Ryan McMahon’s 2017 is shaping up to be the best Quesarito of his life.
The Rockies infield prospect spent much of 2016 struggling to find his bat as the Double-A Yard Goats struggled to find a home. But the Chipotle fanatic hasn’t wasted any time this season reminding us why he’s a top 10 prospect in a very good Rockies system.
Entering last night, McMahon was hitting .359 with 8 RBI and two home runs. A struggling Hartford squad wasn’t due to McMahon’s bat as the infielder was involved in nearly every game so far this season.
Last night, he became more than just involved.
A 5-for-7 night including a three run home run to tie the game in the bottom of the 9th, a triple that cleared the bases in the 7th inning, and an RBI single. McMahon finished the night nearly doubling his season RBI count, lifted his average to .413 and added another tier to the phrase “absolutely goes off.”
The Yard Goats eventually lost the game in the 13th inning but McMahon’s six RBI and 10 total bases remain the highlight.
Other scores and lines from the Rockies affiliates are below:
Jerry Vasto (Confirmed Exister): 1 1⁄3 IP, 2 K 0 R
Jordan Patterson (No. 13 PuRP): 0-for-3
Tacoma: Christian Bergman (Old Friend): 6 2⁄3 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 4 K
Ryan McMahon (No. 7 PuRP): 5-for-7, HR, 3B, 6 RBI
Max White: 2-for-3, 3 BB, 3 R
Ryan Castellani (No. 9 PuRP): 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 4 K
Dillon Thomas (Friend of the Brand): 1-for-5, 2 BB
Garrett Hampson (No. 22 PuRP): 3-for-5, 3 R
Forrest Wall (No. 15 PuRP): 2-for-3, 2 RBI, R
Brian Mundell: 2-for-4, R
Mylz Jones: 2-for-4, HR, 3 RBI
Vince Fernandez: 2-for-4, 2B, RBI
Erick Julio: 7 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 8 K
Triple-A Albuquerque: Matt Flemer (1-1, 5.06 ERA) vs. Reno
Double-A Hartford: Jack Wynkoop (1-1, 2.03 ERA) vs. Harrisburg
Single-A Advanced Lancaster: Colin Welmon (1-0, 4.09 ERA) vs. Rancho Cucamonga
Single-A Asheville: Antonio Santos (0-1, 2.25 ERA) vs. Kannapolis