Minor League Player of the Day – James Campbell (HiA) - 5 IP, 2 Hits, 0 ER, 0 Walks, 1 K. The Dodgers 12th round pick last year, Campbell had been used out of the Quakes bullpen until Friday when he made his first start of the year and had fantastic results. The right hander has allowed just 11 hits in 18 innings so far this season, and had walked just 4.
AAA – The Isotopes outlasted the Zephyrs Friday, defeating New Orleans (Marlins) 11 to 8. Tim Federowicz stayed hot by going 2 for 5 with a triple and two runs scored, while Nick Buss drove in a pair with a single and a double. Dee Gordon had 2 more hits and stole his 14th base of the season, and Tony Gwynn went 3 for 5 but is batting just .247. Matt Palmer got the start and allowed just 3 hits and 2 runs over 5 frames, then Kelvin De La Cruz gave up his first two earned runs of the season in relief. Aaron Laffey made his Albuquerque debut and worked out of a jam, and in the 9th Chris Withrow allowed 4 runs, but they were all unearned thanks to an error so his ERA is still 0.00.
AA – The Lookouts game was postponed due to rain after 3 innings with Chattanooga losing 4 - 0. Andres Santiago had allowed all 4 runs while the Lookout offense only had one hit so far.
HiA –The Quakes made up for the Dodgers loss in San Fran by defeating the Giants 6 - 3. Scott Schebler went 2 for 4 with a triple and drove in two runs to increase his average to .314, while Ryan Mount was a perfect 3 for 3 and brought home two more runs. Jonathan Garcia smacked his 4th homer of the year, and Angelo Songco went 2 for 4 with a double. On the mound James Campbell was very impressive in his first start of the year, allowing just 2 hits and an unearned run in 5 innings of work. The 2012 12 round pick had been working out of the bullpen, but built up his arm strength with a long relief appearance last week. Four different relievers threw in relief and none of them gave up an earned run, including Michael Thomas who shut the door for his 9th save of the year.
LoA – The Loons lost to the Snappers (A's) 5 -3 on Friday after Beloit scored 4 runs in the final two frames. Starter Jharel Cotton had a strong outing as he allowed just 4 hits and 1 run over 5 innings while striking out 6, but Luis Meza and Sawil Gonzalez struggled in relief which blew the game. At the plate Jesmuel Valentin went 2 for 3 to put his average at an even .300, and fellow 1st round pick Corey Seager drove in two with a double and a sac fly. James Baldwin went 2 for 4 at the top of the lineup and swiped 2 more bags to give him 10 for the season.
Coming up – The Lookouts will finish Friday's suspended game, then will send Rob Rasmussen to the mound in game two. Angel Castro will start for the Isotopes, Garrett Gould will try his luck for the Quakes, and Carlos Frias is hoping to stay hot for the Loons.
Minor League Transactions – AA/LoA: Rafael Ynoa was activated from the DL, while Casio Grider was sent back to Great Lakes.