Minor League Player of the Day – Brian Cavazos-Galvez (AA) - 3 for 5, 1 HR, 4 RBI's, 1 Run. We haven't really heard much about BCG this year given that he had just 3 extra base hits in 25 games prior to Tuesday's performance, but hopefully his big game will jump start his season.
AAA – The Isotopes won their 3rd straight game on Tuesday with a 7 - 3 victory over Colorado Springs (Rockies). The Albuquerque pitching staff actually held the Sky Sox scoreless for the first 7 frames, with starter Blake Johnson getting most of the credit. Johnson won his 4th game of the year by tossing 6 shutout innings, allowing 5 hits and walking just 1 while punching out 4. Geison Aguasviva followed with a scoreless 7th, although all 3 runs in the 8th were charged to him after he allowed a 3-run homer. Peter Moylan got the final 6 outs to nail down the win. The Isotope offense pounded out 14 hits in this game, and Elian Herrera led the charge with 3 singles and a double. Alfredo Amezaga had 3 hits and 3 RBI's, while Brian Barden went 3 for 4 with a double. The only players to not get in on the action where Alex Castellanos, Tim Federowicz, and Tony Gwynn who combined to go 0 for 12.
AA – In what can only be described as extremely odd, for the second day in a row the Lookouts won on a walk-off wild pitch, this one resulting in a 5 - 4 victory over the Smokies (Cubs). After Blake Smith scooted home on a dropped third strike on Monday for the winning run, Rafael Ynoa started Tuesday's rally with a single in the bottom of the 11th. After a sacrifice bunt Tennessee wisely chose to walk Joc Pederson (who ended the night 1 for 4 with 2 walks), then got Brian Cavazos-Galvez to pop up. With two outs a wild pitch sent Ynoa to 3rd, then a wild attempt by the catcher to throw out Ynoa ended up in left field and allowed Rafael to scamper home with the winning run. Outside of the final frame, the only real hitting highlight belonged to the aforementioned BCG who went 3 for 5 with a homer and 4 RBI's. Yasiel Puig didn't start this game, but he ended up getting 3 at bats anyways and went 2 for 3 with a double. On the mound Kyle Cofield was forced into a spot start after Ross Stripling couldn't go for an unknown reason, although it should be noted the Stripling did enter the game later as a pinch runner. Cofield threw just 2 innings, then it was Michael Thomas who shined in the long relief role as he struck out 4 over 3 hitless frames. Jose Dominguez ended up blowing the save despite punching out 5 batters in 2 innings, but Yimi Garcia was great at the end of the game as he retired all 6 batters he faced; 4 of them via the K to give the Lookouts 17 strikeouts for the game.
HiA – The Quakes lost a tough one on Tuesday as they fell to the JetHawks (Astros) 13 to 12 after Lancaster scored 3 late runs. There was obviously a ton of offense this game that featured 25 runs and 32 hits, so we'll start with the good news. Jonathan Garcia homered and tripled which resulted in a team high 4 RBI's, while Ryan Mount plated 3 with a single and two doubles. Angelo Songco had his 4th multi-hit game in a row as he went 3 for 4 with a couple of batted in, and finally Scott Schebler hit his 5th homer of the season. The bad news is that the Rancho pitching got rocked, starting with James Campbell who didn't make it out of the first inning yet allowed 4 runs. Freddie Cabrera provided a decent amount of long relief, but Owen Jones and Ryan Acosta combined to give up 6 runs in the later frames. Even with the poor pitching the Quakes actually held the lead in the bottom of the 8th, but Daniel Coulombe permitted a couple of inherited runs to score during that inning, then allowed a walk-off hit in the bottom of the 9th.
LoA – Off day
Coming up – The Lookouts have the day off, but the Loons will be back in action and will start Miguel Sulbaran. Aaron Laffey will take the mound for the Isotopes, and Lindsey Caughel will throw for the Quakes.
Minor League Transactions – AAA/AA: Pitcher Steve Smith was sent from Albuquerque to Chattanooga to make room for Matt Magill on the Isotopes' roster.