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Dodgers 9/4/11 Minor League Report - BCG Finally Break Free

Minor League Player of the DayBrian Cavazos-Galvez - 2 for 4, 2 HR's, 5 RBI's, 2 Runs.  BCG has regressed when compared to 2010, but on Sunday he had a big day as he crushed 2 bombs and drove in 5 runs to earn the minor league player of the day.

AAA – Starter Mike Parisi threw a good game, but the Isotopes came up just a bit short in a 3 - 2 loss to the Round Rock Express (Rangers).  Parisi allowed just 3 runs over 7 innings before Jon Link came in and tossed a perfect 8th, but it wasn't enough for the victory as the offense was pretty limited for Albuquerque.  John Lindsey tried to get his team back into the game with a homer in the 9th, but since that was the only extra base hit of the game for the Isotopes it just didn't cut it.  Jay Gibbons went 2 for 3 and had the only multi-hit game for Albuquerque.

AA – The Lookouts, who clinched a playoff birth a while ago, secured the North Division title on Sunday with a 10 to 5 win over the Biscuits (Rays) Brian Cavazos-Galvez led the way with 2 homers and 5 RBI's on the night, giving him 14 long balls for the season.  Corey Smith also took one deep, while Jake Lemmerman went 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI's to round out the Chattanooga offense.  Ethan Martin, whose role has been in flux all season, drew the start for the Lookouts and picked up the win as he allowed just 4 hits and 2 earned runs over 5 innings.  Martin walked 4, however, and continued to make too many pitches as his pitch count was at 96 though 5 frames.  Will Savage tossed the final 4 innings and gave up just 2 runs as he picked up the multi-inning save in relief.

HiA – The Quakes continued to pour it on on Sunday as they defeated the Giants 7 to 4JT Wise connected on his 17th homer and drove in 4 runs to lead the way, while Angelo Songco doubled, walked twice, and drove in his 114th run of the season which ranks 2nd in the league.  Blake Smith also doubled, as did Nick Buss who drove in a run.  Starter Red Patterson struck out 10 over 7 innings of work and allowed just 3 runs as he picked up his 7th win against just 1 loss.  Bret Montgomery walked 3 which resulted in an unearned run, but Logan Bawcom got out of a late inning jam to pick up his 13th save of the season.

LoA – The Loons are doing their best to finish their season on a high note as they beat the Silver Hawks (Dbacks) 6 to 5 on Sunday for their 2nd consecutive win.  Great Lakes scored all 6 of their runs the 1st inning which was highlighted by a Jessie Bosnik grand slam, then held off a slow yet comeback attempt by South Bend.  Greg Wilborn held the opposing batters to 3 hits and 3 runs over 5 frames while striking out 6, then Steven Matre threw 1.2 scoreless innings in his Midwest League debut.  Juan Rodriguez gave up a couple of runs in the 8th as the Silver Hawks drew within one (although both runs were unearned thanks to a Bosnik error) but closer Scott McGough got out of the jam in the 8th then threw a perfect 9th for his 8th save of the year.  Bosnik, who also doubled in the game, provided pretty much the only offensive highlights as he had the Loons' only extra base hits.  The only other batter worth mentioning is Chris Henderson who went 2 for 4 with a run scored.

Rookie Ogden Kazuki Nishijima was impressive in his first start of the year as he helped Ogden to a 4 - 2 win over the Chukars (Royals).  The 22 year old Japanese left-hander allowed just 2 runs (1 earned) over 5 innings, then the recently promoted duo of Juan Noriega and Jason West combined for 3 shutout innings.  Yimi Garcia was perfect in the 9th and recorded 2 K's to pick up his 3rd save.  The Raptor offense was led by Scott Schebler who went 3 for 4 with a homer and 2 RBI's.  Noel Cuevas also took one deep, and Justin Boudreaux's double was the team's only other extra base hit.

Rookie Arizona – Season over

DSL – Season over

Coming up - Labor day marks the end of the regular season for all Dodger minor league affiliates except for the Raptors, and the Isotopes and Loons will be done for the year as they didn't qualify for the playoffs.  Randy Keisler will pitch the finale for Albuquerque, and Tim Sexton will have the honor for Great Lakes.  Allen Webster highlights the starters for the playoff bound teams, while Brandon Martinez will go for his 7th win of the year.

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)