AAA – The AAA All-Star Game was a pitchers’ duel, but unfortunately none Dodger players selected to play in this game were pitchers. The PCL ended up losing the game 2 to 1. John Lindsay had the only hit from the trio of Isotope players, going 1 for 2. Lucas May went 0 for 1, and Jay Gibbons really struggled as he played the whole game and went 0 for 4.
AA – The Lookout offense was stymied in this game as they managed only 5 hits in their 5 to 0 loss to Tennessee. Jerry Sands, Kyle Russell, and Dee Gordon combined to go 0 for 10 with 6 K’s. Sands was actually responsible for a hat trick of strikeouts himself. The only prospect to do anything offensively was Trayvon Robinson who doubled and stole his 27th base of the season. On the mound, Brent Leach struggled as the starting pitcher, but the good news is that the bullpen trio of Justin Miller, Eric Krebs, and Cole St. Clair were perfect for the final 3.1 innings of the game.
High A – Besides Geison Aguasviva, who struck out 7 and allowed only 3 hits in 4 innings of relief, the 66ers pitching was dreadful on Wednesday. Starter Nathan Eovaldi lasted just 1.2 innings as he struggled by giving up 4 hits and 3 walks during that time. Later in the night, Kyle Smit uncharacteristically gave up a couple of runs, and then Matt Sartor blew the save and picked up the loss in the bottom of the 9th by allowing 2 runs himself. Despite scoring 7 runs in this game, the Inland Empire offense actually wasn’t that impressive as they only picked up 8 hits. Steven Caseres led the way by going 3 for 4, and Alfredo Silverio went 2 for 5 with a double. Travis Denker also contributed with a couple of RBI’s.
A – Even though Steven Ames allowed his first run of the year, Great Lakes was able to pull out an 8 to 7 win over the Beloit Snappers. Brett Wallach picked up his 5 win on the year against 0 losses by pitching 5.1 strong innings. Wallach struck out 8 and gave up just 6 hits, although he gave up a couple of homers which resulted in 4 runs allowed. J.B. Paxson and Steve Smith bridged the gap to Ames, and as I mentioned he ended up allowing a run, but he was able to shut the door for the save. On offense, there were a few Loons who had good games. Mario Songco hit a 3 run homer, his 10th of the year, and Blake Smith went 3 for 4 to raise his season average to .311. Rafael Ynoa also had 3 hits and was actually just a homer shy of the cycle.
Rookie Ogden – Garrett Gould was average at best in his start as he allowed 7 hits and 4 runs in 5 innings, but his bullpen was able to pick him up as Ogden outlasted Helena for a 6 to 5 win. Andrew Pevsner threw 2 innings of one-hit ball, and Shawn Tolleson worked around a couple of base runners to register his 5th save of the young season. At the dish, Leon Landry continued his torrid hitting with his 3rd straight multi-hit game, and shortstop Jake Lemmerman went 3 for 4 with a couple of RBI’s. 10th round pick Bobby Coyle also contributed with a couple with 3 runs batting in. In other news, Jonathan Garcia was hit by a pitch and left the game early, so hopefully everything is OK with him.
Rookie Arizona – Off Day
DSL – Starting pitcher Leonel Beras put together an outstanding performance on Wednesday with 10 K’s and just 2 hits allowed over 6 innings. Even though Beras is in his 3rd DSL season, he is barely 19 years old, so he can still turn into a decent prospect for the Dodgers. The other strong pitching performance came from 17 year old Jackson Mateo who closed out the 6 to 1 victory with a perfect 9th. 10 different Dodgers contributed on offense with hits.