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Apr 3, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; General view of baseballs before a game between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Harrison Musgrave continues to dominate


We’ve written about Colorado Rockies prospect minor league pitcher Harrison Musgrave before. Actually, several times. And I cross out prospect on Musgrave because up until about the middle of 2015, nobody thought of the 2014 8th round draft pick out of West Virginia University as a significant prospect as a left-handed starting pitcher.

But this year, he’s putting up numbers that are absolutely impossible to ignore, including his current scoreless innings streak — which stands at 17 straight innings, going back to August 9 — and his midseason promotion from class-A Advanced Modesto to AA New Britain.

[ Related: Colorado Rockies’ August 28 minor league updates ]

On Thursday in New Britain, Musgrave tossed six more shutout innings, while allowing no hits (!) and just one walk (!) to go along with seven strikeouts.

On the season, he’s 12-4 with a 2.75 ERA in 25 starts between Modesto and New Britain, and holds a .243 batting average against and a 1.13 WHIP in 134.1 innings.

I’d imagine Musgrave is a great candidate to represent the Colorado Rockies in the Arizona Fall League, because he’s torn up Modesto and New Britain this season, and he’s got a shot to at least spend some time in AAA Albuquerque next year.

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