Minor League Player of the Day – Scott Wingo (Rookie) - 3 for 5, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 Runs. It's a little strange to see Wingo down in the Arizona Rookie League given that he's not on rehab assignment, but I'm guessing the Dodgers just wanted to give him a chance to regroup after he struggled with the Quakes for the first 62 games of the season.
AAA – The Isotopes made the most of their rain shortened game on Monday as they defeated Nashville (Brewers) 6 to 5. 9 of the 11 runs scored in this game came in the 3rd inning, including a trio of homers against Topes' starter Jonathan Sanchez. Sanchez ended up pitching all 5 frames and recording the win, although in total he gave up 5 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks. Albuquerque's big inning was highlighted by a 2-run single by Nick Buss as the rest of the runs were scored on a bases loaded hit by pitch by Ian Stewart, a based loaded walk by Alex Castellanos, and a RBI ground out. Nobody had an extra base hit in this game for the good guys.
AA Game 1 – The Lookouts finished up the game they started on Sunday and defeated the Suns (Marlins) 3 to 0. When we left off the scored was tied at 0 with starter Andres Santiago tossing 4 shutout innings. When the game resumed Chattanooga quickly struck for 3 runs after a walk and a hit were followed by back to back doubles by Jonathan Garcia and Miguel Rojas. That was all the bullpen needed as Onelki Garcia threw 2 perfect frames then Yimi Garcia set the Suns down in order for his 15th save of the year.
AA Game 2 – Chattanooga got roughed up in their regularly scheduled game as they fell to Jacksonville (Marlins) 9 to 3. Starter Duke von Schamann had one of his least impressive outings since joining AA as he allowed 4 runs on 8 hits over 5 frames while striking out just 1. Jharel Cotton then really got hit around as he failed to record an out, yet was charged with 4 runs of his own. That was too much for Lookout offense to overcome as they were relatively quiet in this game. Angelo Songco doubled in two runs while Rafael Ynoa and Osvaldo Martinez also had a two-bagger each, but that was it for the highlights.
HiA – The 66ers (Angels) used 17 hits on Monday to defeat the Quakes 8 to 4. Starter Carlos Frias took most of the damage as he allowed 12 hits and 6 runs over 4.1 innings. Blake Smith allowed the first earned run of his pitching career in relief on a solo homer, while Pedro Baez struck out the side in his return from the DL. At the dish Chris Jacobs went 2 for 3 with a homer, while Pedro Guerrero also took one deep as well. Darnell Sweeney had a RBI double to round out the extra base hits in this one for Rancho.
LoA – The Loons lost a close one on Monday, falling to the TinCaps (Padres) 6 to 5. Great Lakes actually had an early 5 - 2 lead thanks to a couple of RBI singles by Aaron Miller and another RBI single by Corey Seager, but in total the offense would have just 5 hits in this game and none went for extra bases. Starter Brandon Martinez was the one who was staked to the early lead but he ended up allowing 4 runs himself in 4+ innings of work. After Arismendy Ozoria got through the next few frames without any damage, Scott Griggs gave up the lead and the game after he allowed a couple of runs (although he it should be noted that he recorded 3 strikeouts will getting just 2 outs).
Rookie Ogden – Off day
Rookie Arizona – A couple of older players helped the Arizona Dodgers record a 7 - 5 win over the Mariners. 24 year old Scott Wingo went 3 for 5 with a double, a triple, and 2 runs scored to lead the offense, while soon to be 24 old Chris O'Brien connected on a 2-run homer. Adam Law also contributed with a pair of doubles and Michael Ahmed drove in 2 with a couple of singles. On the mound Bernardo Reyes threw just 1 inning and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks. Nelson Sandoval threw well in 3 innings of relief, and at the end of the game Jhose Bermudez was perfect over the last two frames to pick up the save.
DSL – The Dominican Dodgers got smoked by the Indians 11 to 4 on Monday. Starter Miguel Urena was great over the first two innings as he didn't allow a hit, but after he left the game is when the trouble started as Roberth Fernandez permitted 6 runs without recording an out. Welington Serrano then allowed 4 more runs over the next 3 frames, although none of the runs were earned, then Elou Jean capped things off by permitting the final run. At the plate Nelson Palmer's double was the only extra base hit for the Dodgers, while Ariel Sandoval's 2 for 3 effort accounted for the only multi-hit game.
Coming up – It will be a relatively slow day on Tuesday as the Lookouts, Loons, and Arizona Dodgers all have the day off. Of the games that are scheduled Gustavo Gomez will throw for the Quakes and Victor Arajuo will take the mound for the Raptors.
Minor League Transactions – HiA: Pedro Baez was activated from the DL, while James Campbell was assigned from the Quakes to the Loons. LoA: Alan Garcia was sent back to extended spring training.