Yency “Showtime” Almonte is quickly turning into one of the more exciting prospects in the Rockies system. After his performance Sunday night, that hype will only grow. Almonte threw six strong innings, striking out five, and only allowing one unearned run. Almonte’s ERA dropped to 1.98 on the season and he continues to impress with a plus fastball and strong command.
Showtime’s first half was limited slightly by injury but the powerful right hander’s prospect shine has only continued to glisten. Bobby DeMuro has a couple reports on Almonte for both Purple Row and Today’s Knuckleball, Almonte’s power fastball, slider combo is exactly the kind of pitcher Bridich has targeted recently and exactly the kind of pitcher that has seen success this year in Coors Field.
The Goats picked up Almonte’s performance with a big outburst offensively. Friend of the Brand Dillon Thomas went 4-for-5 with three RBI and Brian Mundell got his average back over .300 with a 2-for-4 day.
The Goats 7-3 win was their 38th on the season, they now sit 11 under .500. Other news and notes from the affiliates are below.
Sam Howard (No. 20 PuRP): 2 1⁄3 IP, 1 K, 7 H, 6 R
Domonic Brown: 4-for-6, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI
Jordan Patterson (No. 13 PuRP): 3-for-5, HR
Yency Almonte (No. 12 PuRP): 6 IP, 5 K, 1 R (0 ER)
Dillon Thomas (Friend of the Brand): 4-for-5, 3 RBI
Brian Mundell: 2-for-4, 2B
Wes Rogers: 4-for-4, HR, 2B
Garrett Hampson (No. 22 PuRP): 1-for-4, 2B
Riley Pint (No. 3 PuRP): 4 IP, 6 K, 5 BB, 2 R
Manuel Melendez: 1-for-5
Sean Bouchard: 2-for-4
Zach Jemiola: 5 IP, 2 K, 2 BB. 0 R
Ryan Vilade: 1-for-3, HR
Chad Spangenberger: 1-for-4
Triple-A Albuquerque: OFF
Double-A Hartford: OFF
Single-A Advanced Lancaster: Ty Culbreth (1-0, 1.50 ERA) vs. Stockton
Single-A Asheville: Erick Julio (3-8, 5.18 ERA) vs. Augusta
Single-A Short Boise: Keinter Olivares (2-1, 2.53 ERA) vs. Vancouver
Rookie Grand Junction: TBD vs. Ogden
Dominican Summer League: TBD vs. DSL Cardinals