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Jeff Hoffman pitches well in Albuquerque Isotopes loss

The right-hander posted his third straight strong start for Albuquerque.

MLB: Colorado Rockies-Spring Training Media Day Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Albuquerque Isotopes starter Jeff Hoffman continued his push for a call up with a third straight strong outing in a 4-2 loss to the Sacramento River Cats.

Hoffman pitched six innings, allowing two runs, both earned, on six hits with two walks and six strikeouts. He threw 106 pitches, 66 for strikes.

In his last three starts, Hoffman has allowed six runs, all earned, on 18 hits in 20 innings, with two walks and 26 strikeouts. His 2.70 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 11.7 strikeouts per nine innings in that span are all numbers that are begging for a call to the majors.

Both of the runs Hoffman allowed on Thursday came in the fourth inning that saw the River Cats lead off with back-to-back singles, a sacrifice fly scoring the first run and a double by Andrew Susac (that likely would have been caught in the big leagues) scoring the second.

After a strong finish to June in an Isotopes uniform, do not be surprised to see Hoffman in a Rockies uniform at some point in July.

Game Recaps

Triple-A: Sacramento River Cats 4, Albuquerque Isotopes 2

Jeff Hoffman (No. 3 PuRP): 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K

Tom Murphy (No. 10 PuRP): 0-for-4, 2 K

Jordan Patterson (No. 18 PuRP): 0-for-4, 3 K

Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats 8, Portland Sea Dogs 5

Ryan McMahon (No. 5 PuRP): 2-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI

Raimel Tapia (No. 6 PuRP): 2-for-5, 2B, 2 R

Alex Balog (No. 22 PuRP): ⅔ IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K (ejected)

High-A: Bakersfield Blaze 6, Modesto Nuts 2 (10 innings)

Tyler Chatwood: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K

Jake McGee: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Omar Carrizales (No. 26 PuRP): 3-for-4, BB, RBI

Low-A: Asheville Tourists 5, Greenville Drive 4

Brendan Rodgers (No. 4 PuRP): 0-for-4, RBI

Carlos Herrera (No. 29 PuRP): 0-for-3, R

Mylz Jones: 3-for-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI

Short-Season A: Eugene Emeralds 5, Boise Hawks 1

Garrett Hampson: 1-for-4, BB, SB

Jacob Bosiokovic: 1-for-3, HR

Antonio Santos: 5 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

Rookie: Idaho Falls Chukars 7, Grand Junction Rockies 6 (10 innings)

Pedro Gonzalez (No. 28 PuRP): 1-for-4, R, BB

Colton Welker: 1-for-5, R

Brian Serven: 0-for-4, BB, R

DSL: DSL Rockies 2, DSL Angels 1

Wander Cabrera: 6 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Daniel Montano: 0-for-4

Enrique Saldana: 2-for-3, RBI

Friday Probables

Triple-A: Kyle Freeland (No. 8 PuRP) vs. Sacramento River Cats, 8:05 p.m. MT

Double-A: TBD vs. Portland Sea Dogs, 4:00 p.m. MT (doubleheader)

High-A: Carlos Polanco vs. Bakersfield Blaze, 8:05 p.m. MT

Low-A: David Hill vs. Greenville Drive, 5:05 p.m. MT

Short-Season A: Javier Medina vs. Hillsboro Hops, 7:15 p.m. MT

Rookie: Riley Pint (pro debut) vs. Idaho Falls Chukars, 7:15 p.m. MT

DSL: TBD vs. DSL Angels, 8:30 a.m. MT