The Dodger minor league teams lost 2 out of 3 games on Monday, but an all around great game by the Isotopes and a marvelous outing by Allen Webster made the day quite noteworthy.
Minor League Player of the Day – Allen Webster - 6 IP, 1 hit, 1 Run, 4 BB's, 6 K's. Webster was a little wild to start the game, but he quickly found his control and had another outstanding outing in AA. So far in 18 innings for the Lookouts, Webster has only allowed 7 hits and has struck out 15.
AAA – Despite losing Dee Gordon to the big leagues, the Isotopes had one of their best all around games of the season as Albuquerque stopped the Round Rock Express (Rangers) in their tracks 11 to 0. Trent Oeltjen led the 14 hit offensive attack with a homer, a double, and 5 RBI's, and he actually finished just a triple shy of the cycle to push his season OPS to above 1.000. JD Closser also had 3 hits and collected 2 RBI's while Eugenio Velez went 2 for 6 with a double. Every other member of the Albuquerque lineup had exactly one hit. The starting pitcher for the Topes was Randy Keisler, and he had a stellar outing as he threw 6 shutout innings. His relievers were just as good as Travis Schlichting allowed just 1 hit in 1.2 innings with 3 K's, while Merkin Valdez tossed 1.1 perfect innings.
AA – Allen Webster was unhittable for 6 innings, but his bullpen found a way to lose his gem as the Lookouts were stunned by the Mudcats (Reds) 6 to 5. Webster actually walked the first 3 batters before working out of the jam, then cruised through the next 5 innings. He gave up a triple to lead off the 7th and was promptly pulled in favor of Shawn Tolleson who eventually allowed the run to score on a groundout, but that shouldn't take away from Webster's outstanding night. Tolleson only pitched one hitless inning before Stuart Pomeranz took over, and from there things went downhill. Pomeranz walked a couple of batters and gave up a single, then was replaced by Steven Ames who allowed all 3 inherited runners to score. Ames then gave up a homer in the 9th which completed the comeback for Carolina. At the plate Kyle Russell went 2 for 4 and smacked his 10th homer of the year, while Matt Wallach had 2 hits in 3 at bats which resulted in 2 RBI's. Brian Cavazos-Galvez went 2 for 5, and Hector Gimenez struck out in his only at bat. All that being said, the most interesting part of this loss is that former Dodger Tim Hamulack picked up the save for the Mudcats.
HiA – The Quakes made things look easy for 7 innings, but they weren't quite able to extinguish the Blaze as Bakersfield (Reds) erupted for 6 run in the 8th inning and scored a 6 to 3 victory. Starter Jon Michael Redding threw 3 shutout innings, then Jordan Roberts followed him with 4 scoreless frames of his own in which he punched out 6 batters. Robert Romero and Steve Smith allowed all 6 runs to score in the 8th, however, and that is how the game was lost. Rancho had just 7 hits in this game, 2 of them coming from JT Wise on a double and a single. Nick Buss homered for the 2nd time this week, and Angelo Songco's double was the only other extra base hit by the Quakes.
LoA – Off day
DSL – Postponed again, and here is the reason why