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Rockies pitching prospects Jeff Hoffman, Ryan Castellani shine on the hill Tuesday

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Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Tuesday, April 11, 2017

After years of iniquity, the Rockies farm system seems to be bursting with talented pitching prospects, many of whom were on full display Tuesday.

Top prospect and no. 2 PuRP Jeff Hoffman walked away with yet another no decision for the Albuquerque Isotopes despite pitching effectively. He allowed just three runs (two earned) on three hits and a walk with five strikeouts in six innings. Hoffman got knocked around a bit on Opening Day last Thursday to the tune of four runs on six hits in five innings, so this is a marked improvement. He’ll have to keep it up if he wants in on the Rockies rotation, though, as rookies Antonio Senzatela and Kyle Freeland seem to be anchoring the rotation so far.

Another rebound performance came from Ryan Castellani for the Hartford Yard Goats. Castellani (no. 9 PuRP) gave up nine runs on six hits on Opening Day last Thursday but was his usual dominant self on Tuesday. He threw five scoreless innings and allowed just four hits with eight strikeouts.

See the full PuRP list here.

★ ★ ★

Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes 3, Reno Aces 4

Early Lead Erased as Isotopes Fall to Aces 4-3 | Albuquerque Isotopes News

Jeff Hoffman (no. 2 PuRP): 6 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 75 pitches, 52 strikes

Raimel Tapia (no. 4 PuRP): 1-for-5, K

Sam Moll (no. 28 PuRP): 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Pat Valaika: 2-for-3, R, RBI, BB

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Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats 4, Harrisburg Senators 0

Yard Goats veto Senators | Hartford Yard Goats News

Ryan McMahon (no. 7 PuRP): 1-for-4, RBI

Ryan Castellani (no. 9 PuRP): 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K

Dom Nunez (no. 14 PuRP): 0-for-3, BB

Max White: 2-for-4, 2 R, HR, 2B

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High-A: Lancaster JetHawks 5, San Jose Giants 10

JetHawks battle back, but falter late | Lancaster JetHawks News

Garrett Hampson (no. 22 PuRP): 2-for-4, 3 RBI, CS

Yonathan Daza: 3-for-4, 2 R

Hamlet Marte: 3-for-4, R, 2B

Trey Killian: 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

★ ★ ★

Low-A: Asheville Tourists 4, West Virginia Power 3, F/10

Diaz, Abreu Squeeze the Tourists a Win | Asheville Tourists News

Tyler Nevin (no. 23 PuRP): 0-for-3, R, 2 BB

Jose Gomez (no. 30 PuRP): 1-for-5

Willie Abreu: 2-for-5, 2 R, RBI

Jacob Bosiokovic: 2-for-5, 2B

Brandon Gold: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R/ER, 2 BB, 5 K

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Wednesday Probables

Triple-A Albuquerque: Matt Flemer (0-0, 1.50 ERA) @ Reno (ARI), 7:35 pm MT

Double-A Hartford: Jack Wynkoop (1-0, 1.42 ERA) @ Harrisburg (WAS), 10:00 am MT

High-A Lancaster: Colin Welmon (0-0, 5.40 ERA) v San Jose (SFG), 7:35 pm MT

Low-A Asheville: Erick Julio (1-0, 1.80 ERA) @ West Virginia (PIT), 5:05 pm MT