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Colorado Rockies prospects: Yency Almonte earns the win in his Double-A debut for Hartford Yard Goats

Colorado Rockies farm report for Friday, August 12.

Yency Almonte
Rockies prospect Yency Almonte pitches for the Modesto Nuts.
Bobby DeMuro

Yency Almonte pitched six solid innings in his first start for the Double-A Hartford Yard Goats Thursday night. Almonte allowed three earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out only two.

Almonte’s debut got off to a rocky start when the first three batters all reached on hits, resulting in two runs. Almonte quickly settled in and retired the next nine batters that he faced before allowing a walk to lead off the fourth inning.

Almonte’s dominating High-A performance in Modesto this year catapulted him up the midseason prospect rankings. If he can duplicate that performance in Double-A to finish the season expect that momentum to continue.

If you haven’t seen him pitch yet be sure to watch our video of Almonte on the Purple Row YouTube channel.

Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes - off day

Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats 6, Akron Rubberducks 4

Yency Almonte (PuRP No. 18): 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 2 K

Ryan McMahon (PuRP No. 6): 0-3, 1 BB, 1 R

Jerry Vasto: 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K

High-A: Stockton Ports 10, Modesto Nuts 8

Forrest Wall (PuRP No. 13): 3-5, 1 2B, 2 R

Dom Nunez (PuRP No. 14): 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI

Single-A: Asheville Tourists 4, Hagerstown Suns 2

Jesus Tinoco (PuRP No. 20): 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 H, 1 BB, 3 K

Ben Bowden (PuRP No. 27): 1 IP 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K

Brendan Rodgers (PuRP No. 3): 2-4, 3 RBI

Short Season-A: Hillsboro Hops 6, Boise Hawks 5

Garret Hampson: 3-5, 1 2B, 3 RBI

Justin Calomeni: 2 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K

Rookie: Grand Junction Rockies - off day

DSL: DSL Cardinals 3, DSL Rockies 1

Daniel Montano (PuRP No 24): 1-4

Jeffri Ocando: 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 8 K

Tomorrow’s games and probables (all times MT):

Triple-A: Albuquerque (Musgrave) @ Colorado Springs, 7:05 PM

Double-A: Hartford (Balog) @ Erie, 5:05 PM

High-A: Modesto (French) @ Inland Empire, 8:05 PM

Low-A: Asheville (Killian) @ Hagerstown, 5:05 PM

Short-A: Boise (Julio) vs. Tri-City, 7:15 PM

Rookie: Grand Junction (TBA) @ Missoula, 7:05 PM

DSL: Rockies (TBA) vs. Braves 8:30 AM