Lot of stuff today. Big night in Loon time.
John Sickels who hosts the SB Nation minor league blog also writes for Rotowire, and on Aug 16 he updated his top 100 list. He is also answering some questions either tonight or tomorrow and our boys have asked a few Dodger prospect questions so check in on his answers. He's not the end all, but he works hard.
41 - Dee Gordon
66 - Trayvon Robinson
80 - Sandman
82 - Ethan Martin
86 - Chris Withrow
88 - Aaron Miller
100 - Allen Webster
AAA – Istotopes won 7 behind the red hot Ivan DeJesus who collect three hits to give him seven hits in his last two games. Russell Mitchell played RF again with Denker playing 3rd base. Maybe the Dodgers are checking to see if Mitchell can really be the Kevin Millar of the 21st century's 2nd decade. For some reason Van Slyke is now an Isotope. Interesting they skipped him to AAA instead of Sands or Trayvon.
AA – Sands blasted his 14th home in AA, his 32nd of the year. He's playing 1st base, watch out Loney the sands of time may be running out. They lost 9 -2 with Robinson/Russell/Gordon all going 0 for 4.
High A – uh, the worst minor league team of the 21st century went crazy, pummeling Bakersfield 15 - 0. Aaron Miller got back on the beam with a solid six shutout innings. The offense celebrate the promotion of Van Slyke by having the best offensive game of the year. Caseres drove in five runs with a home run, and double. Silverio continued his hot August with two more hits. Even Austin Gallagher got in the act with a grand slam. That is not a misprint, the 6'5 Gallagher actually hit a home run.
A – Smith, Songco, and Ynoa all went back to back to back with Songco hitting a mammoth shot as the Loons won 7 - 1.
Songco's shot, his 14th, cleared the Dow Diamond and landed in the parking lot beyond the right-field fence. It was officially estimated at 508 feet.
The game was not just about the offense as Matt MaGill was on his game.
Great Lakes starter Matt Magill (7-4) didn't give up a hit before allowing a sixth-inning single to Jeff Rowland on his 79th pitch. He ended up allowing two hits and three walks while fanning six over six frames.
Rookie Ogden – Oops, on first blush it looked like Patterson had an ass whooping and even though he couldn't get out of the 1st inning and gave up eight runs, only five were earned. The Raptors can sure hit, but they sure can't field. In the end the Raptors lost 10 - 8.
Rookie Arizona Game 1 – 19 year old Gustavo Gomez is dealing. He threw six shut out innings today, which follows two great games. He's now thrown 16 innings, seven hits, two earned runs, four walks, and 18 K's. James Baldwin had two more hits, including a triple. With his early season struggles firmly in the rear-view window, Baldwin laughs at the hitless Pederson.