AAA – For 6 innings, Alberto Bastardo was excellent, allowing just 3 singles. In the 7th he allowed a couple of runs, but he overall had a great outing. Jon Link came in after Bastardo and pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, which helped the Isotopes to a 4 to 2 win. In his last 10 outings, Link’s ERA is a minuscule 1.62. On offense, Ivan De Jesus went 3 for 5 with a double, and Xavier Paul plated 2 runs with a 5th inning single. Lucas May increased his average to .310 with a 2 for 4 effort.
AA – Basically mirroring Bastardo, Tim Sexton was great for 6 innings before tiring in the 7th as the Lookouts were able to win this game 7 to 3. Sexton started the game with 6 shutout innings and gave up just 4 hits during that span, but in the 7th he allowed a few base runners who eventually scored and thus his final line score was 6.2 innings, 6 hits, and 2 earned runs. Jerry Sands homered in just his 2nd AA at bat, but he also struck out in his other 3 plate appearances. It will be interesting to see what kind of stats he ends up with after making the big jump from the Midwest League. Dee Gordon went 0 for 3, but he stole his 28th base of the season. Elian Herrera also stole a couple of bases which surprisingly gives him 20 on the year, and he also contributed in this game with a solo homer. The big offensive blow of the game, however, was Corey Smith’s 3 run homer in the 7th.
High A – Angel Stadium wasn’t the only ballpark with lighting problems on Thursday night. The 66ers only got 3 innings in tonight because the lights at Stater Bros. Stadium, the home of the High Desert Mavericks, went out. The suspended game will continue tomorrow Inland Empire trailing 2-1 in the top of the fourth inning. So far in the game Josh Walter has allowed a couple of runs, and Travis Denker is 2 for 2 with a double.
A – All Star Break
Rookie Ogden – This was an absolutely miserable game for the Raptors offense. Ogden was held hitless for 8 innings by 3 different pitchers before shortstop Jake Lemmerman finally broke through with a single in the bottom of the 9th. It was the Raptors only hit of the night as they lost 6 to 0. Antonio Castillo started for Ogden and allowed 4 hits and 3 runs in 5 innings, but he also picked up 7 strikeouts. Beyker Fructuoso made his first appearance of the season and pitched 2.1 innings while allowing 3 runs, however only one of those runs was earned. 2010 30th round pick Shawn Tolleson made his professional debut with 1.2 scoreless innings.
Rookie Arizona – Off day
DSL – The Dominican Dodgers lost their game 4 to 1. 18 year old Moises Tamarez got the start and did OK as he allowed 6 hits and 3 runs in 5 innings. He also struck out 4 and only walked 1 batter. The team only managed 4 singles in this game as the offense has suddenly gone cold. No Dodger player with more than 15 at bats is hitting over .300.