 8 PuRP), who allowed just one run on four hits in five innings of work with a walk and three strikeouts as the Yard Goats won the first of their 52-game road trip.

High-A: Stockton Ports 13, Modesto Nuts 2

Ports Tag Nuts Early in 13-2 Loss - Modesto Nuts News
After lighting up Asheville after arriving in the Troy Tulowitzki trade last season, it was not a good Modesto debut for pitcher Jesus Tinoco (No. 14 PuRP). The right-hander allowed eight runs on seven hits in just 1⅔ innings, striking out two and walking none. The only offense for the Nuts came on a two-run home run by second baseman Forrest Wall (No. 11 PuRP) in the fifth inning.

Low-A: Greenville Drive 4, Asheville Tourists 3

Back and Forth Opening Day Affair Ends in 4-3 Loss - Asheville Tourists News
Shortstop Brendan Rodgers (No. 4 PuRP) was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk in his full-season debut, which ended in a 4-3 Tourists loss. Fellow 2015 draft pick David Hill put in a good performance on the mound, allowing two runs on five hits in six innings with a walk and seven strikeouts, but the Asheville bullpen coughed up two in the seventh to let the win slip away.

Friday Probables:

Triple-A: David Hale

Double-A: Zach Jemiola

High-A: Sam Howard

Low-A: Parker French