Minor League Player of the Day – Bobby Coyle - 4 for 4, 3 2B's, 3 RBI's, 1 BB, 1 Run. Coyle continued his strong season with a perfect game on Saturday, increasing his average to .416 over 28 games. The outfielder started the season in extended spring training, but has proven his worth with a strong showing thus far in the California League.
AAA – The Isotopes finally lost on Saturday, falling to the Express (Rangers) 6 to 3. John Ely had another quality start as he allowed just 3 runs over 6 innings, but he also gave up 9 hits which were the most base knocks he's allowed since his first start of the season. Scott Rice and Bret Montgomery combined to permit 3 more runs to cross the plate in the 8th, and at that point the game was too far out of reach for the Albuquerque offense to overcome. Josh Fields had another multi-hit game as he went 3 for 5 with an RBI, while Joe Becker had the only extra base hit with a double. Jerry Sands went 2 for 4 and had the only other multi-hit game besides Fields.
AA – The Lookouts scored 3 runs in the 9th to outlast the Smokies (Cubs) 6 to 3. Nick Buss went 4 for 5 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI's to lead the offense, while Kyle Russell also drove in a run with a single and a two-bagger. Rafael Ynoa didn't have an RBI, but he did have 3 hits and score 3 runs in the victory. On the mound Allen Webster gave up 9 hits over 6 innings, but only 2 earned runs scored against him and he struck out 5. Red Patterson picked up the win with 2 innings of 1-hit ball, while Logan Bawcom recorded his 11th AA save with a scoreless 9th.
HiA – The Kempless Quakes scored 7 runs in a 12 run 6th inning and wound up with a 11 - 10 victory over the Giants. Starter Brandon Martinez allowed 6 hits, 3 walks, and 7 runs over 5+ innings, while Scott McGough permitted 3 additional runs to score. Jordan Roberts technically blew the save, but he recorded the win while Eric Eadington collected his 13th save of the season. At the plate Bobby Coyle went a perfect 4 for 4 with 3 doubles and 3 RBI's, while the first 4 batters in the lineup all had exactly 2 hits. Leon Landry had the game winning hit and drove in a pair of runs, while both of Austin Gallagher's hits were doubles.
LoA – The Dragons (Reds) scored 4 runs in the first inning and were able to hold on for a 5 - 3 win over the Loons. Starter Raydel Sanchez gave up 4 first inning runs, and overall gave up 5 scores over 6.1 frames (including 4 solo homers). Juan Noriega threw the final 1.2 frames of the game and did not allow a run. At the plate it was the bottom of the order that did the most of the damage as the #9 hitter Pedro Guerrero went 3 for 4 with a homer and #8 hitter Jan Vazquez also took one deep. #6 hitter Pratt Maynard had the only other offensive highlight as he went 2 for 4 with a double.
Rookie Ogden – The Raptors came from behind on Saturday for a 7 to 4 victory over the Rockies. Shortstop Corey Seager went 3 for 5 with 2 runs scored in his 2nd professional game, while Jose Capellan drove in a pair with two doubles. Alex Santana also had two RBI's with a double and a sacrifice fly, while Pat Stover went 3 for 4 with a walk. On the mound Jake Hermsen allowed 2 runs over 6 innings, but Craig Stem got the win despite giving up a pair of unearned runs. Scott Griggs walked two batters in the 9th, but also struck out the side to collect his 2nd save of the year.
Rookie Arizona – The Arizona Dodgers used 13 hits to down the Angels 8 to 2. Tyler Ogle continued to show that he doesn't belong in the Arizona Rookie League as he increased his average to .471 with a homer, a double, and 2 RBI's, while Bladimir Franco also drove in a pair of runs with 2 doubles. Zachary Babitt had a 3-hit game, while John Sgromolo kept his average to .500 with a pair of hits. Starting pitcher Jonathan Martinez had a solid outing as he gave up 5 hits and 2 runs over 5 innings, while a trio of relievers did not allow a score over the final 4 innings.
DSL – The Dodgers shutout the Indians 3 to 0 behind the outstanding performance of Wander Beras. The pitcher formerly known as Leonel allowed just 3 hits over 8 innings of work and struck out 10. Ricardo De La Rosa threw the 9th and recorded his 9th save of the year. At the plate Josmar Cordero went 1 for 4, while Yensys Capellan's double was the team's only extra base hit. Luis Alcantara and Jorky Infante had a pair of singles each to round out the offensive highlights.
Coming up – Zach Lee will make his 3rd start for the Lookouts, highlighting the Sunday pitching matchups. Ralston Cash will throw for the Loons, while Derrick Loop and Andres Santiago will take the mound for the Isotopes and Quakes, respectively. Finally, Ross Stripling is the scheduled starter for the Raptors.
Minor League Transactions – HiA/LoA: Darnell Sweeney was promoted to the Loons while Angelo Songco rejoined the Quakes.