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Rockies prospect Raimel Tapia continues hot start in Albuquerque with walk off double

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The top outfield prospect in the Rockies system delivers the Isotopes a big walk off victory

For Raimel Tapia, it wasn’t a tremendous Major League debut last season.

As rosters expanded, Tapia struggled to put the bat to the ball with the consistency he enjoyed in the minor leagues. With 11 strikeouts compared to only 10 hits in 38 at-bats, Tapia showed he needed more seasoning in Albuquerque to start his 2017 season.

That seasoning may be settling him in, the Rockies prospect is hitting .500 (11-for-22) in his first five games with six doubles and only four strikeouts. That continued last night for Raimel. A 3-for-5 night with two doubles, one that walked the game off, and two RBI. Tapia’s hot start has fueled the Isotopes into a fast 4-1 start and boosted the hype for the young outfielder’s potential as a major league asset later in the year.

The Isotopes now head to Reno to try and continue their winning ways.

Other scores and notes from around the Rockies farm system are below:

Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes 3, Salt Lake Bees 2 (10)

German Marquez (No. 5 PuRP): 2 IP, 2 K, 1 H, 1 R, BS

Raimel Tapia (No. 4 PuRP): 3-for-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI

Double-A: Harrisburg Senators 7, Hartford Yard Goats 5

Josh Fuentes: 2-for-4, 2B, RBI

Class-A Advanced: Lancaster JetHawks 11, San Jose Giants 7

Wes Rogers: 1-for-3, HR, RBI, 2 BB

Garrett Hampson (No. 22 PuRP): 2-for-5, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 R

Jairo Diaz (No. 24 PuRP): IP, K, H 0 R

Class-A: Asheville Tourists 5, West Virginia Power 1 (11)

Colton Welker (No. 19 PuRP): 2-for-5

Willie Abreu: 2-for-5, 3B, 2B, 3 RBI

Alejandro Requena: 7 13 IP, 5 H, 1 R

Tuesday Probables:

Albuquerque: Jeff Hoffman (0-0, 7.20 ERA) vs. Reno

Hartford: Ryan Castellani (0-1, 6.00 ERA) vs. Harrisburg

Lancaster: Trey Killian (1-0, 1.50 ERA) vs. San Jose

Asheville: Brandon Gold (Debut) vs. West Virginia