Future Colorado Rockies: Albuquerque Isotopes August 11 Update

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The Colorado Rockies’ top minor league affiliate in Albuquerque is winding down its season and beginning to anticipate some potential September call-ups. 

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The Colorado Rockies’ AAA affiliate has about four weeks to go in their season (almost exactly, they’ll finish four weeks from yesterday).

They aren’t playing for too much any more; at 14 games under .500 entering play on Tuesday, they’re not going to be in the playoffs this season, but there are a few guys down there likely getting ready for September call-ups to keep an eye on the next couple weeks.

The last week (3-4): The Isotopes did this past week about what they do every week: lose one or two more than they win, have a few great games and a few poor ones, and — because it’s in the Pacific Coast League — have at least one wacky offensive game that turns into a video games slug fest.

That offensive game was on Thursday, August 6, when they lost to the El Paso Chihuahuas 13-12. The two clubs combined for 32 hits and each team had a five-run inning, but bizarrely enough after the Chihuahuas scored the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh, no one would score for the rest of the game, and both clubs’ bullpens shut things down in the final two frames. Go figure?

The ‘Topes hit four home runs, including two from Jeremy Barfield, one from Roger Bernadina, and one from Dustin Garneau, but they couldn’t pull out a victory thanks to a bad start by Jair Jurrjens (9 runs, 6 earned in four innings) and a blown save in the seventh by Simon Castro (3 runs allowed in 1.2 innings total).

Oh, well. Let’s go over some ‘Topes news and notes…

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