Tuesday Farm Report: Hartford Gets A Day to Regroup
The Rockies Double-A Hartford affiliate has been streaking -- in the wrong direction.
The Yard Goats return to action Tuesday after a day off. In the interim they saw shortstop Brendan Rodgers promoted to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Now they get back on the field Tuesday night, looking to snap a six-game losing streak in which Hartford has been outscored 40-7 -- and a 13-game streak without a home run.
The Yard Goats are in a losing streak of six-or-more games for the third time this season. They lost seven in a row May 26-June 1, and opened the season with a six-game losing streak.
No word on roster changes for the Yard Goats, other than the promotion of Rodgers, but rockiesroster.com does report that second baseman Bret Boswell was promoted from Low A Asheville to High A Lancaster, and second baseman Jeff Moberg and right-handed starting pitcher Moises Ceja were promoted from rookie-level Grand Junction to Asheville.
Boswell, the Rockies 10th round selection out of the University of Texas in 2017, was hitting .288 with 17 home runs, 20 doubles, four triples and 50 RBI at Asheville.
Moberg, the 30th-round draft choice in 2017 out of the University of Tennessee, filled a four-game void at Triple-A Albuquerque earlier this year, and hit .261 in seven games at Grand Junction this year.
Ceja, the 32nd round draft choice a year ago, had a 1.64 ERA in 13 games at rookie-level Grand Junction after opening the season at Asheville, where he had a 6.17 ERA in eight games, allowing 21 hits in 11 2/3 innings pitches.
In Monday's Games
AAA Albuquerque (51-57) won 11-5 at Colorado Springs. Noel Cuevas (.368) was 4-for-5 with two runs scored, two RBI and his third home run. Josh Fuentes (.323) was 4-for-5 with three runs scored, two RBI and a triple. Shawn O'Malley (.299) was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBI. David Holman (5-4, 4.89) worked five innings in relief, allowing three runs, one earned, on six hits and a walk, striking out six.
AA Hartford (49-55) was off.
High A Lancaster (23-15 2nd half; 56-52) was off.
Low A Asheville (17-18 2nd half; 54-52) won 6-5 in 10 innings at Greenville. Ryan Vilade (.265) had a sacrifice fly and Matt McLaughlin had an RBI single in a two-run 10th inning. Braxton Lorenzini (4-0) pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout for the win, and Tommy Doyle (2.79) allowed a run but was credited with his ninth save.
Short-Season A Boise (2-5 2nd half, 23-22) won 11-10 against Tri-City. Boise scored five runs in the first. Danny Edgeworth (.276) and Willie MacIver (.287) both had RBI triples. Terrin Vavra (.329) and Luke Morgan (.297) both had RBI doubles in the first and home runs later in the game. Nick Bush (2-2, 4.50) allowed four runs on eight hits and a walk, striking out two, in five innings.
Rookie Grand Junction (4-2 2nd half; 24-20) lost 9-7 to Orem. Alfredo Garcia (2-5, 5.75) allowed six runs, three earned, on eight hits and three walks, striking out two, in 4 2/3 innings. Catcher Javier Guevara (.330) was 3-for-3 with a run scored, triple and four RBI. Niko Decolati (.306) hit his sixth home run, and Reese Berberet (.188) hit his eighth home run.
Dominican Summer League South (18-36) lost 7-3 at Phillies red. Jesus Baptista (.292) singled home two runs in a three-run eighth. Felix Ramires (1-2, 3.54) allowed two runs on three hits and three walks, striking out two, in four innings.
Dominican Summer League Northeast (32-16) won 7-5 against the Mariners, extending their lead on the second-place Mariners to four games .Helcris Olivarez (5-1, 2.43) allowed two hits and a walk, striking out seven, in five shutout innings. Raymells Rosa (2.10) got the final two outs for his 12th save. First baseman Bryant Quijada (.287) was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI.