Minor League Player of the Day – Tom Windle (Great Lakes) 5 IP, 2 hits, 1 walk and 7 strikeouts. Windle makes his longest start of his young career, going 5 strong innings with just 3 baserunners allowed and striking out 7.
AAA – The Istopes made two miscues that cost a couple of runs and their bats were cooled off as they lose 3 - 0 to the Cubs. Rob Rasmussen found himself on the wrong side of a well pitched game, going 7 innings, giving up just 1 earned run, 5 hits, 1 walk and 6 strikeouts. The extent of the Isotope's offense was a 8th inning double by Damaso Espino and a couple of walks in the 9th inning. Guillermo Moscoso pitched 1-hit ball for the Cubs to get the win.
AA – The Lookouts were shutout by the Braves 2 to 0 on Friday night. Andres Santiago, Pedro Baez and Yimi Garcia pitched well enough but the Lookouts could not muster any offense (sound familiar) as the Braves pitchers scattered 4 hits and 3 walks. Jon Garcia went 1 for 3 in the loss.
HiA – The Mavericks (Mariners) and Quakes played a somewhat competitive game with the Quakes taking it 7 to 5. The stars of the game were Scott Schebler who went 3 for 4 with a double, Darnell Sweeney who went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI and Noel Cuevas who also went 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored. Jon Michael Redding went 6 innings, gave up 2 unearned runs, with 3 hits, 2 walks and 5 strikeoouts. Despite not giving up a hit, Blake Smith gave up 3 runs, 2 earned with 2 walks in 1 inning of work.
LoA – Despite good games from aforementioned player of the day, Tom Windle and Corey Seager, the Loons lost 10-3 to the Bees (Angels). Seager went 3 for 4 with a double and a run scored. Aaron Miller had 2 hits in his continued work as a DH.
Rookie Ogden – Ogden won going away with a nice and tidy 10 - 0 victory over Missoula (Dbacks). Francisco Villa pitched 6 innings and gave up 2 hits and 3 walks while striking out 4. Hank Yates hit a grand slam for his first home run of his pro career, Brandon Trinkwon, Pat Stover, Justin Chigbogu each had 2 hits. Alex Santana went 1 for 2.
Rookie Arizona – The Arizona Dodgers took a one run decision against the Giants 4 to 3. Adam Law went 3 for 4 as well as Michael Ahmed getting 3 hits. Jackson Mateo pitched well in his 2 innings of work, with just 1 hit and 2 strikeouts allowed.
DSL – Game 1 - Dominican Dodgers took a 4 to 3 decision over the Astros. In a 7-inning game due to it being a make up game, the Dodgers went on to take the first of two against the Astros. had a solid 5 inning outing, 3 hits, 1 run and no walks allowed, striking out 5.
DSL - Game 2 - Dominican Dodgers defeated the Astros 1 to 0 in 14 innings. In something you don't see often, they Dodgers and Astros went on to play 14 innings in their second game of the day. The Dodgers used 6 pitchers and my favorite, Jairo Pacheco pitched the best, going 2 innings with nothing else allowed and 5 strikeouts.
Coming up – Jonathan Sanchez starts for Albuquerque, Garrett Gould toes the rubber for Chattanooga, Carlos Frias pitches for Rancho Cucamonga, Miguel Sulbaran continues his successful season for Great Lakes, and Jonathan Martinez goes for Ogden
Minor League Transactions – None