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Jordan Patterson makes his case for a promotion with the Albuquerque Isotopes

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Colorado Rockies minor league news and notes from August 6, 2016.

Jordan Patterson

Saturday was a day of promotions in the Colorado Rockies’ farm system, as Raimel Tapia (No. 4 PuRP), German Marquez (No. 7), Yency Almonte (No. 18), and Omar Carrizales (Honorable mention) were all moved up a level. Meanwhile, No. 16 PuRP Jordan Patterson continued to make his case for a promotion to the big leagues with the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes.

The 24-year-old lefty went 3-for-4 with a double, home run, walk, and stolen base in the Isotopes’ 9-2 win on Better Call Saul night. In the process, he raised his season slash line to .323/.408/.509 with 36 extra base hits and a walk rate better than 10 percent in 377 plate appearances. Patterson has the ability to play both corner outfield positions as well as first base and would give the Rockies some much needed flexibility at those positions. He’s also a near lock to be more of an offensive threat than current 25th man Rafael Ynoa. If the Rockies truly believe they’re in this thing, it may not be long before we see Patterson in purple pinstripes.

Here are the rest of the scores and highlights from Saturday’s action:

Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes 9, Sacramento River Cats 2

Tom Murphy (No. 15 PuRP): 1-for-1

Jordan Patterson (No. 16 PuRP): 3-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, BB, K, SB

Matt Carasiti (No. 30 PuRP): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Brandon Barnes: 3-for-5, 2B, 3B, 4 RBI, K

Christian Bergman: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, BB, 4 K

Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats 8, Binghamton Mets 6

Raimel Tapia (No. 4 PuRP): 1-for-5

Ryan McMahon (No. 6 PuRP): 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBI, BB, K, E

Alex Balog (No. 29 PuRP): 7 IP, 6 H, 4 R (0 ER), BB, 5 K

Tyler Matzek: ⅓ IP, H, ER, 2 BB, 0 K

Rosell Herrera: 2-for-4, RBI, BB

Jerry Vasto: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R (0 ER)

High-A: Lancaster JetHawks 11, Modesto Nuts 5

Forrest Wall (No. 13 PuRP): 1-for-4, BB, 2 E

Parker French (No. 28 PuRP): 4 IP, 9 H, 7 R (5 ER), 2 BB, 2 K

Max White: 2-for-4, RBI, K, 2 SB

Low-A: Augusta GreenJackets 11, Asheville Tourists 4

Brendan Rodgers (No. 3 PuRP): 2-for-4, 2B, 2 K, E

Jesus Tinoco (No. 20 PuRP): 7 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, BB, 7 K

Brian Mundell (HM PuRP): 1-for-4, 2 K

Short-Season A: Boise Hawks 4, Tri-City Dust Devils 0

Garrett Hampson (HM PuRP): 0-for-3, BB, 2 K, SB

Christian Talley: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, K

Campbell Wear: 2-for-4, 2B, K

Steven Linkous: 2-for-5, 2B, RBI, K

Rookie: Suspended

No. 5 PuRP Riley Pint struck out the first two batters before the rains came and the game was suspended. It will be completed tomorrow.

DSL: DSL Rockies 4, DSL Brewers 0

Keinter Olivares: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K

Enrique Saldana: 1-for-3, 2B, RBI, BB, K

Jose Grullart: 1-for-3, BB, 2 K

Sunday probables:

Triple-A: TBD

Double-A: TBD

High-A: TBD

Low-A: Trey Killian

Short-Season A: Erick Julio

Rookie: Riley Pint/TBD