The Arenado Family Tree: Fuentes Making Impact at Albuquerque
Josh Fuentes, cousin of Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, has been one of the few constants for the Rockies Triple-A Albuquerque affiliate. Fuentes, a third baseman like Arenado, leads the Pacific Coast League, much less the Rockies, with 121 games.
Fuentes also is eighth in the Pacific Coast League with a .317 average, third in the league iwth 84 RBI, second with 11 triples, and tied for second with 29 doubles.
Fuentes is one of 55 players to appear for the Isotopes this summer -- 24 position players and 31 pitchers.
The Holliday Watch
Matt Holliday was hitless in three at-bats, but did walk in Saturday's game with Triple-A Albuquerque. He is hitting .347 with the Isotopes.
In Saturday's Games
AAA Albuquerque (58-67) won 6-2 against Sacramento. David Holmberg (6-7, 5.72) allowed one run on seven hits, striking out six, in six innings. Raimel Tapia (.306) hit his 11th home run and doubled.
AA Hartford (56-65) won 1-0 at Richmond, the Yard Goats second shutout in two games at Richmond. Leftfielder Drew Weeks (.211) hit his first home run in his 16th game with the Isotopes. Scott Griggs (4-0, 3.49) allowed two hits in one inning, striking out two and walking one, and was given the win. Sean Nolin (4.19) started and gave up three hits and a walk in four scoreless innings.
High A Lancaster (32-23 2nd half; 65-66) lost 6-2 at San Jose. Brandon Gold (9-8, 3.56) allowed five runs on nine hits and two walks, striking out seven in six innings. Catcher Brian Serven (.274) hit his 12th home run
Low A Asheville (29-24 2nd half; 56-66) won 14-3 against Augusta. Garrett Schilling (7-4, 3.36) allowed one run on five hits and a walk, striking out seven, in 5 2/3 innings. Casey Golden (.278) was 4-for-5 with three doubles.
Short-season A Boise (8-15 2nd half; 65-66) lost 6-2 at Salem. Cole Anderson (.216) hit his fifth home run. Justin Valdespina (2-2, 2.40) allowed three runs, two earned, on seven hits and a walk, striking out one, in five innings.
Rookie Grand Junction (13-8 2nd half; 33-26) Alejandro Mejia (2-5, 7.99) was the victim of six unearned runs in the fifth. He allowed six hits, eight runs, two earned, walked three and struck out one. Grant Lavigne (.361) was 3-for-4.
Dominican Summer League South (21-45) lost 12-2 at the Angels2. Bryan Castillo (3.56) started and pitched four shutout innings, allowing three hits and a walk, striking out one. Raul Lopez (0-2, 11.05) allowed four runs on four hits and a walk in 1 2/3 innings.
Dominican Summer League Northeast (47-19) won 9-7 against the Royals2. Bernie Alanz (.304) hit his fourth home run. Kleiver Osorio (1.81) started and allowed one run on four hits and a walk, striking out three, in five innings. Wuardo Fernandez (4-0, 6.23) was credited with the win despite giving up four runs on five hits and a walk in two innings. Bernnie Alaniz (.304) hit his fourth home run.,