Minor League Player of the Day – Greg Harris (LoA) - 5 IP, 4 hits, 1 run, 6 K's. The 2013 17th round pick had a very strong Midwest debut, allowing just 4 hits while striking out 6. The 19 year old is making a big jump as he skipped the Pioneer League and was sent straight to LoA.
AAA – The Isotopes used a trio of solo homers and a go ahead single by Walter Ibarra in the 9th to down Reno (Dbacks) 4 to 3. One of those homers came from Joc Pederson, who also doubled in the game and is now hitting .471 on the young season. Miguel Olivo also had two hits including one of the homers, while Clint Robinson was the third member of the Albuquerque lineup to take one deep. On the mound starter Red Patterson lasted just 3.1 innings after allowing 3 hits, 3 walks, and 2 runs. Colt Hynes pitched a scoreless frame in his Isotope debut, then Yimi Garcia picked up the win after tossing two shutout innings and striking out 4. Finally Josh Judy picked up his first save of the season.
AA – Off day
HiA – The Quakes scored 5 first inning runs, and while they didn't generate any offense during the rest of the game they were still able to hold on for a 5 - 2 victory over the 66ers (Angels). The early scoring wasn't really the result of any one big hit, but instead was related to a combination of singles, walks, ground outs, and passed balls. Chris Jacobs plated two of those runs with his RBI single, while Jose Capellan's double later in the game was Rancho's only extra base hit. Chris Anderson was much better in his second start of the season as he struck out 6 over 4.2 frames and did not allow an earned run even though he walked 3 and permitted 5 hits. Daniel Coulombe was solid in relief as he recorded the win, while Luis Meza got the final 6 outs without too much trouble.
LoA – Great Lakes doubled up Cedar Rapids (Twins) on Tuesday with a 8 - 4 win. Several Loon hitters contributed to the victory, including Justin Chigbogu who opened the scoring with a 2-run homer. Kyle Farmer also drove in two by going 2 for 3 with a triple, while Dillon Moyer doubled twice and knocked in a run. Starter Greg Harris threw very well in his Midwest League debut as he allowed just 4 hits and 1 run over 5 frames, striking out 6 along the way. Francisco Villa struggled in relief to the tune of 4 hits and 3 runs over 2 innings, but Mark Pope got things under control over the final 6 outs to finish off the win.
Coming up – Everyone is back in action tomorrow, including Stephen Fife and the Isotopes. Carlos Frias will take the mound for the Lookouts, Brian Wilson is schedule to get another start for the Quakes (and will likely be followed by Julio Urias), and Jonathan Martinez will throw for the Loons.
Minor League Transactions – AAA: John Cannon has been assigned to the Isotopes to take the place of Tim Federowicz.