Monday Farm Report: Rodgers, Tinoco Make Presence Felt at Futures Game
Rockies No. 1 prospect Brandon Rodgers doubled home the first run for Team USA in its 10-6 victory of Team World in the Futures Game in Washington, D.C., on Sunday. Righthander Jesus Tinoco retired all three batters he faced for the World Team, including Rodgers, throwing only nine pitches.
And the game brought up memories of Rockies team past. Bo Bichette, son of Dante, started at shortstop and went 1-for-3 for the USA team, and Ke'Bryan Hayes, son of Charlie, was 1-for-3 with the two-run home run in the fourth that put USA up 5-3. Bichette is in the Blue Jays system, and Hayes, who like his father plays third base, is a Pirates prospect.
Rodgers was one of three members of USA, along with outfielder Jordan Ardell of the Angels and Hayes, to play all nine innings.
In Sunday's Games
AAA Albuquerque (45-48) won 14-5 at Las Vegas. Peter Lambert (2-0, 2.45) allowed five runs, only one earned, on nine hits, in five innings of his second start since being promoted to the Isotopes. Garrett Hampson (.310) was 3-for-6 with two runs scored and two RBI. Ryan McMahan (.265) was 3-for-6 with three RBI and two runs scored. Mike Tauchman (.337) was 2-for-4 with his 14th home run, three RBI and two runs scored.
AA Hartford (45-46) won 3-2 against Harrisburg. Rico Garcia (2-0, 3.32) allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks, striking out three in seven innings. Scott Griggs (2.93) earned his third save. Catcher Dom Nunez (.226) tied the game in the sixth with his seventh home run, and singled home the game-winner in the eighth.
High A Lancaster (14-11 2nd half; 47-48) won 3-2 against Lake Elsinore. Brian Serven (.247) delivered the game-winning sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh. Vince Fernandez (.285) homered in the second and scored the game-winning run in the seventh. Brandon Gold (5.69) started and allowed two runs on seven hits, striking out four, in six innings. Bryan Baker (3-1, 4.75) earned the win in relief, and Reid Humphreys (1.67) earned his Cal League-leading 20th save.
Low A Asheville (13-9 2nd half; 40-51) won 13-6 at Greensboro. Derrik Watson (1-1, 7.45) allowed three runs on three hits and a walk in one inning, but was credited with the win. Nate Harris (4.12), making his first start in 26 appearances, allowed two runs on three hits, striking out three, in four innings. Ryan Vilade (.257) was 3-for-6 with two RBI. Bret Boswell (.304) hit his 15th and 16th home runs, going 4-for-5 with four runs scored and two RBI. Casey Golden (.274) hit his 20th and 21st home runs. Sean Bouchard (.252) was 3-for-5 with two runs scored, three RBI and his eighth home run. And Todd Czinege (.333) was 2-for-4 with his third home run.
Short-Season A Boise (17-13) won 6-2 against Vancouver. Luke Morgan (.250) tripled home three runs in a six-run seventh inning. Peyton Gray (2-0, 2.45) struck out three of five batters he faced to pick up the win. Justin Valdespina (2.57) started and allowed two runs on five hits and a walk, striking out two, in four innings.
Rookie Grand Junction (14-16) won 5-2 at Great Falls. Hunter Stovall (.462), the Rockies 21st round draft out of Mississippi State, was 3-for-4 with a triple, one RBI and two runs scored. Will Tribucher (1-1, 4.15), the Rockies 14th round draft choice out of Michigan, allowed one run on two hits and two walks, striking out two, in two innings. Ryan Feltner (0.00), the Rockies 4th round draft choice out of Ohio State, allowed two hits and struck out three in his second pro start.
Dominican Summer League South (14-22) and Dominican Summer League Norhteast (20-15) were off.