Mike Toglia, the Rockies' first-round draft choice out of UCLA, is showing the run-producing power the Rockies anticipated when they selected the first baseman in the draft last month. He delivered his third home run in his 12th professional game, keying a four-run eighth on the 4th of July that lifted Boise to a 6-2 win against Tri-City (Padres).
Toglia also picked up a third RBI on a ground ball in the third inning.
It was a big night for Boise, which drew a Memorial Stadium record 4,898 fans for the game.
In Thursday's Games:
AAA Albuquerque (36-51) won 8-2 at Las Vegas (Mets). Brian Mundell (.339) and Sam Hilliard (.253) delivered the Isotopes first back-to-back home runs of the season in the eighth. Hilliard (.253) was 2-for-3, including his team-high 23rd home run. Mundell (.339) was 2-for-4, including his seventh home run. Tim Melville (6-4, 5.01) allowed two runs and struck out five in 5 1/3 innings.
AA Hartford (7-9, 44-39) won 2-1 at Trenton (Yankees). Manny Melendez (.252) was 2-for-4 with a two-run single in the eighth. Rayan Gonzalez (2-1, 2.25) allowed one walk and struck out three in 1 1/3 innings to be credited with the win. Scott Griggs (2.92) struck out one in one inning for his second save. Brandon Gold (3.70) started and allowed one run on eight hits, striking out seven in 5 2/3 innings.
Advanced A Lancaster (9-6, 43-40) lost 10-0 at Lake Elsinore (Padres). Antonio Santos (5-4, 4.38) allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks, striking out four in 6 1/3 innings. Salvador Justo gave up six runs in the eighth. Matt Hearn (.312) had two of the JetHawks seven hits. The JetHawks left 11 runners on base.
A Asheville (7-8, 36-49) won 4-3 at Rome (Braves). Coco Montes (.234) doubled home one run and scored another on a wild pitch in the fifth inning. Willie MacIver (.242) capped off a two-run eighth with a two-out RBI single. Derrik Watson (3-1, 2.52) allowed one run on a hit and two walks, striking out two, but was credited with the win. PJ Poulin (2.75) worked a scorless ninth, giving up one hit and striking out two, for his first save. Nick Bush (5.47) started and allowed two runs, one earned, on five hits, in 5 2/3 innings.
Short-Season A Boise (11-10) won its third game in a row, a 6-2 victory against Tri-City (Padres). Reagan Todd (1-0, 1.74), a 32nd round draft choice out of Colorado Mesa in 2018 and native of Centennial, Co., earned the win with a shutout inning in which he gave up a hit and struck out two. It was his sixth consecutive scoreless appearance.
Rookie Grand Junction (9-10) lost 8-4 against Orem (Angels). Anderson Amarista (0-2, 713) gave up four runs on eight hits, including three home runs, and struck out three in 4 2/3 innings. Julio Carreras (.271) was 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored.