AAA – Reliever Juan Perez allowed a run in the 10th, but colleague Josh Lindblom came through with the bat in the bottom of the inning as he singled in the tying run. Ivan De Jesus Jr. then hit a walk off single as the Isotopes won 6 to 5 win. The starting pitcher of this game was Edgar Gonzalez, who the Dodgers apparently signed after a stint in the Mexican League. He wasn’t very good in this game, but Ramon Troncoso was solid in relief while bridging the gap to extra innings. On offense, De Jesus actually went 4 for 6 on this night, and Isotope newcomer Travis Denker had 3 hits in 4 at bats. John Lindsey also continued his strong season with a 3 for 4 night, including 2 RBI’s.
AA – Brent Leach had by far his best start of the year, throwing 7 shutout innings in the Lookouts 6-1 win over the Biscuits. Leach only allowed 2 hits and 1 walk in his impressive performance, while striking out 6. Justin Miller allowed a run in relief before Javy Guerra finished off the game with a perfect inning. At the plate, Matt Wallach continued his strong play in AA by hitting his 3rd homer with Chattanooga, and 11th of the year. A strong defensive catcher, Wallach may just jump onto the prospect radar with his strong offensive season now that Lucas May is gone. Kyle Russell also contributed by going 2 for 4 with a double.
High A – Tied at 4 heading into the 9th inning, Alfredo Silverio and Scott Van Slyke hit solo homers in the top of the inning to lead the 66ers to a 6 to 4 victory. Silverio’s homer was part of his 3 for 3 night, and the only other offense performance to write about was newly promoted Bryant Hernandez’s solo homer. Starter Jon Michael Redding lasted 6 innings and allowed 3 runs on just 4 hits, and Eric Krebs nailed down the save with a solid 9th.
A – 7th round pick Ryan Christenson had his worst game as a professional, allowing 10 hits and 7 runs in 4.1 innings of work. Hopefully this outing is just a fluke as I believe Christenson has good stuff. The relievers weren’t great in this game either as the Loons lost 11 to 4. Despite the loss, several Great Lakes players had multi-hit games. Brian Cavazos-Galvez went 3 for 5, and Blake Smith had 2 hits in 4 at bats. Rafael Ynoa also continued his breakout season with his 8th homer of the year.
Rookie Ogden – Despite being outhit 15 to 14, the Raptors beat the Great Falls Voyagers 8 to 5. Jonathan Garcia went 3 for 4 with a triple, while both Jake Lemmerman and Nick Akins homered. Michael Pericht and Leon Landry both also notched multi-hit games. Starter Pete Budkevics got the win, while Logan Bawcom threw 2 innings of shutout relief.
Rookie Arizona Game 1 – There were only 3 total hits in the first game of the Dodgers double header, and the Dodgers only had 1 of those hits. Nevertheless, the Dodgers won the game 2 to 1 behind a strong performance by starting pitcher Bolivar Medina. The lefthander struck out 9 in 6.2 innings while allowing just 2 hits and 1 walk. Jimmy Marshall got the last out of the game for the save. The Dodgers only hit of the game came in the first inning when Chance Gilmore homered. Their other run came in the 4th when Enlly Morales reached on an error. $600K man Joc Pederson made his professional debut and went 0 for 3 with a couple of K's.
Rookie Arizona Game 2 – Andres Santiago started the game for the Dodgers and threw 5 impressive innings, allowing just 3 hits and 1 run as the Dodgers swept the doubleheader against the Brewers. Scott Schebler, in his 1st game as a Dodger, went 2 for 3 with an RBI. Noel Cuevas also made is professional debut, but went 0 for 1 as a pinch hitter. Shortstop Charlie Mirabal went 3 for 4 with an RBI, and Tony Moses picked up 2 RBI’s in this game.
DSL – The game was rained out, and according to the Dominican Summer League schedule this was the Dodgers last game of the year. If they don’t end up making up any games, they will have finished the season with 40 wins and 31 loses, while placing 3rd place in their division. I’ll definitely have a season recap for the DSL Dodgers, along with all of the other Dodgers minor league teams, at some point in the future.