It was a very slow day for the Dodger minor leagues as a couple of teams were off, and both full season clubs had below average days at the plate.
Minor League Player of the Day – Angel Sanchez - 5 IP, 2 Hits, 0 ER, 3 K's. Sanchez might have had his worst outing of his young season despite allowing just 2 hits, but it was good enough for the minor league player of the day on a weak day for Dodger prospects. While I'm still not completely sold on Sanchez as a prospect, he lowered his ERA to 1.77, and his batting average against is now just .132 for the season.
AAA – Off day
AA – The Lookouts managed just 4 hits and collected just 1 RBI on Wednesday, but somehow they were able to score 5 runs to drown the Mudcats (Reds) 5 to 3. Alfredo Silverio homered and Elian Herrera went 2 for 2, but all the other Chattanooga runs scored on the 3 Carolina errors. The only other offensive highlight was Brian Cavazos-Galvez's two stolen bases. On the mound, Michael Antonini picked up the win with 6 decent innings during which he allowed 3 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks. Josh Wall was great in relief as struck out 3 during 2 shutout innings, then Steven Ames worked around a leadoff single to pick up his 2nd save in AA.
HiA – Off day
LoA – Angel Sanchez started for Great Lakes and threw another gem, but his bullpen gave up the lead and the game as the Loons got popped by the Kernels (Angels) 5 to 4. Sanchez allowed just 2 hits and an unearned run over 5 innings of work, although his 3 walks were a career high and his 3 K's were a career low. Pete Budkevics is the main one to blame for the blown lead as he gave up 6 hits and 3 runs in just 1.1 innings. Andrew Pevsner took the loss, however, after he allowed the go ahead run to score in the 8th. There isn't a whole lot to write about on offense as the Loons collected just 6 singles and a double. Casio Grider recorded the two-bagger and had 2 RBI's, while Blake Dean's single drove in another one of the runs.
DSL – The Dominican Dodgers rallied for 4 runs in the 7th, but the bullpen gave back all 4 runs over the next 2 innings and the Dodgers lost to the Red Sox 8 to 7. Six pitchers threw in the game for the Dodgers, and Sawil Gonzalez was the only one who had any success as the threw 2 shutout innings with 4 K's. At the plate, all 7 of the Dodger hits were singles, and 18 year old Arce Rodriguez led the way with 2 hits in 4 at bats and an RBI.