Minor League Player of the Day – Kyle Farmer (LoA) - 3 for 3, 1 2B, 1 walk, 3 runs scored, 2 SB's. While Darnell Sweeney had a good game as well, Farmer was perfect at the plate on Monday and even stole a couple of bases. After putting up big numbers with the Raptors in his professional debut, second year catcher out of Georgia is again off to a solid start with a .305 average and 14 RBI's in 14 games.
AAA – The Bees were able to by Zach Lee and the rest of the Isotopes on Monday as Albuquerque fell to Salt Lake (Angels) 6 to 4. Lee, who threw 6 innings, gave up 5 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks in this game while striking out 4, but only 2 of those runs were earned thanks to an error by Clint Robinson on a ground ball that would have ended the 3rd inning. Stephen Fife tossed the final 2 frames and gave up a run on 3 hits. At the plate the Albuquerque offense was spread among several players, with Joc Pederson doing his fare share of damage as he went 2 for 4 with a double, a walk, a RBI, and 2 runs scored. The aforementioned Clint Robinson had the same stat line as Pederson less the runs scored, while Mike Baxter went 2 for 5 with a double as well.
AA – The Lookouts won a marathon game on the road on Monday, finally pulling away from the Generals (Mariners) in the 18th inning for a 7 - 4 victory. After being held scoreless since the 7th inning, Darnell Sweeney started the top of the 18th with a double. That was followed by a Daniel Mayora triple, then Scott Schebler added a 2-run homer for good measure. Sweeney actually finished the game 4 for 7 with a couple of two-baggers, and on the opposite end of the spectrum Erisbel Arruebarrena went 0 for 7 on the night. Way back at the start of the game Chris Reed tossed 6 innings and allowed 4 runs, but only two were earned. He only struck out 2 and walked 3. After that the bullpen truly put on a show as 5 relievers combined for 12 shutout innings, led by Raydel Sanchez and Juan Noriega who threw 3 each.
HiA – The Quakes fell behind big early in their game on Monday, and while they attempted a comeback it fell short in their 14 - 9 loss to the Mavericks (Mariners). Starter Lindsey Caughel got chased after just 2.1 frames due to him allowing 7 runs on 8 hits. Freddie Cabrera also got hit hard as he gave up 5 runs in 3 innings of work. At the plate the Rancho offense was very quiet until the 7th inning outside of a Corey Seager homer in the first. A two run double by Chris Jacobs got things started in the later frames, then Jeremy Rathjen got his team back into the game with a grand slam. Jon Garcia followed with a homer of his own, but that was as close as the Quakes would get in this game.
LoA – The Loons opened their home-stand with a win on Monday, downing the TinCaps (Padres) 6 to 4. Starter Jonathan Martinez threw extremely well in this game as he allowed just 4 hits and 1 run over 7 innings of work to pick up his third victory of the season. Michale Johnson got through the 8th without issue, and while Jacob Rhame gave up 3 runs in the 9th he still managed to hang to the win. The middle of the Great Lakes order was perfect at the plate Kyle Farmer went 3 for 3 with walk and 3 runs scored, while Paul Hoenecke was 2 for 2 with 2 walks and 2 runs scored. The duo also stole two bases each as they were virtually a two man show in this game.
Coming up – The Lookouts and Isotopes play early games on Tuesday, but only Albuquerque's starter has been announced in Henry Sosa. Tom Windle will try and rebound from a rough last outing for the Quakes, while Zachary Bird will take the mound for the Loons.
Minor League Transactions – AAA: As we all know Jose Dominguez was promoted to the Dodgers while Chone Figgins was optioned to Albuquerque. In addition, Red Patterson rejoined the Isotopes while Steve Edlefsen retired. HiA: Pratt Maynard was placed on the DL while Jon Garcia officially joined the Quakes.