Minor League Player of the Day – Yimi Garcia (AA) - 3 IP, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 walks, 5 K's. Garcia was the winning pitcher for the Lookouts on Wednesday after he threw 3 innings of perfect relief. For the season Yimi has 3.00 ERA, but the more impressive stat is that opposing batters are hitting just .163 against him.
AAA – Off day
AA – The Lookouts scored a walk-off win for the second day in a row as Chattanooga shutout the Braves 1 to 0. Bobby Coyle was the one who sent the fans home happy as it was his single the scored the winning run in the bottom of the 11th. For Coyle it was his second single of the night, and it scored Sean Burroughs who also had a pair of hits. Joc Pederson went 2 for 4 and his double was the only extra base hit of the game for the Lookouts. Outside of the walk-off hit, pitching was the story on Wednesday and it stared with 6 strong innings from Rob Rasmussen as the left hander gave up just 4 hits and struck out 5. After he left the game his bullpen was brilliant as Michael Thomas lowered his ERA to 0.60 with 2 scoreless innings that included 3 K's. Yimi Garcia entered in the 9th and lasted all the way through the end of the game without allowing a base runner, punching out 5 and recording the win in the process.
HiA – The Quakes put together an all around solid performance to defeat the 66ers (Angels) 8 to 3 on Wednesday in a game that our own Ronit covered. Pratt Maynard got things going early as his two-run homer in the 2nd drew first blood, while O'Koyea Dickson hit all throughout the game as he went 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles and a RBI. Noel Cuevas drove in two with a couple of singles and Pedro Guerrero doubled and drove in two as well. On the mound Duke von Schamann won his 8th game of the year despite allowing 9 hits and 2 walks over 6 frames, mostly because only three runs scored against him. Jon Michael Redding, who has an ERA below 1 over his last 10 appearances, fired 2-innings of hitless ball and Eric Eadington got the final three outs without any issues.
LoA – The Midwest League announced their All Stars on Wednesday and three Loons made the squad, but that didn't help them in their on field performance as Great Lakes fell to the Whitecaps (Tigers) 8 to 3. Starter Carlos Frias, one of the All Stars, didn't have his best stuff in this one as the allowed 6 hits and a season high 6 runs over 5.1 innings. Geoff Brown struggled out of the bullpen as he gave up two more runs, while Owen Jones and Scott Griggs finished out the contest with 1.2 frames of scoreless relief. On offense Tyler Ogle, who is also an All Star, celebrated his selection by reaching base 4 times on 3 singles and a walk. Malcolm Holland also had 3 hits including a doubles, while Corey Seager went 2 for 5 with a RBI triple. Finally it should be noted that the 3rd Loons' All Star is pitcher Jharel Cotton who has been having a solid season on the mound.
DSL – The Dominican Dodgers fell back into the their light hitting ways on Wednesday as they fell to the Indians 6 to 2. 17 year old shortstop Dennis Santana was the only hitter to have any short of success as he went 2 for 3 with a double and a walk as the other two hits in the game were mere singles. Starter Edinson Bock, in this third DSL season, struggled in his 2013 debut and allowed 7 hits, 3 walks, and 4 runs over just 3.1 innings. Four different relievers threw out of the bullpen, and the one that had the most success was 20 year old Luis Jimenez who struck out 2 over 1.2 perfect frames.
Coming up – Everyone returns to action tomorrow, and the pitcher to keep your eye on will be 16 year old Julio Urias who will be making his 3rd start for the Loons. Ross Stripling will be throwing for the Lookouts, Gustavo Gomez will take the mound for the Quakes, and Blake Johnson will get the call for the Isotopes.