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Dodgers 5/17/11 Minor League Report - Isotopes Win a Wild one in Tucson

Dodger affiliates picked up a couples of wins on Tuesday, and the Loons were rained out for the second time in 3 days.

Minor League Player of the DayJon Michael Redding - 6 IP, 4 hits, 1 run, 9 K's.  Redding lowered his ERA to a surprising 3.11 with his outing on Tuesday, picking up 9 K's along the way.  So far he's shown great improvement over a disappointing 2010 season.

AAA – The Isotopes won a long and interesting game on Tuesday as Albuquerque outlasted the Padres 11 to 9 in 12 innings.  Things went back and forth several times, as Tucson took a 8 to 5 lead with five runs in the 7th before the Topes scored 3 in the 8th to eventually send the game into extra innings.  In the 12th, Albuquerque scored 3 runs and then things got complicated when one of the Padres players got ejected.  That left the Padres without any bench players forcing pitcher Aaron Poreda to hit for himself in the bottom of the 12th with runners on, and he struck out to end the game.  In terms of stats, starter John Ely got knocked around for 10 hits and 6 runs over 6.1 innings, and Jon Link got the save despite allowing 2 hits, 2 walks, and a run.  At the plate Justin Sellers had 4 singles in 6 at bats, driving in 2 and scoring 3 runs.  Ivan DeJesus Jr went 2 for 7 with 2 RBI's, and JD Closser hit a homer for the second consecutive day.  Finally, Rafael Furcal homered which is a great sign for his rehab and for the Dodgers.

AA – It was a boring game for Dodger prospects in Chattanooga on Tuesday as the Lookouts lost to the Smokies (Cubs) 6 to 2Michael Antonini went 5 innings and allowed 3 runs on 6 hits, then David Pfeiffer and Justin Miller combined to allow 9 hits and a few more runs over the final 4 frames.  The Lookout offense had just 6 hits in this game, including singles by Kyle Russell, Scott Van Slyke, and Brian Cavazos-Galvez, and an RBI triple by Alfredo Silverio.

HiA – The Quakes got all around solid pitching against the Rawhide on Tuesday as Rancho defeated Visalia (Dbacks) 4 to 1 for their 5th win in 6 gamesJon Michael Redding had his best start of the year, going 6 strong innings and striking out 9 while giving up just 4 hits and 1 run.  Redding was followed by Josh Walter who threw a shutout 8th, and then Javier Solano who was perfect for the final 2 frames with 2 K's.  At the plate, Jake Lemmerman and Angelo Songco both went 2 for 4, while Austin Gallagher had the only extra base hit of the game (a triple).  In addition, J.T. Wise, Rafael Ynoa, and Blake Smith all drove in a run with RBI singles.

LoA – Postponed yet again

Albuquerque Isotopes Box Score (AAA)

Chattanooga Lookouts Box Score (AA)

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Box Score (HiA)