Minor League Player of the Day – Birthday boy (turned 19) Corey Seager, SS (LoA), 3 for 5, 2 home runs, scored 3 runs and had 4 RBI.
AAA – Sean White made his fourth start of the season for the Isotopes and got his first win as they won 5-2 over the Round Rock Express (Rangers). White was starting in place of Matt Magill who made his Major League debut in Los Angeles. Four Isotopes had multiple hits, Dee Gordon went 2 for 5 and stole his 12th base in 13 attempts. Scott Van Slyke trying to get back to .500, went 3 for 4 (now 38 for 81 for the season), Van Slyke's current slash line is .469/.521/.877. And Tony Gwynn, Jr. and Alfredo Amezaga put is name back in the who could replace Mark Ellis pool if need be, going 2 for 4 and he is hitting .444 for the season (16 for 36). Steve Ames got his second save.
AA –The Lookouts won the suspended game 5-4 over the Jackson Generals (Mariners) scoring the game-winner in the bottom of the 8th as C.J. Retherford doubled in Brian Cavazos-Galvez. Yimi Garcia picked up his sixth save. In the regularly scheduled game, the Generals scored 12 unanswered runs in their 13-1 win. Andres Santiago had given up 3 earned runs in 23 innings prior to this start. On Saturday, Santiago gave up 7 runs in 3 1/3 innings. Brian Cavazos-Galvez had two hits, including a triple as he scored the Lookouts lone run. Joc Pederson went 1 for 3 with a double and a walk.
HiA – Gustavo Gomez only pitched 1 1/3 innings but Juan Noriega relieved him and he got the win in Rancho Cucamonga as the Quakes beat the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres) 8-3. Pedro Baez gave up a run in the 9th inning, a solo home run, but he continued his work toward becoming a reliever. Currently Baez has pitched 10 innings, giving up 12 hits, 3 walks and 9 strikeouts, he also has a 4.50 ERA (5 earned runs). Hanley Ramirez was in the leadoff spot as he started his first rehab game at shortstop. Ramirez, 1-3 with a sacrifice fly. Ramirez was also part of two double plays in the field. Jon Garcia had 2 more hits, O'Koyea Dickson went 2 for 5 with a double. Catcher Pratt Maynard played in his first game in nearly two weeks as he went 2 for 4.
LoA – Corey Seager had some highs and a low in the 8-7 extra-inning loss to the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Twins). Seager, who celebrated his 19th birthday on Saturday, had a pair of 2-run home runs, the second giving the Loons a 7-4 lead which they took to the bottom of the 9th. But with one on and one out, Seager mishandled a potential double play ball at shortstop and then the next batter, Adam Brett Walker, who had already hit 3 home runs in the prior 2 games in the series, hit his 4th home run of the series and his 6th overall to tie the game. Scott Griggs could not close the win for Jharel Cotton, who had pitched 4 1/3 innings of one run ball with 6 strike outs. Ralston Cash started and did not have a good outing, in 3 2/3 innings, he walked 6, gave up 4 hits and 3 runs. Jesmuel Valentin moved over to second base as he got a single and a strikeout in 5 at bats.
Coming up –Angel Castro starts the finale for the Isotopes; Rob Rasmussen starts the fourth game for the Lookouts in the five game series; Garrett Gould starts the second game of Ramirez's rehab assignment; and Carlos Frias starts the first game of the Loons series with Quad Cities.