Minor League Player of the Day – Brian Cavazos-Galvez - 3 for 5, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 Run. BCG started the season in AA and struggled, then after a brief appearance in HiA he was promoted to AAA out of necessity. So far he's done well in his hometown as he's hitting .375 in his 7 games in Albuquerque with a 1.108 OPS.
AAA – The Isotopes' pitching staff got lit up for 18 hits on Wednesday in a 10 - 7 loss to the Grizzlies (Giants). Despite the hit parade starter Mike Parisi actually did well in his return from injury as he allowed just 1 run on 4 hits over 4 frames. Once he left the game, however, things took a turn for the worst as reliever Fernando Nieve was blasted in his 3 innings of work to the tune of 10 hits and 7 runs. Derrick Loop followed and gave up 2 more runs, while Scott Rice allowed the final 2 hits but finished the game as the only pitcher who didn't permit the Grizzlies to score. At the plate Albuquerque actually held their own with a healthy 13 hits, including 2 more doubles by Luis Cruz who now as 5 two-baggers over the last two games. Brian Cavazos-Galvez continued his hot hitting by going 3 for 5 and finishing a homer shy of the cycle, while Aaron Miles, Josh Fields, Jeff Baisley, and Josh Bard all had a two hits apiece. Finally, Jerry Hairston Jr. was hitless in 3 at bats in his rehab assignment.
AA – The Lookouts used an 11-hit attack on Wednesday to double up the Suns (Marlins) 6 to 3. Evey player in the Chattanooga lineup had at least 1 hit, including pitcher Aaron Miller who doubled to give him two extra base hits in his last two starts. Nick Buss went 2 for 5 with a triple and 2 RBI's, while Griff Erickson collected his first hits in over a week with a double and a single. Jake Lemmerman, J.T. Wise, and Pedro Baez all also had two-baggers to round out the extra base hits. On the mound Miller put together a quality start with 3 runs allowed over 6 innings, giving up 4 hits and K'ing 5. Red Patterson, Steve Ames, and Logan Bawcom, who all have ERA's lower than 1.50, closed out the game with consecutive shutout frames, although Bawcom had to work around 2 hits and a walk in the 9th before shutting the door with his 2nd strikeout of the night.
HiA – Off day
LoA – The Loons found themselves down by two after 6 frames, but were able to score single runs in the 7th, 8th, and 9th to pull out a walk-off 6 - 5 win over the Hot Rods (Rays). The winning run in this game actually scored on a throwing error by Bowling Green's pitcher on Pedro Guerrero's sacrifice bunt attempt, and that was an appropriate way to end it as the Hot Rods committed an unsightly 7 miscues in this contest. The game tying rally in the 8th came via back to back doubles by O'Koyea Dickson and Scott Schebler, who both went 2 for 4 on the night, while Nick Akins also doubled in a run earlier in the game. On the mound the Loons got another shaky start out of Jarret Martin who started the season very strong, but in this game gave up 3 runs on 8 hits and 4 walks over 4 frames with just 2 K's. Joel Lima followed and allowed 2 more runs, but Michael Thomas continued to impress with 1.2 more shutout frames to pick up the win and lower his ERA to 1.14.
Coming up – Everyone returns to action tomorrow, including the Quakes who will send Angel Sanchez out to face one of the best pitchers in the California League in Donn Roach. Will Savage will try and improve upon his 7 - 0 record for the Isotopes, while Matt Magill will take the ball for the Lookouts. The Loons pitcher is TBD, but based on the previous scheduled it should be Jose Dominguez.
Minor League Transactions – LoA: Noel Cuevas was placed on the DL with a hand injury, and Juan Noriega was activated from the disabled list.