Minor League Player of the Day – Josh Bard (AAA) - 3 for 4, 1 2B, 2 Runs. Bard didn't necessarily play a big role in the Isotopes win on Thursday, but he did have the best overall day with a 3 for 4 effort.
AAA – The Isotopes were able to even their playoff series against the Storm Chasers (Royals) on Thursday as they beat Omaha 5 to 3. Albuquerque scored all 5 of their runs after the 5th inning, starting with a two-run triple by Trent Oeltjen in the 6th. Josh Fields then plated a pair of runs in the 7th, while a Tony Gwynn RBI single scored the final run of the game for the Topes in the 8th. The only other offensive player of note was Dee Gordon who went 3 for 5 and stole his first AAA base of the season. On the mound Stephen Fife did his best John Ely impersonation as he allowed just 3 runs over 7 frames while striking out 5. Scott Rice recorded the save by finishing the game with 2 frames of 1-hit ball.
AA – The Lookouts couldn't do much of anything on Thursday as they were shutout by the Generals (Mariners) 3 to 0 in their playoff opener #3 hitter Luis Nunez went 2 for 4 while Jake Lemmerman singled and walked, but that was about it for the Chattanooga offense. On the mound Matt Magill put together a solid performance as he permitted just 1 run to score over 7 frames, but he couldn't help the damage that Eric Eadington and Yimi Garica brought into the game in later innings.
HiA – Season over
LoA – Season over
Rookie Ogden – The Raptors lost in walk-off fashion on Thursday as Grand Junction (Rockies) doubled home the game winner in a 4 - 3 victory over Ogden. The Raptors only had one extra base hit in their regular season finale, and that came via a double from Austin Cowen. Eric Smith drove in two of the team's runs, while Delvis Morales gave up 2 singles and 3 RBI's. On the mound Jonathan Martinez made his Pioneer League debut and allowed 2 runs on 7 hits, then Kazuki Nishijima permitted a run to score in his 2 innings of work. Travis Jones officially took the loss as he gave up the final run of the game.
Rook Arizona – Season over
DSL – Season over
Coming up – As of now I looks like Derrick Loop will start the Isotopes in their playoff home opener, while Zach Lee will try and even the post-season series for the Lookouts. The Raptors will also being their playoff run on Friday, and it looks like Lindsey Caughel will take the ball for Ogden.
Minor League Transactions – AA: I believe that I failed to mention that Eric Eadington has been added to the Lookouts playoff roster.
Albuquerque Isotopes Box Score (AAA)
Chattanooga Lookouts Box Score (AA)
Ogden Raptors Box Score (Rookie)
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