AAA – Powered by five home runs the Isotopes rolled to a 14 - 5 victory. Mitchell hit his 16th (6 in July), Gibbons hit two (17), Sellers hit his 4th, and the Aussie even knocked one out. Charlie Haeger went seven strong innings, giving up four runs on eight hits, while only walking one. Russ Mitchell has been a different hitter since he went to the AFL for the second time last year. He was one of the best hitters in the AFL and that has continued in the PCL. I'll have to check but I expect he's the best hitting 3rd baseman in the PCL right now. When he was playing 1st base in AA I lost some interest but if he can actually play 3rd base, then he probably has a future.
AA – No Games
High A – Redding was pitching his best game of year when he ran into trouble in the sixth inning. For five innings he was hurling a shutout but by the time the sixth ended he had given up three runs as the 66ers fell 4 - 3. Aquasviva walked four in two innings of scoreless relief. Austin Gallagher hit his 3rd home run of the year.
A – Allen Webster only went five innings, but he made them count. He only gave up three hits, one run, one walk, and had five K's. Not much offense but the Loons didn't need much to win behind Webster 3 - 1. Cavazos-Galvez extended his hitting streak to 19 games.
Rookie Ogden – Raptors win 7 - 3 behind Nick Akins 3rd home run and three RBI game. Akins just seem to have no business in either rookie league. He destroyed the Arizona league and is not missing a beat in the Pioneer league. Since staring 1 - 7, he has hit a home run in three straight games and has nine home runs in less then 100 ab's in 2010. Jonathan Garcia collected two singles as did Leon Landry. Chatsworth star Bobby Coyle hit his 2nd home. Patterson started, went five innings giving up eight hits along the way.
Rookie Arizona – Dodgers win 6 - 5, Charlie Mirabal had three hits to boost his average to 343. Nam had two hits and continues to lead the team in hitting (.373) now that Nick Akins is doing his work in the Pioneer league.
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