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Rockies expected to call up top prospect Brendan Rodgers Friday

Rockies news and links for May 17, 2019

Rockies to promote top prospect Brendan Rodgers | Mile High Sports

The Rockies are likely calling up Brendan Rodgers for Friday’s game against the Phillies. As a young player drafted out of high school, Rodgers’ development in the minor leagues has been a long process. However, he’s been showing great promise with the Isotopes this season, particularly with his consistent hitting. He was certainly on the track to get called up sooner or later, but Trevor Story’s knee injury might be partially responsible for the timing. If Story doesn’t go to the IL, though, Pat Valaika seems the likeliest candidate for returning to Albuquerque. It’ll be exciting to see Rodgers getting some consistent playing time in the major leagues, where he can hopefully continue to deliver.

Colorado Rockies: What we know about Trevor Story’s injury | Rox Pile

In a frightening moment in Wednesday’s game, Trevor Story and Raimel Tapia collided while going after a fly ball. Tapia shook it off, but Story was a little shaky on his feet. He was able to move around a bit, but he was ultimately pulled from the game. They’re being cautious with him, and hopefully it’ll just be a minor issue.

The Rockies’ season depends on the success of Daniel Murphy | Beyond the Box Score

The Rockies were looking for some major production out of Daniel Murphy when they signed him in the offseason. It’s been hit or miss for him so far this season, with the finger injury throwing a wrench into the plans. While he’s back in action, his injury is still affecting his play. He hasn’t been the powerhouse the Rockies were hoping for. Or at least not yet. If Murphy can get healed up and out of his slump, it might help the Rockies might start to rise about that .500 mark.

On the Farm

The Isotopes bid farewell to Brendan Rodgers, then put on a hitting clinic. Roberto Ramos (no. 26 PuRP) had three hits; Yonathan Daza (no. 14 PuRP), Garrett Hampson (no. 4 PuRP), Brian Mundell (no. 29 PuRP), and Sam Hilliard (no. 11 PuRP) each had two. The team as a whole hit 6-for-12 with runners in scoring position, making sure to get those runs.

Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes 10, El Paso Chihuahuas 2 |

Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats 4, New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3 |

High-A: Rancho Cucamonga 7, Lancaster JetHawks 2 |

Low-A: Rome Braves 10, Asheville Tourists 5 |