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Rockies prospects Garrett Hampson, Josh Fuentes lead Albuquerque to blowout win

Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Friday, August 31, 2018

The Rockies offense has been struggling mightily (checks calendar) all year, but especially recently. With big-league rosters set to expand today and the Isotopes with just three road games remaining, the big league club may be getting a fresh infusion of offense.

The Triple-A Isotopes hit the jackpot for 14 runs on Friday night in Reno en route to a 14-4 win. ABQ was beating the dealer all night as every position player recorded a hit and Reno native Garrett Hampson (no. 5 PuRP) went 3-for-4 with a double, two walks, and two runs scored.

That wasn’t even the biggest news of the day, as Josh Fuentes was named Pacific Coast League Most Valuable Player on Friday. He was also named to the All-PCL team and won PCL Rookie of the Year. He’s the first such player to do all that and win the Triple-A All-Star Game MVP. Fuentes hit .322/.349/.508 on the year while leading the league in hits (171) and games played (131). He also hit 61 extra base hits, including 14 home runs and 12 triples (one shy of the Isotopes single-season record).

Oh, and he happened to improve those totals on Friday, as he went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI, and three runs scored. Probably a pretty good day for Fuentes. We’ll see if he’s rewarded with a September call up for his efforts.

Top 30 PuRPs

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Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes 14, Reno Aces 4

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

Garrett Hampson (no. 5 PuRP): 3-for-4, 2 R, 2B, RBI, 2 BB

Jordan Patterson (no. 15 PuRP): 2-for-5, 2 R, RBI

Raimel Tapia: 1-for-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI

Josh Fuentes: 3-for-4, 3 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI

Brett Oberholtzer: 7 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, BB, 5 K

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Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats 3, New Hampshire FisherCats 1

Sam Hilliard (no. 13 PuRP): 0-for-3, R, BB

Brian Mundell (no. 16 PuRP): 2-for-4, R

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

Evan Grills: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 6 K

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High-A: Lancaster JetHawks 2, Lake Elsinore Storm 3

Colton Welker (no. 3 PuRP): 1-for-4

Tyler Nevin (no. 12 PuRP): 1-for-4

Ben Bowden (no. 19 PuRP): 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Luis Castro: 2-for-4, R

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Low-A: Asheville Tourists 7, Rome Braves 11

Ryan Vilade (no. 10 PuRP): 2-for-5, 2 R, 2B

Sean Bouchard: 1-for-3, 2 R, RBI, 2 BB

Casey Golden: 1-for-3, HR, 3 RBI

Taylor Snyder: 1-for-4, HR, RBI, BB, SB

Lucas Gilbreath: 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R/ER, BB, 7 K

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Short Season-A: Boise Hawks 3, Hillsboro Hops 6

LJ Hatch: 2-for-4, 3B, RBI

Willie MacIver: 2-for-4, RBI

Pearson McMahan: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R/ER, 4 BB, 9 K

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Rookie: Grand Junction Rockies 11, Ogden Raptors 7

Daniel Montano (no. 14 PuRP): 2-for-5, HR, 2 RBI

Will Golsan: 3-for-5, R, 2B

Hunter Stovall: 3-for-5, 3 R, HR, 5 RBI

Coco Montes: 2-for-5, R

Niko Decolati: 4-for-5, 2 R, 2B, 3 RBI

Alejandro Mejia: 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

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Saturday Probables

Triple-A Albuquerque: Sam Howard (no. 11 PuRP) vs. Reno (ARI), 8:05 pm MT

Double-A Hartford: Frank Duncan @ New Hampshire (TOR), 5:05 pm MT

High-A Lancaster: Antonio Santos @ Lake Elsinore (SD), 7:00 pm MT

Low-A Asheville: Will Gaddis (no. 24 PuRP) vs. Rome (ATL), 4:05 pm MT

Short Season-A Boise: Miguel Asua vs. Eugene (CHC), 7:15 pm MT

Rookie Level Grand Junction: TBD @ Ogden (LAD), 6:30 pm MT