Minor League Player of the Day – Bernardo Reyes (Rookie) - 5 IP, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 7 K's. Reyes, the right hander from Mexico who just turned 18 years old, added to his sensational professional debut on Sunday with 5 shutout innings, his longest and best start to date. For the season Bernardo had a 1.56 ERA and a .219 batting average against.
AAA – The Isotopes scored a run in the 8th and another in the 9th, but Alex Castellanos' third strikeout of the day ended the game with the tying run on base and resulted in a 5 - 4 loss to the RedHawks (Astros). The offense was relatively boring as the only highlights were Eliezer Alfonzo going 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI's and Elian Herrera connecting on three hits including a two-bagger. Starter Matt Palmer allowed all 5 runs in his 7 innings of work, striking out 5 and walking a pair.
AA – The Lookouts fell to 21 games under .500 after a 6 - 4 loss to the Suns (Marlins). The good news is that Joc Pederson has apparently found his groove as he went 3 for 5 with his 3rd homer in four days. Brian Cavazos-Galvez had a single and a double while Angelo Songo's two-bagger rounded out the extra base hits for Chattanooga. On the mound Duke von Schmann gave up 10 hits and all 6 runs in just four innings of work, striking out just 1. His relievers were very good, however, as Steve Smith allowed just 1 hit over 3 frames and Pedro Baez pitched in with 2 hitless innings.
HiA – The Quakes used a 9-run 8th to crush Lake Elsinore (Padres) 12 to 5. Corey Seager was a huge part of the scoring outburst as he not only hit a 2-run homer, but he also singled home a pair for a 4-RBI inning. Darnell Sweeney also connected on a two-run bomb in the 8th and had 4 RBI's in the game, while Scott Schebler reached base three times and also scored a trio of runs. Starter Freddie Cabrera got the win as he went the required 5 and did not allow an earned run. Matt Shelton and Craig Stem threw well in relief, but Blake Smith's struggles continued as he gave up 3 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks.
LoA – The Loons lost a close one to the TinCaps (Padres) on Sunday, 4 to 3. Great Lakes starter Chris Anderson allowed just 1 hit over 3 innings, but also walked a pair and was charged with one run in his brief outing. Brandon Martinez threw the next 4.1 frames and took the loss after he gave up 3 additional runs. At the plate Aaron Miller went 2 for 4 and hit his 8th homer of the year, while Devin Shines had the only other multi-hit game and also drove in a run.
Rookie Ogden – The Raptors gave up bunch of early runs and fell to the Mustangs (Reds) 9 to 1. Starter Luis De Paula gave up 8 of the 9 runs in his 3.1 innings of work, although only two of those runs were earned due to a couple of costly errors. Jordan Hershiser and Jose Agusto Diaz combined to allow just 1 run over the final 5.2 frames. At the plate Ogden only had 5 hits, and Jacob Scavuzzo's double was the only one that went for extra bases.
Rookie Arizona – The Arizona Dodgers won a pitchers duel, downing the Giants 1 to 0. The Dodger pitching was outstanding in this game, starting with Bernardo Reyes who allowed just 2 singles over 5 scoreless innings. Wascar Teodo followed with 3 perfect frames that included 5 K's, then Bladimir Franco finished the shutout with a hitless 9th. The Dodger offense attack was limited to just 6 hits, and Stefan Henderson drove in the only run with a RBI single.
DSL – Off day
Coming up – Stephen Fife is the scheduled starter for the Isotopes on Monday, while Chris Reed will be on the mound for one of the two games that the Lookouts will be playing. Tom Windle will throw for the Loons and Scott Barlow will toe the rubber for the Raptors.
Minor League Transactions – AAA: The isotopes placed catcher Damaso Espino on the DL with a strained right calf.