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Colorado Rockies pitching prospect Riley Pint has an encouraging start

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Rockies prospect and farm report for games from June 4, 2017

Collectively, Rockies affiliates were outscored 40 to 11 yesterday. It was a rough day on the farm for organizational pitchers. But the most highly regarded pitcher who took the mound yesterday had an understated and encouraging performance.

Purple Row’s number three prospect Riley Pint threw five innings in Asheville’s 10-7 win on Saturday. In his five innings, he allowed five hits and two runs. Pint only struck out two batters; however, he also didn’t walk a batter. Pint’s command is still far away from matching his stuff, so this is a good sign. Pint hasn’t thrown more than five innings in any start this season, and this is the first time he’s had fewer than two walks.

In less good news, Jack Wynkoop might not, after all, be the next Mark Buehrle. Wynkoop’s mid to high 80s fastball isn’t fooling anybody in Double-A. In yesterday’s matchup, he allowed 12 hits and eight runs in three innings. But hey, he still struck out a batter an inning and didn’t walk anybody!

The most notable offensive night came from José Gomez. He added a couple of singles in Asheville’s win yesterday. That brings his line to .307/.343/.423, continuing the 20-year-olds strong start to his first run at full-season ball.

Purple Row’s Top 30 Prospects

Sacramento 13, Albuquerque 1 | MiLB.com Box

Raimel Tapia (No. 4 PuRP): 0-4, K

Tom Murphy (No. 6 PuRP): 0-3, 2 K

Ryan McMahon (No. 7 PuRP): 1-3, 2B, K

Jordan Patterson (No. 13 PuRP): 1-4, 2B, K

Sam Moll (No. 28 PuRP): 1 IP, H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

James Farris: 1.1 IP, 3 H, R, 0 BB, K

Matt Carasiti, 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, K

New Hampshire 11, Hartford 0 | MiLB.com Box

Dom Nunez (No. 14 PuRP): 1-3, K

Jack Wynkoop: 3 IP, 12 H, 8 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Stockton 9, Lancaster 3 | MiLB.com Box

Garrett Hampson (No. 22 PuRP): 0-4, 2 K

Sam Hilliard: 0-4, 3 K

Brian Mundell: 1-3, BB, K

Asheville 10, Lakewood 7 | MiLB.com Box

Riley Pint (No. 3 PuRP): 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Colton Welker (No. 19 PuRP): 1-4

José Gomez (No. 30 PuRP): 2-3, K

Manuel Melendez: 2-5, HR, K

Vince Fernandez: 2-4, HR

Today's probables

Triple-A Albuquerque: Barry Enright

Double-A Hartford: Parker French

Class A Advanced Lancaster: Colin Welmon

Class A Asheville: Erick Julio