AAA – All Star Break
AA – Kenley Jansen continued his dream season in the Southern League All-Star game as he picked up the save for the North squad in their 3 – 2 victory. He allowed 1 hit and struck out 1. The Lookouts had a couple of other participates in the game, although they all had less success. Corey Smith went 0 for 2, Trayvon Robinson went 0 for 3, and reliever Jon Huber allowed a homer in his one inning of work. Dee Gordon apparently didn’t make it back in time from the Futures Game as he didn’t play in this game.
High A – Will Savage was pretty good in his start for Inland Empire, but it wasn’t enough as the 66ers lost 3 to 2. Javier Solano continued his solid pitching of late as he pitched 1.2 hitless innings, striking out 3 and walking 1. Rehabbing Manny stayed cold by going 0 for 3 yet again, and the rest of the 66er offense was pretty bad as well. Travis Denker had the only multi-hit game, going 2 for 4 with a double.
A – Reigning Midwest League pitcher of week Josh Wall picked up another win, although he wasn’t quite as dominate as he has been over the past few weeks. Wall allowed 7 hits and 4 runs through 7 innings and struck out 5. Steve Smith and Luis Vasquez each pitched hitless innings to close out the victory. Gorman Erickson finally hit his first homer of the season with one on in the 6th inning, and Jaime Ortiz also had a couple of RBI’s in this game. Rafael Ynoa continued his surprisingly strong season with a 3 for 5 effort.
Rookie Ogden – Carlos Frias had his best performance of the young season as he allowed just 3 hits and 1 run through 5.1 innings while striking out 7. After a rough start to 2010, Frias has pitched much better lately and is showing why many consider him a legitimate Dodger prospect. Ji-Mo Lee closed out the Raptors 8 – 3 victory with a hitless 9th. On offense, Leon Landry had his 2nd consecutive 3 hit game to lead Ogden, including a triple and a RBI. Bobby Coyle was the other star as he drove in 3 runs with a couple of doubles.
Rookie Arizona – The Arizona Dodgers pitching staff got lit up for 11 runs in their loss to the Cubs as every Dodger pitcher allowed at least one run. Starter Yimi Garcia allowed 7 hits and 4 runs (3 earned) in 4 innings, but the real stinker in this game was one of my favorite prospects Brandon Martinez. Martinez threw just 1 inning, but he allowed 5 hits and 5 runs in his 3rd appearance of the season. Tae-Hyeok Nam had another big game as he went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s. Charlie Mirabal and James Baldwin had the other multi-hit game with his 2 hits each.
DSL – The Dominican Dodgers won 7 to 3 on Monday as the pitching staff allowed just 2 earned runs. The offense was led by 18 year old newcomer Vladimir Martinez who went 3 for 5 with 3 RBI’s. In his 4 games thus far with the Dodgers, the young switch hitting shortstop is 7 for 14.