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Rockies prospect Tom Murphy homers as Isotopes lose big late

Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Friday, June 8, 2018

It had all the makings of a nice back and forth slugfest. The Omaha Storm Chasers jumped out to an early 5-0 lead before Rockies prospect Tom Murphy hit a two run home run inn the top of the sixth to make it 5-2. Omaha answered back with two in the bottom half and Albuquerque added two more, thanks in part to a walk and a run scored from Garrett Hampson to make it 7-4. But then Omaha scored nine unanswered runs over the next two frames to walk away with a 16-5 blowout win.

It was Tom Murphy's 15th home run in 46 games and he's now hitting .295/.365/.653 on the season. While Murphy's catching acumen can be contested, if he keeps hitting like this the Rockies, who are starved for offense at the major league level, might give him an extended look.

Top 30 PuRPs

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Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes 5, Omaha Storm Chasers 16

Raimel Tapia: 0-for-5

Garrett Hampson (no. 9 PuRP): 3-for-4, 2 R, 2B, BB

Tom Murphy (no. 11 PuRP): 2-for-5, HR, 3 RBI

Jordan Patterson (no. 14 PuRP): 2-for-5, 2B

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Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats 3, Altoona Curve 4

Brendan Rodgers (no. 1 PuRP): 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI

Brian Mundell (no. 13 PuRP): 1-for-4, R, 2B

Sam Hilliard (no. 17 PuRP): 0-for-4

Dom Nuñez (no. 21 PuRP): 0-for-4

Wes Rogers (HM PuRP): 1-for-4, R, 2B

Jesus Tinoco (HM PuRP): 6 IP, 8 H, 4 R/ER, BB, 4 K

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High-A: Lancaster JetHawks 8, Lake Elsinore Storm 7, F/10

Colton Welker (no. 5 PuRP): 1-for-5, 2B, RBI

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

Vince Fernandez (no. 28 PuRP): 1-for-4, 2 RBI, BB

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Low-A: Asheville Tourists 3, Lexington Legends 4, Game 1

Ryan Vilade (no. 7 PuRP): 1-for-3, R, 2B

Chad Spanberger (no. 29 PuRP): 1-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI

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

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Low-A: Asheville Tourists 2, Lexington Legends 1, Game 2

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

Chad Spanberger (no. 29 PuRP): 0-for-3

Tommy Doyle (no. 30 PuRP): 1 IP, K

Sean Bouchard: 2-for-3, 2B

Robert Tyler (no. 24 PuRP): 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R/ER, 1 K

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Dominican Summer League: DSL Rockies 3, DSL Twins 5

Julio Carreras: 2-for4, R, 3B, BB

Branfiel Concepcion: 1-for-3, R, 2B, BB, SB

Brayan Castillo: 5 IP, 1 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 3 K

Dominican Summer League: DSL Colorado 3, DSL Royals2 4

Daniel Montano (no. 15 PuRP): 1-for-4, R, 2B

Walking Cabrera: 2-for-2, BB

Yolki Pena: 0-for-2, R, 2 BB

Anderson Bido: 5 13 IP, 4 H, 3 R/ER, 2 BB, 6 K

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NEXT DAY Probables

Triple-A Albuquerque: Yency Almonte (no. 8 PuRP) @ Omaha (KC), 6:05 PM MT

Double-A Hartford: Peter Lambert (no. 4 PuRP) @ Altoona (PIT), 4:05 PM MT

High-A Lancaster: David Hill v. Lake Elsinore (SD), 7:05 PM MT

Low-A Asheville: Game 1, Lucas Gilbreath v. Lexington (KC) 2:35 PM MT

Game 2, Justin Valdespina v. Lexington (KC)