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Colorado Rockies prospect Brendan Rodgers (almost) does it all for the Hartford Yard Goats

Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Sunday, April 22, 2018

Third baseman Brendan Rodgers (no. 1 PuRP) almost did it all for the Hartford Yard Goats on Sunday. Rodgers went 5-for-5 at the plate, hitting a double and a home run resulting in three RBI and nine total bases en route to a Yard Goats 11-9 victory over the Harrisburg Senators. Rodgers is now batting .300 with five doubles and three home runs on the young season after starting 5-for-35 (.142) in his first nine games. He has since gone 13-for-25 (.520) in his last six games.

Other notable performances happened for Albuquerque Isotopes center fielder Raimel Tapia, who went 3-for-5 with a double and a triple in the Isotopes 11-9 loss to the Salt Lake Bees. Left fielder Mike Tauchman went 1-for-5 with three RBI and a stolen base in his first game back since being optioned on Sunday morning. Starting pitcher Yency Almonte was ejected after one inning of work after hitting Bees’ DH Jabari Blash with a pitch.

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Triple-A: Salt Lake Bees 11, Albuquerque Isotopes 9

Raimel Tapia: 3-for-5, 2 R, 2B, 3B, RBI

Mike Tauchman (no. 22 PuRP): 1-for-5, 3 RBI, SB

Yency Almonte (no. 8 PuRP): 1.0 IP, H, ER, K, HR

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Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats 11, Harrisburg Senators 9

Brendan Rodgers (no. 1 PuRP): 5-for-5, 3 R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI

Garrett Hampson (no. 9 PuRP): 2-for-6, R, 2B, RBI

Brian Mundell (no. 13 PuRP): 2-for-5, R, HR, RBI, K

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

Yonathan Daza (no. 19 PuRP): 3-for-5, 2 R, RBI, K

Dom Nuñez (no. 21 PuRP): 0-for-3, 2 BB, 2 K

Wes Rogers (HM PuRP): 0-for-3, RBI, BB, SB

Parker French: 3.2 IP, 7 H, 7 ER, 5 BB, 2 K, 2 HR

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High-A: Lancaster JetHawks 9, Inland Empire 8

Colton Welker (no. 5 PuRP): 1-for-5, R, HR, 3 RBI, 2 K

Tyler Nevin (no. 12 PuRP): 0-for-5, K

Forrest Wall (no. 16 PuRP): 3-for-6, R, RBI, K, SB

Willie Abreu (no. 26 PuRP): 1-for-5, 2 R, RBI, K, SB

Logan Longwith: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 3 K

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Low-A: Asheville Tourists 6, West Virginia Power 5

Robert Tyler (no. 24 PuRP): 2.0 IP, H, 3 K

Sean Bouchard (ninth round, 2017): 1-for-5, R, K

Lucas Gilbreath: 3.0 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

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April 23 Probables

Triple-A Albuquerque: Sam Howard (no. 10 PuRP) @ Salt Lake, 6:30 p.m. MT

Double-A Hartford: Jack Wynkoop vs. Portland, 5:05 p.m. MT

High-A Lancaster: OFF DAY

Low-A Asheville: Nick Kennedy vs. Lexington, 5:05 p.m. MT