Dodger minor league teams won 4 of 5 games on Wednesday, with the Isotopes accounting for the only loss.
Minor League Player of the Day – Justin Boudreaux - 3 for 4, 2 2B, 1 Run, 1 SB, Game Winning RBI - This award could have gone to a a variety of Lookout hitters, but I'm going with Boudreaux because he had the eventual game winning hit for a struggling Ogden team. Justin hadn't done much of anything since getting promoted from the Arizona Dodgers in early August, so this was a solid breakout game for the 2011 14th round pick
AAA – The Isotopes weren't able to match their offensive output from the previous day as Albuquerque got stung by the Bees (or should I say Beez as they are an Angels' affiliate) 10 to 7. The good news is that Jerry Sands had his third 2-hit game in a row by going 2 for 4, and his homer in the 6th gives him a jack in consecutive days. John Lindsey also went deep and doubled to collect 3 RBI's on the night. Randy Keisler started this game and lasted just 3 innings as he gave up 4 early runs. David Pfeiffer also got touched up for 4 scores, but Jon Link bucked the trend by tossing a scoreless frame for the 7th consecutive outing.
AA – The Lookouts scored early and often on Wednesday as Chattanooga brought down the Barons (White Sox) 16 to 3. Brian Cavazos-Galvez got his team on the board quickly and was on pace for a huge day as he homered in his first 2 at bats, but he was unable to pull a Shawn Green and settled for 2 bombs and 4 RBI's. Kyle Russell also dealt Birmingham a big blow as he connected on a grand slam, and Scott Van Slyke had 4 hits in 5 at bats. Not to be left out Griff Erickson went 2 for 4 with a couple of doubles, and four other players had multi-hit games. Starter Stephen Fife flashed some impressive stuff in his second Southern League start as he struck out 8 over 6 innings and allowed just 1 earned run. Steven Ames and Cole St. Clair then each threw a scoreless inning of relief, with Cole picking up 3 K's in the process.
HiA – Off day
LoA – The Loons allowed the tying run to score in the bottom of the 9th, but eventually prevailed in 11 innings with a 6 to 4 win over the Captains (Indians). Leon Landry started the winning rally with one of his 4 singles on the night, then came around to score on a Michael Pericht hit. The other 11th inning run scored on a wild pitch. In addition to Landry and Pericht's solid nights, both Chris Jacobs and Steven Domecus had a single and a double while Charlie Mirabal went 3 for 5 with a two-bagger. The recently demoted Tim Sexton had an encouraging start in his return to the Midwest League as he allowed 2 earned runs over 7 innings. Pete Budkevics ended up blowing the save, but he eventually poached the win as he threw 3 frames in total. Bret Montgomery finished off the game with 3 straight strikeouts.
Rookie Ogden – The Raptors continued their 7 game home and home series with the Orem Owlz (Angels) on Wednesday, and after 5 straight losses Ogden was finally able to pull out a 6 to 5 win. Mike Thomas made his first start in the Pioneer League but was a little shaky as he gave up a couple of 1st inning runs and tossed just 3 total innings. Yimy Rodriguez threw the next 3 frames and allowed just 1 run, then in the 9th the other Yimi (Garcia) struck out the side for his 1st save of the season. At the plate, Justin Boudreaux went 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and his single in the 8th drove in the eventually winning run. James Baldwin went 2 for 4 with another homer and stole his 17th base of the year, while O'Koyea Dickson drove in a pair with a double and a single.
Rookie Arizona – Off day
DSL – The 6'5" Samuel Taveras won his 5th decision of the year and lowered his ERA to 1.93 with 7 shutout innings as the Dominican Dodgers defeated the Astros 10 to 4. Tamares allowed just 3 hits, although he walked 3 and only struck out 2. Reliever Simon Binns came in later and didn't allow a hit, but he still managed to give up 4 runs as he walked 2 and hit 3 batters. On offense Greg Pena went 2 for 4 with a double, while Jose Javier drove in 2 with a triple and a single. Leo Rodriguez also contributed by going 3 for 5.