Minor League Player of the Day – LHP Victor Gonzalez (Arizona Rookie) followed his 5 inning, 8 strikeout outing on July 1st with another strong performance, this time he started and went 5 innings, allowing 1 hit, 0 runs and striking out 6. In 19 IP, he's allowed 14 hits, 3 earned runs, and has struck out 24 while walking just 2. 17 year old Gonzalez was signed last July as part of the first group of international signings in 2012.
AAA – Albuquerque and the Cubs picked up Friday's suspended game from the bottom of the 2nd with the Cubs leading 1 to 0 and the Isotopes went on to win 10 to 3. Jonathan Sanchez had made his third start for the Isotopes and he pitched 2 innings, 1 hit, 2 walks and had 1 strikeout; Sean White, Anthony Ortega and Kelvin De La Cruz picked up from there with White getting the win and De La Cruz getting the save. Matt Angle, Alex Castellanos, Rusty Ryal and Jeremy Moore had the big offensive games, Angle, Castellanos and Ryal each had 3 hits, Castellanos hit his 11th home run, Moore had two hits.
The regularly scheduled but shortened to 7 innings game had Albuquerque and the Cubs in a pitching duel with the Isotopes winning 1 to 0. Angel Castro scattered 4 hits and 3 walks with 2 strikeouts and Javy Guerra got the save. Just signed 3B Ian Stewart went 2 for 3 with a double and the only run scored.
AA – The Lookouts and Suns (Marlins) games were postponed due to inclement weather and the current plan is to resume Friday night's suspended game this afternoon followed by the regularly scheduled Sunday game which that will be shortened to 7 innings. Saturday night's game will be made up on August 19th as part of a 7-inning double-header.
HiA – The Quakes broke out the bats and scored a bunch as they defeated the Mavericks (Mariners) on 16 to 6. As noted above, LHP Ted Lilly made his second rehab start and despite a rough start, 5 runs scored upon him in the first inning, he went on to make to the 6th inning, getting the win while pitching 5.1 IP, giving up 9 hits and 6 runs but only walked 1 and struck out 7. Joel Lima got the save. When you score 16 runs, a lot of guys do well. Scott Schebler went 3 for 5, scoring 3 runs, 2 doubles and a walk. Noel Cuevas also went 3 for 5 hitting a home run. O'Koyea Dickson, Webster Rivas, and Casio Grider each had 2 hits.
LoA – Loons lost late to Tin Caps (Padres) 7 to 4. Tom Windle started and pitched 4 innings, 6 hits, 3 runs (1 earned) with 1 walk and 1 strikeout. Scott Griggs, last week's Midwest Pitcher of the Week had a poor outing, with 4 runs scoring (2 earned), 5 hits and 1 walk and 2 strikeouts. Corey Seager went 1 for 3 with a walk, Tyler Ogle had a 2 for 4 night.
Rookie Ogden – Raptors won a close one, defeating the Owlz (Angels) 4 to 3. Francisco Villa started but it was the relief corp, Rob Rogers, James Baune, and Jacob Rhame as they scattered 2 hits, 2 walks with 2 strikeouts in 4.1 combined scoreless innings. Kyle Farmer went 2 for 4 and Alex Santana went 2 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI.
Rookie Arizona – Arizona Dodgers shutout the Brewers 4 to 0. Player of the Day, LHP Victor Gonzalez won the game. Adam Law went 4 for 5. Josh Henderson went 2 for 5. Josmer Cordero added a 2 for 2 game.
DSL – Back on the field, the Dodgers won over the Indians 6 to 4. started but today's pitching spotlight goes on Jairo Pacheco who turned 17 on Saturday, Pacheco pitched 1 IP gave up 1 hit and struck out 1.
Coming up – Rob Rasmussen starts for the Isotopes, Andres Santiago will try again for the Lookouts, Jon Michael Redding takes the mound for the Quakes, Miguel Sulbaran pitches for the Loons and Jonathan Martinez goes for the Raptors.
Minor League Transactions – Dodgers traded right handed pitchers Josh Wall and Steve Ames from Albuquerque (40-man) and right handed pitcher Angel Sanchez from Rancho Cucamonga to Miami Marlins. Ted Lilly was placed on Rancho Cucamonga roster for purpose of starting rehab game.