Farm Report April 23: Almonte a Hit and Ejection in Salt Lake City
With two out in the top of the first inning of Albuquerque's game at Salt Lake City on Sunday, Josh Fuentes was hit by a pitch from Salt Lake pitcher Ivan Pineyro. Leading off the top of the second, Drew Weeks was hit by a pitch from Pineyro.
Nothing happened either time.
In the bottom of the second, however, when Jabari Blash, who had homered twice Saturday night, was hit by a pitch from Yency Almonte, Almonte, Albuquerque manager Glenallen Hill, and pitching coach Brandon Emanuel were ejected. Blash hit two home run on Saturday night.
Blash is 10-for-27 with four home runs against the Isotopes this season.
In Sunday's Game
AAA Albuquerque (7-11) lost 11-9 at Salt Lake City. Jose Fernandez delivered the game-tying two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth and Chris Carter delivered the game-winning two run shot moments later, the last of six home runs given up by Isotopes pitchers. Mike Tauchman rejoined the Istopes after being sent down from the Rockies, and went 1-for-5 with three RBI, and Stephen Cardullo was added to the roster and went 1-for-4 with a double. David Castro was 2-for-4, extending his hitting streak to 16 games, but Fuentes was hitless, snapping his 14-game streak.
AA Hartford (7-9) won 11-9 over Harrisburg. Brendan Rodgers was 5-for-5 with a double, home run, three runs scored and three RBI. Rodgers, the Rockies' No. 1 ranked prospect, is 13-for-25 in his last six games, raising his average from .143 to .300.
High A Lancaster (9-9) won 9-8 at Inland Empire. Forrest Wall completed a 3-for-6 night with the game-winning single in the 11th. Colton Welker hit a home run.
A Asheville (5-13) won 6-5 at West Virginia. Casey Golden had a game-tying home run in the seventh and game-winning single in the ninth. Robert Tyler earned his first win and lowered his ERA to 1.80.