Minor League Player of the Day – Joc Pederson (AAA) - 2 for 4, 1 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI's, 1 Run. Both Pederson and Seager went 2 for 4, today is Joc's day with the triple and home run.
AAA – In a trend that continued in both AA and HiA, poor starting pitching led to a loss as Isotopes couldn't quite score enough in their loss to the Aces (Diamondbacks) 8 to 3. Zach Lee made the start and he pitched 6 innings, allowing 8 hits, a walk, 5 runs (4 earned) and striking out 5. Yimi Garcia pitched 2 innings, giving up a run and striking out 3. Josh Judy gave up the last 2 runs in an inning of work. Joc Pederson provided the scoring, driving in all 3 runs on a solo home run and a 2-run triple. Jamie Romak went 3 for 4 and Tim Federowicz was 1 for 4 with a double.
AA – A poor start put the Lookouts too far behind the Braves as Mississippi held on to win 7 to 5. Chris Reed has not had a good May, 4 of his 5 starts have seen at least 4 runs scored and on Friday, Reed gave up 7 runs, 6 earned in 5 innings. For the month, in 26.2 innings, he has walked 15 while striking out 31. After Reed, three relievers held the Braves scoreless. Darnell Sweeney, Ryan Adams and Jeremy Hazelbaker each 2 hits, O'Koyea Dickson had a double and 2 RBI.
HiA – The Quakes have had a terrific May but Friday was a game to quickly forget, as Lake Elsinore (Padres) Stormed over Rancho Cucamonga 9 to 1. Tom Windle saw 10 hits and 7 runs score in his 3.2 inning start. Corey Seager had 2 more hits including a double.
LoA - Behind good pitching and despite going 2 for 14 with runners in scoring position, the Loons defeated the Silver Hawks (Diamondbacks) 4 to 1. Zachary Bird started and went 5 innings, allowing a run, 4 hits, 2 walks and striking out 6. Victor Araujo, Michael Johnson and Mark Pope put up zeros, Araujo has shined as a relief pitcher, in 21 innings over 11 games this year, Araujo has struck out 23 and just walking 3. Paul Hoenecke went 3 for 5 with a home run and 2 RBI, Joey Curletta and Jesmuel Valentin went 1 for 4. Catcher Spencer Navin went 2 for 4.
Minor League Transactions – AA: Assigned RHP Raydel Sanchez from Ogden Raptors.