Minor League Player of the Day –Scott Van Slyke narrowly beat out O'Koyea Dickson who slugged two home runs for his first two home runs of the year. Van Slyke had the benefit of playing a twin bill and delivered three doubles and a home run. . His 34 doubles lead the Southern League, his .969 OPS is 3rd best. He's having a fantastic season.
AAA –Isotopes played to a 3 - 3 tie in Nashville. The whole team has stopped hitting with Sands getting another collar. To much good stuff happened today so I'm not going to focus on the Isotopes.
AA –The Lookouts played a twin bill taking the first one in seven innings and losing the nightcap in 11 innings 4 - 2. In the first game Tolleson pitched the final two innings, striking out three with no walks. Safe to say he has now adjusted to AA ball with 19 K's in his last 10 games (11 innings) against only three walks. The offense in game one was provided by Hector Gimenez and Scott Van Slyke who both collected three hits a piece. Van Slyke blasted his ninth home run.
In the nightcap former number one picks bookended the loss. Chris Withrow put up one of strangest lines of the year. Going only four innings he only gave up two hits, and two runs with EIGHT walks, but his seven K's limited the damage. Recently promoted Javier Solano followed with two shutouts innings, then Josh Lindblom took over slinging three innings of perfect baseball with five punch-outs. Ethan Martin then pitched the final two inning, getting the loss in the 11th. Scot Van Slyke had two more doubles in the losing effort.
HiA –Quakes also lost in 11 innings 4 - 2 negating a great game from Matt Magill who went eight innings, giving up only two earned runs on four hits.
LoA –Loons win 6 -1 behind the pitching of top prospect Zach Lee. The porcelain arm of Lee only went five innings, giving up one run, walking one, striking out two. Evidently Lee is a pitch to contact kind of guy.
Rookie Ogden –.Raptors were shelled 10-4 as Derek Cone was lit up like it was the fourth of July. Been a see saw season for Cone who opened the year in the Loon rotation, was sent to the Arizona Rookie league for a bit , and now finds himself in the Pioneer League. The 21 year old found that when he's not pitching to teen agers he's not very good. All the offense was provided by O'Koyea Dickson who slugged his first two home runs of the year. So far the 21 year old Sonoma State product is mashing with a 1.227 OPS.
Rookie Arizona –
Chattanooga Lookouts Box Score (AA) Game One