Monday April 9: Murphy Making Presence Felt for Isotopes
Tom Murphy, the top catching prospect in the Rockies system, is healthy this year and has made a strong statement in the opening week of the season at Triple-A Albuquerque.
Murphy, who opened the 2017 season on the big-league disabled list with a fractured right forearm that sidelined him for three months, is hitting .571 in the Isotopes first five games. He has two home runs and five RBI.
In Monday's Games:
AAA Albuquerque (3-2) lost 5-4 in 11 innings at Salt Lake City. Murphy was 2-for-5 with two RBI. Chris Jensen started and allowed two runs on six hits in five innings. Jensen struck out five. The Isotopes play their home opener Tuesday.
AA Hartford (0-5) lost 5-2 at Richmond. Garrett Hampson was 3-for-4 with a run scored, double and triple. Parker French suffered the loss, giving up three runs on five hits in six innings.
High A Lancaster (3-2) lost 4-0 against San Jose, suffering it's first home shutout in two years, 364 days. San Jose also was the last team to shut out Lancaster at The Hangar on April 10, 2015. Longan Longwith allow four runs in six innings and suffered the loss.
Low A Asheville (1-4) won 7-6 in 10 innings at Kannapolis. Ramon Marcelino delivered a two-run double in the 10th. Chad Spanberger was 3-for-5 with a double, home run and three RBI, and Marcelino was 4-for-5 with three doubles and four RBI.