AAA – Starter Tim Corcoran picked up the win in his game to improve to 6 - 8, but his ERA is still a ridiculous 6.86 for the season. Ramon Troncoso pitched in relief and allowed 2 walks to go along with an earned run in 1.1 innings. On offense, Russell Mitchell got back on track with a 3 for 5 effort, and Jamie Hoffmann drove in 2 runs. Ivan De Jesus Jr. also got in on the action by going 2 for 5 with a double.
AA – Off day
High A – The 66ers scored 4 times in the 8th inning to pull out a rare come from behind victory. Most of the damage in the 8th inning was the result of Alfredo Silvero’s RBI triple and Scott Van Slyke’s 2 run homer. Tony Delmonico also had 2 hits in this game. Tim Sexton was the starting pitcher for Inland Empire and did OK, allowing 6 hits and 3 runs over 6 innings of work. Geison Aguasviva then threw 2 innings of shutout relief for the win, and Matt Sartor picked up the save despite a sloppy 9th inning.
A – Off day
Rookie Ogden – For once it wasn’t Landry or Akins providing the heroics for the Raptors. Instead, it was Jonathan Garcia who hit a walk off 3 run blast to give Ogden the win over Billings in what had been a tie game. Speaking of Garcia, if you don’t subscribe to ESPN the magazine, I suggest you pick up the latest copy because Garcia is actually in the issue (along with Carlos Frias and a few other Ogden players, as they have a short feature on the Raptors and the families that house them). The offense actually hammered 3 homers in this game. Beside Garcia’s winner, there was a solo shot by Blake Dean and a 2 run tater for Jake Lemmerman. Red Patterson was decent as the starter for Ogden, but it was reliever Logan Bawcom who really shined on the mound. Bawcom tossed 3 shutout innings in which he only allowed 2 hits and didn’t walk a batter, and he was rewarded with the win.
Rookie Arizona – Postponed
DSL – Box score not available