Another poor day for the Dodger minor league teams as the Loons were the only club to pull out a victory.
Minor League Player of the Day – Angelo Songco - 2 for 4, 2 HR's, 3 RBI's, 2 Runs. Even though he struck out to end the game, Songco had yet another great game on Wednesday. He has 5 homers in his last 10 games and quite possibly could be having the best all around offensive season of any Dodger prospect this year.
AAA – John Ely got hit hard early and often and the Isotope offense was very quiet as Albuquerque lost to the Redbirds (Cardinals) 11 to 1. Ely lasted just 4 innings and gave up 8 runs (6 earned) on 9 hits while striking out just 2. Francisco Felix actually did pretty well in relief, however, as he allowed just 1 hit over 3 innings and picked up 4 K's. At the plate, Trent Oeltjen had the team's only extra base hit when he crushed his 6th homer of the season, and Trayvon Robinson went 2 for 3 with a couple of singles.
AA – The Lookouts pitching staff gave up just 6 hits for the day, but Chattanooga still walked away with the loss on Wednesday in a 4 to 3 defeat to Birmingham (White Sox). Allen Webster was very solid in is second AA start, going 7 strong innings in which he allowed just 4 hits and 2 runs. He struck out 4, and walked 1. Shawn Tolleson came in for a 2 innings save, but a walk and a triple by the Barons in the 9th (the only hit against him) gave Tolleson a rare blown save. In extra innings Josh Wall took over on the mound and breezed through the 10th, but he gave up a leadoff homer in the bottom of the 11th which resulted in the loss. On offense the Lookouts had 8 hits, half of them being doubles. Scott Van Slyke went 3 for 5 with a couple of two-baggers and a RBI, while Brian-Cavazos Galvez and Kyle Russell also hit doubles in this game.
HiA – The Quakes were outhit on Wednesday 17 to 6, and despite being edged by the High Desert Mavericks (Mariners) 7 to 6, Rancho was able to stay in this game until the end. The key to keeping the game close for the Quakes was making each of their hits count. Angelo Songco did this very well by smacking 2 more homers and collecting 3 RBI's on the night. Blake Smith also contributed by jacking his 12th bomb of the year, a 2 run shot. Rancho scored a run in the 9th on a single by Rafael Ynoa to pull within one, but Songco struck out to end the game. Andres Santiago started the game for the Quakes but gave up 8 hits and 6 runs in 3.2 innings. The only other notable pitcher in this game was Javier Solano, who struck out 2 in a scoreless inning of work.
LoA – The Loons were down late, but a rally in the 9th capped Jesse Bosnik walk-off single helped Great Lake beat the Burlington Bees (A's) 5 to 4. Besides the late inning heroics, Great Lakes didn't do a whole lot at the plate as they only had 7 hits in the game. The only extra base hits came on doubles by Jonathan Garcia and Michael Pericht, and those same players were also the only ones to record multi-hit games. Starting pitcher Gustavo Gomez threw just 1.2 innings for a reason unbeknownst to me, and he struck out 4 and allowed 1 run during that time. Andrew Pevsner provided 2 innings of shutout relief, and despite giving up 2 runs Pete Budkevics picked up the win.
DSL – The Dominican Dodgers lost to the Dominican Yankees 10 to 5 on Wednesday in a game that featured 10 different pitchers. 6 of those pitchers were on the Dodgers, and all of them allowed at least 1 run except for 18 year old Andrew Shellon. The notable offensive performances came from a pair of 19 year olds. Greg Pena went 2 for 4 with a double and a triple, and Melvin Santana went 3 for 4 with a double and a RBI.