The Dodger minor league teams swept the day on Thursday with 6 wins including a walk-off 3-run homer and a no hitter taking into the 7th.
Minor League Player of the Day – Matt Magill - 7 IP, 2 Hits, 1 Run, 10 K's, Win. Magill has flown a bit under the radar for the past few months, but he made people remember him on Thursday as he had a no hitter through 6 and matched a season high with 10 strikeouts.
AAA Game 1 – The Isotopes won game 1 of their twin bill against the RedHawks (Astros) 8 to 4 behind the solid hitting of their double play combination. 2nd baseman Ivan DeJesus led the way by going 3 for 4 with a couple of doubles and 3 RBI's, while shortstop Dee Gordon tripled, singled, and drove in 1. Russ Mitchell and Jamie Hoffmann also contributed to the win as they both singled, doubled, drove in a run, and stole a base. Starter Randy Keisler had didn't have his best stuff (4 runs on 7 hits in 5.1 IP), but he did enough to get the win. Travis Schlichting had one of his better games as he picked up his first save of the season by allowing just 1 hit over the final 1.2 innings.
AAA Game 2 – Albuquerque dominated their nightcap on Thursday as they silenced Oklahoma City 6 to 1. Dana Eveland threw another good game to record his 10th win as he allowed just 4 hits and 1 run over 6 frames while striking out 7. The offense was spread among several players as 6 different players had RBI's, and Jerry Sands was one of them as he bombed his 15th homer of the season. Russ Mitchell also stayed hot with a tripled and extended his hit streak to 8 games, while Jamie Hoffmann had 2 more hits to give him 4 for the night.
AA – Chris Withrow threw a good game and Griff Erickson did most of the damage on offense as the Lookouts dimmed the Stars (Brewers) 4 to 3. Withrow regained his control as he didn't walk a batter in 5 innings, and he allowed 2 runs on 5 hits while striking out 6. Javy Solano tossed 2 innings of hitless relief and now has 6 scoreless innings in AA, and Shawn Tolleson got the win after Ethan Martin blew the save. Erickson was the only notable offensive player as he drove in 3 of the team's 4 runs with a 2-run homer and an RBI single. It's his 2nd homer in 3 games, so hopefully he's finding his AA groove.
HiA – Matt Magill threw a masterpiece in Visalia on Thursday as the Quakes defeated the Rawhide (Dbacks) 6 to 2. Magill actually had a no hitter through 6 innings, and ended the night by allowing just 2 hits in 7 frames while striking out 10. He did walk 4, but most of the runner were erased by pickoffs or double plays so he only faced a few over the minimum. Matt is also now 9 and 2 so far in 2011. The Quakes didn't have an extra base it at the plate, but Jake Lemmerman, Angelo Songco, and Austin Jackson had 2 hits apiece. J.T. Wise drove in a run and also stole home on the back end of a double steal.
LoA – The Loons were down 5 to 0 after 7 innings, but a rally in the 8th and a 3-run walk off homer by Nick Akins in the 9th gave Great Lakes a 6 to 5 win over the Snappers (Twins). Zach Lee started this game and was very good as he allowed just 3 hits and 2 earned runs over 5 innings. He walked only 1 and his 8 strikeouts were the most he's had since April 18th. There has been some discussion about Lee allowing too many homers, but if you take out the start he had on June 15th in which he allowed 3 bombs, he really hasn't let too many balls leave the yard. Andrew Pevsner got the win with a scoreless 9th. Akins really was the story at the plate as he also drove in a run in the 8th and walked twice in addition to hitting the game winning jack. He's hit pretty well since returned from the DL with an OPS of just over .900.
Rookie Ogden – The Raptors returned home on Thursday and defeated the Voyagers (White Sox) 7 to 5 for their 11th straight win and Lindquist Field. The offense was spread among several players as Noel Cuevas had a couple of doubles while Charlie Mirabal and O'Koyea Rishaard Dickson both homered. Alexis Aguilar and Scott Schebler also contributed with 2 hits apiece. Raydel Sanchez started and allowed 4 runs in 5 innings, but only 1 run was earned and he struck out 6. Matt Shelton picked up the 2 innings save and lowered his ERA to 0.96 for the season.
Rookie Arizona – Off day
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