Sat (April 7): Hartford Faces Big-League Family Tree

Double-A Hartford found itself faced with a big-league heritage in its 4-1 loss to New Hampshire on Saturday night. Bo Bichette, son of original Rockies outfielder Dante, doubled and drove in two runs. Cavan Biggio, son of Hall of Famer Craig, singled, and Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., son of Hall of Famer Vlad Sr., doubled and scored.

Class AAA Albuquerque (2-1) 9, at Salt Lake City 4: Raimel Tapia delivered a two-run home run in the seventh and three-run home run in the eighth. Tom Murphy also had a home run. Harrison Musgrave started, but did not return to the mound after a 1 hour, 39 rain delay following the first innings. 

Class AA Hartford (0-3) 1, vs. New Hampshire 4: Backing the offense of the sons of three former big-leaguers, Nick Tepsch, who has 44 big-league starts on his resume, started and won the game, and former big-league reliever Craig Breslow recorded the final two outs for the save. Jesus Tinoco (0-1) suffered the loss, allowing one run on three hits, striking out six in six innings.

High A Modesto (2-1) 9, vs. Modesto 8: Tyler Nevin had three hits, including a home run, scoring twice and driving in three runs. Nevin, Alan Trejo and Carlos Herrera each drove in runs in a four-run, game-winning rally in the eighth that was capped with Trejo scoring the final run on a wild pitch.

Low A Asheville (0-3) 3, at Delmarva 18: Erick Julio gave up seven runs, six earned, on six hits in four innings. Delmarva took control with an eight-run sixth,. Former No. 1 pick Riley Pint, ranked the third best prospect in the Rockies system by Baseball America, starts Sunday's series finale.

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