Minor League Player of the Day – Alex Santana (Arizona) - 4 for 5, 2 walks, 3 RBI's, 3 Runs. Santana didn't have an extra base hit on Monday, but he reached base 6 times in 7 plate appearances across two games. Alex hasn't been overly impressive in his return to Arizona, but he is hitting a solid .304 for the Dodgers.
AAA – Six different Isotope players had more than one hit on Monday as Albuquerque dealt the Aces (Dbacks) a 5 - 3 loss. Jerry Sands and Tony Gwynn both singled twice and walked twice, while Josh Bard and Ivan De Jesus each had a double and a RBI. Scott Van Slyke also drove in a run with a pair of hits, while Alex Castellanos' two-bagger rounded out the extra base knocks. Starter John Ely had yet another strong performance as he tied for the league lead with his 13th win. Ely allowed just 3 hits over 6 frames and gave up 2 runs while striking out 6. Erick Threets, who has emerged as the secondary closer on the team, saved his 4th gave with a perfect 9th.
AA – Off day
HiA – Off day
LoA – O'Koyea Dickson's third single of the game was a walk-off job as he led the Loons to a 5 - 4 victory over the Lugnuts (Blue Jays). For Dickson the big game came at a good time because he had been held hitless over the last 3 games and had seen his batting average slip to .252. Nick Akins also had a good game as he went 2 for 4 with a double and a RBI, while Jesse Bosnik also doubled and was part of back to back homers with Scott Schebler. On the mound Gustavo Gomez had a solid start as he struck out 7 in 5.1 innings and gave up just 2 runs on 4 hits. Jose Dominguez K'ed 5 over 2.2 scoreless frames, and while Juan Rodriguez tried to give the game away by issuing 3 free passes in the top of the 9th and allowing 2 runs, he ended up with the win.
Rookie Ogden – The Raptors played a sloppy game on Monday as Ogden fell to the Osprey (Dbacks) 10 to 3. Four errors on defense (including the 16th of the year by Corey Seager) led to 4 unearned runs, but it didn't matter anyways as Jake Hermsen started the game by allowing 9 hits and 4 runs (3 earned) over 4 frames. Luis Meza struggled mightily in relief as he also gave up 4 runs, but he lasted just over an inning and by that time the game was out of reach. Not much to highlight from the offense other than 2 hits from Eric Smith and a RBI double by Jesus Valdez.
Rookie Arizona Game 1 – The Arizona Dodgers took game one of their double header with the Padres, winning 9 to 3 without the aid of an extra base hit. Alex Santana went a perfect 3 for 3 with 3 RBI's, and rehabber Noel Cuevas had a pair of singles and drove in two runs. Leo Rodriguez also had two singles, while Paul Hoenecke walked 3 times. Starter Miguel Sulbaran won his 5th game and struck out 8, allowing 6 hits and 3 runs. Jordan Hershiser got the final 3 outs and k'ed 2.
Rookie Arizona Game 2 – The Arizona Dodgers took a huge lead in the second game of their double header then held on for a 15 to 9 win over the Padres. Rubby De La Rosa was rehabbing in Arizona so it made sense that he would start this game, and he didn't disappoint as he threw 3 innings of 1-hit ball while striking out 3. Aris Angeles and Ricky Perez were the relievers the got crushed over the final two innings of this game to the tune of 9 earned runs, but by that time the Dodger lead was too big to give up. Several players had big games as the plate, starting with John Sgromolo who missed the cycle by a homer and drove in 3 runs. Theo Alexander had the best game of his young professional as he went 3 for 4 with 4 RBI's, and Paul Hoenecke had yet another impressive contest as he singled, doubled twice, and drove in 2.
DSL – The Dominican Dodgers offense had a big day on Monday as they defeated the Rays 11 to 4. Josmar Cordero went 2 for 6 with a double, which was his first extra base hit in a long while, and Yensys Capellan had 3 hits with a two bagger as well. Luis Alcantara went 3 for 4 and Geison Nunez had a pair of singles and a RBI. Starter Luis De Paula won his first game of the year as he did not allow an earned run over 5 frames, then five different relievers finished off the victory.
Coming up – Loons get the day off, and while everyone else will play only two of the starters have been announced. Derrick Loop will throw for the Isotopes, while Lindsey Caughel will take the mound for the Raptors.
Minor League Transactions – Arizona: The Dodgers placed Zachary Babitt on the 60 day DL for an unknown reason (make sure that you don't confuse Zachary Babitt, the light hitting 2nd baseman, with pitching prospect Zachary Bird)