Saturday Farm Report: Castro Hitting Streak Ends, or Does It?
In Daniel Castro's third game with Triple-A Albuquerque since being sent down from the Rockies, the infielder was hitless. That ended his hitting streak with the Isotopes at 24 games, tied for the second longest in Isotopes history.
Or does it?
Seems the Isotopes had a June 3 game against Fresno suspended with two outs in the top of the fourth. The Isotopes were leading 4-0 at the time. The game will be resumed on July 21. The teams will play a full nine innings in that game, and then play seven innings in the regularly scheduled game.
Castro wasn't with the Isotopes at the time, but he is now. If he plays in that game he will either get a hit, and his hitting streak would then become 25 games because all stats will be credited to June 3. If he plays and does not get a hit the streak will revert to a 22-game hitting streak, eliminating the first two games after his return from the Rockies. And if he doesn't play at all it's a 24-game streak.
In Friday's Games
AAA Albuquerque (31-30) lost 16-5 at Omaha. David Holman (2-1, 5.61) allowed five runs on three hits and four walks in 2 1/3 innings in what was his first start for an affiliated team since 2014. He got the call when Jeff Hoffman was called up by the Rockies. Garrett Hampson (.289) and Jose Fuentes (.332) had three hits apiece. Fuentes had two doubles and an RBI. Tom Murphy (.295) hit his team-high 15th home runs.
AA Hartford (28-33) lost 4-3 at Altoona. Brendan Rodgers hit a two-run home run in the ninth, his 12th of the season. Jesus Tinoco (4-5, 5.46) allowed four runs on eight hits and a walk, striking out four in six innings.
High A Lancaster (29-32) won 8-7 in 10 innings against Lake Elsinore, pulling within a game of the first-place Lake Elsinore team with nine games remaining in the first-half of the California League season. Reid Humphreys (2-0, 2.21) struck out two of three batters he faced in the top of the 10th and was credited with the victory. Manny Melendez (.299) capped off a 4-for-6 night with the game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th.
Low A Asheville (22-37) split a doubleheader with Lexington. After losing Game 1, 4-3, the Tourists took a 2-1 win in Game 2. Chad Spanberger (.325) had a two-run double in the first game. Antonio Santos (1-8, 4.37) allowed three runs on five hits and a walk, striking out nine in five innings. In Game 2, Eric Julio (2-0, 2.74) made his first start since April 12, and retired 15 of 16 batters, allowing one hit and striking out five. Ramon Marcelino (.245) and Taylor Snyder (.289) hit back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the fifth. It was Marcelino's 11th home run, and Snyder's second.