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Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Friday, August 17, 2018

If you’ve been following Purple Row over the last few weeks you’d be forgiven for thinking that we have a bit of a thing for Matt Holliday. But he’s technically not a prospect so he hasn’t made it much into the Pebble Reports. But that’s because he hasn’t hit a home run like the one he hit on Friday.

After this, Holliday was intentionally walked in the seventh. In all he went 2-for-2 with two runs scored, two RBI, the home run, and the intentional walk. He’s now hitting .370/.473/.652 in 13 games with Albuquerque and it’s getting to the point where Triple-A pitchers don’t want to pitch to him.

The Rockies have said that Holliday, who didn’t participate in spring training this year, will need a few weeks seasoning in the minors before he’s ready. But if he can hit dingers like that, mayyyybeee the time is rapidly approaching where he needs to return to the major leagues.

Top 30 PuRPs

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Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes 8, Sacramento RiverCats 7

Peter Lambert (no. 2 PuRP): 6 23 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

Yency Almonte (no. 8 PuRP): 13 IP, H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Tom Murphy: 0-for-4, RBI

Matt Holliday: 2-for-2, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB

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Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats 0, Richmond Flying Squirrels 3

Brian Mundell (no. 16 PuRP): 4-for-4

Roberto Ramos (no. 23 PuRP): 1-for-4

Dom Nuñez (no. 25 PuRP): 2-for-4

Frank Duncan: 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R/ER, 1 BB, 2 K

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High-A: Lancaster JetHawks 9, San Jose Giants 6, F/10

Colton Welker (no. 3 PuRP): 1-for-5, R

Tyler Nevin (no. 12 PuRP): 2-for-4, R, BB

Vince Fernandez (no. 20 PuRP): 0-for-4, R, BB

Justin Lawrence (HM PuRP): 1 IP, H, R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Bret Boswell: 3-for-5, R, 3B, 4 RBI

Matt Dennis: 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R/ER, 2 BB, 8 K

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Low-A: Asheville Tourists 6, Hickory Crawdads 3

Ryan Vilade (no. 10 PuRP): 0-for-3, R, BB

Tommy Doyle (no. 26 PuRP): 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, BB, 0 K

Sean Bouchard: 2-for-4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI

Nick Kennedy: 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K

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Short Season-A: Boise Hawks 11, Eugene Emeralds 0

Willie Abreu (no. 29 PuRP): 1-for-3, RBI

Terrin Vavra (no. 30 PuRP): 0-for-2, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB

Luke Morgan: 2-for-5, 2 R, 2 2B, RBI

Daniel Jipping: 3-for-5, R, 2B, 3 RBI

Trey Jacobs: 3-for-5, 2 R, RBI

Greg Jones: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2B, RBI, BB

LeeMarcus Boyd: 2-for-5, R

Alec Byrd: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R/ER, 3 BB, 4 K

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Rookie: Grand Junction Rockies 8, Helena Brewers 7, F/11

Grant Lavigne (no. 9 PuRP): 1-for-4, R, 2 RBI, BB

Daniel Montano (no. 14 PuRP): 1-for-5

Coco Montes: 1-for-4, 2 R, 2 BB, SB

Niko Decolati: 3-for-5, RBI, BB

Trent Fennell: 3 IP, 1 H, 2 R/ER, 4 BB, 0 K

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Dominican Summer League: DSL Rockies 10, DSL Angels 8

Francisco Palma: 3-for-5, 2B, RBI

Jesus Bptista: 2-for-5, 2 R, 2B, RBI

Johendy Vasquez: 3-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI

Junior Guerrero: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2B, RBI

Stalyn Sanchez: 4 IP, 5 H, 4 R/ER, 4 BB, 2 K

Dominican Summer League: DSL Colorado 8, DSL Royals2 1

Bladimir Restituyo: 2-for-4, R, 2B, RBI

Julio Carreras: 2-for-4, 3 R, 2B, RBI, BB, SB

Steven Fana: 2-for-5, 2 2B, RBI

Walking Cabrera: 2-for-5, R

Carlos Gonzalez: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 3 K

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Saturday Probables

Triple-A Albuquerque: David Holmberg vs. Sacramento (SFG), 6:35 PM MT

Double-A Hartford: Sean Nolin @ Richmond (SFG), 4:05 PM MT

High-A Lancaster: Brandon Gold @ San Jose (SFG), 6:00 PM MT

Low-A Asheville: Garrett Schilling vs. Augusta (SFG), 4:00 PM MT

Short Season-A Boise: TBA @ Eugene (CHC), 8:05 PM MT

Rookie Level Grand Junction: TBA @ Helena (MIL), 7:05 pm MT