Minor League Player of the Day – O'Koyea Dickson - 3 for 3, 1 HR, 3 RBI's, 1 Run. Dickson has been relatively quiet as of late, but on Saturday he broke out with a big night and increased his season OPS to .993. Dickson also has 17 walks against just 18 strikeouts for the season.
AAA – The Isotopes were outhit 9 to 7, but they were still able to beat the Redbirds (Cardinals) 2 to 1 on Saturday. Starter Will Savage collected his first victory in almost a month by allowing just 1 run over 6 innings, even though he gave up 8 hits and 4 walks. Derrick Loop threw a scoreless 7th, then Scott Rice and Josh Wall finished the game with a hitless inning each. The eventual winning run was a bit anti-climatic as it scored on an RBI ground-out by Jeff Baisley in the 6th, although he did go 2 for 4 with a double. Brian Cavazos-Galvez had the only other mulit-hit game with a pair of singles and drove in the contest's other run.
AA – Postponed
HiA – The Quakes continued their winning streak on Saturday with a 4 -2 win over the Mavericks (Mariners). Starter Angel Sanchez gave up just 2 runs over 5 frames and recorded the win, even though he allowed 6 hits and walked 4. Freddie Cabrera allowed just 1 hit in his 2 innings of relief, then Robert Purpura and Eric Eadington finished the game with a scoreless frame each. At the plate Rancho only had 6 hits in the win, with Leon Landry's double being the only one that went for extra bases. Juan Uribe went 1 for 3 with an RBI in his second rehab game, while Michael Pericht drove in a run with a sac fly.
LoA – This game was dominated by a pair of players as the Loons whipped the Whitecaps (Tigers) 4 to 1. Starter Ryan O'Sullivan found his groove on Saturday as he allowed just 3 hits over 7 shutout innings, and the strange part about his night was the he walked 4 while striking out just 1. Matt Shelton fired the final 2 innings of the game and gave up just 2 hit while lowering his ERA to 2.57. O'Koyea Dickson was the stud at the plate as he went a perfect 3 for 3 with a 3-run homer. Scott Schebler had 2 hits and stole a base, while Angelo Songco played his first game in the field and went 0 for 2 with a pair of walks and 2 runs scored.
DSL – The Dominican Dodgers stymied the Astros by allowing just 4 hits, but they still managed to lose the game 4 to 2. Stater Luis Silverio gave up just 1 hit over 4 frames, but in the 7th Wander Beras permitted 3 runs to score which doomed the Dodgers. Arce Rodriguez went 2 for 3 with a double, and Gerson Nunez had one hit and drove in the team's only 2 runs.
Coming up – Lots of day games on Sunday, including a double header by the Lookouts that will feature a pair of TBD pitchers. Jon Michael Redding will start for the Quakes, while Stephen Fife and Arismendy Ozoria will take the mound for the Isotopes and Loons, respectively.