Farm Report May 2: Hoffman Sets Tone in Isotopes 1-Hitter
With a strong start from Jeff Hoffman, the Rockies Triple-A affiliate, Albuquerque, carried a no-hitter into the ninth inning only to have the longest no-hit bid in Isotopes history end on an infield single by Ian Miller leading off the bottom of the ninth for Tacoma.
It was the only hit allowed by the Isotopes (11-15) in a 3-1 victory at Tacoma. Hoffman worked the first 5 2/3 innings, walking three and giving up a run.
Hoffman, who was activated from the disabled list and assigned to Albuquerque last week, made four starts on a rehab assignment after being sidlined since early March because of shoulder soreness.
None, however, were close to as effective as his effort against the Mariners' Triple-A affiliate.
In his four starts while on a medical rehab assignment, Hoffman was 0-3 with a 5.68 ERA, which included a no-decision in a start with High-A Lancaster before joining the Albuquerque.
Hoffman gave up his run in the first inning when he walked Miller, who stole second, took third on a ground out and came home on a sacrifice fly by Daniel Vogelbach.
The Isotopes, however, came up with a three-run fifth inning against former Rockies pitcher Christian Bergman on a two-run double by Anthony Bemboom, who then scored on a double by Raimel Tapia. Tapia went 3-for-4, raising his average to .301.
In Other Games Down on the Farm Tuesday
AA Hartford (12-12) lost 5-3 at Harrisburg. Jesus Tinoco gave up a three-run home run with nobody out in the first to Dan Gamache, and a two-run home run to Yadiel Henrandez, the last batter he faced, with nobody out in the seventh. Wes Rogers hit a home run for the Yard Goats.
High A Lancaster (13-13) lost 3-2 at Stockton. Roberto Ramos was 2-for-4 with a home run. Rico Garcia allowed three runs on nine hits in six innings.
A Asheville (8-15) won 5-3 at Charleston. Legacy High School alum Lucas Gilbreath, in his first appearance in nine days, worked five shutout innings for the win. Sean Bouchard was 2-for-4 with a double.