Dodger minor league teams won 3 of 7 on Tuesday, but at least there were quite a few solid prospect performances to write about.
Minor League Player of the Day – Devin Shines - 4 for 6, 1 2B, 3 Runs, 1 RBI, 2 SB's. Shines, the Dodgers 2011 38th round pick, is on a pretty incredible run. He had a walk-off single on Monday, and has 8 hits over his last 2 games. If you go back just a few games further, Shines has 12 hits in his last 4 contests. The son of form Expos 1B Razor Shines isn't really much of a prospect, but he's definitely having a week to remember.
AAA – The Isotopes book-ended their night with 2 run innings, and the pair they pushed across in the final frame gave Albuquerque a 6 to 4 win over the Zephyrs (Marlins). The offense started the night with a couple of solo homers by Jerry Sands and Russ Mitchell, but then was relatively quiet until the 9th when Ivan De Jesus and Mitchell drove in the winning runs with singles. Russ actually finished the night with 3 hits and was a triple shy of the cycle. Tim Federowicz went 0 for 4 in his Isotope debut and played the entire game behind the plate. Starter Dana Eveland tossed another solid game as he gave up just 3 runs in 6 innings. He did allow 8 hits, however, and only struck out 2. Jon Link got out of a mini jam in the 9th to record his 11th save of the season.
AA – The Lookouts lost a low scoring affair on Tuesday as they fell to the BayBears (Dbacks) 2 to 1. Chris Withrow started the game with 4 shutout innings, but ended up with the loss as he gave up 2 runs in the 5th. Overall Withrow allowed 5 hits and 3 walks while striking out 5 in 5 innings. Steven Ames 2 frames in relief and struck out 4 while Cole St. Clair had a perfect 9th, but the offense fell flat as it was shutout over the final 8 innings. Brian Cavazos-Galvez went 2 for 4 with a double and Alex Castellanos had 2 hits in his 2nd game as a Lookout, but that was about it for the Chattanooga hitters.
HiA – Matt Magill struck out a season high 12 batters and gave up just 3 hits over 6 innings, but he still ended up with the loss as the Quakes were defeated by the Rawhide (Dbacks) 5 to 2. For Magill it was his third great start in row, and in his previous outing he had K'ed 10 and allowed just 2 hits over 7 innings. His downfall on Tuesday, however, was the fact that he did allow 2 home runs which resulted in 3 runs scoring against him. Jordan Roberts allowed the other two runs of the game in relief. At the plate, Rancho's only extra base hit was a triple by J.T. Wise who also had the only multi-hit game. Nobody else had more than a single.
LoA – The Loons endured an hour long rain delay and eventually sunk the Captains (Indians) 4 to 3. Starter Garrett Gould picked up his 11 win of the season and threw pretty well as he allowed 2 runs on 7 hits over 6 innings. He walked just 1, but also only struck out 3. Scott McGough ran his scoreless streak to 7.2 innings with 1.2 perfect frames which resulted in his 3rd save as a Loon. The 2nd half of Great Lakes lineup generated almost all the offense as the 5 through 9 batters went 8 for 18. Steve Domecus went 2 for 4 with a triple and 2 RBI's, and Chris Jacobs had 2 hits in 3 at bats. Jonathan Garcia also stayed hot as he had his 3rd multi-hit game in 4 days.
Rookie Ogden – The Raptors lost their 5th straight game on Tuesday as they were clipped by the Owlz (Angels) 8 to 3. Starter Derek Cone got lit up for 3 homers in 4.1 innings and allowed 7 runs in total. His relievers did OK, however, including 2011 24th round pick Matt Shelton who lowered his ERA to1.26 with another scoreless inning. Despite the loss, O'Koyea Dickson again led the offense with a double and his 8th homer of the season. Noel Cuevas and Jeff Hunt also had doubles which were the only other extra base hits of the game.
Rookie Arizona – The Arizona Dodgers scored 14 runs on 14 hits to down the Giants 14 to 6 on Tuesday. The offense was carried by leadoff man Devin Shines who has been a man on fire as of late. Shines had 4 hits for the 2nd game in a row, stole 2 bases, and scored 3 runs. Joe Winker also contributed in a big with a with 2 doubles and 3 RBI's, while Gianison Rosa also drove in 3 runs with a double and a triple. On the mound, Luis Mesa picked up the win after allowing 4 hits and 3 runs over 5 innings. His relievers gave up quite a few hits, but that didn't matter in this big win.
DSL – Starter Jackson Mateo was briallant through 5 innings, but his bullpen had the ultimate collapse as the Dodgers lost 9 - 7 to the Mets. Mateo allowed just 1 hit over 5 innings and was cruising with a 7 to 0 lead when he left the game. Over the next two innings, however, 3 relievers combined to allow 9 runs which resulted in the shocking loss. Andrew Shellon allowed the most runs with 4, but Sawil Gonzalez actually blew the save as he gave up the final 3 runs. On offense Greg Pena went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI's, and Melvin Santana also drove in 2 runs with a double.
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)