The Rockies AA Hartford affiliate was two outs away from a no-hitter on Tuesday night.
The effort, however, ended, when Trenton outfielder Matt Lipka, a .192 hitter, pushed a bunt single up the first base line. And when the game ended? The benches cleared over the questionable move by Lipka.
In Tuesday's Games:
AAA Albuquerque (27-32) lost 14-3 at Omaha (Royals). Pat Dean (1-5, 9.82) allowed nine runs on 13 hits (three home runs) and a walk in four innings. Roberto Ramos (.282) was 3-for-4 with his third home run. Yonathan Daza (.366) was 3-for-5 with two runs scored.
AA Hartford (33-23) won 3-0 against Trenton (Yankees). Rico Garcia (7-1, 1.92) struck out 11 in six perfect innings. Ben Bowden (1.14) earned his 18th save in 18 opportunities. The Yard Goats had solo home runs from Colton Welker (.309, fifth home run), Bret Boswell (.194, fifth home run) and Mylz Jones (.181, second home run).
High A Lancaster (27-29) lost 7-3 at Rancho Cucamonga (Dodgers). Ryan Rolison had his first pro struggle, giving up seven runs. Rolison (3-3, 2.77) had not give up more than three runs in his previous 10 starts this season. The Rockies No. 1 draft a year ago has allowed three runs once, two runs once, one run five times and no runs three times. Carlos Herrera (.270) was 1-for-3 with two runs scored and his seventh home run.
Low A Asheville (24-34) lost 7-6 in 11 innings against Augusta (Giants). Niko Decolati (.429) went 3-for-6, giving him hits in all three games since being activated. Will Golsan (.246) was 2-for-5 with his fifth home runs and two runs scored. Shelby Lackey (6.09) gave up all five runs, all in the sixth inning, and allowed six hits while striking out seven in six innings. PJ Poulin (2-2, 2.76) gave up the two runs in the 11th on two hits, striking out one.