Minor League Player of the Day – Francisco Martinez (DSL) - 5 IP, 2 hits, 0 earned runs, 4 K's. With just two games on Tuesday there wasn't much to chose from, but Martinez did have a very solid game to earn this honor. The good news is that Martinez has a .122 batting average against so far this season over 15 innings, but the bad news is that he is a 21 year old playing in the Dominican Summer League.
AAA – The Isotopes extended their winning streak to 6 games on Tuesday with a 4 - 1 win over the Storm Chasers (Royals). The Albuquerque offense broke open a 1 - 1 tie in the 7th after Nick Buss tripled home two runs, then scored later in the inning on an errant pick-off attempt. Brian Barden also had a good game as he went 2 for 3, and his solo homer was the only other extra base hit for the Topes. Starter Matt Palmer threw well as he allowed just run on 6 hits over 7 frames. He struck out 5 and walked 2, lowering his ERA to 4.26 in the process. Anthony Ortega got through the 8th without any issues, then Steve Ames recorded his first save since May 26th with a scoreless 9th.
AA – Off day
HiA – The Carolina League All Stars crushed the California League crew in a 12 - 2 victory. Noel Cuevas was the only Rancho player to participate in this game, and he went 0 for 2 with a strikeout as a pinch hitter.
LoA – The Midwest League East Division All Stars defeated the West Division All Stars 6 to 5 on Tuesday. For those of you who are wondering the Loons are in the East Division, however Tyler Ogle was their lone representative in this game and he went 0 for 2 as the DH.
DSL – The Dominican Dodgers fell to the Royals 4 to 2 in 11 innings. A well pitched game was marred by 4 Dodger errors, with one coming in the top of the 11th which aided the Royals to their victory. Getting back to the pitching, starter Francisco Martinez was outstanding as he allowed just 2 hits and an unearned runs though 5 frames. Oscar Cruz followed with 2 innings of 1-hit ball, but Luis Jimenez blew the save after he gave up a run in the 8th. 18 year old Roberth Fernandez took the loss as he allowed 3 hits and both unearned runs in the 11th. At the plate only highlight belonged to 18 year old catcher Luis Rodriguez who went went 2 for 3 with a homer.
Coming up – The Isotopes have a double header tomorrow with Matt Magill scheduled to start one of the games and the Lookouts are supposed to send Zach Lee to the mound in their contest, but as Eric has mentioned that is subject to change.