Colorado Rockies: May 22 minor league report and prospect update
AA Hartford Yard Goats (19-22, Fifth in Eastern League – Eastern)
Just as RoxPile hinted at a team chemistry issue in Hartford, the Yard Goats have rattled off an impressive five-game winning streak. As a keen observation, it appears that the Yard Goats have found that scoring more runs than the opposition is a lot more fun than when they don’t!
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It wouldn’t be a Yard Goats update without mentioning the progress of top farm system slugger Ryan McMahon. Surprisingly, McMahon hasn’t played as huge of a role in the team’s current winning streak as one might expect. He did, however, provide a clutch game-tying double with two outs in a recent contest. Since last Monday, McMahon is just 4-for-21, slipping from a .336 average to .315.
You should know that closer James Farris has come through in the clutch. Farris collected two saves this week while striking out five in 2.1 total innings. Farris struck out the side to earn the first save, and then miraculously escaped a bases-loaded, no outs jam to collect the other. All reports indicate that the Yard Goats new home in Hartford as been a big hit in the local community. Thanks to the winning streak and sold out crowds, it was a great week to be Yard Goat!
5/20/17 – Elvin Soto assigned to Grand Junction Rockies from Hartford Yard Goats.
5/17/17 – Huascar Brazoban assigned to Hartford Yard Goats from Lancaster JetHawks.
5/17/17 – David Holman assigned to Boise Hawks from Hartford Yard Goats.
5/16/17 – Steve Ascher assigned to Boise Hawks from Hartford Yard Goats.
5/16/17 – Luis Niebla assigned to Hartford Yard Goats from Boise Hawks.