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Colorado Rockies minor league news and notes from August 8, 2016.

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Brendan Rodgers starts at second base on May 27
Charlie Drysdale

Monday was a quiet day within the Colorado Rockies’ farm system, as each of their top three affiliates either had a scheduled day off or were rained out. As a result, just one of the team’s top 20 prospects was in action.

That one was No. 3 PuRP Brendan Rodgers, who combined to go 1-for-6 with a home run, walk, and three strikeouts in a doubleheader for the Low-A Asheville Tourists. After a blistering hot April that saw him hit .329/.411/.582, the right-handed shortstop who turns 20 today has cooled off considerably and is now hitting just .275/.341/.466 on the season. Nevertheless, it has still been a strong season for the third overall pick in the 2015 draft against competition two and a half years older than him on average. Talk of him getting a midseason promotion has all but disappeared, but he’s still a near lock to move up to High-A and the hitter friendly California League in 2017.

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

Triple-A: Postponed

The Isotopes were rained out on Monday night. They’ll make up the game with a Tuesday doubleheader.

Double-A: Day off

The Yard Goats will be back in action on Tuesday night against the Akron RubberDucks.

High-A: Day off

Modesto is back on the field Tuesday night when they square off against the Stockton Ports.

Low-A: Lexington Legends 2, Asheville Tourists 1 (Game 1)

Brendan Rodgers (No. 3 PuRP): 0-for-4, 3 K

Brian Mundell (HM PuRP): 0-for-4, K

Mylz Jones: 3-for-4, 2B, SB, K

Hamlet Marte: 2-for-4, HR, RBI

Asheville Tourists 5, Lexington Legends 1 (Game 2; 7 innings)

Brendan Rodgers (No. 3 PuRP): 1-for-2, HR, RBI, BB

Brian Mundell (HM PuRP): 1-for-1, 2 RBI, BB

Carlos Herrera: 2-for-4, 2 2B, 2 K

Devin Burke: 7 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

Short-Season A: Boise Hawks 4, Tri-City Dust Devils 1

Garrett Hampson (HM PuRP): 2-for-4, RBI, BB, 2 SB

Luis Castro: 2-for-4, BB, K, SB

Daniel Suero: 2-for-5, K

Rookie: Grand Junction Rockies 8, Helena Brewers 4

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

Jose Gomez: 1-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K

Vince Fernandez: 2-for-3, HR, 2 RBI, SB, BB, K

Manuel Melendez: 3-for-5, 2 RBI, SB

DSL: DSL Rockies 7, DSL Yankees2 6

Daniel Montano (No. 24 PuRP): 0-for-3, 2 BB, K

Hidekel Gonzalez: 3-for-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, BB, K

Yeremi Rosario: 2-for-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI, K

Gabriel Estrada: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, BB, K

Tuesday probables:

Triple-A: Eddie Butler/TBD

Double-A: Sam Howard (No. 23 PuRP)

High-A: Jack Wynkoop

Low-A: Drasen Johnson

Short-Season A: TBD

Rookie: Ty Culbreth