Hoffman Returns to Mound in Rehab Assignment
After a week off, Jeff Hoffman will make the fourth start of his rehab assignment on Thursday night for Triple-A Albuquerque against Las Vegas. Hoffman was briefly activated from the disabled list earlier in the week, apparently because of a minor physical problem.
He, however, is back on the 30-day rehab assignment, which would seemingly now run through May 12, adding the two days for when he was recalled from the assignment. This will be Hoffman's third start for the Isotopes after opening the rehab with a start for High-A Lancaster against San Jose on April 10.
Hoffman Start-by-Start on Rehab Assignment
In Wednesday's Minor League Games
AAA Albuquerque (8-12) lost 12-0 against Las Vegas, the Isotopes 10th loss in 13 games. Sam Howard (1-3) allowed only one run in six innings, giving up four hits, striking out seven and not walking a batter. It was only the second quality start of the season for Albuquerque. Daniel Castro did single, extending his hitting streak to 18 games. Austin House was the victim of a six-run eighth inning. It was the second six-run inning House suffered this season. He is unscored up in eight innings in his seven other appearances.
AA Hartford (10-9) rallied just in time to pull out a 3-0, rain-shortened victory against Portland to complete an unbeaten, six-game homestand for the first time in franchise history. The Yard Goats have won 10 of their last 13 games. They scored all three runs in the bottom of the sixth, after which the game was halted. Wes Rogers singled home the first run and scored the third. Jesus Tinoco (3-1, 3.48) allowed three hits and a walk, striking out four in six innings.
High A Lancaster (10-10) lost 10-5 at Visalia. Trey Killian (0-2) was up five runs in the second inning, which began with two walks, two hit batters and a three-run double by Ramon Hernandez. Killian wound up allowing six runs and seven hits in four innings. Forrest Wall tripled to extend his hitting streak to 10 games.
A Ashevlle (5-14) split a doubleheader with Lexington, losing the first game 12-2 and winning the second game 12-2. A team that hit 14 home runs in the 17 previous games had nine home runs in the two seven-inning games. Casey Golden hit three home runs. Golden and Brett Boswell had back-to-back home runs in the third, jut ahead of a two-run home run by Ramon Marcelino. Boswell and Golden had two home runs apiece in Game 2.