Things went a little different the 2nd time around for Martin and Withrow. One was still dominant the other, not so much.
DeWitt is already gone thanks to the Eyechart injury so one less player to watch in AAA. The Isotopes hammered Omaha in route to a 8-4 victory. Jeff Weaver picked us his first save with three innings of work to preserve the win for knuckleballer Haeger. Haeger only gave up 2 runs but walked 7 in six innings of work. Xavier Paul continues to wear the mantle as the most improved offensive player in the organization with two more hits to drop his OPS to 1.438. That is not a misprint, the man is knocking the snot out of the ball. He also threw in two stolen bases and now has six on the year to take over the lead league.
The Lookouts bombed Montgomery to the tune of 13 -3 behind a slew of excellent offensive performance led by Josh Bell's first AA home run. Bell and G Martinez drove in four runs a piece while Hoffman scored four runs. Lambo chipped in two singles one game after having his hitting streak snapped at six games. SS Justin Sellers had four hits. Sellers was originally drafted by the A's so I need to do some research on him as he's not in my Dodger database. Travis Chick struck out nine with no walks to earn the victory. This was a huge improvement over his last start where he walked four with only one strikeout.
Inland Empire 66ers
Chris Withrow took to the mound for his 2nd start of the year hoping to build off his excellent 2009 debut. It was not to be as he was batted around by the Quakes, resulting in a 13-9 drubbing. Mattingly, Baez, and Van Slyke stroked nine singles between them to lead the offense.
Great Lake Loons
Ethan Martin on the other hand did build off his debut and pitched five of the excellent nine innings. A trio of Loons totaled 16 strikeouts on the night with Martin getting eight, while Booth got five, and Guerra nailed three. Booth was the kid signed out of Japan last year and this was his first display dominance. Guerra is doing great work as the Loon closer with two saves and five strikeouts in three scoreless innings so far. Austin Gallagher hit a three run bomb and Silverio collected three doubles to highlight the offense.