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Dodgers 9/12/11 Minor League Report - Quakes on the Brink of Elimination

Minor League Player of the DayMatt Magill - 6.2 IP, 3 Hits, 2 Runs, 4 K's.  Magill's final stat line might not look overly impressive, but through 6 innings he was brilliant as he had only allowed 1 hit.  Good to see Matt throwing well this late in the year since his final 6 appearances in the regular season were mediocre at best.

AAA – Season over

AA – Season over

HiA – The Quakes season is on the ropes after a 3 - 2 loss to the Storm (Padres) on Monday.  The game was actually scoreless through 6, but Lake Elsinore struck first and never looked back.  Starter Matt Magill was outstanding through 6 innings as he had allowed just 1 hit, and even struck out the first 2 batters of the 7th before giving up back to back singles which got him pulled.  Scott McGough came in and promptly served up a 2-run double, then was saved as Blake Smith threw out a runner at the plate when the next batter singled.  Rancho quickly tied the game on a two-run homer by Anthony Jackson, but the Storm answered back with another RBI double to seal their victory.  Besides the Jackson homer, there were no other offensive highlights for the Quakes except for a pinch RBI double by Austin Gallagher.  On the pitching side, besides the players mentioned above it should be noted that Aaron Miller picked up the loss when he walked a batter who eventually scored the winning run, while Juan Rodriguez got out both batters he faced.

LoA – Season over

Rookie Ogden – Pioneer League Finals start today

Rookie Arizona – Season over

DSL – Season over

Coming up - The Quakes are one loss away from elimination, and will send 2011 1st round pick Chris Reed to the mound to try and save the season and tie the best of 5 series at 2.  The Raptors begin the the Pioneer League Finals on Tuesday against the Great Falls Voyagers.  It is a quick best of 3 series and the starter has not yet been announced, through my guess would be 2011 4th round pick Ryan O'Sullivan.

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Box Score (HiA)