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Dodgers 8/5/12 Minor League Report - Leave it to Seager

Minor League Player of the DayCorey Seager (Ogden) - 4 for 4, 2 HR's, 5 RBI's, 4 Runs. Just when we started complaining about Seager's lack of production, he goes out and crushes the ball. After going 3 for 6 with a homer on Saturday, Corey came back and had one of the best games of any Dodger minor leaguer this season. had a nice article about his performance here.

AAA – The Isotopes matched the Padres with 15 hits, but they came up 2 runs short as Albuquerque fell to Tuscon 10 to 8. Ivan De Jesus had a huge night at the plate as he went 4 for 4 with a 2-run homer, a double, and 3 runs scored. Scott Van Slyke connected on a pair of two baggers, while Matt Angle and Elian Herrera both had a double, a single, and a RBI. Starter Will Savage had a terrible outing as he got torched for 10 hits and 8 runs over 3.1 innings, then Matt Antonini allowed the other two runs in relief. Cole St. Clair was a bright spot, however, as he hurled two hitless innings in his return to the bullpen.

AA – Weather forced this game to end early and luckily the Lookouts were leading as Chattanooga downed the Braves 6 to 4. Starter Allen Webster didn't have his best stuff on Sunday as he allowed 6 hits, 3 walks, and 3 runs over 5.2 innings, but it was good enough to keep his team in the game. Eric Eadington got the win in relief after the Lookouts scored 3 in the 6th. C.J. Retherford plated two runs with a pair of singles, while J.T. Wise went 3 for 4. Rafael Ynoa also had a good game as had a single, a double, and a RBI.

HiA – The Quakes came up just short on Sunday as they lost to the Storm (Padres) 8 to 7. This was pretty much a bullpen game as spot starter Ryan Acosta lasted just 2.1 innings and gave up 4 runs, then Eammon Portice allowed 4 more scores over the next 2.2 frames. By that time the deficit was too much for Rancho to overcome, although they did give it their best effort. Angelo Songco continues to heat up as he hit his second homer in as many days, a two run shot, while Chris Jacobs plated two with a pair of doubles. Steve Domecus actually led the team with 3 hits and was just a homer shy of the cycle as he singled, doubled, and tripled.

LoA – The Loons lost to the Dragons (Reds) 11 to 5 thanks to a poor pitching performance. Starter Duke von Schamann actually started off quite well and made it all the way into the 7th, but he faltered there and ended up allowing 5 runs. Jose Dominguez then got crushed for 4 more runs while recording just 1 out, and Joel Lima gave up the final 2 scores. Great Lakes had a surprise leader at the plate as Jeff Hunt doubled his season homer total with a pair of jacks. Those were the only extra base hits of the game for the Loons, although Scott Schebler did collect a pair of singles, stole a base, and scored two runs.

Rookie Ogden – It's not everyday that you see 18 runs scored in one inning, but that's what happened on Sunday in Ogden's 15 - 11 win over the Rockies. Already leading 6 to 0 the Raptors plated 8 runs in the top of the 6th, only to have Grand Junction respond with 10 scores of their own in the bottom of the inning. Luckily the Rockies would only score once more which helped the Raptors hold on for the victory. As you probably already know Corey Seager had the huge game in this one as he went a perfect 4 for 4 with a pair of jacks and 5 RBI's. What you might not know, however, is that Jesus Valdez also hit two bombs and also had 5 RBI's in this game. Delvis Morales contributed as well with two singles, a triple, and 3 runs batted in. Lost in all the offense of this game was yet another shutout performance by Ross Stripling as he allowed just 1 hit over 3 innings and lowered his ERA to 0.39. Relievers Kazuki Nishijima and Luis Meza were bullpen arms that were responsible for allowing the 10 run inning.

Rookie Arizona – Off day

DSL – Off day

Coming upZach Lee highlights Monday's action as the throws for the Lookouts, while Blake Johnson will get the start for the Isotopes. Carlos Frias and Arismendy Ozoria will take the mound for the Raptors and Loons, respective, while the Quakes have the day off.

Minor League Transactions – AA: Javy Solano was suspended (although I do not know the reason), while Joe Becker was assigned to the Lookouts as there was no longer room for him in Albuquerque.

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)

Minor League Central - Daily Dodger Recap