The Isotopes' offense made a lot of noise on Tuesday, although Angelo Songco also had a solid day at the dish.
Minor League Player of the Day – Jamie Hoffmann - 5 for 5, 2 HR's, 5 RBI's, 1 BB, 3 Runs. Hoffmann has been hot as of late and 12 hits over his last 4 games. His 2 bombs bring his season total to 18, and his OPS has increased to .868 for the season.
AAA – The Isotopes accumulated 24 hits on Tuesday as Albuquerque defeated Salt Lake (Angels) 19 to 6. Jamie Hoffmann led the way by going a perfect 5 for 5, and connecting on two homers while collecting 5 RBI's. Ivan De Jesus had a great game as well as he had 4 hits and knocked in 6 runs with a bomb and 3 singles. Justin Sellers also took one deep and fell a double shy of the cycle, while Jerry Sands drove in 4 runs with a two-bagger and his 21st jack of the season. Tim Federowicz and Joe Becker rounded out the offensive attack with 3 hits apiece. Starter Mike Parisi picked up the win despite allowing 5 runs in 7 innings, while Ramon Troncoso and Roman Colon finished off the win with a couple of innings of solid relief.
AA – Jacksonville (Marlins) used a big first inning to defeat the Lookouts 8 - 4. Chattanooga starter Allen Webster gave up 9 hits and 7 runs in just 3 innings to take his 2nd Southern league loss of the year. Javy Solano gave up a run in relief, while Ethan Martin tossed a perfect 8th and struck out two. None of the Chattanooga hitters had more than 1 hit, and Travis Denker's homer was the only big hit of the game.
HiA - The Quakes got outdid on Tuesday as they lost to the Ports (A's) 5 to 1. Angelo Songco went 3 for 4 with a homer to extend his hitting streak to 7 games, but that was about it for the Rancho offense. Andres Santiago allowed 7 hits and 5 runs over 4.2 innings, although Steve Smith and Josh Walter finished off the game with 3.1 hitless innings.
LoA – Starter Greg Wilborn struck out 9 over 5.2 innings, but the Loons still lost to the Whitecaps (Tigers) 4 to 3. Wilborn's 9 K's came with 4 walks and 3 hits allowed over 5.2 innings, and Scott McGough actually picked up the loss by giving up his 1st earned run while in LoA. Michael Pericht went 2 for 3 with a double to have another good game at the plate, while Leon Landry had another 2-hit contest.
Rookie Ogden – The Raptors came close to a win with a 5 run 8th, but that wasn't quite enough as Ogden lost to the Orem Owelz (Angels) 8 to 7. Scott Woodward went 3 for 4 with a double and his 4th jack of the year, while Joc Pederson went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI's. Starter Brandon Martinez gave up 5 runs in 5.1 innings, but only 3 of the scores were earned. Several Raptors threw in relief, but Matt Shelton picked up the loss by blowing the save and giving up a couple of runs in the 9th.
Rookie Arizona – The Arizona Dodgers allowed just 3 hits as they defeated the Angels 4 to 2. Starter Robert Boothe finally had a good game as he tossed 3 perfect innings, and Robert Charma picked up the win with 2 perfect innings of relief. Daniel Tamares also had a good game out of the bullpen as he struck out all 3 batters he faced in the 7th inning to lower his ERA to 2.92. At the plate, Alex Santana had the only multi-hit game as he went 2 for 3, while Joe Winker drove in 2 runs with a double.
DSL – Off day