Minor League Player of the Day
Joc Pederson, 2 for 5, 2 home runs, 4 RBI. Joc Pederson hit his 10th and 11th home runs of the season as he was trying to replicate his incredible April Pederson hit 22 home runs in Chattanooga last year and he has matched half of that total in the second week of May.
Triple-A Albuquerque: In the top of the first inning after a one-out walk to Mike Baxter, Joc Pederson hit his first home run of the game. That was followed by a Clint Robinson home run to stake the Isotopes to an early lead over the Chihuahuas (Padres) that would lead to a 8 - 4 victory.
Back from his start for the Dodgers in Miami, Stephen Fife pitched 3 innings before being lifted for a pinch-hitter in the 4th. Fife gave up 6 hits, 2 runs and struck out 2. Carlos Frias pitched next for 5 innings where he allowed 7 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk and 4 strikeouts. Yimi Garcia pitched a scoreless 9th inning.
Aside from Pederson, Clint Robinson was 2 for 4 with that back to back home run and a walk, Tim Federowicz had 2 hits in 5 at bats, Alex Guerrero had a double in 5 at bats and Jamie Romak hit a solo home run.
With one on and two out, Joc Pederson did this in the 6th inning
That would close out the Isotope's scoring as Pederson enjoyed Albuequerque's first visit to El Paso.
Double-A Chattanooga: Nick Struck went seven innings and only gave up 3 runs but it wasn't good enough as the Lookouts would go down 5 - 2 against Stars (Brewers). Struck gave up 5 hits, walked 2 and struck out 2 in his 7 innings, Mike Thomas pitched 1 inning and gave up 2 runs, 2 hits, 2 walks and a strikeout, Jarret Martin pitched a scoreless inning with one hit allowed.
Advanced Class-A Rancho Cucamonga: Julio Urias
Seager doubled home a run in the second made in 4 - 2 and Urias settled down to pitch three shut out innings. Urias would leave after 4, giving up 5 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. Geoff Brown got the win as he pitched the final 5 innings, giving up 7 hits, 1 run, 1 walk and 4 strikeouts.
Chris Jacobs added his 8th home run of the year to his first inning double and he went 3 for 5. Seager had a 3 for 4 game with a pair of doubles and a walk.
Class-A Great Lakes: Greg Harris struck out three batters in the first inning but he also saw the Silver Hawks (Diamondbacks) score 3 runs that gave the Silver Hawks the lead in a game where they would also have a pair of 4 run innings in the Silver Hawks 12 - 5 win over the Loons.
Harris had a strange pitching line as his 5 strike outs made up his 1 2/3 innings pitched. He also gave up 5 hits and 3 walks to 8 batters he faced that didn't strike out and 7 of those 8 scored. Victor Araujo pitched a scoreless 2 1/3 inning but then Scott Barlow gave up 5 runs on 5 hits, 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Brandon Trinkwon, who went 2 for 4 as the starting second basemen, came in to pitch and he retired the two batters he faced.
Aside from Trinkwon, Joey Curletta and Paul Hoenecke each had 2 hits.
Tyson Brummett will start for Chattanooga against Huntsville at 11:15 a.m PT ... Red Patterson toes the rubber for Albuquerque at 12:05 p.m. at El Paso ... Jharel Cotton will takes the mound for the Rancho Cucamonga at Lake Elsinore at 1:05 p.m.
Minor League Transactions
Scores & Reports
Triple-A: Albuquerque 8, El Paso 4
Double-A: Huntsville 5, Chattanooga 2
Advanced Class-A: Rancho Cucamonga 8, Lake Elsinore 3
Class-A: South Bend 12, Great Lakes 5