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Rockies prospect Colton Welker drives in three in JetHawks’ win

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Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Sunday, August 5, 2018

In what turned out to be a high scoring day on the farm filled with close games by all (the largest margin of victory being four runs by the Grand Junction Rockies). Lancaster JetHawks DH Colton Welker (no. 3 PuRP) drove in three of the JetHawks’ 10 runs in three separate at bats, including an RBI single in the first inning, a sacrifice fly in the third, and an RBI double in the seventh - his 26th double of the season.

In Hartford, starting pitcher Ryan Castellani (no. 7 PuRP) had another good day. Castellani allowed only two runs on five hits in seven innings in the Yard Goats’ loss. In Albuquerque, MLB reliever Chris Rusin made his first rehab start for the Isotopes and it didn’t go quite as planned. He pitched a relatively clean fifth inning, pitching to four batters and only allowing one to get on base via a walk. His second inning got a little dicey when he allowed two straight singles, both of which came around to score on Austin Nola’s double during the next at bat, and a fielder’s choice out before being replaced by Brooks Pounders. The Isotopes ended up losing 7-6.

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Triple-A: New Orleans Baby Cakes 7, Albuquerque Isotopes 6

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

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

Sam Howard (no. 11 PuRP): 0.1 IP, 1 H

Jordan Patterson (no. 15 PuRP): 0-for-1

Raimel Tapia: 1-for-2, 3 R, 2 BB

Matt Holliday: 2-for-4, R, 2 2B, 4 RBI

Chris Rusin: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

★ ★ ★

Double-A: Trenton Thunder 4, Hartford Yard Goats 2

Brian Mundell (no. 16 PuRP): 0-for-3, RBI, 2 K

Sam Hilliard (no. 13 PuRP): 0-for-5, 2 K

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

Dom Nuñez (no. 25 PuRP): 1-for-4, BB

Ryan Castellani (no. 7 PuRP): 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

★ ★ ★

High-A: Lancaster JetHawks 10, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 9

Colton Welker (no. 3 PuRP): 2-for-3, R, 2B, 3 RBI, BB, K

Tyler Nevin (no. 12 PuRP): 0-for-4, R, BB, 2 K

Vince Fernandez (no. 20 PuRP): 1-for-5, 2B, RBI, 2 K

Robert Tyler (no. 22 PuRP): 0.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER (BS)

Ben Bowden (no. 19 PuRP): 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K (W)

★ ★ ★

Low-A: Asheville Tourists 11, Columbia Fireflies 10

Ryan Vilade (no. 10 PuRP): 1-for-4, 2 R, BB

Tommy Doyle (no. 26 PuRP): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K (W)

★ ★ ★

Short Season-A: Boise Hawks 7, Everett AquaSox 6

Nick Bush (eighth round, 2018): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 4 K

Cade Harris (10th round, 2018): 1-for-4, RBI, 2 BB

★ ★ ★

Rookie: Grand Junction Rockies 5, Idaho Falls Chukars 1

Grant Lavigne (no. 9 PuRP): 1-for-3, 2 BB, 2 K

Daniel Montano (no. 14 PuRP): 0-for-4, BB, K

★ ★ ★

August 6 Probables

Triple-A Albuquerque: Peter Lambert (no. 2 PuRP) vs. New Orleans, 6:35 pm MT

Double-A Hartford: OFF DAY

High-A Lancaster: OFF DAY

Low-A Asheville: OFF DAY

Short Season-A Boise: OFF DAY

Rookie Level Grand Junction: OFF DAY