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Rockies prospect Yency Almonte impressive in rough outing for Modesto

Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Friday, July 15, 2016.

Yency Almonte delivers a pitch in a game against the Bakersfield Blaze
(Bobby DeMuro)

The Modesto Nuts fell to the Bakersfield Blaze 5-1 on Friday night thanks to two bad pitches from starter Yency Almonte. Almonte turned in six innings of work allowing all five Blaze runs on nine hits, two walks and six strikeouts. The runs all came off the bat of Blaze catcher Tyler Marlette, a two-run shot in the second and a three-run blast in the sixth. It was the second rough outing in a row for Almonte, who now sits at 5-8 with a 4.01 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 104 strikeouts and 30 walks in 112⅓ innings.

Despite the disappointing results, Almonte was still “impressive.” Almonte was working 94-97 on his fastball and hit 98 multiple times. That alone should land him somewhere on your PuRPs list, but Almonte is much more than a big fastball. Check out this video from earlier in the season against the Blaze.

PuRPs voting closes Monday, July 18 so if you’re like the current author and haven’t submitted your ballot yet, take some time this weekend to make it—and find a spot for Yency.

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Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes 10, Memphis Redbirds 5

Isotopes go the other way to earn another win - Purple Row

David Dahl (no. 2 PuRP): 3-for-4, Grand Slam, BB

Tom Murphy (no. 10 PuRP): 3-for-4, 2 R, 2B

Jordan Patterson (no. 18 PuRP): 0-for-5, RBI

Eddie Butler: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R/ER, 3 BB, 1 K

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Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats 2, Binghamton Mets 3 F/13

De La Cruz, B-Mets, Walk-Off on Yard Goats, 3-2 - Binghamton Mets News

Ryan McMahon (no. 5 PuRP): 0-for-5

Raimel Tapia (no. 6 PuRP): 0-for-6

Pat Valaika: 2-for-5, BB

Dillon Thomas: 0-for-5

Zach Jemiola (HM PuRP): 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 6 K

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High-A: Modesto Nuts 1, Bakersfield Blaze 5

Nuts Fall in Rubber Game - Modesto Nuts News

Forrest Wall (no. 11 PuRP): 1-for-3, RBI, BB

Omar Carrizales (no. 26 PuRP): 1-for-4

Wes Rogers (no. 35 PuRP): 1-for-3

Yency Almonte: 6.0 IP, 9 H, 5 R/ER, 2 BB, 6 K

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Low-A: Asheville Tourists 5, Lexington Legends 8

Tourists’ Troubles with Legends Continues - Asheville Tourists News

Brendan Rodgers (no. 4 PuRP): 1-for-5, 2 K

Peter Lambert (no. 21 PuRP):

Carlos Herrera (no. 29 PuRP): 2-for-4, 2 R, BB

Brian Mundell: 1-for-4, 2 R

Yonathan Daza: 3-for-5, 2B

Jesus Tinoco (no. 14 PuRP): 4.2 IP, 11 H, 6 R, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

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Short Season-A: Boise Hawks 7, Vancouver Canadians 6, F/10

Brito and Hawks Walk Off in Ten - Boise Hawks News

Garrett Hampson (3rd round, 2016): 1-for-4, 2 RBI

Willie Abreu (6th round, 2016): 0-for-5

Luis Castro: 2-for-4, R, RBI, BB

Anthony Brito: 3-for-5, 2 R, 2B, RBI

Breiling Eusebio: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, K

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Rookie: Grand Junction Rockies v Billings Mustangs, SUSPENDED

Friday’s game suspended by rain - Grand Junction Rockies News

Game was stopped after four innings and will be resumed when Billings visits Grand Junction on July 21.

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Dominican Summer League: DSL Rockies 6, DSL Tigers 5

Daniel Montano: 2-for-4, HR, 3 RBI

Cristopher Navarro: 2-for-5, 2 R

Aneudy Duarte: 2.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R/ER, 2 BB, 3 K

Keinter Olivares: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

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Saturday Probables

Triple-A Albuquerque: Kyle Freeland (no. 8 PuRP, 1-2, 4.26 ERA) v Memphis (STL), 7:05 pm MT

Double-A Hartford: Sam Howard (HM PuRP, 0-5, 6.46 ERA) @ Binghamton (NYM), 5:05 pm MT

High-A Modesto: Parker French (5-6, 2.89 ERA) @ Stockton (OAK), 8:10 pm MT

Low-A Asheville: Trey Killian (6-4, 4.65 ERA) @ Lexington (KC), 4:35 pm MT

Short Season-A Boise: Antonio Santos (1-3, 4.13 ERA) v Vancouver (TOR), 7:15 pm MT

Rookie Level Grand Junction: Bryan Baker (0-1, 10.45 ERA) @ Great Falls (CWS) 7:00 pmMT