Minor League Player of the Day – Tim Federowicz (AAA) - 3 for 5, 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI's. FedEx had another big game as he collected a season high 5 RBI's with a double and a homer. He fell just a homer shy of the cycle while increasing his season OPS to .845.
AAA – The Isotopes allowed a season high 22 runs on Friday as they were trumped by the Aces (Dbacks) 22 to 8. Starter Fernando Nieve made it through just 2.2 innings while permitting 9 runs (6 earned) on 10 hits, then things really got ugly for the Albuquerque relievers. Cole St. Clair allowed 5 runs to scores in 2 innings of relief, then Luis Vasquez managed to accomplish the rare feat of giving up 5 runs without up a hit or getting an out as he walked 3 and hit a pair of batters. Despite the loss catcher Tim Federowicz had a big game as he went 3 for 5 with a double, a homer, and 5 RBI's. Jerry Sands went 2 for 4 in his return to the PCL, while Alex Castellanos and Elian Herrera doubled in this game.
AA – Allen Webster had a peculiar start for Lookouts on Friday, but at the end of the day Chattanooga was able to come away with a 4 - 2 victory over Pensacola (Reds). Webster threw 3 innings of no-hit ball, but the bad news is that he walked 6 batters and hit two more which lead to two runs scoring against him. Wes Roemer provided some much needed relief with 4 frames of shutout ball, striking out 5. Steve Ames threw a perfect 8th, then Steven "Paco" Rodriguez picked up his 1st AA save with a scoreless 9th. Most of the Lookout offense came from C.J. Retherford who went 2 for 4 with a pair of homers. Nick Buss had the only other notable game as he drove in a run with a triple.
HiA – The Quakes were the second team to get shellacked on Friday as Rancho got crushed by the Storm (Padres) 13 to 1. Starter Brandon Martinez got lit up for 5 runs over the first two innings, then Jordan Roberts allowed 3 runs in relief. At that point the game, although a quartet of relievers also gave up runs to help put the contest out of reach. On offense Joc Pederson continued to make his claim as the organization's top offensive prospect with a single and another homer. Pedro Baez, 4 years older than Pederson and hitting almost .150 points lower, had the only other extra base hit as he doubled and also walked on this night.
LoA – The Loons used the rain to their advantage on Friday as they defeated the Captains (Indians) 4 to 3 in a game that lasted just 5 innings due to weather. Starter Duke von Schamann got the "complete game" win as he allowed 5 hits and 3 runs over 5 frames, striking out 3 without issuing a walk. Despite being drafted just 2 months ago, the 6'5" right hander has already accumulated 54 professional innings and has a solid 3.00 ERA. At the plate shortstop Darnell Sweeney had a big game as he went 2 for 3 with a homer, 2 RBI's, and a pair of stolen bases. Catcher Pratt Maynard had the only other notable performance of the contest as he collected a double and a single on the night.
Rookie Ogden – Suspended due to rain
Rookie Arizona – Off day
DSL – The Dominican Dodgers got shelled by the Indians 9 to 2 on Friday. The good guys only had 3 hits on the night, with Jose Luis Javier's RBI double as the only highlight. On the mound starter Edinson Bock kept the game relatively close as he allowed 2 runs over 3 innings, but a trio of relievers and a costly error resulted in the loss. The one pitching bright spot was $300,000 man Bryan Munoz who threw 1.1 scoreless innings and has now started his professional career with 4.1 shutout frames.
Coming up – Zach Lee starts for the Lookouts on Saturday, while big league veteran Stephen Fife will take the mound for the Isotopes. Arismendy Ozoria will throw for the Loons, and Carlos Frias will hear his name called for the Raptors.
Minor League Transactions – AAA: The Isotopes made room for Bobby Abreu and Tony Gwynn on the roster by putting Will Savage and Steve Cilladi on the DL.