AAA – Even though the top two hitters in the Isotopes lineup (Jamie Hoffmann and Ivan De Jesus) combined to go 0 for 10, the Isotopes banged out 18 hits and 12 runs in their 12 to 3 victory over Oklahoma City. John Lindsay did most of the damage as he crushed 3 doubles and a homer, and AAA newcomer Scott Van Slyke went 3 for 5 with 3 RBI’s. In addition, Justin Sellers continued his surprising year with his 12th homer of the season. Finally, Russell Mitchell went 3 for 4 to raise his batting average to .325 for the year.
AA – The Jacksonville Suns jumped all over Jesus Castillo in route to their 8 to 4 victory over the Lookouts. Castillo allowed 11 hits and 7 runs and exited after 4 innings. The Chattanooga bullpen was on the opposite end of the spectrum, however, providing very solid relief. Javy Guerra, James Adkins, and Cole St. Clair finished the game with 3 perfect innings, combining for 6 strikeouts. At the plate, Jerry Sands went 2 for 4 with an RBI, while Kyle Russell connected for a double and a RBI. Jaime Pedroza also contributed by going 1 for 2 with a double.
High A – Aaron Miller had one of the best starts of the year out of all Dodger minor leaguers, throwing 7 innings of 1 hit ball in which he struck out 7 batters. Miller now has a 13 inning shutout streak going with the 66ers. Even though Geison Aguasviva allowed a run in relief, Inland Empire was able to come away with the 2 to 1 win over Bakersfield. The offense only managed 5 hits, and Steven Caseres recorded the only RBI with a double in the 1st inning.
A – Matt Magill struck out 10 and the Great Lakes offense scored 4 runs in the final 2 innings as the Loons won on Friday 6 to 3. Magill continued his solid season by allowing just 2 runs on 4 hits over 5 innings and recording two-thirds of his outs via the K. Steven Ames was perfect in getting the final 4 outs and amazingly picked up his 14 save of the season despite joining not joining the team until very late in June. The Loons offense scored their 6 runs on just 6 hits spread among 6 different players. Mario Songco had the big blow of the night as he blasted a 2 run homer out of the park, his 15th jack of the year.
Rookie Ogden – The Raptors scored 6 runs on 13 hits in their victory over the Voyagers on Friday. Jake Lemmerman led Ogden with 3 hits in 5 at bats, while Nick Akins doubled and smashed his 18th homer of the year. Jonathan Garcia and Michael Pericht also had 2 hits each. Non drafted free agent signee Pete Budkevics started and threw 6 strong innings, striking out 8 and allowing just 4 hits. Shawn Tolleson got the final 5 outs and picked up his 16th save of the season.
Rookie Arizona – 19 year old starter Gustavo Gomez was dominant once again, allowing just 1 run in 6 innings of work. Over his last 4 appearances, Gomez has allowed just 2 runs over 22 innings of work and has turned into a legitimate Dodger prospect. Even De Jon Watson says so (I’ll be posting my interview with him on Monday). After Gomez left the game, the bullpen was able to provide solid relief (besides Adam Dedeaux) and the Dodgers won the game 8 to 7. Chance Gilmore had a big game at the plate, going 2 for 4 with a homer and 5 RBI’s. James Baldwin was impressive as well as he went 3 for 4 and increased his average to .274 for the season. After getting off to a poor start, Baldwin had really stepped it up in the final month of the season. Finally, it should be noted that with just 1 regular season game left to play, the Dodgers are fighting for a wildcard spot and really need to win their last game on Sunday to qualify for the playoffs.
DSL – Season over