Wednesday Farm Report: Gray Makes Solid First Step at Triple-A
Jon Gray's first step in his bid to get things put back in order at Triple-A Albuquerque was a good step. Gray, sent down during the weekend after two months of inconsistency at the big-league level, had a no-hitter through five innings of the Isotopes 11-5 victory at El Paso.
In his sixth, and final inning, he gave up a single and then a Forrestt Allday home run. Gray finished with six strikeouts and did not walk a batter.
Meanwhile, Antonio Senzatela, who has replaced Gray in the Rockies rotation, worked seven shutout innings in his first start of the season, setting the tone for the Rockies 8-1 victory against the Giants at Coors Field.
What the Rockies want to see his how Gray follows up the effort. He had seven dominating starts for the Rockies this year, and he earned wins in all seven. In his non-wins, Gray was 0-7 with three no-decisions and had a 5.47 ERA.
In Tuesday's Games
AAA Albuquerque (42-42) won 11-5 at El Paso behind the solid work of Gray. Daniel Castro (.341) was 4-for-5 with his first home run and three RBI. Garrett Hampson (.317) hit his fourth home run and Michael Tauchman (.342) hit his 13th home run and drove in four runs.
AA Hartford (41-41) lost 7-1 at Reading. Jesus Tinoco (5-7, ) allowed six runs on seven hits and a walk, striking out two in five innng. Hartford's only run came on a Franklyn Kilome wild pitch that allowed Hartford's only run to score.Brian Mundell (.274) Dom Nunez (.212) and Tinoco (.133) each had a single.
High A Lancaster (7-6 2nd half; 40-43) lost 7-2 at Stockton. Antonio Santos (0-1, 6.00) allowed four runs on eight hits and a walk, striking out four, in six innings in his first stop after being promoted from Asheville. Jacob Bosikovic (.150) hit his third home run and Max George (.229) hit his eighth home run.
Low A Asheville (7-4 2nd half; 34-46 overall) won 7-2 at Lexington. Will Gaddis (4-4, 5.08) allowed onE run on six hits and three walks giving up six hits and striking out three to claim the victory. First baseman Chad Spanberger (.306) was 2-for-4 with his 20th home run, 17th RBI and three RBI. Third baseman Todd Czienge, in his debut after a call up from short-season A Boise, was 2-for-4 with two RBI.
Short Season A Boise (10-9) won 7-3 at Tri-City. Eric Hepple (1-0, 0.00) retired all four batters he faced to earn the win. Jeffri Ocando (5.19) started and allowed two runs on six hits and three walks, striking out one in 3 1/3 innings. Third baseman Jeff Bohling (.167) was 2-for-5 with three RBI.
Rookie Grand Junction (9-10) won 6-5 at Orem. Will Golsan (.321) doubled to lead off the ninth, and with one out, Niko Decolati (.313) singled home Golsan, went to second on a wild pitch, and scored the winning run on a single by Grant Lavigne (.425), who was 2-for-4. Coco Montes (.457) extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a first-inning triple that scored Golsan with the game's first run.
Dominican Summer League Rockies South (10-17) lost 10-4 against the Cardinals Blue. Brayan Castillo (1-2, 2.74) allowed four runs in five innings, issuing a walk, and striking out eight. Bladimir Restituyo (.324) was 3-for-5 with a double and RBI.
Dominican Summer League Rockies Northeast (15-12) won 5-4 at Tigers 2. Jose Cordova (.241) tripled home run three and then scored another in the first inning. Carlos Perez (0.60) allowed two hits and a walk, striking out one, in three innings. Luis Da Avila (1-2, 7.89) earned the win in relief, and Raymells Rosa (.315) earned his fifth save.