Minor League Player of the Day – Miguel Sulbaran (LoA) - 6 IP, 2 Hits, 0 Runs, 0 Waks, 6 K's. The 19 year old Sulbaran threw a great game on Wednesday as he fired 6 shutout innings. It's the third time he's tossed at least 5 scoreless innings since June 9th, so it appears that the young lefty is finding his groove in the Midwest League.
AAA – Off day
AA – The Lookouts lost their 3rd game in a row to Montgomery (Rays) on Wednesday, this time falling to the Biscuits 4 to 3. The offense came close to pulling off a 9th inning comeback as Chattanooga scored twice in the 9th, but J.T. Wise grounded out with the tying run on 3rd to end the game. Rafael Ynoa went 2 for 4 with a double and a RBI in this one, while Joc Pederson had 2 singles and a walk in 5 plate appearances. On the mound Andres Santiago allowed just 4 hits over 6.1 frames, but he also walked a pair and gave up 2 runs which resulted in him taking the loss. Michael Thomas permitted a rare run in relief, while Yimi Garcia lowered his batting average against to .169 with a hitless inning.
HiA – After scoring the go ahead run in the top of the 9th the Quakes were oh so close to breaking their losing streak, but a blown save in the bottom of the inning resulted in a 6 - 5 defeat to the 66ers (Angles). Darnell Sweeney was the one that gave Rancho the temporary late lead with an RBI double, and he also singled and walked in the game. Chris Jacobs recorded 3 RBI's with a single and a sac fly, while the rehabbing Scott Van Slyke went 1 for 4 while playing left field. Joel Lima made a spot start and threw pretty well as he allowed just 2 hits and 1 run over 3 frames, then Angel Sanchez made his 2013 Quakes debut and struck out 6 over the next 3 innings but gave up 2 runs. After a few other relievers threw Eric Eadington was the one who lost the game in the 9th as he gave up the game winning, two-run homer.
LoA – The Loons shut out the Captains (Indians) 2 to 0 on Wednesday thanks to an outstanding pitching performance from Miguel Sulbaran. Sulbaran allowed just 2 hits and threw 6 scoreless frames for the second time in three starts, striking out 6 without issuing a walk. His bullpen was also very good as Luis Meza tossed two innings of 1-hit ball, and then Craig Stem recorded his 6th save with a perfect 9th. At the dish every player in the Great Lakes lineup had exactly one single except for Aaron Miller who went 0 for 4. Tyler Ogle's hit was the one that drove in both runs.
Rookie Ogden – The Raptors fell to the Rockies on Wednesday 5 to 4. While Ogden jumped out to an early lead, starter Francisco Villa ran into trouble in the 5th which is when he allowed all 4 of his runs. While he struck out 8 in total, Villa did issue 4 walks as well. Jake Fisher actually took the loss in relief even though he only gave up 1 hit and an unearned run over 2.1 frames, while Jose Agusto Diaz struck out 4 over the final 2 innings. At the plate center fielder Gerson Nunez continued his hot start as he went 2 for 3 with another homer, while Pat Stover had a single, a triple, and a RBI.
Rookie Arizona – The Arizona Dodgers slipped by the Reds on Wednesday with a 6 - 5 win. The rehabbing Jeremy Moore went 2 for 5 with a double and a RBI, while Justin Chigbogu drove in a pair with a triple. Starter Victor Gonzalez allowed 6 hits and all 5 runs in 4 innings of work, although only one of those runs were earned thanks to a Blake Hennessey error. Jose De Leon tossed two hitless innings in his professional debut (although he walked 3), and Rob Rogers recorded his 3rd save.
DSL – The Dominican Dodgers had one of their biggest offense games of the season as they defeated the Astros 9 to 2. Despite the big score Nelson Palmer's double was the only extra base hit for the Dodgers, and that drove in a pair. Ariel Sandoval went 2 for 4 with a RBI, while Michael Medina plated a couple with a single as well. Starter Welington Serrano allowed 1 earned run on 4 hits over 5 frames, but Oscar Cruz was the story in relief as the 18 year old did not allow a hit in 3 innings of work.
Coming up – Everyone plays tomorrow, including the Isotopes who will send Rob Rasmussen to the mound. Duke von Schamann will throw for the Lookouts, Carlos Frias is scheduled for the Quakes, Brandon Martinez will get the ball for the Loons, and Jonathan Martinez will start for the Raptors.