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Dodgers minor league report for July 31: Zach Lee goes five, Chigbogu goes yard

The rookie leagues continued to pound the ball, while the Lookouts continue to evade home plate like the plague.

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Minor League Player of the Day: Zach Lee was not outstanding but good enough. More on his start below. In has last three starts, sixteen strikeouts with only one walk. That will play.

Triple A: The Isotopes lost 5-1. Rob Rasmussen took the loss, managing to get only 13 outs, while giving up seven hits, five earned runs, and four walks to boot. No one did anything of note on offense. Dee Gordon is still playing second base, and for the first time in a long time the highest BA in the starting lineup for regulars was Justin Sellers at a measly .307. Ian Stewart continues to show why the Cubs released him, batting .184.

Double-A: Zach Lee took the loss to even his record at 8-8. Zach pitched a good game getting fifteen outs, five hits, two earned runs, no walks, and six strikeouts. Carlos Frias finished up the final inning. Frias is working for his third team, and today was his first Double-A action. Once again the punchless Lookouts struggled on offense managing but the one run in a 2 - 1 defeat. This was only a six inning game. I'm sure if they had played seven, eight, or even nine the Lookouts would have put up a flurry of runs. Joc Pederson did not play, but Jon Garcia did, and once again went hitless extending his hitless string to fifteen at bats, and three for his last thirty four at bats.

High Class-A:The Quakes exploded for 17 hits, and 14 runs. Scott Schebler (23), Bobby Coyle (12), and Scott Wingo (two) all hit home runs. Rancho Cucamonga got three-hit games from Schebler , Coyle and Casio Grider propelled the offense. Schebler ended July with 11 home runs, and a 1.134 OPS. Coyle had an interesting month. He blasted 10 home runs but had no other extra base hits. Lindsey Caughel got the benefit of the offense explosion winning his fourth game in decisions.

Low Class-A: Corey Seager picked up a single and walk but it was not enough to avert a 3-1 loss. Brandon Martinez started and went six innings with mediocre results.

Rookie (Ogden):The Raptors won 9-6, interesting box score in that they only drove in six runs, and no one had more than one run batted in. Justin Chigbogu hit a home run for the second game in a row giving him four on the year. The just turned 19-year-old had a nice debut month for the Raptors, ending with a .920 OPS. Brandon Trinkwon picked up two more hits. Trinkwon was a hit machine in July, totaling thirty nine hits. 20-year-old Victor Araujo started and for the first time this year walked more than he struck out. Overall Victor has a great K/BB line of 44/8 in 44 innings.

Rookie (Arizona): Dodgers won 10-3 behind home runs from catcher Julio Leon, and right fielder Theo Alexander. Leon was born on January 24, 1996 which should make even the youngest of you feel old.

DSL: 19-year-old Welington Serrano won his fifth game as the Dominican Dodgers won 7-1.

Transactions: O`Koyea Dickson was placed on the disabled list, and Devin Shines was activated by Rancho Cucamonga.

Box scores / Game info

Albuquerque Isotopes Box Score (AAA)

Chattanooga Lookouts Box Score (AA)

Quakes Box Score (High A)

Great Lakes Loons Box Score (LoA)

Ogden Raptors Box Score (Rookie)

Arizona Dodgers (Rookie)

DSL Dodgers Box Score (Rookie)

Minor League Central - Daily Dodger Recap