Minor League Player of the Day – Alex Guerrero (AAA) - 3 for 3, 2 3B's, 2 walks, 1 RBI. Jesmuel Valentin was another candidate for this award as he had a very similar day to Guerrero, but Alex gets the nod after another big game for the Isotopes. The 2nd baseman is now hitting .467 for the young season and has an OPS of 1.468.
AAA – The Isotopes scored in every inning from the 5th on as they swatted the Bees (Angels) 6 to 4. Several Albuquerque players contributed on offense, but Alex Guerrero had the best game of the bunch as he went a perfect 3 for 3 with 2 walks and a couple of triples. Miguel Rojas went 3 for 4 with a RBI, while Clint Robinson had a couple of hits and also drove in a run. Joc Pederson had a slow day by his standards but still knocked in a run with a single and walked. On the mound Henry Sosa allowed just 3 hits over 6 innings, but still gave up three runs. Paco Rodriguez struck out 2 in his second appearance of the year as he worked a scoreless 9th, then Sam Demel tossed a perfect 9th to record the save.
AA – The Lookouts allowed 5 early runs and couldn't recover in a 6 - 4 loss to the Generals (Mariners). Andres Santiago, fresh of the DL, gave up all 6 runs in 5 innings of work on 7 hits and 3 walks. Eric Eadington and Mike Thomas were get out of the bullpen, but that didn't matter because the damage was already done. At the plate both Chris O'Brien and Jeremy Hazelbaker homered, but that was about the extent of the offensive highlights in this one.
HiA – Another late comeback attempt by the Quakes once again wasn't enough as they fell to the Mavericks (Mariners) 12 to 9. After scoring just 2 runs over the first 6 innings, the Rancho offense plated 7 over the final 3 frames thanks to some big hits from the middle of their lineup. First Jon Garcia connected on a 2-run bomb, then Corey Seager smacked a based loaded triple to give him 4 RBI's in the game. 3rd baseman Adam Law also had a solid game as he went 3 for 6 with a double and 2 runs scored. Starter Tom Windle had another rough start as he allowed 7 runs in just 4 innings of work, although 3 of those runs were unearned. The bullpen also had a rough game as both Daniel Coulombe and Jharel Cotton gave up multiple runs.
LoA – The Loons plated 7 runs in the 7th inning on Tuesday to pull out an unlikely 11 - 8 comeback victory over the TinCaps (Padres). 11 Great Lakes hitters came to the plate in the big 7th frame, with Jesmuel Valentin collecting a single and a bases loaded triple during the inning. Kyle Farmer went 3 for 5 with a couple of doubles, while Joey Curletta continued his hot start by going 2 for 5 with a RBI and 2 stolen bases. Loons starter Zachary Bird lasted just 4 innings after allowing 4 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks, then James Baune was even worse as he gave up 4 more runs over 3 frames. Once Great Lakes took the lead, however, Mark Pope threw a scoreless 9th to pick up his second save of the year.
Coming up – The Isotopes are off on Wednesday, but the rest of the clubs will be in action including Garrett Gould and the Lookouts. Fabio Martinez will throw for the Quakes and James Campbell will take the mound for the Loons.
Minor League Transactions – AAA: Daniel Moskos was activated from the DL. AA: Andres Santiago was activated from the DL while Chris Reed was temporarily taken off the roster.