Thursday Farm Report: It's Holliday Time in Albuquerque
Matt Holliday, looking to show he still has the offensive potential to help the Rockies down the stretch, added an page to his resume with Triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday night.
Holliday went 4-for-4 with a double, and scored three runs. Holliday has hit safely in 10 of his 11 games with the Isotopes, and jumped his average to .326. He has seen playing time as a DH as well as at first base and in left field.
The Rockies see Holliday, an original Rockies player, as a veteran with the hope he could become a Jason Giambi-type, impacting the clubhouse as well as on the field.
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AAA Albuquerque (56-66) won 7-2 against Tacoma. Brett Oberholtzer (6-9, 5.79) allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks, striking out five, in seven innings. Josh Fuentes (.318) was 2-for-4 with three RBI.
AA Hartford (55-63) won 7-2 at Reading. Rico Garcia (5-1, 2.76) allowed two runs on three hits and a walk, striking out six in five innings. He also singled and drove in two runs. Richard ramos (.246) his hits 11th home run to key a four-run third inning.
High A Lancaster (30-22 2nd half; 63-59) lost 6-5 against Stockton, extending it's losing streak to a season-long five in a row. The Jet Hawks were hitless in 10 at-bats with runners in scoring position. Heath Holder (8-1, 3.74) suffered the loss in relief, allowing three runs on three hits and a walk, striking out two, in two innings. Logan Longwith (6.93) started and allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk, striking out one, in four innings.
Low A Asheville (27-23 2nd half; 54-65) lost 6-1 against Hickory. The Tourists allowed four unearend runs, including two on an error throw for a force at third by starter Erick Julio (3-3, 4.59) and two on an error pickoff attempt by reliever Tommy Toyle (2.39) in the ninth. Catcher Austin Bernard (.184) hit his fourth home run.
Short-season A Boise (7-13 2nd half; 28-30) lost 6-3 to Salem-Keizer. Pearson McMahan (2-4, 6.71) allowed six runs, four earned, on eight hits, striking out four, in four innings. Cade Harris (.253) was 2-for-3 with his seventh home run.
Rookie Grand Junction (12-7 2nd half; 32-25) won 7-4 against Missoula. Reese Berberet (.207) capped a five-run eighth with his 10th home run, a grand slam. Colton Harlow (1-0, 6.75) pitched a scoreless eighth, striking out one, to be credited with the victory. Alexander Martinez (2.42) earned his 14th save with a scoreless ninth. Eris Filpo (6.35) allowed two runs on six hits and a walk, striking out three, in six innings.
Dominican Summer League South (20-43) lost 7-4 to the Phillies Red. victor Mendez (0-2, 5.63) suffered the loss, allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits, striking out two, in three innings. Alan Perdomo (7.52) started and allowed four runs on nine hits and a walk, striking out two, in three innings. Jose Colon (.212) hit his first home run, with two men aboard, which gave the Rockies a 3-2 lead in the third.
Dominican Summer League Northeast (45-18) won 3-2 at the Giants. Steven Fana (.274) was 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI. Anderson Amarista (7-5, 2.99) allowed one unearned run, giving up five hits and a walk, striking out nine, in six innings. Raymells Rosa earned his 17th save, allowing two hits and striking out two, in one inning.