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Rockies minor league pitchers have a rough day on Thursday

Colorado Rockies minor league news and notes from July 20, 2017.

When the High-A Lancaster JetHawks give up eight runs at The Hangar and it is only the fourth-most runs allowed by a Rockies affiliate, you know it was not a pretty day.

In seven games Thursday, Rockies minor league clubs allowed a combined 57 runs, or 8.1 per game.

Perhaps the most notable struggle for a pitcher came from Hartford Yard Goats starter Parker French (No. 26 PuRP), who allowed 11 runs, all earned, on nine hits, four of them home runs, in 2 23 innings, walking one and striking out three. French, who has pitched 98 13 innings for the Yard Goats this season, saw his ERA rise by nearly a full run in one day.

His counterpart at Triple-A Albuquerque, Zach Jemiola, did not fare much better. Jemiola got through four innings, allowing nine earned runs on 10 hits and three home runs with three walks and three strikeouts.

Game Recaps

Triple-A: Tacoma Rainiers 14, Albuquerque Isotopes 11

Raimel Tapia (No. 4 PuRP): 2-for-5, 2B, 2 R

David Dahl: 0-for-4, BB, R

Ryan McMahon (No. 7 PuRP): 2-for-5, 2 R, RBI

Jordan Patterson (No. 13 PuRP): 2-for-5, HR, R, 2 RBI

Double-A: Portland Sea Dogs 12, Hartford Yard Goats 6

Brendan Rodgers (No. 1 PuRP): 1-for-4, BB

Dom Nunez (No. 14 PuRP): 1-for-3, R, BB

Parker French (No. 26 PuRP): 2 2/3 IP, 9 H, 11 R, 11 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

High-A: Lake Elsinore Storm 8, Lancaster JetHawks 4

Garrett Hampson (No. 22 PuRP): 1-for-4, 2B

Low-A: Asheville Tourists 6, Hickory Crawdads 2

Tyler Nevin (No. 23 PuRP): 0-for-4

Short-Season A: Everett AquaSox 13, Boise Hawks 11

Bret Boswell (2017 8th Round Pick): 2-for-6, 2 R, RBI

Sean Bouchard (2017 9th Round Pick): 1-for-4, R, RBI, BB

Daniel Jipping (2017 10th Round Pick): 1-for-4, RBI

Rookie: Grand Junction Rockies 6, Billings Mustangs 5

Pedro Gonzalez (No. 16 PuRP): 0-for-3, BB, R

Ryan Vilade (2017 2nd Round Pick): 0-for-3, BB

Chad Spanberger (2017 6th Round Pick): 0-for-3, RBI

Tommy Doyle (2017 2nd Round Pick): 1/3 IP, SV

DSL: DSL Yankees 3, DSL Rockies 2

Friday Probables

Triple-A: Barry Enright at Salt Lake, 6:35 p.m. MT

Double-A: Ryan Castellani (No. 9 PuRP)/TBD at Portland, 3:00 p.m. MT (DH)

High-A: Brandon Gold vs. Lake Elsinore, 7:35 p.m. MT

Low-A: Riley Pint (No. 3 PuRP) at Hickory, 5:00 p.m. MT

Short-Season A: Garrett Schilling at Everett, 8:05 p.m. MT

Rookie: Lucas Gilbreath (2017 7th Round Pick) vs. Billings, 6:40 p.m. MT

DSL: TBD at DSL Mets1, 8:30 a.m MT