Minor League Player of the Day: Seager blasted two more home runs today, giving him a total of eleven. This was the third time this year that Seager has had a multi home run game. Overall Seager now has thirty extra base hits, and now has a cool .900 OPS. He's 19. He's a shortstop. He's left handed. He's 6''4. I hope to hell he's untouchable.
During batting practice, Corey Seager was digging "Good Vibrations" on the Great Lakes' public address system so much, he decided tapping Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch in the game wouldn't be such a bad thing.The Dodgers' No. 2 prospect adopted the '90s pop hit as his walkup music prior to Monday's game, and the song accompanied him at the plate for all his at-bats.
Triple A: The Isotopes whitewashed the Zephyrs 8-0 behind reclamation project Jonathan Sanchez, who won his fourth game in five decisions. Sanchez only got 15 outs, giving up three hits, and five walks. It is possible that Sanchez has an opt out date of Aug. 1, and given that he's finally had some success it will be interesting to see if he pushes the Dodgers hand by asking to get put on the major league roster, or being released so he can catch on with another team. Scott Van Slyke hit a home run 453 feet to highlight the offense. Scott is eligible to return to the major leagues on Wednesday. Barring a trade I expect he will rejoin the Dodgers for their upcoming road trip. Dee Gordon hit his eighth triple.
Double-A: The Lookouts lost once again 12-4. They were shutout for seven innings before exploding for four runs in the 8th inning. The Duke was clobbered for eight runs as the peasants successfully rebelled against his stringent ways. Joc Pederson was held hitless once again but did manage two walks. Jon Garcia and Angelo Songco were a combined 0-for-7 as they struggle with Double-A pitching. Of course everyone on the team is struggling with Double-A pitching. Yimi Garcia struck out the side in a scoreless ninth. Yimi has not allowed a run in his last ten innings.
High Class-A: Day Off
Low Class-A: Everything went right for the Loons as they won 9-0 behind the hitting of Corey Seager, and pitching of Tom Windle and company. The trio of Windle, Rob Rogers and Arismendy Ozoria couldn't have been more dominant. They combined for twelve strikeouts with only one walk. Windle had seven, Rodgers three, and Ozoria two. It was like they were pitching against the Lookouts. Besides Seager's exploits Tyler Ogle hit his eleventh home run giving him thirty two extra base hits. Ogle also has 75 walks which leads the Midwest League by five.
Rookie (Ogden): The Raptors slugged three home runs and clobbered the Rockies 11-5. They needed the offense because for the second start in a row Scott Barlow was successful in his quest to see his ERA get to the magic 6.00 mark (5.97). Pat Stover lead the offense with three hits. Stover is getting a shot to get his career going after failing in the MWL and being demoted to a rookie league. So far it is working as Stover has a 1.013 OPS. I've heard that Jesmuel Valentin is struggling but I don't see it. Valentin is only a 19-year-old shortstop and while he's not lighting the league on fire, he is holding his own. The walk rate always bodes well. Fellow 19-year-old Jacob Scavuzza blasted his ninth home run. Oxnard star Jesus Valdez, 21, is on a home run tear. Valdez has hit six home runs in his last eight games. Hopefully he'll get another shot at the Midwest League and do something with it.
Rookie (Arizona): Dodgers lost 4-1. No one hit or pitched well.
Coming up: Matt Magill starts for the Isotopes in Sacramento. Chris Reed gets the call for the Lookouts at Jacksonville. Carlos Frias starts for the Quakes on the road in San Bernardino against Inland Empire. Miguel Sulbaran gets the call for the Loons at Western Michigan.
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