I feel a little silly posting a minor league report for just one game, especially since that game is for the Dominican Summer League, but what else are we going to post on the morning of the quietest sports day of the year?
Minor League Player of the Day – Melvin Santana - 2 for 2, 1 HR, 1 3B, 3 RBI's, 2 Runs. Even though there was just one game on Tuesday there were still a few options for the minor league player of the day, but I decided to give this award to Santana as he was probably the most significant contributor to the Dodgers win. Melvin in is his second DSL season, but after hitting .245 in 2011 he is showing some improvement with a pair of homers, a .294 average, and an OPS of .890.
AAA – All Star Break, game in Buffalo at 4:00 P.M. today. John Ely, Tim Federowicz, and Josh Wall represent the Isotopes. Luis Cruz made the team as well, but he's happier to be drawing a big-league salary now. MLB Network will televise the game.
AA – Off day
HiA – Off day
LoA – Off day
Rookie Ogden – Off day
Rookie Arizona – Off day
DSL – The Dominican Dodgers scored a pair of runs in both the 8th and the 9th to pull out a 7 - 4 victory over the Rays. The Dodgers collected 14 hits in their win, and five different players in the lineup had more than one base knock. Melvin Santana led the way with a perfect day at the plate as he connected on a solo homer, a RBI triple, and a sac fly. Jorky Infante had a team high 3 hits including a double, while Josmar Cordero got back into the swing of things with a double and a single in 5 at bats. Vladimir Martinez and Geison Nunez were the final two batters who recorded multi-hit games. On the mound it was Jose Agusto Diaz who put on a show as he allowed just 4 hits over 6 shutout innings and struck out 8. The 21 year old's ERA now stands at 1.19 over 30.1 innings. Luis De Paul allowed his first 3 runs as a professional after walking 3 batters in relief, but Ricardo De La Rosa struck out the side in the 9th to secure the victory.
Coming up – Everyone but the Isotopes and Arizona Dodgers are back in action on Wednesday, but only a couple of pitchers have been announced. Matt Magill will look to follow up his 1-hitter with another strong performance for the Lookouts, while Arismendy Ozoria will take the mound for the Loons.