AAA – Seth Etherton had a poor game, allowing 10 hits and 6 runs over 6 innings. Bobby Blevins picked up in relief and pitched 2 scoreless innings. The Isotopes lost the game 6 to 3 as they weren’t able to get much going at the plate. Albuquerque only had 6 hits, with the highlights being limited to doubles by Jamie Hoffmann and Russell Mitchell.
AA – There really isn’t much to write about in this game. The Lookouts managed only 7 singles in this game and scored just 1 run. Kyle Russell went 1 for 4 and did not strike out. Tim Sexton started this game and while he allowed 6 total runs, only 1 run was earned. The player of this game was James Adkins who pitched yet another 2 innings of hitless relief. His FIP for the season is now down to a respectable 3.76.
High A – Again there was not a lot of offense in this game as the 66ers managed just 1 run in a 7 to 1 loss in Rancho Cucamonga. I guess the two highlights were the 2 hits by Alfredo Silverio and an RBI double by Ramon Jean. Jon Michael Redding started the game and was pretty good, but he only struck out 2 batters in 7 innings of work. Brandon Mann allowed 4 unearned runs during his inning of relief.
A – The Loons offense came to a screeching halt as they were stymied by the Dayton Dragons pitching staff. Great Lakes managed just 4 hits, although 2 of those hits were doubles by Blake Smith. Matt Magill got the start and pitched well, allowing just 5 hits and striking out 10 over 7 innings, but he was the tough luck loser. Justin Miller pitcher another perfect inning of relief, and struck out 2.
DSL – Are the Dodgers setting a new precedent with their young pitchers? Two days after throwing 5.2 innings, Daniel Tamares threw another 6 innings for the Dominican Dodgers. And this isn’t the first time he has started on very short rest. After looking at his milb.com player page, you’ll notice that he pitched 6 innings on June 10th and then pitched 5.2 innings on June 12th. Is this guy superman or what? In all seriousness, I think that milb.com has made a mistake because the Dodgers have 2 players with the last name Tamares, so I think they are just getting confused. If it were for real, though, that would be pretty crazy. Getting to the actual game, the Dodgers won 7 to 4 behind the hitting of 19 year old catcher Webster Rivas who doubled and tripled. 17 year old Arce Rodriguez also had a good game as he went 2 for 4.