Minor League Player of the Day – Zach Lee (Chattanooga AA) pitched 6 innings picking up for Chris Reed in the suspended game from Friday. Lee only allowed 3 hits and a walk while striking out 8 in his scoreless appearance and got his 9th win of the year. Lee just surpassed his 2012 total innings pitched and he now has pitched 124.2 innings. He'll have 4-5 more starts this year as the Lookouts don't look to make the playoffs this season.
AAA – The Isotopes lost to Tacoma Rainers (Mariners) 7-6 on Saturday night. Matt Magill started and pitched reasonably well, 6 IP, 3 runs, 6 hits, 8 strikeouts but also 4 walks. A surprise relief appearance by Stephen Fife did not help much, Fife went 2 innings, allowed 2 runs, 5 hits and a walk. And the third Dodger/Isotope pitcher in this game, Peter Moylan did Fife one better, allowing 2 runs in one inning. Scott Van Slyke and Alex Castellanos homered. But the rest of the Isotope offense couldn't string much together.
AA – The Lookouts and Stars of Huntsville (Brewers) played two games today, starting with the game that was suspended on Friday night, Zach Lee pitched 6 strong innings and led the Lookouts to a 5 -1 victory over the Stars. The Lookouts were fortunate that the 3 runs they scored before the game was suspended were part of this game but Zach Lee's 6 shutout innings may have not needed it anyway. Chris Reed was the original starter and he pitched 1 scoreless inning. Brian Cavazos-Galvez and Angelo Songco each had 3 hits, Songco had a double as part of his three hits and drove in 3 runs.
The Lookouts tried the same formula for the second game, taking a first inning 2 run lead but the Stars scored 2 in the top of the last inning (7th) and they beat the Lookouts 3 to 2. Andres Santiago pitched great for six innings, giving up just a solo home run. But then Yimi Garcia, who had 12 straight scoreless appearances, blew the save, giving up 2 runs for the loss. Brian Cavazos-Galvez had two hits but it was J.T. Wise, who hit a 2-run home run, that was the offensive star in this game.
HiA – The Quakes saw the Storm (Padres) score a run in 11th inning for the 5-4 win. Gustavo Gomez started for the Quakes and he gave up 4 runs (2 earned) in his 5.2 innings. The next two pitchers held the Storm scoreless until Matt Shelton gave up the winning run the 11th. Chris Jacobs (4 for 4) and Bobby Coyle (3 for 4), each homered.
LoA – Thirty years ago, a great moment occurred at Dodger Stadium which I was reminded of when I saw that the Loons squeezed by the Hot Rods (Rays) 2 to 1. With two out in the bottom of the 9th, back to back singles plus an defensive in difference put runner on second and third. James Baldwin beat out the bunt as the winning run scored. Brandon Martinez had an excellent start, scattering 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7 in 5 innings.
Rookie Ogden – 3 Raptor pitchers gave up 13 runs (12 earned) as the Owlz (Angels) as they lost 13 to 6. Jesmuel Valentin had 2 hits as well as Jacob Scavuzzo had 2 hits. Pitchers Victor Arauljo, Jordan Hershiser and Jackie Mateo gave up the 13 runs.
Rookie Arizona - The Brewers scored 7 runs in the late innings with 4 in the bottom of the 8th as they beat the Dodgers 8-5. Greg Harris pitched a strong 5 innings, giving up only one run. Wascar Teodo lost the game by giving up the 4 runs in the 8th. Josh Henderson and Tyger Pederson led the offense with 3 and 2 hits respectively
DSL – The Dominican Dodgers defeated the Indians 7 - 2. Wellington Serrano pitched a nice 5 innings, giving up 5 hits and a walk. Franklin Perez and Jose Escudero pitched 2 innings apiece to secure the win. Johan Mieses had 3 hits to lead the offense.
Coming up – Julio Urias, who has pitched 10 innings total in his last six "starts" (since July 10th) begins the game for the Loons, Red Patterson is on the hill for the Isotopes. Zachary Bird goes for the Raptors and Ross Stripling throws for the Lookouts. And Lindsey Caughel toes the rubber for the Quakes.