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Colorado Rockies prospects: Jose Gomez’s six RBI leads scoring explosion in Grand Junction

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News and scores from around the Rockies minor league affiliates from Wednesday, August 10

The Grand Junction Rockies had an 11-run inning on Wednesday night, led by second baseman Jose Gomez. The G.J. Rockies were down 2-1 going into the bottom of the fifth before taking a commanding 10 run lead. Gomez started the scoring with a two-run single and ended it with a two-run triple, eventually coming around on a Colton Welker single for the 11th run of the inning. The 19-year-old went 4-for-5 with a double, a triple, six RBI and a stolen base for the game.

Gomez was signed in 2013 out of Venezuela and is in his first season outside of the Dominican Summer League. He’s already turning heads with his .362/.413/.441 slash line, earning him a Mid-Season All-Star selection in the Pioneer League. He’s outperforming his career line of .303/.369/.381, but he’s so young that improvement can only be expected. He is having a great year, but he’s improved offensively every year that he has been in the Rockies system and he will continue to do so when given the opportunity.

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Other Games

Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes 8, Las Vegas 51s 7

Stephen Cardullo: 3/5, 2B, HR, 2 BB

Raimel Tapia (4 PuRP): 1/5, 3B, R

Alex Castellanos: 3/4, HR, 2 RBI

German Marquez (7 PuRP): 6.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R/ER, 7 K, 86 pitches

Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats 2, Akron Rubberducks 3

Michael Benjamin: 1/3, R

Juan Ciriaco: 1/3, R

Noel Cuevas: 0/4, RBI

Carlos Hernandez: 6.0 IP, 7 H, R/ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 91 pitches

High-A: Modesto Nuts 4, Stockton Ports 3

Wes Rogers: 2/4, RBI

Forrest Wall (13 PuRP): 1/4

Dom Nunez (14 PuRP): 0/2, 2 RBI

Ryan Castellani (12 PuRP): 7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R (1 ER), BB, 3 K, 101 pitches

Low-A: Asheville Tourists 8, Lexington Legends 6

Brian Mundell: 2/5, HR, 2 RBI

Yonathan Daza: 3/5, 2B, 3 R

Sam Hilliard: 2/5, 3B, 2 RBI, R

Peter Lambert (11 PuRP): 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, BB, 3 K, 76 pitches

Short-A: Boise Hawks 5, Hillsboro Hops 9

Willie Abreu: 2/4, 2B, RBI, R

Wesley Jones: 1/4, 2B, 2 RBI, R

Jacob Bosiokovic: 1/2, 2 BB

Robert Tyler (19 PuRP): 1.0 IP, 2 BB, 20 pitches

Rookie: Grand Junction Rockies 14, Helena Brewers 3

Manuel Melendez: 3/5, 3 R, BB, SB

Taylor Snyder: 3/4, 2B, 3B, RBI, 3 R

Jose Gomez: 4/5, 2B, 3B, 6 RBI, 2 R, SB

Luis Guzman: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, BB, 9 K, 89 pitches

DSL: Rockies 4, Cardinals 5

Ramon Marcelino: 2/5, 2B, 2 RBI, R

Enrique Saldana: 2/4, 2B, 2 R, BB

Hidekel Gonzalez: 1/2, 2B, RBI, BB

Wander Cabrera: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 6 K

Tomorrow’s games and probables:

Triple-A: OFF
Double-A: Hartford (Yency Almonte, debut) @ Akron (CLE), 5:05 MT
High-A: Modesto (TBA) vs. Stockton (OAK), 8:05 MT
Low-A: Asheville (Jesus Tinoco, 2-6, 5.92 ERA) @ Hagerstown (WAS), 5:05 MT
Short-A: Boise (Mike Bunal, 0-1, 7.62 ERA) vs. Hillsboro (ARI), 7:15 MT
Rookie: OFF
DSL: Rockies (TBA) vs. Cardinals