Minor League Update 5/8/10 - Sandman strikes again

Dodgers are in last place and the top prospects are sucking. Great times

AAA – Isotopes win 14 - 2 behind Jamie Hoffman's three hits. Hoffman now has 106 at bats with no walks. Our pitchers walk everyone, and our hitters never walk. Something is wrong with this picture. Lindsey and Gibbons both hit home runs as the AAAA group continue to pummel PCL pitching.

AA - Lookouts lose 11- 6 as the defense surrendered five unearned runs. I have no idea why guys like 28 year old Corey Smith are on our AA team but he's on fire at the moment carrying a .928 OPS. I wish it was Gordon following in the wake of Starlin Castro but instead of being on fire Gordon is as cold as Jamie McCourts frigid heart. In his last 10 games Gordon is 7 for 45 for a TSL of .156/.191/.156. Just like last year our top prospects are coming to AA to die. Maybe they took the suspension of Bogart Lambo to hard, or maybe they simply miss the late night get togethers. Even Van Slyke went hitless breaking his nine game hitting streak. Trayon Robinson got two hits so there was that. Over his last ten games Robinson has a TSL of .343/.395/.543.

A - Nate Eovaldi throws his hat into the disappointing prospect ring, not because he lost tonight but because he wasn't able to garner one strikeout in six innings of work. Eovaldi has now thrown 21 innings since joining the 66ers and in that time he has walked nine and struck out eight. Some of you might be fans of guys who walk more then they strike out in A ball but I'm not one of those. Even Kenley Jansen gave up three baserunners in his one inning of work. Luckily he does know how to strike out hitters and escaped with no runs scoring.  Nobody did anything worth writing about unless you want to know that Kyle Russell hit a single in four at bats or that Tony Delmonico went hitless.

Low A - Oh thank God for the Sandman or my Dodger night would have been completely sucky. Jerry Sands went four for four with two home runs leading the only Dodger team to victory tonight 4-3.  Matt McGill struck out eight in only four innings of work and now has 33 K's in only 24 innings of work. He did walk three but overall his command has been excellent. Who knew 20 year old Simi Valley star Matt McGill was going to be our break out prospect pitcher of 2010? Not me that is for sure.

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