Sunday Farm Report: June Completion Prompts Adjusted Albuquerque Lineup

With a storm moving through Albuquerque, the Isotopes had to suspend their game with Fresno with two out in the top of the third inning on June 3. The game was finished on Saturday, prior to the regularly scheduled game between th two teams, and while Albuquerque won 10-3 there was definitely a different look to the team the Isotopes had n the field.

Five of the players from that June 3 game are now with the Rockies -- Yency Almonte, the starting pitcher; Raimel Tapia, the center fielder; Garrett Hampson, the shortstop; Tom Murphy, the DH, and Pat Valaika, the second baseman. Ryan Metzler, who was promoted from Double-A Hartford to replace Hampson on the roster Saturday, stepped in for Valaika, and went 0-for-2.

Here's the part that historians will be baffled by. Because that game was scheduled for June 3, on Metzler's day-by-day he is now listed as playing for both Hartford and Albuquerque on that day.

June 3 HFD ALT 4 1 3 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 .276 1
June 3 ABQ FRE 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0

Saturday's Games

AAA Albuquerque (49-51) won 7-4 vs. Fresno is the scheduled game, and 10-3 in completion of the June 3 suspended game. Ryan McMahon (.276), who was with the Rockies on June 3, replaced Tom Murphy in the suspended game and started the regular game, and was a combined 4-for-5 with two home runs and eight RBI. Chad Bettis tested the healing of the blister on his right middle finger by working four innings and giving up two runs in a rehab start, and David Dahl was in the lineup for the third consecutive game in his rehab assignment. Dahl (.265), who played three innings and five innings the first two nights in Albuquerque, played the full seven innings on Saturday and was 2-for-4 with a double. Scott McCough (7-3, 6.63) earned the scheduled game victory, allowing two runs in two innings, in relief of Bettis. D.J. Johnson (4.54) picked up his 13th save. David Holmberg (3-4, 7.28), who took over in the June 3 game when it resumed with two out in the top of the fourth, earned the win, allowing three runs on six hits in 3 1/3 innings. 

AA Hartford (48-49) won 4-1 at Portland. Rico Garcia (3-0, 2.63), in his fourth start since being called up from High-A Lancaster, allowed three hits and four walks, striking out three, in five scoreless innings. Matt Pierpont (2.14) earned his 26th save. Mylz Jones (.308) was two-for-four and scored two runs. Forrest Wall (.222) hit his sixth home run.

High A Lancaster (17-13 2nd half; 50-50) won 6-1 at Visalia. Wes Rogers (.245) gave the Jet Hawks a 2-0 lead with a two-run home run in the fourth. Tyler Nevin (.306) had a double, RBI and run scored. Brandon Gold (7-6, 5.42) worked seven innings, allowing one run on five hits, striking out seven.

Low A Asheville (15-12 2nd half, 42-54) lost 6-10 at Greenville. The Tourists were the victim of a nine-run sixth inning for Greenville which took 40 minutes to play, and included 15 plate appearances, nine hits, two hit batters, an error, three strikeouts and a wild pitch. Casey Golden (.281) hit two home runs for the Tourists, a two-run shot in the first and three-run shot in the ninth. Frederis Parra (4.70) worked five shutout innings, but was charged with three runs in the sixth. Austin Moore (1-3, 6.04) was charged with a blown save and the loss, retiring one batter but giving up six runs, one earned.

Short-season A Boise (26-16) won 9-0 against Everett. Justin Valdespina (1-0, 1.50) worked five shutout innings, giving up two hits and two walks, and striking out two. Luke Morgan (.280) was 3-for-4 with two RBI and his third home run. Catcher Willie MacIver (.292) hit his second home run. 

Rookie Grand Junction (18-17) won 4-3 against Billings. Alejandro Mejia (2-3, 6.75) allowed two runs on three hits and two walks, striking out two, in five innings. Zach Hall (.192), the rockies 19th-round draft choice out of the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, hit a three-run home run in the fifth. Aneudy Duarte (2.12) earned his first save.

Dominican Summer League South (16-25) lost 15-7 against the St. Louis Blue team. Victor Azor (1-1, 13.50) suffered the loss, allowing six runs on six hits and a walk, while retiring only four batters. 

Dominican Summer League Northeast (24-15) won 4-2 against the Pirates Blue. Carlos Gonzalez (3-2, 2.82) worked six shutout innings, allowing three hits and a walk, striking out four. The Rockies scored three runs in the eighth on two walks, four stolen bases, a hit batter and a Bernnie Alaniz single.  

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