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Rockies prospects Tyler Nevin, Vince Fernandez light up Rancho Cucamonga

Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Friday, August 3, 2018.

Lancaster is a known as perhaps the friendliest hitting environment in all affiliated baseball. The JetHawks took advantage on Friday night, treating the hometown crowd to a 20-1 thrashing of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Everyone contributed to the effort, but PuRP members Vince Fernandez (no. 28) and Tyler Nevin (no. 12) had especially encouraging nights. Fernandez finished 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a double, four RBI total; heading into Friday he was hitting .284/.382/.548 in 92 games this season. Nevin had a three-hit night, including a double, three runs, and five RBI. He was hitting .315/.362/.486 in 72 games, ten shy of his professional career high.

In all seven of nine starters had multi-hit nights, including three hit nights from Nevin and Alan Trejo and a four-hit night from Manuel Melendez. Things got so desperate for the Quakes that Nick Yarnall came on in the sixth and pitched through the seventh, allowing two hits. Yarnall is a first baseman for Rancho Cucamonga. Yarnall was followed by backup catcher Steve Berman, who allowed just one single in his inning of work.

According to baseball rules, it is unlawful to transfer runs from a minor league affiliate to the major league parent club, even if they could clearly spare some. As such the Rockies were not allowed to add some of these runs to their score on Friday night in Milwaukee. The MLB office could not be reached for comment.

Top 30 PuRPs

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Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes 8, Round Rock Express 6

Brendan Rodgers (no. 1 PuRP): 0-for-5, RBI

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

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

Mike Tauchman (no. 22 PuRP): 1-for-2, 2 R, 2B, 3 BB

Noel Cuevas (HM PuRP): 2-for-3, 2 R, HR, 4 RBI, BB, SB

Jeff Hoffman: 6 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 4 ER, BB, 2 K

David Dahl: 2-for-5, R

Matt Holliday: 2-for-4, R

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Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats 1, Trenton Thunder 2

Brian Mundell (no. 13 PuRP): 0-for-3

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

Dom Nuñez (no. 21 PuRP): 0-for-4

Roberto Ramos: 1-for-3, 2B

Evan Grills: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R/ER, BB, 4 K

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High-A: Lancaster JetHawks 21, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 1

Tyler Nevin (no. 12 PuRP): 3-for-4, 3 R, 2B, 5 RBI

Ben Bowden (no. 20 PuRP): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Vince Fernandez (no. 28 PuRP): 2-for-4, 3 R, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB

Wes Rogers (HM PuRP): 2-for-5, R, 4 RBI, 1 BB

Logan Longwith: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Manuel Melendez: 4-for-5, 4 R, 2B, RBI, BB

Alan Trejo: 3-for-4, 3 R, 2B, RBI, 2 BB

Joel Diaz: 3-for-6, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI

Justin Lawrence: 23 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 2 K

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Low-A: Asheville Tourists 3, Columbia Fireflies 6

Ryan Vilade (no. 7 PuRP): 3-for-5, RBI

Sean Bouchard (ninth round, 2017): 0-for-3, RBI

Frederis Parra: 5 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

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Short Season-A: Boise Hawks 4, Everett Aqua Sox 9

Mike Nikorak (no. 21 PuRP): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 K, 1 BB

Terrin Vavra (third round, 2018): 0-for-3

Cade Harris (10th round, 2018): 2-for-3, HR, RBI, BB

Daniel Jipping: 2-for-4, R

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Rookie: Grand Junction Rockies 3, Idaho Fall Chukars 1

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

Grant Lavigne (first round, 2018): 0-for-2, R, 2 BB

Coco Montes: 2-for-4

Javier Guevara: 1-for-4, 2B, RBI

Ryan Feltner: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 7 K

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Dominican Summer League: DSL Rockies 7, DSL Nationals 8

Bladimir Restituyo: 2-for-5, 2B

Jose Cordova: 3-for-5, R, 3B, RBI

Dominican Summer League: DSL Colorado 11, DSL Giants 8

Eddy Diaz: 1-for-1, R, 2B, removed in 2nd.

Yolki Pena: 1-for-1, R, RBI, 3 BB, 3 SB

Yeikel Blandin: 3-for-6, 2 R, RBI

Julio Carreras: 2-for-3, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB

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Saturday Probables

Triple-A Albuquerque: TBD vs. New Orleans (MIA), 6:35 pm MT

Double-A Hartford: TBD vs Trenton (NYY), 4:05 pm MT

High-A Lancaster: Antonio Santos vs. Rancho Cucamonga (LAD), 7:05 pm MT

Low-A Asheville:

Game 1: Francis Gilbreath vs. Columbia (NYM), 3:05 pm MT

Game 2: Will Gaddis vs. Columbia (NYM)

Short Season-A Boise: Pearson McMahan @ Everett (SEA), 8:05 pm MT

Rookie Level Grand Junction: TBD @ Idaho Falls (KC), 7:15 pm MT