Minor League Player of the Day – Tyson Brummett (AA) - 7 innings, 0 runs, 3 hits, 0 walks, 6 strikeouts. Brummett followed his last start, a 7 innings of shutout, no walk pitching with another solid 7 innings. While the 29-year old former UCLA Bruin is not a prospect, he is providing solid work for the Lookouts in April.
AAA – The rain that appeared in the LA area also postponed Friday night's game between the Isotopes and Grizzlies in Fresno. They will try to play a doubleheader starting late this afternoon.
AA – The Lookouts hosted the Barons (White Sox) but Tyson Brummett, Mike Thomas and Pedro Baez kept runs off the board as Chattanooga shutout Birmingham 4 - 0. Tyson Brummett had pitched 7 innings of shutout ball in his last start, he followed that with another 7 innings of shutout baseball. Mike Thomas and Pedro Baez closed the door and Baez picked up his 5th save. The Lookouts began the scoring in the second when Scott Schebler tripled and scored on a double by Erisbel Arruebarrena. Schebler would later hit a 2-run home run.
HiA – The Quakes had a combination of a Brian Wilson bobble-beard giveaway, Clayton Kershaw's first rehab start and a pending rainstorm on Friday night. The Quakes also faced a team filled with prospects, the JetHawks (Astros) and despite Kershaw pitching 5 innings of 1-run ball, the Lancaster defeated Rancho Cucamonga 6 - 3. Clayton Kershaw did not pitch in A-Ball during his rise to the majors in less than 2 years but he made his California League debut last night. For more on Kershaw's start, click here. After Kershaw left the game, Geoff Brown and a James Baldwin error led to 2 runs and the JetHawks had the lead. Julio Urias had his second "relief" appearance following a Dodger rehab assignment and he never got comfortable. He pitched just 2/3 of an inning, with 3 runs allowed, 1 hit and 4 walks. Jon Garcia hit his third home run (this week) and Robbie Garvey also hit a solo home run. Corey Seager missed his second game in a row with a slight hamstring pull.
LoA – The Loons continued their homestand with a weekend 3-game set against the Dragons (Reds) but Great Lakes lost to Dayton 10 to 2. Greg Harris did not make it out of the 3rd inning, going 2.1 innings and giving up 5 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks. Brandon Martinez did pitch 3.2 innings but 7 hits and 2 walks led to 2 more runs. League leading hitter, Joey Curletta (.381/.409/.476) went 3 for 4, Paul Hoenecke and Alex Santana also had 2 hits but the league's top scoring team (almost 6 runs a game) were held to just 2 runs.
Coming up – Matt Magill and Stephen Fife will start another doubleheader for the Isotopes, Chris Reed toes the rubber for the Lookouts, and Jonathan Martinez will try to continue his solid April for the Loons. Lindsey Caughel will start for the Quakes.
Minor League Transactions – AA: Chris Reed assigned to Chattanooga Lookouts from Ogden Raptors.