Minor League Player of the Day – Yasiel Puig (AA) - 2 for 3, 2 homers, 5 RBI's, 3 runs. Puig tied Joc Pederson for the team lead with 8 homers and his OPS of .993 is now tops on the club. Also it should be noted that the 5 runs batted in on Monday give him 10 RBI's over the last three games.
AAA – The Isotopes used 14 hits to silence the Sounds (Brewers) 7 to 4 on Monday. Tim Federowicz led the offense by going 3 for 5 with a homer, a double, and 3 RBI's to boost his average to .438. Alfredo Amezaga also doubled and drove in 3 runs while Nick Buss, Justin Sellers, and Tony Gwynn had a pair of hits each. On the mound Aaron Laffey finally had a solid start as he allowed just 4 hits and 1 earned run over 6 frames, although he only struck out 1. Red Patterson gave up an earned run in relief and Chris Withrow's throwing error allowed an unearned run to score while he was on the mound, but Withrow ended up getting the win and Kelvin De La Cruz recorded his firsts save with a hitless 9th.
AA – The Lookouts scored in each of the first four innings on their way to an 11 - 1 win over the Blue Wahoos (Reds). Most of the scoring was a direct results of 4 homers hit by two players as both Yasiel Puig and Griff Erickson connected on a pair of bombs. Puig hit a 3-run shot in the first inning to get things going then added a 2-run bomb in the 4th. Both of Erickson's blasts were of the 2-run variety, and they came in the 2nd and 7th innings. Angelo Songco drove in the other two runs with a single. After some shifting of the rotation that allow Ned Colletti to see several of the team's best pitching prospects, the Lookouts were forced to start Michael Thomas who began the year as the Quakes closer and hasn't started a game since 2011. The results were outstanding as Thomas allowed just 2 hits over 4 shutout frames and struck out 4. The recently promoted Joel Lima picked up the win in relief after giving up just 3 hits and a run over 3 innings, and Greg Infante got the final 6 outs without permitting a hit.
HiA – Rancho put together a late comeback attempt but it ended up being unsuccessful in a 6 - 4 loss to Lancaster (Astros). Noel Cuevas hit a 3-run homer in the 8th to get the Quakes close and then O'Koyea Dickson added a solo shot in the 9th, but it just wasn't enough since there had been virtually no offense from Rancho for the first 7 innings. In fact, outside of the homers the club managed just two singles in this game. Gustavo Gomez returned from the DL to start this game and he threw quite well as he struck out 9 over 4.2 frames while allowing 4 hits, 3 walks, and 2 runs. James Campbell and Jon Michael Redding struggled in relief as they combined to give up the final 4 runs of the game.
LoA – It was yet another rough game for the Loons as they fell to the Dragons (Reds) 4 to 1. Not only did the offense manager just 5 hits in this one, but Jesmuel Valentin made 3 errors at shortstop to give him 10 miscues for the season. The only extra base hit and RBI for Great Lakes belonged to James Baldwin as he went 2 for 4 with a double, while Leo Rodriguez had a pair of singles. Starter Angel Sanchez allowed 8 hits and 4 runs (3 earned) over 5 innings while striking out 6, but Arismendy Ozoria provided solid relief work with 3 shutout frames.
Coming up – Matt Palmer gets the road start for the Isotopes on Tuesday and Garrett Gould throws for the Quakes. Miguel Sulbaran will take the ball for the Loons while the Lookouts, who have shuffled their rotation recently have yet to announce their pitcher.
Minor League Transactions – HiA: Gustavo Gomez was activated from the DL and Owen Jones was removed from the roster.