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Colorado Rockies prospect Yency Almonte strikes out eight in Hartford Yard Goats home opener

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Prospect news and notes from the Rockies minor league affiliates for April 13, 2017

After more than a year of waiting, the Hartford Yard Goats finally opened Dunkin’ Donuts Park on Thursday with a 7-2 loss to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

Yency Almonte, the No. 12 PuRP, got the start for the Yard Goats, allowing two runs on three hits in five innings of work, walking three and striking out eight. Almonte left in a tie, but the Hartford bullpen gave up two in the seventh and three in the eighth as they dropped to 3-5.

Almonte has been strong in his first two starts of 2017, posting a 2.53 ERA and 1.13 WHIP and striking out 11 in 10 23 innings. The 22-year-old posted a 3.58 ERA across two levels in 2016, his first year in the Rockies organization after coming over in the trade for Tommy Kahnle.

Game Recaps

Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces (postponed, snow)

Double-A: New Hampshire Fisher Cats 7, Hartford Yard Goats 2

Ryan McMahon (No. 7 PuRP): 1-for-3, RBI, BB

Yency Almonte (No. 12 PuRP): 5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 8 K

High-A: Modesto Nuts 8, Lancaster JetHawks 0

Garrett Hampson (No. 22 PuRP): 0-for-3, BB

Forrest Wall (No. 15 PuRP): 0-for-4

Peter Lambert (No. 11 PuRP): 5 13 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K

Low-A: Asheville Tourists 3, Greenville Drive 1

Jose Gomez (No. 30 PuRP): 1-for-4

Tyler Nevin (No. 23 PuRP): 1-for-4

Friday Probables:

Triple-A: Harrison Musgrave (No. 25 PuRP) at Reno

Double-A: Parker French (No. 26 PuRP) vs. New Hampshire

High-A: Carlos Polanco at Modesto

Low-A: Riley Pint (No. 3 PuRP) vs. Greenville