Not even a day after winning a marathon 20-19 home game against Idaho Falls, the Ogden Raptors (30-14) opened a brief road set at Grand Junction (24-20) with a 9-7 win.
Ronny Brito followed his eight-RBI performance with a 2 for 5, two-RBI night. His two-run single in the fifth cut the Rockies’ lead to 4-3 after a James Outman solo home run in the top of the second.
On Sunday, the Rockies’ parent club, the Colorado Rockies, announced they had signed seven-time MLB All Star Matt Holliday to a minor league contract and assigned him to GJ.
Holliday was drafted by Colorado in 1998 and played in the major leagues for 14 seasons with the Rockies (2004-08), Oakland Athletics (2009), St. Louis Cardinals (2009-16) and most recently the New York Yankees (2017).
He’s a career .299 hitter in his MLB career with 314 home runs. Holliday didn’t play Monday for GJ, which hammered Ogden starter Brett De Geus for three earned runs and chased him out of the game in the first inning.
In the fifth, Ogden took its first lead of the game courtesy a Daniel Robinson RBI double that followed a Miguel Vargas RBI double. Outman’s second homer of the night, a two-run shot, made it 8-5 in the top of the eighth.
Robinson batted 2 for 3 with two RBIs and drove in a run in the ninth to make it 9-7 after Grand Junction cut the Ogden lead to 8-7 in the bottom of the eighth.
Miguel Vargas went 2 for 4, both of them doubles. No player transactions were reported for the Raptors on Monday.
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