Minor League Player of the Day – Jon Garcia (HiA), 3 for 5, 1 home run, 3 runs scored, 3 RBI. Garcia played 40 games for the Quakes, he hit 11 home runs and had 29 RBI in 168 at bats. Garcia still has contact and on-base issues (.220 BA, .241 OBP and 47 strikeouts to 6 walks) but his .470 slugging pct and strong throwing arm are large tools.
AAA – The Isotopes were never in the game as the Zephyrs (Marlins) won 8 - 1. Zach Lee started and did not pitch well, he went 5 innings, 6 runs, 7 hits (including 2 home runs), 1 walk and 2 strikeouts. Paco Rodriguez pitched one inning and struck out the three batters he faced. Joc Pederson was 2 for 4 with his 17th home run of the season, he also struck out twice, Pederson has stuck out 22 times in his last 45 at bats. Griff Erickson also went 2 for 4.
AA – The Lookouts were swept by the Stars (Brewers), 7 - 5. The Stars won all 5 games as the Southern League heads to the All-Star break. Raydal Sanchez started for the Lookouts and pitched well, 5 IP, 2 runs, 3 hits, 4 walks and 4 strikeouts. However, Blake Smith did not pitch well, after one out, five consecutive hits led to five runs being charged to Smith. That was enough for the Stars. Darnell Sweeney was 2 for 5 with a double, Daniel Mayora was 2 for 5 with 3 RBI and Alberto Rosario was 2 for 4.
HiA – The Quakes had three of their top prospects playing in their series finale against the JetHawks (Astros) and that was enough for a 9 - 3 win. Chris Anderson started and gave up 2 runs in five innings pitched. Anderson also allowed 4 hits, 4 walks while striking out 5. Julio Urias pitched two innings in relief, he retired all 6 batters he faced, striking out 4. All nine players in the lineup had at least one hit. Corey Seager was 2 for 4 with a walk. Jon Garcia and Steve Proscia each went 3 for 5 with a home run. Proscia drove in two runs to Garcia's three runs batted in. Tyler Ogle was 1 for 5 with a three-run home run. Aaron Miller was 1 for 5 with a triple.
LoA – The Loons were shutout by the Lugnuts (Blue Jays) losing 3 - 0. The Loons have gone 5-5 in their last ten games. Brandon Martinez allowed 2 runs in 5 innings pitched, Martinez gave up 8 hits and 2 walks. Luis Chirinos pitched 3 innings with 1 run charged, allowing 3 hits, 1 walk and striking out 4. Malcolm Holland and Alex Santana were each 2 for 3.
DSL –The Dodgers scored 14 runs with a 8-run inning and a 5-run inning as they defeated the Rays 14- 3. Osiris Ramirez was making his third start of the season and this was his best one pitching 5 scoreless innings, giving up 6 hits, a walk and 4 strikeouts. Miguel Londono pitched one inning and struck out two. Every starting player had at least one hit, Six Dodgers had two or more hits, Moises Perez was 2 for 3 with 2 doubles. Samuel Ortiz was 3 for 6. Shakir Albert was 2 for 5. Hendrick Clementina was 4 for 5 with a home run and 3 RBI. Felix Nunez also hit a home run as he went 2 for 4 with a walk.
Coming up – All-Star breaks begin for Chattanooga and Rancho Cucamonga. Sam Demel starts for Isotopes at 5:05 p.m. PDT and Jordan Hershiser takes the mound for Great Lakes at 12:05 p.m.
Minor League Transactions – None