6/24/10 Minor League Report – Sands Says Hello to AA With a Homer

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.

Albuquerque Isotopes Box Score

Chattanooga Lookouts Box Score

Inland Empire 66ers Box Score - Suspended Game

Ogden Raptors Box Score

DSL Dodgers Box Score 


Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join True Blue LA

You must be a member of True Blue LA to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at True Blue LA. You should read them.

Join True Blue LA

You must be a member of True Blue LA to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at True Blue LA. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.