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Dodgers 5/14/13 minor league report - Puig homers and reaches base 5 times in loss

Yasiel Puig says forget me not as he reached base 5 times on Tuesday and hit his first homer since May 2nd

Puig reached base 5 times on Tuesday for the Lookouts
Puig reached base 5 times on Tuesday for the Lookouts
Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

Minor League Player of the DayYasiel Puig (AA) - 3 for 4, 1 HR, 2 walks, 2 runs. Puig had been in a big of a slump recently, but he homered and reached base 5 times on Tuesday so hopefully that is the start of another hot streak for the outfielder.

AAA – The Isotopes earned a split in their 4 game series with the 51's (Mets) as Albuquerque defeated Las Vegas 8 to 5 on Tuesday. Starter Angel Castro had a quality start as he allowed 5 hits and 3 runs over 6 innings, then Kelvin De La Cruz blew away the opposition in relief as he recorded 5 of his 6 outs via the K. Peter Moylan struggled a bit in relief but luckily the Topes had build up a big enough lead at that point so it didn't matter. On offense Justin Sellers had his first hits since returning to AAA and went 3 for 5 with a pair of doubles and a RBI. Matt Wallach hit his first home run since joining Albuquerque, while Jeremy Moore went 2 for 5 with a double and a stolen base.

AA – The Lookouts couldn't hold a 9th inning lead and eventually fell to the Blue Wahoos (Reds) 10 to 9 in 13 innings. Pensacola got on the board early with 6 runs against starter Andres Santiago over the first 4 innings, with most of the damage due to Santiago issuing 6 walks. The bullpen was solid over the next few frames, but in the 9th Yimi Garcia blew the save by allowing a pair of solo homers which tied the game. Luis Vasquez got threw a couple of the extra innings without any issues, but in the 13th he allowed a walk and a single, then threw a wild pitch which allowing the winning run to score. At the dish Yasiel Puig had a big day as he crushed his 6th homer of the year and also reached base 4 other times thanks to two singles and two walks. C.J. Retherford also homered and finish the day 3 for 6, while J.T. Wise hit a 2-run pinch hit homer for his first jack of the year. Joc Pederson went just 1 for 6 but was able to extend his hitting streak to 9 games.

HiA – Off day

LoA – The Loons couldn't string together any offense on Tuesday as Great Lakes fell to the Silver Hawks (Dbacks) 6 to 1. Robbie Garvey went 3 for 4 and drove in the only run while Jesmuel Valentin and Kevin Taylor had a double each, but that was it for the hitting highlights. On the mound Jharel Cotton allowed more than 1 run for the first time since April 6th, and while he recorded the loss he still had a quality start as he gave up 6 hits and 3 runs over 6 frames. Zach Bird allowed 2 runs in relief and is apparently being used in shorter stints now as he hasn't thrown more than 2 innings in an outing since April.

Coming up – The Isotopes are off on Wednesday, while the Loons will send Carlos Frias to the mound in an early morning game. Rob Rasmussen will throw for the Lookouts, and James Campbell will get the ball for the Quakes.

Minor League Transactions – LoA: Jake Hermsen was placed on the DL while Geoff Brown was added to the roster from extended spring training.

Albuquerque Isotopes Box Score (AAA)

Chattanooga Lookouts Box Score (AA)

Great Lakes Loons Box Score (LoA)

Minor League Central - Daily Dodger Recap