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Colorado Rockies prospect Riley Pint looks strong in latest start

Rockies minor-league farm system news, notes and scores from Wednesday, August 9

While he may be the most talented pitcher in the Rockies system, Riley Pint might also be the most enigmatic. Armed with an electric fastball that reaches triple digits with movement and a great curve ball, Pint has failed to produce the strikeout numbers one might expect in professional baseball. However, this might be more a result of developmental goals for him than anything else. The Rockies are working with him to be more consistent with his delivery which will hopefully bring more consistency to his command as well. If Pint can’t start to command his pitches better, the results might start to follow.

Last night was a good example of that as Pint had one of his stronger outings in Asheville this season. He struck out five while only walking two in 5 13 inning. The end result was two runs allowed, though only one was earned. If you dig a little deeper, it’s obvious that the work is not yet complete as he threw only 53 strikes in 96 pitches. Pint still has a long ways to go but the raw stuff should buy enough patience for him to develop.

Triple-A: Albuquerque 5, New Orleans 2

Ryan McMahon (no. 2 PuRP): 3-5, RBI, R

Sam Howard (no. 11 PuRP): 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 K, 2 BB, 7 H

Jordan Patterson (no. 15 PuRP): 1-3, BB, R

Mike Tauchman (HM PuRP): 0-4, BB

Noel Cuevas: 2-5, RBI, R

James Farris: 1 IP, 2 K, 1 BB

Double-A: Hartford 5, Trenton 4

Dom Nuñez (no. 14 PuRP): 2-4, HR, RBI, R

Brian Mundell (no. 17 PuRP): 1-4, 2B, RBI

Corelle Prime: 1-4, HR, RBI, R

Ashley Graeter: 2-3, BB, HR, RBI, R

Josh Fuentes: 2-4, HR, RBI, R

Shane Broyles: 1 IP, 2 K, 1 H

High-A: Lancaster 7, Visalia 4

Garrett Hampson (no. 13 PuRP): 0-3, BB, RBI R

Sam Hilliard (no. 26 PuRP): 0-4

Roberto Ramos: 3-4, 2B, 2 R

Low-A: Asheville 3, Lexington 2

Riley Pint (no. 3 PuRP): 5 1/3 IP, ER, 5 K, 2 BB, 5 H

Tyler Nevin (no. 22 PuRP): 3-5, 2B, RBI, R

Vince Fernandez (no. 25 PuRP): 2-3, 2 BB, 2 2B, R

Willie Abreu (HM PuRP): 1-3, 2 BB, R

Reid Humphreys: 2 IP, 5 K

Short Season-A: Boise 10, Eugene 2

Daniel Jipping (HR Derby Champion): 1-4, HR, 3 RBI, R

Steven Linkous: 3-5, 2B, RBI, R

Bret Boswell: 2-4, 2 R

Danny Edgeworth: 3-4, 2 RBI, 2 R

Rookie: Missoula 11, Grand Junction 10

Ryan Vilade (no. 8 PuRP): 2-4, BB, 3B, RBI, 2 R

Pedro Gonzalez (no. 12 PuRP): 0-5

Will Gaddis (no. 24 PuRP): 3 IP, 3 ER, 2 K, 1 BB, 4 H

Chad Spanberger (no. 30 PuRP): 2-5, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Shael Mendoza: 1-4, BB, 2B, 2 R

Casey Golden: 2-4, 2B, RBI, R

Rookie: Grand Junction 4, Missoula 2 (7 innings)

Tyler Bates: 1-3, HR, 2 RBI, R

Justin Valdespina: 6 IP, ER, 5 K, BB, 4 H

Dominican Summer League: DSL Rockies 4, DSL Phillies Red 0

Daniel Montano (no. 19 PuRP): 1-3, BB, 2B, R

Eddy Diaz: 2-4, BB, 2 SB, R

Yolki Pena: 1-3, BB, 3B, RBI

Walking Cabrera: 2-4, 2B, RBI