6/30/10 Minor League Report – Brandon Martinez Wows in 2010 Debut

AAA – Off day

AA Game 1 – In the first game of their double header, Chattanooga lost 1 to 0.  Tim Sexton got the start and actually pitched 6 shutout innings before allowing the game winning run in the 7th (double header games only go 7 innings each).  Dee Gordon was the only Dodger prospect to get a hit as a he went 2 for 3 at the plate and raised his average to .290 for the season.

AA Game 2 – The Lookouts ended up getting swept in the double header as they lost the nightcap 5 to 4.  Chattanooga’s shorthanded pitching staff was forced to use reliever Jordan Pratt as their starting pitcher, and the results were ugly as Pratt amazingly walked 7 batters in just 1.2 innings of work.  Only 4 runs scored against him, however, so the Lookouts stayed in the game, but it wasn’t meant to be as Chattanooga lost in the last inning yet again.  Eric Krebs was the losing pitcher, and in a game with so many free passes, the winning run naturally scored when he forced in a run with a walk.  Similar to game 1, only one Dodger prospect got a hit in this game.  This time it was Trayvon Robinson as he went 2 for 3 with a couple of RBI’s.  Jerry Sands played in both games of the double header and went 0 for the day, lowering his average to just .360.

High A Ethan Martin didn’t have his best control on Wednesday, but he gutted out a win by allowing just 4 hits and 3 runs in 5 innings of work.  His 6 walks were a season high, but he was able to limit the damage just enough to get by.  The 66ers bullpen was strong in this game although Matt Sartor did allow 2 runs before picking up the save.  6 different hitters had multi-hit games for Inland Empire on this night, including Alfredo Silverio’s 3 hit performance.  Silverio had 2 doubles and a triple and if finally starting to come alive.  In his last 10 games, he is hitting .347 with 7 extra base hits.  Austin Gallagher, Scott Van Slyke, and Matt Wallach were also among the players with more than 1 hit in this game.

A – Rubby De La Rosa made his second start of the season and pitched 6 strong innings.  Rubby only allowed 3 hits and 2 runs, and struck out 5 batters.  Steven Ames, who was just called up to Great Lakes, pitched later in the game and struck out 3 batters in his inning of work.  Unfortunately, the Loons ended up losing the game because Luis Vasquez allowed 3 runs in the 9th and blew the save.  On offense, J.T. Wise went 2 for 4 and hit his 6th homer of the year.  Rafael Ynoa also contributed with a solo homer, and Nick Buss went 2 for 4.

Rookie Ogden – The Ogden Raptors lost in 11 innings to the Orem Owls.  The winning run scored against Logan Bawcom, the Dodgers 2010 17th round pick who was making his professional debut.  The loss wasn’t entirely Bawcom’s fault, however, because the run scored on a throwing error by shortstop Pedro Guerrero.  Red Patterson got the start and allowed 4 runs in 4 innings.  The best pitching performance of the game, however, belonged to Andrew Pevsner who pitched 2 perfect innings and struck out 4.  At the plate Bobby Coyle went 2 for 6 and picked up 3 RBI’s.  Austin King had the other multi-hit game as he went 2 for 5, and Jonathan Garcia had a double in 5 at bats.

Rookie Arizona – In a game where not much went right for the Arizona Dodgers, the one bright spot was the 2010 debut of Brandon Martinez.  Since the Dodgers selected Martinez in 7th round of the 2009 draft, I’ve been very high on him because of his projectability and age.  I even ranked him #27 in the Dodgers minor league system this past off season when most people didn’t even have him in their top 40.  Well on Wednesday Martinez showed flashes of greatness as he an absolutely perfect inning.  Not only did he get all three batters he faced out, but he ended up striking out all three.  Anyways, besides Martinez the Dodgers did not have a very good day.  2010 14th round pick Alex McRee made his Dodger debut, but it was pretty ugly as he allowed 3 hits and 2 runs in his inning of work.  The starter for the Dodgers was Carlos De Aza, but he lasted just 2.1 innings and allowed 5 runs.  The offense for the Dodger was absence in this game as the team was only credited with 4 singles.  Even Nick Akins went 0 for 3.

DSL – The Dominican Dodgers lost on Wednesday 4 to 2.  19 year old Giordanny Chavez was the starting pitcher and allowed 8 runs and all 4 runs.  However, for the 2nd straight day a 17 year old pitcher dominated the opposition as Abdiel Velasquez pitched 2 perfect innings with 3 strikeouts.  In fact, in 12 innings this season, Velasquez has only allowed 5 hits.  There was nothing to write about on offense as the Dodgers managed just 2 singles in this game.

Chattanooga Lookouts Box Score - Game 1

Chattanooga Lookouts Box Score - Game 2

Inland Empire 66ers Box Score

Great Lakes Loons Box Score

Ogden Raptors Box Score

Arizona Dodgers Box Score

DSL Dodgers Box Score

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