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Dodgers 7/17/11 Minor League Report - Quakes Shell the Nuts with 5 in the 9th

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Minor League Player of the DayArce Rodriguez - 3 for 4, 2 2B's, 1 HR, 4 RBI's.  Jake Lemmerman (with 4 hits) and Joc Pederson (3 hits and 3 SB's) both had nice days, but I'm giving this award to DSL player Arce Rodriguez because he impressed me with his 3 extra base hits.  After a terrible month of June, the 18 year old Rodriguez is hitting .475 in the month of July with 2 homers and a 1.187 OPS.

AAA Trayvon Robinson's grand slam was the difference in this one as the Isotopes defeated the Nashville Sounds (Brewers) 9 to 5.  The bomb was Robinson's only hit of the game, but it was his 23rd of the season and according to reports it was an opposite field shot to left field.  AJ Ellis contributed by going 2 for 4 with a double and 3 RBI's, while Jay Gibbons had 3 hits (including a double) and scored 3 times.  On the mound, John Ely went the minimum 5 to get the win, and he gave up 3 earned runs on 5 hits.  Ramon Troncoso had his 4th strong outing in a row with 2 innings of 1 hit ball, and Jon Link tossed a perfect 9th in a non-save situation.

AA – The Lookouts lost in 12 innings to the Mobile BayBears (Dbacks) on Sunday 7 to 5Allen Webster started and had one of his least impressive AA outings, allowing 8 hits, 3 walks, and 4 runs over 5 innings.  His relievers kept Chattanooga in the game as Josh Walter, Shawn Tolleson, and Javy Solano allowed just 1 run over the next 6 innings, but in the 12th a passed ball and a fielding error by Travis Denker saddled Josh Wall with the loss.  At the plate, Brian Cavazos-Galvez went 2 for 3 with his 6th homer of the year, while Jaime Pedroza doubled in each of his two at bats.

HiA – The Quakes were down for most of their game on Sunday, but a big 5 run rally in the bottom of the 9th capped by a Anthony Jackson walk-off single gave Rancho a 12 to 11 victory over the Modesto Nuts (Rockies).  Starter Arismendy Ozoria struggled through 2 innings and allowed 5 runs on 6 hits.  Reliever Daniel Carela put his team in an even bigger hole by giving up 4 runs in 3 innings, and Carlos Frias also gave up a run but picked up the win by default.  The Quakes put together a very strong offensive effort with a 17 hit attack, although only two of those hits went for extra bases.  Jake Lemmerman went 4 for 5 with a double and a couple of RBI's to boost his average above .300, and Angelo Songco's two-bagger was the other non-single of the night.  Nick Buss (3 for 5), Austin Gallagher (2 for 4), and Rafael Ynoa (2 for 5) all also had multi-hit games.

LoA – The Loons played an all around good game as they defeated the Kane County Cougars (Royals) 6 to 4.  Starter Garrett Gould was a bit wild as he walked 4, but he only gave up 4 hits and 3 runs over 6 innings while K'ing 5 to collect his 10th win of the season.  Raul Burgos picked up his 2nd save of the year with 1.1 hitless innings.  On offense, Blake Dean had 3 hits and a couple of RBI's to give him 5 base knocks and 6 runs batted in over the past 2 days.  Casio Grider went 2 for 5 with a couple of double, and David Iden doubled and drove in 2 runs.

Rookie Ogden – The Raptors allowed just 4 hits in route to a 5 to 1 victory over the Billings Mustangs (Reds)Brandon Martinez started this game and cruised through the first 3 innings, and while he got a bit wild in the later innings he still had a great stat line for the game of 5 IP, 3 hits, 4 K's, and 1 run.  Joel Lima allowed just 1 hit over 3 innings, and Matt Shelton finished off the gem with a perfect 9th.  Joc Pederson led the offense with 3 hits (including a double) and 3 stolen bases, while Kevin Thompson and Charlie Mirabal collected 2 hits and 2 RBI's each.

Rookie Arizona – The Arizona Dodgers doubled up the Indians 8 to 4 despite getting out-hit on SundayAlex Santana led the offense by going 3 for 4 with a double and 3 runs scored, while Jesus Valdez reached base 4 times and drove in 2 runs.  Robert Boothe made his first appearance in a very long time as the starter and tossed 3 shutout innings.  4 of the 5 relievers didn't allow a run as Bolivar Medina was the only one who got touched up for 4 runs.

DSL – The Dominican Dodgers crushed the Pirates 10 to 5 with solid hitting and starting pitching.  Jackson Mateo threw 7 innings and allowed just 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 7 to lower his ERA to 1.70 for the season.  His relievers didn't do so well, but that didn't matter as the offense picked up the slack.  Arce Rodriguez had the big game at the plate as he went 3 for 4 with a homer, 2 doubles, and 4 RBI's.  Nobody else did anything worth mentioning.

Albuquerque Isotopes Box Score (AAA)

Chattanooga Lookouts Box Score (AA)

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Box Score (HiA)

Great Lakes Loons Box Score (LoA)

Ogden Raptors Box Score (Rookie)

Arizona Dodgers Box Score (Rookie)

Dominican Dodgers Box Score (DSL)