Tuesday Farm Report: Hartford's Headache = 2nd Generation
Toronto’s Double-A New Hampshire affiliate may be the most talented in the minor leagues.
And the Rockies’ Double-A Hartford affiliate can attest to that, particulary the damage that can be done by the sons of Hall of Famers Craig Biggio and Vladimir Guerrero and former Rockies All-Star Dante Bichette.
New Hampshire has won 12 of 14 games against New Haven, outscoring the Yard Goats by a combined 77-41. The two have two more series – four games at Hartford July 26-29, and a season-ending four-game series at New Hampshire Aug. 31-Sept. 3.
Maybe Biggio, Guerrero and Bichette will be promoted by then.
What kind of damage have the three done in the 14 games against Hartford?
-- Cavan Biggio hit .353 (18-for-51) with five doubles, three home runs and 13 RBI.
-- Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., hit .431 (22-for-51) with five doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI.
-- Bo Bichette hit .357 (20-56) with four doubles, one triple, two home runs and 11 RBI.
-- Combined, the three hit .380 with 14 doubles, one triple, eight home runs and 34 RBI.
In Monday's Games
AAA Albuquerque (28-24) won 4-2 at Sacramento. The Isotopes came up with three runs in the sixth on an RBI single by Tom Murphy, sacrifice fly from Stephen Cardullo, and RBI single by Anthony Phillips. Raimel Tapia, who scored on Murphy's single, drove in a run in the third. Sam Howard (3-3) allowed one run in five innings on seven hits and a walk, striking out two, and earned the victory.
AA Hartford (26-25) lost 5-2 at New Hampshire. Peter Lambert (3-2, 3.00) allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks, striking out four in five innings. Chris Rabago doubled home a run in the fifth, and Dom Nunez singled home a run.
High A Lancaster (24-27) lost 7-3 to Inland Empire. Manny Melendez led off the bottom of the first with a home run, but the lead didn't last long. Ty Culbreth (1-2, 6.75) allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks, striking out five in six innings.
Low A Asheville (19-29) was rained out.