Minor League Player of the Day – Malcolm Holland (Ogden) - 2 for 2, 1 Walk, 2 RBI's, 1 SB. With just one game on Tuesday there obviously weren't a lot of options for this award, but Holland did have a nice game in the midst of a very interesting season. Malcolm is hitting just .247 for the year and has just 6 extra base hits (all doubles), but he also has a .424 OB%, 53 walks against just 45 strikeouts, and leads the Pioneer League by a good amount with 42 stolen bases. I'm not quite sure what to make of him as a prospect, but at least he is extremely patient at the plate and provides some excitement on the base paths.
AAA – Playoffs start Wednesday
AA – Playoffs start Thursday
HiA – Season over
LoA – Season over
Rookie Ogden – The Raptors continued their dominance of the Pioneer League on Tuesday as they ousted the Owls (Angles) 5 to 4. After already winning their division in the first half, Ogden has now clinched the division in the second half and have been victorious in 11 of their past 12 games. Talk about momentum as they head to the post season. The Raptors were actually down early in this game as they fell behind 4 - 1, but a pairs of runs in the 4th and 2 more scores in the 8th combine with solid bullpen work allowed Ogden to pull out the win. Starter Luis Meza didn't have his best stuff as he allowed 7 hits, 2 walks, and 4 runs over just 4 frames, but as mentioned his relievers were excellent and held Orem scoreless over the final 5 innings. Gregg Downing was the first out of the pen and fired 2 shutout innings, then Michael Drown got the win despite allowing a trio of base runners. Owen Jones finished the game with 1.2 strong frames to record his 7th save of the year. At the dish Malcolm Holland continued his unique season by going 2 for 2 with a walk and drove in a pair of runs, while swiping his 42nd base of the season on the front end of a double steal that saw Bladimir Franco take home. Eric Smith, Jeremy Rathjen, and Jesus Valdez all doubled, while Noel Cuevas had a RBI triple. Finally it should be noted that Corey Seager returned to the lineup after missing 8 games with a leg injury, and he went 0 for 2 with a pair of walks.
Rookie Arizona – Season over
DSL – Season over
Coming up – The Isotopes start the playoffs on the road in Omaha, and will send Fernando Nieve to the mound in game 1 of the best of 5 series. Miguel Sulbaran will take the ball for Ogden, who have two more regular season games before the post season begins.
Minor League Transactions – AAA: Josh Wall was called up to the Dodgers, while Jon Michael Redding and Charlie Mirabal were added to the Isotopes playoff roster. Ogden: RHP Carlos De Aza has been released.