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Rockies prospect Parker French throws eight scoreless innings as Yard Goats win third straight

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Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

Rockies prospect Parker French has had a bit of an up-and-down season in 2017. The 24-year-old right-hander has been at times dominant and at other times completely hittable. On Tuesday night he turned in his most impressive start of the season, displaying a lot of what pushed him into the 26th spot of the latest PuRPs list.

French went eight strong innings, scattering six hits and two walks while striking out four Flying Squirrels. He didn’t allow a baserunner to get past second base until the top of the eighth, when Slade Heathcott tried to score from second on a single but was thrown out at home on a relay from Dillon Thomas to Josh Fuentes. Fuentes had an RBI double in the third and Thomas added a three-run home run in the eighth to contribute to the blowout.

French currently owns a 4.31 ERA and a 32:18 K/BB ratio in 5623 innings. The Yard Goats are 24-26, nine games back of the division leading Trenton Thunder.

Top 30 PuRPs

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Jeff Hoffman (no. 2 PuRP):

Raimel Tapia (no. 4 PuRP): 2-for-5

Jordan Patterson (no. 13 PuRP): 0-for-3

Sam Moll (no. 28 PuRP): 1 IP, 4 H, 2 R/ER, 0 BB, K

Noel Cuevas: 1-for-4

Matt Flemer: 6 IP, 5 H, 4 R/ER, 3 BB, 2 K

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Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats 12, Richmond Flying Squirrels 2

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Ryan McMahon (no. 7 PuRP): 2-for-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI

Dom Nuñez (no. 14 PuRP): 0-for-1, 4 BB

Parker French (no. 26 PuRP): 8 IP, 6 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Josh Fuentes: 1-for-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI

Dillon Thomas: 1-for-4, HR, 3 RBI

Ashley Graeter: 2-for-3, 3 R, 2B, 2 RBI

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High-A: Lancaster JetHawks, OFF DAY

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Low-A: Asheville Tourists 2, Lexington Legends 5

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Colton Welker (no. 19 PuRP): 3-for-4

Jose Gomez (no. 30 PuRP): 0-for-4

Manuel Melendez: 2-for-4, R, RBI, SB

Vince Fernandez: 1-for-4, 2B

Willie Abreu: 2-for-4

Antonio Santos: 6 IP, 9 H, 4 R/ER, 3 BB, 3 K

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Wednesday Probables

Triple-A Albuquerque: OFF DAY

Double-A Hartford: Sam Howard (no. 20 PuRP, 1-3, 1.67 ERA) v Richmond (SF), 5:05 pm MT

High-A Lancaster: TBD @ Stockton (OAK), 8:10 pm MT

Low-A Asheville: TBD v Lexington (KC), 5:05 pm MT