AAA – The Isotopes were involved in a slugfest at home on Friday, but in the end they were able to pull out a 16 to 13 victory. There are way too many offense performances to mention, but standout prospects were Russell Mitchell and Jamie Hoffmann, who both went 4 for 5. Justin Sellers also had a big game as he went 3 for 4 with 2 doubles, a homer, and 5 RBI’s. Albuquerque went through 6 pitchers in this game, and all of them struggled except for Cory Wade. Charlie Haeger started and allowed 6 runs in 5 innings, while Josh Lindblom gave up a run and permitted 4 batters to reach base in his inning of work.
AA – Tim Sexton was awful, allowing 10 hits and 7 runs over 3.2 innings. The bullpen, however, was very strong, and the Lookouts were almost able to come back in their 8 to 6 loss. Justin Miller and Kenley Jansen were the stars out the pen, combining for 4 K’s and allowing just 1 hit in 2 innings of work. Jerry Sands and Kyle Russell were responsible for the late inning comeback try as they both homered in this game. Sands ended up going 2 for 4, and Russell went 3 for 4. As was already mentioned in the game thread, Trayvon Robinson was lifted early in the game, although as of now I haven’t heard the official reason.
High A – The Dodgers got solid pitching from both Jon Michael Redding and Javier Solano, Miguel Sanfler blew the save and then later lost the game by allowing single runs in the 9th and 10th innings. The Inland Empire bullpen really has been bad lately. Speaking of bad, the 66er offense continued to under-achieve as they managed just 6 hits. I guess the only thing to mention were the doubles by Pedro Baez and Scott Van Slyke.
A – Rubby De La Rosa was awesome yet again, pitching his 3rd straight game in which he allowed just 1 run. In 7 innings pitched, De La Rosa gave up just 2 hits and struck out 6, and the Loons won the game 7 to 2. Brian Cavazos-Galvez continued his torrid July by going 4 for 5. In his last 10 games, Brian is hitting a spectacular .477. Christian Lara and Rafael Ynoa also contributed on offense by homering in this game.
Rookie Ogden – Reigning Pioneer League Pitcher of the Week Red Patterson had another dominate performance, allowing just 2 hits in 6.1 innings while striking out 6. Even though Jake McCarter allowed 5 hits and 2 runs in relief, Ji-Mo Lee was able to shut the door and pick up the save in the Raptors 5 to 3 victory. The big hit on offense belonged to Michael Pericht, who hit his 8th homer of the season. In addition, Jake Lemmermann and Bobby Coyle both went 3 for 5. Finally, Leon Landry continued his string of multi-hit games by going 2 for 4.
Rookie Arizona – The Arizona Dodgers got absolutely spanked at home 19 to 4. The pitchers that really got hammered were Bolivar Medina (7 runs in 2 innings), Yimi Rodriguez (4 runs in 2 innings), and Chris Handke (4 runs in 2/3 of an inning). At the plate, catcher and 2010 24th round pick Andrew Edge went 2 for 4 and hit his 4th homer of the season.
DSL Game 1 – Abdiel Velasquez, who is the youngest player on the Dodgers DSL roster, started this game and unfortunately struggled through just 2.2. innings. The good news, however, is Velasquez’s ERA is still just 3.05 for the season. Overall, the Dodgers lost the game 5 to 0, and the only offense to speak of was 18 year old Greg Pena’s 2 for 3 effort.
DSL Game 2 – The DSL Dodgers won the 2nd game of their double header 5 to 2. 19 year old Giordanny Chavez got the start and threw 5 scoreless innings, although he did allow 5 hits and 4 walks. 17 year old Jackson Mateo pitched 1.2 innings of hitless relief and actually the one who picked up the win. Despite the win, there again wasn’t much offense by the Dodgers. Webster Rivas had the only multi-hit game, and Abdul Nieto drove in a couple of runs with a 2 run single.