Minor League Player of the Day – Ogden (Rookie) Devan Ahart, 2 for 4, a double, a run, a RBI and two walks. Ahart was the 2014 16th Round draft pick and he is hitting .304/.368/.420 in his first pro season.
AAA – The Isotopes were able to take their short series against the 51s (Mets) by winning on Saturday in Las Vegas by a 6-5 score. Drew Carpenter allowed five runs (three earned) in 4.2 innings. Going into the eighth inning, the Isotopes trailed 5-3. But then the Isotopes scored three runs, two on solo home runs by Jamie Romak and Brock Peterson and the third on a wild pitch. Matt Magill got the win and Yimi Garcia picked up the save.
AA- The Lookouts held a slim one run lead but in the seventh inning, the Stars (Brewers) scored two runs, one on sacrifice fly and the second on a passed ball that gave the Stars a 5-4 win. Chris Reed had a Quality Start (6 IP, three earned runs) but he also walked four and struck out five. Juan Gonzalez had the blown save when he gave up two runs in the seventh inning. Darnell Sweeney was 1 for 2 with two runs scored and two walks. Alex Liddi was 2 for 4 with a triple and a run scored.
HiA – The Quakes have now lost three straight as the JetHawks (Astros) defeated the Quakes 15-3. Tom Windle gave up five runs, six hits, and three walks in his 3.2 innings. The rest of the Quakes didn't fare much better though none of the Quakes pitchers gave up a home run which is rare thing when you allow 15 runs in a game. (As comparison, the most runs given up in the majors without a home run are the 14 runs the Dodgers gave up to the Tigers last Tuesday). Robbie Garvey was 2 for 4.
LoA –The Loons held a one-run lead from the fifth inning but the Captains (Cubs) scored the tying run in the bottom of the ninth and then came back to score two runs in the bottom of the tenth to beat the Loons 7-6. Jonathan Martinez pitched 5 innings, allowed four runs, six hits, two walks and five strikeouts. But it was Victor Araujo who allowed the tying run to score in the ninth. And then again, trying to hold on to a one-run lead, Luis Chirinos never recorded an out as he gave up two runs and got the loss.
Rookie Ogden – The Raptors built up a 9-1 lead before the Mustangs (Reds) scored five more runs to make the final score closer but still down as a win for the Raptors by a 11-6 score. J.D. Underwood pitched 6 innings and allowed three runs. Jimmy Allen had three hits, Devan Ahart, Michael Ahmed, and Julian Leon each had two hits.
Rookie Arizona – Takumi Numata made the start and went 4 innings, allowed an unearned run, three hits, two walks and struck out four. Billy Bereszniewicz was 3 for 3.
DSL – The Dodgers saw the
2014 All-Star Futures Game featuring Dodger prospects shortstop Corey Seager and left-handed pitcher Julio Urias will begin at 2:00 p.m. PT and can be seen on both MLB.com and MLB Network. On Saturday night, the starting lineup was announced and Corey Seager was named the starting shortstop for the U.S. team and he will bat third. Julio Urias was named the fifth pitcher for the International team so it appears unlikely that the two Quakes teammates will face each other.
Here's an audio interview recorded last Friday with Corey Seager conducted by Rancho Cucamonga broadcast and media assitant Brandon Liebhaber
Coming up – Andres Santiago takes the hill for the Lookouts at 11:15 a.m.; Abdiel Velasquez toes the rubber for the Raptors at 1:05 p.m.toes the rubber for the Raptors at 6:05 p.m.; Brandon Martinez starts for the Loons at 3:30 p.m.; Chris Anderson will go for the Quakes at 5:05 p.m.; Arizona Dodgers also play on Sunday.
Minor League Transactions – HiA: Shortstop Corey Seager and left-handed pitcher Julio Urias both placed on temporary inactive list. Right-handed pitcher Luis Meza and catcher Pratt Maynard activated.