Minor League Player of the Day – Jerry Sands - 3 for 4, 2 HR's, 3 RBI's, 1 BB, 4 Runs. Sands responded again to possible promotion of another teammate as he crushed 2 homers to give him 6 for the year. For the season his OPS is only .775, but over the last 10 games it's a more impressive 1.047.
AAA – The Isotopes swatted the Bees 10 to 7 on Sunday behind a 16 hit attack. As mentioned above Jerry Sands had the big game as he went 3 for 4 with 2 homers, scoring 4 runs in the process. Tyler Henson continued his success in AAA with 2 doubles, while Ivan De Jesus, Josh Fields, Jeff Baisley, and Tim Federowicz all had 2 hits each. On the mound Will Savage managed to collect his 7th win of the year against no losses despite allowing 4 runs (3 earned) in 5 frames. The 6'4" right hander only struck out 2, and also walked a pair. Cole St. Clair hurled a perfect 5-pitch 6th, and while Shane Lindsay and Scott Rice allowed runs in relief, they were able to hang on for the win.
AA – Mobile (Dbacks) scored in just two innings on Sunday, but they still managed to defeat the Lookouts 7 to 5 in 10 frames. Starting pitcher Chris Withrow's final line didn't look all that good as he allowed 5 runs on 5 hits over 5 innings, but that doesn't tell the whole story as Withrow actually had a 1 hit shutout going through the 4th. He encountered a rough patch in the 5th, however, which is when all 5 runs scored against him. Javy Solano and Red Patterson were excellent in relief as they allowed just 1 hit over the next four innings, but Blake Johnson bit the dust in the extra frames as he allowed a walk-off 2-run homer. The Lookout offense was led by the suddenly hot Nick Buss who had his second 3-hit game in a row and missed the cycle by a homer. Nobody else had more than 1 hit, although Rafael Ynoa and Luis Nunez both connected on doubles.
HiA – Off day
LoA – Jose Dominguez had another rough start as the Loons lost to the Captains (Indians) 5 to 4. Dominguez, who who had been great in relief throughout the entire month of April, has had trouble adapting to the rotation as he gave up 3 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks over 3.2 frames on Sunday. Raydel Sanchez allowed 2 more runs in relief, but Mike Thomas continued his dominance with another hitless frame (through 18.2 innings he has a .123 batting average against). At the plate O'Koyea Dickson went 2 for 5 and connected on yet another extra base hit as he doubled. Scott Schebler crushed his 3rd homer of the year, while Kevin Taylor hit his first bomb in the 9th which cut the Lake County lead to 1 before the eventual loss.
Coming up – All four teams are back at it on Monday, with Nathan Eovaldi's start for the Lookouts highlighting the pitching matchups. Ryan O'Sullivan will take the mound for the Loons, while Stephen Fife will toe the rubber for the Isotopes. The Quakes starter is TBD, but it looks like either Jon Michael Redding or Garrett Gould will get the ball.
Minor League Transactions – LoA: James Baldwin was activated from the DL while Juan Noriega took his place on the disabled list.