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Dodgers 5/19/13 minor league report - Angel and Alex lead Albuquerque to win

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Starting pitcher Angel Castro allowed just 3 hits and an unearned run on Sunday for the Isotopes while Alex Castellanos had a walk-off single to give Albuquerque a 6 to 5 win

Alex Castellanos had a walk-off single for the Isotopes on Sunday
Alex Castellanos had a walk-off single for the Isotopes on Sunday
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Minor League Player of the DayAngel Castro (AAA) - 7 IP, 3 hits, 0 walks, 0 earned runs. Castro has been Albuquerque's most consistent starter this season, and Sunday's effort was Angel's best outing of the year. He has been surprising effective at home in the Isotopes' hitting friendly park as he has a 2.05 ERA in 30.2 innings at home.

AAA – The Isotopes were able to savage the last game of their 4-game series with the Aces (Dbacks) after a 6 to 5 walk-off victory. This looked like an easy win for Albuquerque given that they lead by 4 runs after 8 frames thanks to an outstanding performance from starter Angel Castro who allowed just 3 hits and 1 unearned runs over 7 frames, but Chris Withrow had his worst outing of the year in relief and gave up 4 runs and the lead. Luckily the Topes offense was able to come back in the bottom of the 9th as Matt Wallach walked to start the frame then eventually scored on Alex Castellanos' walk-off single. Elian Herrera contributed earlier in the game as he went 2 for 4 with a 2-run homer, while Justin Sellers drove in 3 with a double and a sacrifice fly.

AA – Rained out

HiA – The Quakes broke the .500 plane on Sunday as they defeated the JetHawks (Astros) 11 to 7. Everyone in the Rancho lineup except for Scott Schebler had at least one hit in this one, including Jonathan Garcia and Scott Wingo who both had triples. Angelo Songco drove in 3 runs with a couple of singles, while Ryan Mount went 2 for 4 with a pair of RBI's. On the mound starter Jarret Martin was a bit lucky to only give up 3 runs over 5 frames as he allowed 5 hits and walked 6 while striking out just 1. Ryan Acosta was awful out of the bullpen as he gave up 3 homers and 4 runs in the 6th, but after that the Quakes' bullpen was solid. Pedro Baez recorded the win with a shutout frame and Jon Michael Redding got the final 3 outs without allowing a hit.

LoA – The Loons continued their season long slide on Sunday as their 7 - 3 defeat to the Lugnuts (Blue Jays) gives them 4 losses in a row. Jharel Cotton had a rough outing as he gave up 5 hits, 2 walks, and 5 runs over just 4 innings for one of his worst starts of the season. Craig Stem gave up a run in relief despite striking out the side while Scott Griggs pitched his third scoreless inning in a row in a losing effort. On offense Jeremy Rathjen finally hit his first homer of the season and Tyler Ogle connected on his 5th bomb of the year, but that was about it for the offense highlights.

Coming up – The Lookouts will play a double header on Monday with Andres Santiago starting one of the games. Blake Johnson will throw for the Isotopes, Duke von Schamann gets the call for the Quakes, and Carlos Frias gets the nod for the Loons.

Albuquerque Isotopes Box Score (AAA)

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Box Score (HiA)

Great Lakes Loons Box Score (LoA)

Minor League Central - Daily Dodger Recap