Michael Toglia made his professional debut with the short-season A Boise Hawks on Friday, and made his presence felt. The Rockies' first-round selection out of UCLA in this month's first-year player draft went 2-for-4 with a home run in Boise's 9-4 loss at Spokane.
Meanwhile, Mitchell Kilkenny, the Rockies second-round draft out of Texas A&M a year ago, has recovered from the Tommy John surgery he underwent shortly after last year's draft, and made his second limited start for rookie Grand Junction in an 8-5 win at Rocky Mountain on Friday.
Kilkenny, who worked one inning in his pro debut earlier in the week, worked two innings Friday, allowing one hit and one walk.
In Friday's Games
AAA Albuquerque (31-43) lost 5-1 at Reno (Diamondbacks). The Isotopes fell 12 games below .500 for the first time this year despite an impressive Triple-A debut by Rico Garcia. Garcia, promoted this week from Double-A Hartford, allowed one run on six hits and a walk, striking out five. Garrett Hampson (.274) had two of the Isotopes four hits, including an RBI double in the third inning. He also stole his seventh base. James Pazos (1-2, 13.78) suffered the loss, allowing three runs on three hits and a walk in his one inning of work.
AA Hartford (1-2, 38-32) won 7-6 against Altoona (Pittsburgh). Vance Vizcaino (.242) was 3-for-5 with three RBI, and delivered the game-winning two-run home run in the eighth. Ty Culbreth (4.39) started and allowed four runs on four hits, striking out two and walking one in three innings. Mitch Horacek (1-0, 0.75) worked one inning, striking out two and was credited with the win. Logan Cozart (1.86), who assumed the closer role with the promotion of Ben Bowden to AAA Albuqeruque, worked a scoreless ninth, striking out two, for his fifth save.
High A Lancaster (2-0, 36-34) won 13-7 against Rancho Cucamonga (Dodgers). Ryan Vilade (.278) was 3-for-5 with three runs scored, three RBI and his third home run. Sean Bouchard (.288) was 3-for-3 with three runs scored and three RBI, hitting his seventh and eighth home runs. Will Gaddis (4-5, 5.97) was credited with the win, allowing four runs on five hits and three walks, and striking out four in six innings.
Low A Asheville (1-1, 30-42) lost 6-3 in 10 innings against Columbia (Mets). PJ Poulin (2-3, 3.80) gave up three runs in the 10th, only one of which was earned. Colten Schmidt (1.64) started and allowed one run on four hits and a walk, striking out 10 in seven innings. Grant Lavigne (.245) was 2-for-4 with two RBI.
Short-season A Boise (3-5) lost 9-4 at Spokane (Texas). Jeffri Ocando (0-2, 13.50) allowed five runs, four earned, on five hits, striking out three. Yorvis Torrealba (.333) was 1-for-2 with a walk.
Rookie Grand Junction (3-4) won 8-5 at Rocky Mountain (Brewers), in Rocky Mountain's debut in Colorado Springs. The team was located in Helena, Mont., previously. Julio Carreras (.222) was 2-for-5 with two runs scored, two RBI, a double and an inside-the-park home run. Brenton Doyle (.450), the Rockies fourth-round draft choice, hit his second home run. Anderson Bido (1-0, 0.00) worked two scoreless innings in relief, giving up two hits and striking out four. Eric Hepple (1.80) worked a scoreless ninth, giving up a hit and striking out a batter for his first save.