Minor League Player of the Day – Leon Landry - 2 for 4, 2 2B's, 2 Runs, 1 SB. With just 2 games on Wednesday there weren't a whole lot of options for this award, but Landry continues to impress with his 8th multi-hit game in his last 10 contests. Landry has a 1.158 OPS over that time frame, and for the season is hitting .371.
AAA –Off day
AA – Off day
HiA – Brandon Martinez continued his success in the California League with 5 innings of 4 hit ball, but spotty defense caused the Quakes to lose to Lancaster (Astros) 6 to 4. B-Mart allowed 1 run and struck out 4, but then Freddie Cabrera gave up 5 scores in relief which put the game out of reach. 3 of the 5 runs Cabrera permitted were unearned, however, thanks to a pair of Rancho errors in the 7th inning. Scott McGough and Eric Eadington finished the game strong as they combined for 2.2 shutout frames. At the plate the Quakes scraped together 7 hits, and 6 of them were doubles. Leon Landry led the way with a pair of two-baggers and a stolen base, while Joc Pederson drove in two with a double and a sac fly. Scott Wingo went 2 for 4 with a double, and the rarely mentioned Nick Akins also doubled.
LoA – The Loons won a marathon game on Wednesday as Great Lakes defeated the Whitecaps (Tigers) 6 to 5 in 16 innings. After West Michigan tied the game in the top of the 9th, the two clubs played 6 innings of scoreless ball before James Baldwin finally drove in the winning run with a RBI double. For Baldwin it was the breakthrough he needed on a rough day which saw him go 1 for 8 with 4 K's. O'Koyea Dickson contributed to the win by going 3 for 5 with an RBI, while Jesse Bosnik went 2 for 5 with a homer. The Loons sent 7 different pitchers to the mound in this game, starting with Arismendy Ozoria who allowed 4 runs despite giving up just 3 hits over 5.2 innings. Most of his base-runners came via the walk as he issued 4 free passes. Several relievers followed, including Yimi Garcia who was the one who blew the save in the 9th. Once in extra innings Jason West tossed 3 innings of 2-hit relief, while Joel Lima finished the game with 4 scoreless innings to record the win.
Coming up – All the teams return to action on Thursday, including the Lookouts who will send Aaron Miller to the mound. Jarret Martin will start for the Loons, and while the other two games have TBD pitchers I'm guessing it will be Michael Antonini for the Isotopes and Angel Sanchez for the Quakes.
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Box Score (HiA)
Great Lakes Loons Box Score (LoA)