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Thursday Pebble Report: Yard Goats slap 11 hits but fall to .500 in home loss

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Goats offense can’t cash in on opportunities in loss

Despite hits from every starting position player on Wednesday night, the Hartford Yard Goats fell to the Richmond Flying Squirrels 5-4 and dropped back to .500 at 38-38 on the season.

Aramis Garcia’s sixth inning home run off Jesus Tinoco proved the difference as the Goats offense went silent once Richmond’s bullpen entered the game. Brendan Rodgers and Brian Mundell led the way with an RBI each and three combined runs scored. The Rockies #1 prospect slapped a double to up his OPS to .860 and tallied his 51st RBI on the year.

Jesus Tinoco showed life despite allowing five runs, striking out eight batters and only walking two in his six innings. Tinoco’s improved his strikeout rate in Hartford and is starting to look more like the targeted prospect the Rockies hoped for when they acquired Tinoco for shortstop Troy Tulowitzki in 2015.

The Goats continue their series with Richmond tonight. Other news and notes from the affiliates are below:

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Triple-A: Sacramento River Cats 4, Albuquerque Isotopes 3

Ryan McMahon (No.2 PuRP): 1-for-4, RBI

Mike Tauchman: 3-for-4, 2 2B

Jordan Patterson (No.14 PuRP): 1-for-4, HR

Double-A: Richmond Flying Squirrels 5, Hartford Yard Goats 4

Brendan Rodgers (No.1 PuRP): 1-for-4, 2B

Brian Mundell (No.13 PuRP): 2-for-5, 2B

Forrest Wall (No.16 PuRP): 2-for-5, R

Class-A Advanced: Modesto Nuts 5, Lancaster Jet Hawks 1

Colton Welker (No.5 PuRP): 1-for-3, BB

Steven Linkous: 4-for-4, 2B

Class-A Short Season: Hillsboro Hops 7, Boise Hawks 2

Cade Harris: 1-for-4, HR

Luke Morgan: 2-for-4, 2B, RBI

Rookie: Idaho Falls Chukars 5, Grand Junction Rockies 1

Daniel Montano (No.15 PuRP): 0-for-2, 2 BB

John Cresto: 2-for-4, 2B, RBI

Wander Cabrera: 4 IP, 4 R, 2 K, 3 BB

Dominican Summer League: DSL Rockies 6, DSL Phillies Red 1

Gerard Ramos: 3-for-3, 2 2B

Brayan Castillo: 5 IP, 0 R, K

Dominican Summer League: DSL Pirates 8, DSL Colorado 4

Walking Cabrera: 0-for-3, BB

Bryant Quijada: 1-for-3, RBI

Vladimir Dilone: 1-for-2, BB, RBI

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Thursday Probables:

Triple-A Albuquerque: Antonio Senzatela (2-1, 2.70 ERA) vs. Sacramento

Double-A Hartford: Peter Lambert (7-2, 2.31 ERA) vs. Richmond

Class-A Advanced Lancaster: Matt Dennis (4-8, 5.47 ERA) vs. Modesto

Class-A Asheville: Will Gaddis (3-4, 5.63 ERA) vs. Columbia (Game One), Antonio Santos (1-9, 4.43 ERA) vs. Columbia (Game Two)

Class-A Short Season Boise: Jeffri Ocando (1-0, 4.00 ERA) vs. Hillsboro

Rookie League Grand Junction: TBD vs. Idaho Falls

Dominican Summer League: DSL Colorado (TBD) vs. DSL Giants