It was an overall slow day for the Dodger minor league teams even though the good guys picked up 3 wins in 5 attempts.
Minor League Player of the Day – J.T. Wise - 3 for 5, 1 HR, 4 RBI's. There weren't a lot of options for this award on Wednesday as it was an overall quite night in terms of impressive performances. Wise was ice cold in July up until a few days ago, but with 8 RBI's in the last 3 games he has apparently broken his slump.
AAA – Postponed
AA – Scott Van Slyke was the hero in this one as his 2-run homer in the 9th gave Chattanooga the 3 to 1 win over Huntsville (Brewers). Van Slyke actually ended up collecting all 3 Lookout RBI's in a game that saw his team only record 5 hits. Hector Gimenez's two singles were the only other offensive highlight. Starter Michael Antonini tossed 6.2 innings and struck out 7 while allowing just 1 run on 5 hits, then Josh Wall got the win and Josh Lindblom got the save even though both allowed 2 hits.
HiA – It was just another crazy game in the California League on Wednesday as the Quakes defeated the Visalia Rawhide (Dbacks) 12 to 11. Tony Delmonico, Austin Gallagher, and J.T. Wise all homered for Rancho, and Wise also had 2 singles and collected 4 RBI's on the night. Nick Buss also had 3 hits, while Angelo Songco went 2 for 5 with a double. Quake starter Andres Santiago struggled through 4 innings of work as he gave up 5 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks, then Freddie Cabrera picked up the win despite allowing 3 runs in 3 innings of work. Logan Bawcom also got a bit lucky in terms of statistics as he picked up the save even though he gave up a couple of 9th inning runs.
LoA – The Loons doubled up on the Beloit Snappers (Twins) 10 to 5 on Wednesday with a big 8th inning rally. Every player in the Great Lakes lineup had a hit in this game, although the offense actually wasn't that impressive as the only extra base hits in this game were doubles by Chris Jacobs and Jessie Bosnik. Jon Garcia had a couple of hits, while Jacobs and Steven Domecus had two RBI's each. Starter Greg Wilborn did very well in 6 innings of work as he allowed just 1 run on 3 hits while striking out 6. His relievers struggled a bit, but they were still able to close out the game.
Rookie Ogden – Off day
Rookie Arizona – The Arizona Dodgers played a very boring game on Wednesday as they lost to the Athletics 7 to 1. The Dodgers must have used up all their hits during their previous game as they managed only 3 base knocks in this one. Chris O'Brien had the only extra base hit (a triple) and the only RBI in this game. Starting pitcher Mike Thomas was one of the few bright spots as he struck out 4 batters in two innings, although he did allow 3 hits and had a very short outing. Kazuya Takano gave up 6 runs in relief which allowed the game to get out of hand and obviously took the loss.
DSL – Not many highlights in this game as the Dominican Dodgers lost to the Astros 8 to 6. Leo Rodriguez led the offense by going 2 for 5 with a double and 2 RBI's, while Wester Rivas also drove in 2 runs with a triple. Starter Giordanny Chavez lasted just 3 innings and gave up 4 runs, then Jonathan Martinez allowed the first 3 runs of his career in 2 innings of work. Luis Silverio tossed 2 hitless innings and provided one of the few bright spots for the team.