Minor League Player of the Day
Garrett Gould, 6 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 2 walks and 9 strikeouts. Gould's last 2 starts, 11 IP, 7 hits, 2 runs, 5 walks and 14 strikeouts. Time will tell if former Dodger second round draft pick will build on these games.
Triple-A Albuquerque: A six-run first followed by a five-run second inning was more than enough as the River Cats (Athletics) defeated the Isotopes 12 - 3.
Henry Sosa recorded one out in his one-third of an inning start. Sosa walked the first two, then Sosa committed an error on a pick-off attempt, a third straight walk, next batter doubled in one, another walk, sacrifice fly, fifth walk of the inning, and a single scoring two. After that, Sosa was taken out, his line was
In the second inning, 4 hits and 2 walks scored 5 more runs. Trayvon Robinson singled in Alex Guerrero to make it 11 - 1. Jamie Romak hit his 8th home run of the season but that was the last offensive highlight for the Isotopes.
With one on and one out in the top of the 9th, trailing 12 - 3, Joc Pederson had his highlight of the game.
Double-A Chattanooga: The Lookouts took a 2 - 1 lead into the bottom of the 8th but an error extended the inning and the Blue Wahoos (Reds) took advantage to score two more runs to win 4 - 2. Garrett Gould had a back to back solid start, 6 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 2 walks and 9 strikeouts. Between O'Koyea Dickson who had a first inning 2-run home run and Gould, the Lookouts were in a good position to win.
Juan Ramon Noriega pitched a nice 7th inning but he could not repeat that as he gave up the tying run. But while the game was tied, Noriega had the bases empty and two outs. However an error by second baseman Darnell Sweeney extended the inning and the River Cats were able to score 2 on a double to take the lead and eventually the game. Erisbel Arruebarrena singled and scored the other run on Dickson's home run.
Advanced Class-A Rancho Cucamonga: Chris Anderson had a rough first inning and the Storm (Padres) were able to stave off a 9th inning rally to beat the Quakes 6 - 5. Anderson's season has some good things like 40 strikeouts in 33.2 innings but he has also walked 22 and teams are hitting .285 against him. Freddie Cabrera pitched 4 scoreless innings in relief.
Class-A Great Lakes: A 3-run first inning for the Silver Hawks (Diamondbacks) was the start of their scoring as South Bend held off the Loons 9 - 7. Luis Chirinos, Ralston Cash, and Jacob Rhame were unable to keep South Bend off the scoreboard.
Greg Harris goes to the mound for Great Lakes at South Bend at 4:05 p.m PT ... Nick Struck will start the series opener as Chattanooga hosts Huntsville at 4:15 p.m ... Stephen Fife starts for Albuquerque at 6:05 p.m. at El Paso ... Julio Urias will go for the Rancho Cucamonga at Lake Elsinore at 6:05 p.m.
Minor League Transactions
AA: LHP Jarret Martin was activated from 7-day disabled list; RHP Raydel Sanchez assigned to Ogden.
Scores & Reports
Triple-A: Sacramento 12, Albuquerque 3
Double-A: Pensacola 4, Chattanooga 2
Advanced Class-A: Lake Elsinore 6, Rancho Cucamonga 5
Class-A: South Bend 9, Great Lakes 7