Minor League Player of the Day – Chris Reed (AA) - 6 IP, 0 hits, 0 ER, 9 K's, 3 walks. Reed was brilliant for the Lookouts on Wednesday as he fired 6 hitless innings. The lefty also struck out 9 batters for the second consecutive outing, and lowered his ERA to 1.02 for the season.
AAA – El Paso was able to quiet the red hot Joc Pederson on Wednesday, but the Isotopes still managed to pull out a 3 - 1 win over the Chihuahuas (Padres). Pederson went 0 for 3 with a walk, but Alex Guerrero and Miguel Rojas both had a single and a double on the night to lead the offense. Trayvon Robinson also had 2 hits and drove in a run, while Jamie Romak connected on a solo homer. Starter Zach Lee had another solid outing as he tossed 6 scoreless innings, allowing just 3 hits and walking a pair. While he only struck out 3, Lee lowered his ERA to 1.62 for the season. Josh Judy followed with a couple of scoreless frames of his own, and while Sam Demel allowed a run in the 9th he still picked up his 3rd save of the year.
AA – The Lookouts beat the Suns (Marlins) 5 to 4 on Wednesday in a unique fashion. The Chattanooga pitching staff actually held Jacksonville without a hit for the first 8 innings despite allowing them to score a couple of runs, with starter Chris Reed getting most of the credit. Reed struck out 9 over 6 hitless innings, including 4 in a crazy 3rd inning, yet allowed a pair of unearned runs thanks to a pair of errors by his defense. Mike Thomas followed with 2 perfect frames, but Pedro Baez couldn't complete the no-hitter as he allowed 2 hits and 2 runs in the 9th before closing the door for the messy save. The Chattanooga offense didn't do too much better in this game as they had just two extra base hits and were aided by 4 Jacksonville errors. Daniel Mayora went 2 for 4 with a double while Scott Schebler and Jeremy Hazelbaker collected the only RBI's.
HiA – The Quakes fell to the Storm (Padres) 9 to 5 on Wednesday. After a couple of great outings to start the season, starter Tom Windle got hit hard in this game as he allowed 8 hits and 6 runs over just 2.2 innings. Matt Shelton and Rob Rogers were excellent in middle relief before Blake Smith got knocked around in the 9th for 3 more runs. At the plate Corey Seager led the way by going 2 for 4 with a double and a RBI. Leo Rodriguez also had a single and a double in this game, while Chris Jacobs knocked in a pair without the aid of a hit.
LoA – The Loons scored 5 times from the 8th inning on, including the winning run in the 10th, in a 7 - 6 victory over the Snappers (A's). After a slow start to the game, the Great Lakes offense came alive late. Alex Santana connected on a 2-run homer in the 8th, then Jacob Scavuzzo's solo shot in the 9th tied the game. Joey Curletta's two-out double gave his team a short-lived lead 3 batters later, then in the 10th it was Malcolm Holland who singled in the eventual game winning run. On the mound James Campbell got hit hard early and allowed 4 runs on 7 hits over 4.1 frames, but James Baune and Jake McGeary got through the next 3.2 innings while allowing just 1 run. Jacob Rhame blew the save in the 9th but eventually got the win when Michael Johnson nailed down the game in the 10th.
Coming up – All four teams are playing on Thursday, but the only starter to be announced so far is Henry Sosa for the Isotopes.