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Brendan Rodgers, six other top Rockies prospects homer in one day

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Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Monday, April 30, 2018

There were plenty of long balls to go around for Rockies prospects as six PuRPs plus Raimel Tapia all homered in minor league action. In addition to Tapia, Tom Murphy (no. 11 PuRP), Jordan Patterson (no. 14 PuRP), Brendan Rodgers (no. 1 PuRP), Garrett Hampson (no. 9 PuRP), Brian Mundell (no. 13 PuRP), and Forrest Wall (no. 16 PuRP) had home runs for their respective clubs. So while the major league club has scored five runs total in its past four games, at least the prospects are showing signs of life at the plate.

Two starting pitcher PuRPs also pitched Monday evening. Sam Howard (no. 10 PuRP) struggled, allowing six walks in just four innings. However, Ryan Castellani (no. 6 PuRP) had a strong outing for Hartford, allowing one run in five innings with eight strikeouts.

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Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes 5, Tacoma Rainiers 3

Raimel Tapia: 1-for-4, HR, RBI, R, 2 K

Sam Howard (no. 10 PuRP): 4 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 6 BB, 1 K

Tom Murphy (no. 11 PuRP): 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI, R, K

Jordan Patterson (no. 14 PuRP): 1-for-4, HR, RBI, R, 2 K

Mike Tauchman (no. 22 PuRP): 1-for-4

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Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats 10, Harrisburg Senators 6

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

Ryan Castellani (no. 6 PuRP): 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 8 K, (3B hitting)

Garrett Hampson (no. 9 PuRP): 2-for-5, HR, 2 RBI, R

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

Sam Hilliard (no. 17 PuRP): 1-for-4, R, 2 K

Dom Nuñez (no. 21 PuRP): 3-for-5, R

Wes Rogers (HM PuRP): 1-for-3, 2 RBI, R

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High-A: Stockton Ports 9, Lancaster JetHawks 5

Colton Welker (no. 5 PuRP): 1-for-5, RBI, K

Tyler Nevin (no. 12 PuRP): 1-for-3, 2B, 2 R, 2 BB, K

Forrest Wall (no. 16 PuRP): 2-for-5, HR, 2 RBI, R, K

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

Vince Fernandez (no. 28 PuRP): 1-for-3, 2B, BB, K

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Low-A: Asheville Tourists: Scheduled Day Off

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NEXT DAY Probables

Triple-A Albuquerque: Jeff Hoffman @ Tacoma, 7:00pm MT

Double-A Hartford: Jesus Tinoco (HM PuRP) @ Harrisburg, 4:30pm MT

High-A Lancaster: Rico Garcia @ Stockton, 8:10pm MT

Low-A Asheville: Lucas Gilbreath @ Charleston, 5:05pm MT