AAA – Rain interrupted the top of the 1st inning and suspended the Isotopes game against the Iowa Cubs. Things were not looking good for John Ely, however, as he allowed 4 runs in just one third of an inning before play was stopped.
AA – I’m sorry to report this, but Aaron Miller was absolutely awful on Friday night. Miller did OK in the first inning, but completely fell apart in the 2nd inning as he walked the first 4 batters of the inning. In total, Miller allowed 4 hits and walked 5 batters in just 1+ innings of work, and overall gave up 8 runs. James Adkins came to provide relief, but he wasn’t much better as he allowed 5 runs in just 2 innings. Even though Justin Miller provided 2 innings of scoreless relief, because the game was clearly out of hand position players Eduardo Perez and Corey Smith pitched the final 2 innings of the game. At the plate, the only Dodger prospect to do anything significant was Trayvon Robinson, who went 2 for 5 with a double. Surprisingly, Jerry Sands went 0 for 5 with a couple of K’s.
High A – There literally isn’t anything to write about for this game. Starter Josh Walter allowed 6 runs in 6 innings for the 66ers, and the offense did nothing in the 6 to 1 loss.
A – Ryan Christenson made his first start as a Loon, but unfortunately the results were not very good as he allowed 7 hits and 4 runs in 4.1 innings. Great Lakes ended up losing the game 6 to 5. At the plate, Blake Smith hit his 13 homer of the season, and Brian Ruggiano hit a 2 run bomb.
Rookie Ogden – It was an ugly game in Idaho Falls as the Raptors were 1 hit and lost the game 6 to 0. Nick Akins had the only Ogden hit of the game; a triple. On the mound, Garrett Gould lasted just 1 inning, and allowed just 2 runs. I’m not sure why he was pulled after just 1 inning, although it simply could have been a pre-determined decision in order to limit his innings. Three relievers combined to pitch the rest of the game for Ogden, although there was nothing of significant to write about in terms of their performances.
Rookie Arizona – Ralston Cash had the worst start of his young career, allowing 5 hits and 4 runs in just 3 innings of work. Cash also picked up the loss. Much like in the 66ers game, the Dodgers offense did nothing as they managed just 4 hits.
DSL – Daniel Tamares, who is having a very solid season with a 1.40 ERA, allowed just 2 hits in 6 innings, but the Dominican Dodgers ended up losing 1 to 0. Adner Ruiz ended up allowing the winning run in the 7th inning. Ronny Lugo led the Dodgers with 2 hits, including a double.