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Buffalo Bulls in Professional Baseball: Tom Murphy hits a home run for Colorado

Tom Murphy - Colorado Rockies

The Rockies called Murphy up once the minor league season was over and in three games the Colorado prospect has looked great at the plate.

Murphy is 4-7 with two RBI's, a run scored, and a home run against just two strikeouts.

The home run was Murphy's first of the year, the fourth of his major league career, and the fourth-longest of the MLB season.

Steve Geltz - Durham Bulls (AAA) / Tampa Bay

Steve Geltz was designated for assignment last week so that Tampa could clear a spot on their 40 man roster. Geltz could have been picked up by another team but he cleared waivers meaning that Tampa can retain him as a depth pitcher for AAA Durham.

Since clearing waivers Geltz has pitched three innings in two appearances, giving up two hits, no runs, and striking out two batters.

Geltz and the Durham Bulls are one game out of first with one game left. Unfortunately the two teams ahead of them play play tomorrow so after Monday's game the Bulls season is over.

Mike Burke - Aberdeen Shorebirds (A) / Baltimore

Burke pitched in two games this past week. All told the righty pitched three innings giving up five hits and one run. There is one more game for the Shorebirds, tonight against Kannapolis, and then the season is over.

Nick Sinay - Bluefield Blue Jays (ROK) / Toronto

Bluefield played their last two games of the season last week and Sinay added one to his league-leading stolen bases tally.

Mike Kaelin - Burlington Bees (A) / Los Angeles Angles

Kaelin threw two scoreless innings this week, bringing his ERA down to 2.02 on the season. It's doubtful he plays again this year as Burlington's last game of the season is tonight versus Quad City.

Blair Lakso - GCL Twins (ROK) / Minnesota

He never saw any game time but on August 29th Lakso was assigned to the GCL Twins The Gulf Coast League is rookie league that, together with the Arizona League, forms the lowest rung on the minor-league ladder. GCL teams play at the minor league spring training complexes of their parent Major League Baseball clubs and are owned by those parent clubs.

The players assigned to this level are first-year players who are drafted in the MLB Entry Draft a few weeks prior to the start of the GCL season, and emphasis is therefore placed on skill development, rather than competitive play.