Dodgers 8/20/13 minor league report - Isotopes lose 8th in a row, move closer to elimination

Rafael Ynoa, seen here during spring training - USA TODAY Sports

After getting swept by Oklahoma City the Isotopes are 8 games out of 1st place with just 13 left to play

Minor League Player of the DayRafael Ynoa (AA) - 2 for 4, 1 HR, 2 RBI's.  There really wasn't much to choose from on Tuesday so Ynoa gets the nod.  The 2nd baseman continues to plug along with average stats, although of the last 10 games he does have an OPS of just over 1.000.

AAA Oklahoma City (Astros) completed a 5-game sweep of the Isotopes after pulling off a walk-off, 6 - 5 winJavy Guerra was to blame in this one as he allowed both 9th inning runs on two hits and a walk.  Starter Jonathan Sanchez didn't do very well either because even though he gave up just 2 hits over 4 frames, he walked 5 and allowed 4 runs.  At the dish Matt Angle, Brian Barden, John Baker, and Nick Buss all had multi-hit games, but nobody in the lineup had an extra base knock.

AA – The Lookouts extended their winning streak to three games with a 4 - 2 victory over the Suns (Marlins).  Starter Zach Lee won his 10th game of the year after allowing 2 runs over 6 frames, striking out 4 and giving up 6 hits.  Michael Thomas and Yimi Garcia both threw an inning of scoreless relief and struck out the side in the process.  Rafael Ynoa led the offense by going 2 for 4 with his 6th homer of the year, while Angelo Songco had the only other notable performance as he went 2 for 4 with a double and a RBI.

HiA – The Quakes lost a tough one on Tuesday, falling to the Mavericks (Mariners) 7 to 6.  After 8 innings the score was tied at 5, but that quickly changed when Darnell Sweeney hit a solo homer in to the top of the 9th.  Unfortunately closer Craig Stem couldn't hold the lead in the bottom of the frame as he gave up the winning runs after allowing a walk and a couple of extra base hits.  Going back to the start of the game Jon Michael Redding got roughed up a bit as he was charged with 5 runs over 5 innings.  Other offensive highlights include Corey Seager hitting his 4th homer since joining Rancho and O'Koyea Dickson going 2 for 4 witha  double.

LoA – The Loons lost a relatively boring back to the TinCaps (Padres) on Tuesday, 4 to 2.  Starter Jonathan Martinez allowed 7 hits and 4 runs over 5 frames, with two of those hits being homers.  Martinez also struck out just 2.  Rob Rogers threw three innings of relief and didn't allow a run.  The only extra base hit for Great Lakes was a solo homer from Jose Capellan, and the only multi-hit game belonged to James Baldwin who went 2 for 4.

Rookie Ogden – Off day

Rookie Arizona – The Arizona Dodgers fell to the Indians 7 to 5 on Tuesday.  Starter Greg Harris wasn't very effective as he allowed 6 hits and 4 runs over 4 frames, taking the loss in the process.  Reliever Nelson Sandoval wasn't much better as he gave up 3 more runs, however Bryan Munoz and Lenix Osuna did have good outings out of the bullpen.  At the plate shortstop Cristian Gomez hit his 4th homer of the year but is still batting just .161, while Theo Alexander collected a pair of RBI's with a double.  Jaylen Harris had the only multi-hit game for the Dodgers as he singled twice and had a two-bagger of his own.

DSL – Postponed

Coming up – Everyone is in action tomorrow, but only a few starters have been announced as Zach Bird will throw for the Loons and Rob Rasmussen will take the mound for the Lookouts.

Minor League Transactions – HiA: Juan Noriega returned to the Quakes after stint in the Mexican League, while John Cannon was placed on the DL.  Rookie: Franklin Perez and Welington Serrano were promoted to the Arizona Rookie League from the Dominican Summer League.

Albuquerque Isotopes Box Score (AAA)

Chattanooga Lookouts Box Score (AA)

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Box Score (HiA)

Great Lakes Loons Box Score (LoA)

Arizona Dodgers Box Score (Rookie)

Minor League Central - Daily Dodger Recap

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