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Rockies prospect Tom Murphy continues torrid start for Isotopes

Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Continuing his torrid start to the season, Tom Murphy (no. 11 PuRP) made a pinch-hit appearance for Triple-A Albuquerque. He entered the game in the bottom of the 6th inning with the ‘Topes up two runs, and smoked a 2-RBI double to center field — a dagger to the Las Vegas 51s on Tuesday night. Murphy is now 13-for-22 on the season with 7 RBI through 6 games for the Rockies’ Triple-A affiliate. With Tony Wolters struggling at the plate (along with many others on the major league club), the Rockies could infuse some offense into their lineup and call up Murphy to be Iannetta’s primary back-up sooner rather than later.

Raimel Tapia also kept up his hot start by knocking in a pair of runs and stealing his first base of the year, and could be equally close to Murphy in reaching the big leagues again. Jeff Hoffman made his 2018 debut by pitching three strong innings for Lancaster, giving up two runs on five hits with two Ks, and Vince Fernandez (no. 28 PuRP) had a big day going 4-for-4 with a triple, double, three runs, and an RBI. Brendan Rodgers (no. 1 PuRP) hit another home run for Hartford.

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Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes 7, Las Vegas 51s 3

Raimel Tapia: 1-for-4, BB, 2 RBI, SB

Tom Murphy (no. 11 PuRP): 1-for-1, 2B, 2 RBI

Jordan Patterson (no. 14 PuRP): 2-for-4, R

Noel Cuevas (HM PuRP): 2-for-4, R

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Double-A: Richmond Flying Squirrels 8, Hartford Yard Goats 6

Brendan Rodgers (no. 1 PuRP): 1-for-5, HR, 2 RBI

Garrett Hampson (no. 9 PuRP): 2-for-4, BB, 2 SB

Brian Mundell (no. 13 PuRP): 4-for-5, 2 R

Sam Hilliard (no. 17 PuRP): 0-for-1

Yonathan Daza (no. 19 PuRP): 0-for-4, BB, R

Wes Rogers (HM PuRP): 1-for-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB

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High-A: Lancaster JetHawks 5, San Jose Giants 3

Jeff Hoffman: 3 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 K

Colton Welker (no. 5 PuRP): 3-for-4, 2B, R

Tyler Nevin (no. 12 PuRP): 0-for-4, K

Willie Abreu (no. 26 PuRP): 1-for-5, 2B

Vince Fernandez (no. 28 PuRP): 4-for-4, 3B, 2B, 3 R, RBI

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Low-A: Kannapolis Intimidators 5, Asheville Tourists 4

Ryan Vilade (no. 7 PuRP): 0-for-5, 3 K

Ben Bowden (no. 20 PuRP): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 R, 3 K

Chad Spanberger (no. 29 PuRP): 2-for-4, 2 R, RBI

Sean Bouchard (ninth round, 2017): 1-for-3, BB, RBI

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Wednesday Probables

Triple-A Albuquerque: Matt Flemer vs. Las Vegas, 6:35 PM MT

Double-A Hartford: Ryan Castellani (no. 6 PuRP) vs. Richmond, 5:05 PM MT

High-A Lancaster: Matt Dennis vs. San Jose, 7:35 PM MT

Low-A Asheville: Breiling Eusebio (no. 18 PuRP) @ Kannapolis, 8:05 AM MT