Minor League Player of the Day: It was not much of a day for anyone on offense or on the mound, so this award goes almost by default to Julio Urias, the 16-year-old who pitched two scoreless innings with two strikeouts for Class-A Great Lakes.
Triple-A: Relief pitcher Sean White allowed a pair of ninth-inning runs as the Isotopes lost 8-6 to the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals) Sunday night in Albuquerque. Luis Vasquez, now 27, walked four but pitched his way out of damage in two scoreless innings, and has yet to give up a run in his three outings with the Isotopes. The four walks for Vasquez were one more than he had in 20 previous appearances this season.
Double-A: For his second straight start (with a one-inning relief appearance in between) Zach Lee allowed five runs, this time in just three innings as the Lookouts lost to the Birmingham Barons (White Sox), 5-2. Lee did strikeout six in his three innings of work but also allowed six hits and a walk. Joc Pederson, batting leadoff and playing center field for Chattanooga, went 0-for-2 with a walk and is 0-for-15 over his last five games. Carlos Marmol pitched a scoreless fourth inning, with one strikeout and a hit by pitch, his second scoreless frame in three days for the Lookouts.
High Class-A: Relief pitcher Freddie Cabrera served up a three-run home run to Tyler Massey in the sixth inning, sending Rancho Cucamonga to a 6-4 loss to the Modesto Nuts (Rockies). That home run made a loser out of Lindsey Caughel, who struck out five and walked one in 5⅓ innings. Caughel left with a 4-3 lead but also gave up 10 hits and exited with a pair of runners on base. Center fielder Casio Grider, hitting .209/.301/.314 on the season, went 2-for-4 with a walk and a home run, his first long ball of the year. Grider was one of only two Dodgers minor leaguers in the top five levels on Sunday to reach base three times, joining Ian Stewart, who was 1-for-2 with a double and two walks for Triple-A Albuquerque.
Low Class-A: Left-handed sensation Julio Urias pitched two scoreless innings in his 11th start of the season, with one hit allowed, one walk and two strikeouts, to lower his seasonal ERA to 2.65. But after Urias exited, the Clinton LumberKings (Mariners) feasted for seven runs in a 7-1 win over Great Lakes. Loons shortstop Corey Seager went 0-for-4 to snap his streak of 16 consecutive games reaching base via hit or walk.
Rookie (Ogden): Jake Fisher, the Dodgers' 22nd-round draft pick this year out of Oklahoma, allowed four tiebreaking runs in the sixth inning as the Raptors fell 8-6 to the Helena Brewers. Fisher retired only one of the six batters he faced in his relief appearance. Zachary Bird allowed two runs in five innings and struck out six for the Raptors. Jesmuel Valentin, the Dodgers' supplemental first-round pic in 2012, was 2-for-5 with two runs scored from the leadoff spot for Ogden in defeat, his fourth multi-hit contest in his last five games.
Rookie (Arizona): Dominican catcher Julian Leon, signed out of Hermosillo, Mexico in July 2012 and just 17 years old, went 2-for-6 and hit his first home run in just his ninth professional game. Adam Law, the Dodgers' 12th round pick out of BYU, went 2-for-6 and scored the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the AZL Dodgers a 10-9 win over the AZL Cubs. Law stole two bases in the game, giving him 17 thefts in 25 games. Third baseman Kris Bryant, the No. 2 overall pick in 2013 who received the Golden Spikes Award as top amateur baseball player for 2013 at Dodger Stadium on Friday, was 0-for-3 with a strikeout against the Dodgers in his pro debut on Sunday night.
Coming up: Chris Anderson, the Dodgers' first-round pick in 2013, starts for Great Lakes on Monday morning at 8 a.m. PT, but will face off against Victor Sanchez, who threw a nine-inning no-hitter on Wednesday. Ross Stripling starts for Chattanooga against Birmingham at 5 p.m. PT. The Isotopes hit the road and open a series in Nashville with Matt Palmer on the mound. Right-handed pitcher and 2012 20th round pick Jharel Cotton makes his Quakes debut at 7 p.m. PT as they close out the series in Modesto.