Farm Report: Rodgers Returns to Isotopes With Impactful Statement at the Plate

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Rockies top prospect Brendan Rodgers was back in the lineup for Triple-A Albuquerque on Monday night.

And he made it clear he feels fine.

Rodgers was hit in the helmet by a pitch on Saturday night. He sat out Sunday's game. But he was back at work on Monday, showing no signs of any heistation following his Saturday incident.

Rodgers raised his average to .351, going 4-for-5 in the Isotopes 8-7 loss at Fresno with three runs scored, two RBI, and his eighth and ninth home runs.

In Monday's Games

AAA Albuquerque (20-19) lost 8-7 at Fresno (Nationals). In addition to Rodgers' big night, Sam Hilliard (.247) was 3-for-5 with his 12th home run, and starting pitcher Peter Lambert (4.44) went 1-for-3 with a two-run single. Lambert pitched four shutout innings, the Isotopes taking a 6-0 lead, but Lambert gave up four runs in the fifth. Matt Pierpont (0-1, 1.59) suffered the loss, giving up two runs in the seventh.

AA Hartford (19-18) lost 5-2 at Portland (Red Sox). Austin Goudeau (2-2, 2.27) allowed three runs on six hits and a walk, striking out seven. It was the most runs he allowed since his first start of the season when he allowed four runs to Harrisbrug and suffered his other loss. He was only 2-0 but in the five starts in between he allowed three earned runs total in 30 innings. Alan Trejo (.306) was 1-for-3 with a double and one RBI.

High A Lancaster (21-17) lost 7-3 against Rancho Cucamonga (Padres). Lucas Gilbreath (2-1, 4.08) allowed six runs on six hits and three walks, striking out three, in 5 2/3 innings. Carlos Heredia (.289) was 3-for-4. Luis Castro (.286) hit his fifth home run, and Ramon Marcelino (.241) tripled, driving in two runs.

Low A Asheville (14-22) won 2-0 against Greenville. Terrin Vavra (.320) was 4-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBGI, and his fourth and fifth home runs. Nick Bush (2-3, 5.56) worked six shutout innings, allowing three hits and striking out seven. Alexander Martinez (2.35) worked a scoreless ninth, walking one and striking out three, earning his eighth save.

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