The Lookouts provided the only Dodger minor league win on Friday, but it was a solid victory that included several solid prospect performances.
Minor League Player of the Day – Kyle Russell - 3 for 4, 1 HR, 2 3B's, 5 RBI's, 2 Runs - Russell had a terrible July in which he hit .170 with no homers, but he broke out of his slump in a big way on Friday with 3 extra base hits. He now has 17 bombs, and the 2 triples doubled his season total.
AAA – The Isotopes had a big day at the plate, but Albuquerque still lost to Tacoma (Mariners) 13 to 9. Randy Keisler got roughed up early and in total gave up 8 runs on 6 hits (including 3 homers). The next two relievers both gave up a few runs, and Jon Link's perfect 9th inning that included 2 K's was the lone bright spot of the pitching staff. The offense smacked 3 homers, including one from the newest Isotope Tim Federowicz. Justin Sellers had a triple, a homer, and 2 walks, while Russ Mitchell went 3 for 4 with a triple and drove in 2 runs. John Lindsey hit the team's 3rd homer of the night and collected 3 RBI's.
AA – The Lookouts outstanding pitching and a solid offensive attack to crush the Suns (Marlins) 11 to 1 on Friday. Starter Stephen Fife made his Chattanooga debut a good one as he allowed just 1 run on 2 hits over 5 innings. Ethan Martin then finished off the final 4 innings of the game with a unique, yet impressive stat line that included 4 walks, 1 hit allowed, and 7 K's. He also picked up the save despite the 10 run margin of victory. Kyle Russell was the star at the plate as he homered and tripled twice while recording 5 RBI's. Alfredo Silverio also took one deep, and Matt Wallach went 2 for 4 with a double.
HiA – The Nuts (Rockies) shelled the Quakes 7 to 2 on Friday thanks to a big 5 run 5th inning. Aaron Miller started this game, but lasted only 3.1 innings as he is still on a limited pitch count. He struck out 5, but also allowed 2 runs on 5 hits. Arismendy Ozoria came in as the long reliever, but things didn't go according to plan as he was chased after giving up 5 runs in 1.1 frames. The Rancho offense was relatively quite as Nick Buss' triple was the team's only extra base hit. The only other player worth mentioning is Rafael Ynoa who went 3 for 4 and scored a run.
LoA – Lake County (Indians) ended the Loons shutout streak in the very first inning, then went on to defeat Great Lakes 4 to 1. The early damage came against starter Ryan Christenson, who overall gave up 9 hits and 4 runs in 6 innings while striking out just 2. Relievers Jon Housey and Andrew Pevsner did not allow a hit over the final 3 frames, and Pevsner had 3 K's in his 2 innings of work. Similar to their HiA brethren, the Loons struggled at the plate and also had just 1 extra base hit; Jessie Bosnik's double. Michael Pericht went 2 for 4, while Leon Landry had 2 singles and stole his 23rd base of the season.
Rookie Ogden – The Raptors second half woes continued on Friday as they were annihilated by the Orem Owlz (Angels) 17 to 3. CJ Cron, who was still available when the Dodgers had their 1st pick in the 2011 draft, smacked 2 more homers to give him 13 in just 32 games. Ogden starter Jose Dominguez and reliever Adam Dedeaux both gave up 6 runs within the first 5 innings, then Joel Lima surrendered 5 more runs later in the game. Despite the big loss, Ogden actually had 12 hits and Joc Pederson led the way by going 3 for 5 with a homer. Jan Vazquez went 3 for 3, and O'Koyea Dickson had 2 more hits to continue his strong season. Unfortunately James Baldwin continued his mini-slump as he had another 0 for 5 game and struck out twice.
Rookie Arizona – Off day
DSL – Postponed