Monday Farm Report: Top Rated Prospect Rodgers Back in Isotopes Lineup
Brendan Rodgers, after 10 days on the disabled list with a hamstring strain, returned to Triple-A Albuquerque's lineup on Sunday. Rodgers, hitting only .229 in xx games with the Isotopes since being promoted from Double-A Hartford, went 1-for-4 and scored a run.
Rodgers, the top ranked prospect in the Rockies system and ranked sixth overall in minor-league baseball by MiLB.com, has been a mid-season All-Star in each of his three full-seasons since the Rockies selected him No. 3 overall in the 2015 draft.
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The Holliday Watch
Matt Holliday did not appear in Triple-A Albuquerque's game on Sunday. It was only the third time he has not been in the Isotopes lineup since joining the team, and second time he did not appear in a game at all. He pinch-hit last Thursday.
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In Sunday's Games
AAA Albuquerque (58-67) won 7-1 against Sacramento. Jeff Hoffman (6-8, 4.85) had his strongest start of the season, allowing one run on seven hits and two walks, striking out five, in eight innings. Jose Fuentes (.319) was 2-for-4 with a double, tripl and two RBI. Pat Valaika (.210) made his return from the MLB roster by going 2-for-5 with a double and his sixth home run for the Isotopes.
AA Hartford (56-66) lost 4-3 at Richmond. Jesus Tinoco (7-11, 5.08) allowed four runs on six hits and a walk, striking out three, in six innings. Roberto Ramos (.241) hit his 12th home run since being promoted from High-A Lancaster.
High A Lancaster (32-24 2nd half; 65-61) lost 4-1 at San Jose. Reliever Robert Tyler (0-1, 9.82) took over with a 1-0 lead in the eighth and retired only one of five batters he faced. Ty Culbreth (5.91) started and pitched seven shutout innings, giving up three hits and three walks, striking out six. Wes Rogers (.307) home Tyler Nevin (.317), who singled and stole second in the fourth, for Lancaster's only run.
Low A Asheville (30-24 2nd half; 57-66) won 6-3 against Augusta. Casey Golden (.280) was 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, his 29th of the season. Frederis Parra (4-3, 4.17) allowed three runs on nine hits, striking out three, in seven innings. Tommy Doyle (2.29) earned his 14th save.
Short-season A Boise (8-16 2nd half; 29-33) lost 5-4 in 10 innings at Eugene. Cade Harris (.264) was 3-for-4 with a run scored and RBI. PJ Poulin (1-2, 0.92) retired on batter before giving up the game-ending hit. Jeffri Ocando (7.35) started and allowed two runs on three hits, striking out two, in five innings.
Rookie Grand Junction (14-8 2nd half; 34-26) won 6-1 at Helena. Grant Lavigne (.368) was 3-for-5 with an RBI, and Niko Decolati (.316) was 2-for-4 with two RBI. Jared Skolnicki (4-0, 2.16) allowed one hit and one walk, striking out one, in two scoreless innings. Fourth-round draft choice Ryan Feltner (0.79) worked three hitless innings, striking out four. He has made seven starts, working 22 2/3 innings, and allowing two earned runs.