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Rockies prospect Brendan Rodgers’ 4 RBI day propels Yard Goats to victory

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Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Sunday, May 20, 2018

It was a high scoring day down on the Rockies’ farm yesterday with three out of four teams scoring double digit runs and all four teams combining for 42 total runs. Hartford Yard Goats second baseman Brendan Rodgers (no. 1 PuRP) accounted for four of the team’s 13 total runs, driving in four total runs on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first inning and a tie-breaking three run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning. He also recorded his fifth stolen base on Sunday.

In Albuquerque, Isotopes catcher Tom Murphy (no. 11 PuRP) also had a good day at the plate. He went 2-for-5 with a three run double in the bottom of the fifth inning and recorded his first stolen base of the season. Center fielder Raimel Tapia plated one run and stole his seventh base of the season and third baseman Josh Fuentes went 3-for-5 at the plate with two runs, two triples, and 5 RBI.

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Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes 13, Reno Aces 8

Raimel Tapia: 2-for-4, 2 R, RBI, SB

Ryan McMahon (no. 2 PuRP): 1-for-4, R, BB, 2 K

Garrett Hampson (no. 9 PuRP): 1-for-3, 3 R, 2 BB, K

Tom Murphy (no. 11 PuRP): 2-for-5, R, 2B, 3 RBI, 3 K, SB

Mike Tauchman (no. 22 PuRP): 0-for-4, R, BB, K

Brett Oberholtzer: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K (W)

★ ★ ★

Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats 13, Akron RubberDucks 10

Brendan Rodgers (no. 1 PuRP): 1-for-4, R, HR, 4 RBI, K, SB

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

Yonathan Daza (no. 19 PuRP): 1-for-4, R, RBI, BB

Ryan Castellani (no. 6 PuRP): 2.0 IP, 2 H, 5 ER, 5 BB

★ ★ ★

High-A: Inland Empire 66ers 12, Lancaster JetHawks 2

Colton Welker (no. 5 PuRP): 1-for-4, 2 K

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

Forrest Wall (no. 16 PuRP): 0-for-3, BB, 2 K

Willie Abreu (no. 26 PuRP): 0-for-2, R, 2 BB, K

Vince Fernandez (no. 28 PuRP): 0-for-3, BB, K

Ben Bowden (no. 20 PuRP): 0.1 IP

Brandon Gold: 4.2 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 4 K, 3 HR (L)

★ ★ ★

Low-A: Asheville Tourists 14, Rome Braves 1

Ryan Vilade (no. 7 PuRP): 1-for-4, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K

Chad Spanberger (no. 29 PuRP): 2-for-4, 3 R, RBI, BB

★ ★ ★

May 21 Probables

Triple-A Albuquerque: Jeff Hoffman vs. Salt Lake, 6:35 p.m. MT

Double-A Hartford: OFF DAY

High-A Lancaster: OFF DAY

Low-A Asheville: Will Gaddis (no. 23 PuRP) vs. Greenville, 5:05 p.m. MT