Minor League Player of the Day: Joey Curletta, Ogden Raptors. 2012 draftee, Curletta goes 4 for 5 with a home run and 6 RBI.
Triple-A: The Isotopes and the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins) played the suspended game first and the Isotopes got ahead and were able to win 8 to 5. A sloppily played game (6 errors, 4 for the Zephyrs) that featured the regularly scheduled game starter for the Isotopes, Matt Palmer "started" this one and he pitched a fine game. Palmer was able to pitch 6 innings, giving up just 2 runs, 6 hits, 3 walks and striking out 6. Javy Guerra picked up his seventh save, going 1.2 innings with 1 strikeout. Playing second base, Dee Gordon had 3 hits including a double and a triple, scored 3 runs and stole 2 bases. Nick Buss also had a 3 hits, including a 2-run home run.
A 7-inning game took place soon after the first game and the Isotopes swept the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins) 5 to 4. Ian Stewart hit a 2-run shot in the 4-run 4th inning. Stewart has only hit .245 in 53 AB for the Isotopes if you have any ideas of Ian adding help to the Dodgers. Sean White picked up the win going 2 innings without allowing a run. Peter Moylan got the save.
Double-A: The Lookouts bested the Jackson Generals (Mariners) 8 - 5. Ross Stripling returned to the starter's role and he wasn't as effective as he was earlier in the year, giving up 3 runs and 3 hits in 4 IP. Instead it was Garrett Gould who struck out 10 in 4.2 IP while giving up 2 runs, who got the win. In the DH role, Joc Pederson had a good game with 2 hits including a double, 2 runs scored, an RBI and a walk.
High Class-A: After the Lancaster Jethawks (Astros) tied the game at 3, Rancho Cucamonga scored 4 runs and won 7 to 5. Starter Jharel Cotton and Raydel Sanchez pitched the first 4.2 for the Quakes and they gave up 3 runs. Matt Shelton settled things down going 2.1 and just allowing 1 walk and 1 strikeout. Scott Schebler has had a slow week but he had 2 hits and a run scored.
Low Class-A: In a game where two of the top prospects for the Dodgers and in baseball played, Corey Seager and Julio Urias, the Great Lakes Loons beat the Lake County Captains (Cubs) 7 to 4. Seager hit a solo shot to provide a little insurance, he went 2 for 4. Julio Urias started but only pitched 2 innings, Urias did strike out 3 but he gave up 2 runs, 3 hits and a walk. Geoff Brown got the win and Craig Stem picked up his 14th save.
Rookie (Ogden): Ogden ended the Orem Owlz (Angels) playoff chances as they beat them 12 to 8. Both teams will try to qualify in the second half but in this game, Ogden eventually led 12-4 until the Owlz also scored 4 runs in their part of the 9th but it wasn't enough. Joey Curletta had 4 hits including a home run to lead the Raptors but 5 players had 2 or more hits, Hank Yates, Kyle Farmer, Alex Santana and Jacob Scavuzzo. Luis De Paula (why did I think of this guy when I saw that name) got the win.
Rookie (Arizona): While fellow country man, Julio Urias has made prospect lists with his emergence, Logan White mentioned earlier this week, don't miss out on Victor Gonzalez, a 17 year old, 6 foot, 200 lbs left hander. Gonzalez has pitched great for the Rookie team but last night, he gave up 3 runs while not getting out of the first inning as the Brewers defeated the Dodgers 4 to 3. The rest of 8.2 innings was pretty well pitched but the Dodgers could not catch up.
Transactions: Pitcher Steve Smith is assigned from Chattanooga to Albuquerque. Marty Herum and Tyger Pederson (33rd Round draft pick) were assigned to Arizona.
Coming up: In Albuquerque, Stephen Fife makes his second rehab start for the Isotopes. Lookouts hand the ball to Andres Santiago as he starts the series opener against Jacksonville. Jon Michael Redding laces it up for the Quakes. First Round pick Chris Anderson makes another start for the Loons.
Box scores / Game info
Albuquerque Isotopes Game 1 Box Score (AAA)
Albuquerque Isotopes Game 2 Box Score (AAA)
Chattanooga Lookouts Box Score (AA)
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Box Score (HiA)
Great Lakes Loons Box Score (LoA)
Ogden Raptors Box Score (Rookie)
AZL Dodgers Box Score (Rookie)