Minor League Player of the Day – Scott Schebler (AA) - 2-for-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI's. There were lots of players with solid games on Tuesday, but I'm giving the award to Schebler after he smacked his 15th homer, which is good for second place in the Southern League.
AAA – Zach Lee and Joc Pederson both had tough games on Tuesday as Albuquerque fell to Iowa (Cubs) 6-2. Lee walked four and allowed seven hits and six runs over just four frames, losing his eighth game of the season. Yimi Garcia followed with two hitless frames and Pedro Baez was solid as well, but the offense couldn't make up the early deficit. Erisbel Arruebarrena went 2-for-4 with a double and a RBI to extend his hitting streak to 11 games, while Clint Robinson went 3-for-4. Pederson only had one at-bat after leaving with a shoulder injury.
AA – The Lookouts used a pair of 3-run homers and another two-run blast to reel in the Blue Wahoos (Reds) 14-10. Casio Grider and Scott Schebler were the ones who connected on the three-run bombs early in the game, then in the seventh it was Darnell Sweeney who extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a two-run shot of his own. Daniel Mayora also had a big game as he reached base 4 times, while O'Koyea Dickson went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. On the mound Nick Struck got hit hard as he allowed eight hits and six runs over four frames, and while his bullpen wasn't great, it was good enough to record the win.
HiA – Corey Seager continued his assault on the California League but the Quakes still managed to fall to the Mavericks (Mariners) 4-2. Seager went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo homer as he continues to lead the league in OPS. Unfortunately Rancho had just two other hits in this game, and oddly enough neither were singles as Chris Jacobs and Brandon Dixon both had two-baggers of their own. The rehabbing Juan Uribe was 0-for-3 with a strikeout, but played solid third base. On the mound Jharel Cotton had a quality start yet settled for the loss after allowing seven hits and three runs over six innings. Scott Elbert made his second rehab appearance with the Quakes and gave up a solo homer prior to recording his two outs.
LoA – The Silver Hawks (Dbacks) beat the Loons on Tuesday 5-2 in the battle of the birds. The Great Lakes offense had just five hits in this game, with four of them split between Paul Hoenecke (2B, 1B) and Joey Curletta (HR, 1B). On the bump Victor Arano got the start and allowed four hits and two runs over five frames. Greg Harris followed in relief and made two errors which led to three unearned runs and the loss.
Rookie Ogden – The Raptors allowed five early runs and just couldn't come back from that deficit as they fell to the Rockies 8-6. Starter Bernardo Reyes was the one who permitted the five runs in the second inning, and while he settled down after that he eventually gave up two more as he was charged with the loss. Pioneer League pitcher of the week Edison Bock walked two his inning of relief but still managed to get out of the frame unscathed. The Raptor offense combined for 13 hits in this one, and Colin Hering led the way by going 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Julian Leon also had three base knocks while Justin Chigbogu and Michael Ahmed had two hits apiece.
Rookie Arizona – Off day
DSL – The Dominican Dodgers had just 4 hits in a 4-3 loss to the Royals. Luis Paz went 2-for-4 with a double and Carlos Aquino had a triple to round out the offensive highlights. On the mound Robert Fernandez pitched very well as he allowed just three hits and one run over six innings of work. Angel Bautista got the blown save and took the loss in relief as he gave up three more runs in just 1⅓ innings.
Coming up – It's the Isotopes turn to have off on Wednesday, but everyone else will be in action including Matt Shelton and the Lookouts as they play an early 8:15 am PST game. Tom Windle gets the start for the Quakes, Jonathan Martinez throws for the Loons, and Victor Gonzalez takes the mound for the Raptors.