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Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

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The Modesto Nuts are doing everything they can to keep their playoff hopes alive, including their best offensive onslaught of the season. The Nuts (31-33; 57-77) have struggled all year on offense, averaging a league-low 4.12 runs per game with a .244 team batting average headed into Tuesday’s game. Nine innings later Modesto had sent 51 batters to the plate, amassing a season-high 23 hits on their way to a 12-2 victory over Lake Elsinore. Every batter (save for Forrest Wall) had at least two hits, but the team had just two extra-base hits and one walk.

That was plenty for Helmis Rodriguez last night. After the Nuts scored four runs in the top of the first Rodriguez (4-9, 3.41 ERA) made quick work of the Storm. He lasted seven innings allowing five hits and two walks against six strikeouts. Rodriguez has had a lot of success over his last three starts, going at least seven innings in each (22 IP, 14 H, 3 R/ER, 5 BB, 15 K).

After Tuesday night’s win, the Nuts are four games out of a playoff spot with six games to play and, along with the Albuquerque Isotopes (512 games out with seven to play) and Grand Junction Rockies (12 game up with nine to play) , are holding onto slim playoff hopes.

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Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes 2, Salt Lake Bees 3

Bees Sting Isotopes with 3-2 Win | Albuquerque Isotopes News

Raimel Tapia (No. 4 PuRP): 0-for-4

Tom Murphy (No. 15 PuRP): 1-for-2, R, 2 BB

Jordan Patterson (No. 16 PuRP): 0-for-4

Harrison Musgrave (No. 25 PuRP): 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R/ER, BB, 3 K

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Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats 0, Richmond Flying Squirrels 11

Yard Goats Headlines | Hartford Yard Goats News

Ryan McMahon (No. 6 PuRP): 0-for-4

Omar Carrizales (No. 31 PuRP): 2-for-4

Zach Jemiola: 6 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

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High-A: Modesto Nuts 12, Lake Elsinore 2

Hit Parade for Helmis Rodriguez Ends in 12-2 Victory | Modesto Nuts News

Forrest Wall (No. 13 PuRP): 1-for-5, 2 R, RBI

Dom Nunez (No. 14 PuRP): 3-for-6, 2 R, 2 RBI

Shane Hoelscher: 4-for-6, R, 2B, 3 RBI

Josh Fuentes: 3-for-6, 2 R, RBI

Wes Rogers: 3-for-6, 3 R

Helmis Rodriguez: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 4/ER, 2 BB, 6 K

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Low-A: Asheville Tourists 2, Hickory Crawdads 6

George's Three-Hit Night not enough as Tourists Fall 6-2 | Asheville Tourists News

Brendan Rodgers (No. 3 PuRP): 0-for-2

Brian Mundell (No. 32 PuRP): 2-for-4, R, 2B

Max George: 3-for-4, R, 2 2B

Javier Palacios: 3 IP, 8 H, 5 R/ER, 0 BB, 4 K

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Short Season-A: Boise Hawks 1, Everett Aqua Sox 17

AquaSox Down Hawks | Boise Hawks News

Garrett Hampson (No. 35 PuRP): 1-for-4

Robert Tyler (No. 19 PuRP):

Willie Abreu (6th round, 2016): 0-for-4

Luis Castro: 1-for-4, R, 2B

Jacob Bosiokovic: 1-for-4

Anthony Brito: 2-for-4, RBI

Rico Garcia: 1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, K

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Rookie: Grand Junction Rockies 9, Orem Owlz 5

Rockies rally in seventh, end losing skid | Grand Junction Rockies News

Pedro Gonzalez (No. 21 PuRP): 2-for-4, 2 2B, RBI

Manuel Melendez: 2-for-5, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, SB

Jose Gomez: 3-for-3, R, 2B, 2 BB

Luis Guzman: 5 13 IP, 8 H, 4 R/ER, 2 BB, K

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Dominican Summer League: DSL Rockies 0, DSL Mariners1 1, F/13

DSL Rockies swept out of playoffs by DSL Mariners 1

Daniel Montano (No. 24 PuRP): 0-for-5

Enrique Saldana: 1-for-4

Gabriel Estrada: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, K

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Wednesday Probables

Triple-A Albuquerque: Eddie Butler (7-2, 4.64 ERA) @ Salt Lake (LAA), 5:05 p.m. MT (Game 1)

Christian Bergmnn (3-3, 3.66 ERA) @ Salt Lake (LAA), TBD (Game 2)

Double-A Hartford: Sam Howard (No. 23 PuRP, 5-6, 4.48 ERA) @ Richmond (SFG), 5:05 p.m. MT

High-A Modesto: Jake Wynkoop (7-2, 2.29 ERA) @ Lake Elsinore (SDP), 7:00 p.m. MT

Low-A Asheville: Drasen Johnson (6-4, 4.30 ERA) vs. Hickory (TEX), 5:05 p.m. MT

Short Season-A Boise: Erick Julio (4-5, 3.92 ERA) vs. Everett Aquasox (SEA), 7:15 p.m. MT

Rookie Level Grand Junction: Alejandro Requnena (2-5, 4.98 ERA) vs. Orem (LAA), 7:05 p.m. MT