The Colorado Rockies had five minor league affiliates in action on Monday. Out in Modesto, in what’s likely the Rockies’ last season as their affiliate, No. 12 PuRP Ryan Castellani twirled another gem.
The 20-year-old righty tossed seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits and no walks while striking out six. After throwing just 113 innings in Asheville in 2015, Castellani has already thrown 147 in 2016 with a few weeks left in the season. He’s now had three consecutive strong seasons to start his career and looks likely to be able to handle essentially a full workload in Hartford next season. Amazingly, Castellani was just the seventh highest ranked pitcher in our midseason PuRPs voting, in spite of what looks to be a strong chance at a big league future. The pitching is coming.
Here are the rest of the scores and highlights from yesterday’s action:
Raimel Tapia (No. 4 PuRP): 1-for-4
Jordan Patterson (No. 16 PuRP): 0-for-3, RBI
Sam Moll (No. 26 PuRP): 1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, BB
Eddie Butler: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, BB, K
Stephen Cardullo: 2-for-4, 2B, HR, RBI, K
Double-A: Day off
The Yard Goats are back in action tonight against the Bowie Baysox.
Ryan Castellani (No. 12 PuRP): 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K
Dom Nunez (No. 14 PuRP): 0-for-3, K
Low-A: Day off
Asheville takes on the Columbia Fireflies tonight at 5:05 mountain time.
Short-Season A: Boise Hawks 5, Tri-City Dust Devils 2
Garrett Hampson (HM PuRP): 1-for-4
Steven Linkous: 2-for-4, HR, RBI
Antonio Santos: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 7 K
Colton Welker: 2-for-4, HR, RBI
Jose Gomez: 1-for-5, RBI
Tyler Bugner: 3-for-4, 2B, RBI
Daniel Montano (No. 24 PuRP): 1-for-6, BB, 2 K, SB, CS
Gabriel Estrada: 5 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 7 K
Shael Mendoza: 3-for-7, 3B, RBI, K, SB
Hidekel Gonzalez: 2-for-5, 3B, RBI, K
Triple-A: Kyle Freeland (No. 9 PuRP)
Double-A: Carlos Hernandez
Low-A: Peter Lambert (No. 11 PuRP)
Short-Season A: Rico Garcia
Rookie: Ty Culbreth