Right fielder Kyle Parker, the Rockies' No. 8 prospect, collected a season-high four hits and homered twice on Thursday, helping Triple-A Colorado Springs defeat Albuquerque, 9-8.
Parker, the Rockies' first-round pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, went 4-for-5 with two home runs, three runs and two RBIs. It was the fifth two-homer game of Parker's career and first since August 14, 2012, when he played for Class A Advanced Modesto.
Parker hit his first home run on Thursday in the fourth inning off right-hander Zach Lee, the Dodgers' No. 6 prospect. Parker's second home run, also a solo shot, came off left-hander Robert Carson. It tied the game with one out in the ninth inning and set the Sky Sox up for a walk-off win, which they completed when Tim Wheeler hit a two-out, RBI single to drive in Angelys Nina.
In 117 games with Colorado Springs this season, Parker is hitting .289/.337/.454 with 14 home runs. Parker was called up to Colorado twice this season and recorded his first Major League hit July 9 against San Diego.