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Dodgers 8/16/13 minor league report - Quakes blowout win in otherwise down day

Another home run for Joc Pederson as Friday tried to go one better on Thursday as the minor league teams had only 2 wins with 5 losses.

Joc Pederson homered again in loss
Joc Pederson homered again in loss

Minor League Player of the DayJoc Pederson (AA) - 1 for 2, 1 HR, 3 runs scored, 2 walks. Another slow day so a nearly duplicate performance by Pederson gets him a back to back Player of the Day.

AAA – As their playoff hopes begin to fade the Isotopes lost the first game of an important series against the Oklahoma City Redhawks (Astros) by a 3-2 score. Red Patterson had a serviceable 6 inning start, allowing 2 runs but just 2 hits. 4 walks and 5 strikeouts completed his box score. Onelki Garcia took the loss in his third game in AAA. With only 3 hits, there wasn't much offense for the Isotopes, Alex Castellanos went 1 for 2, with a run scored and 2 walks.

AA – The Lookouts lost a 4-run lead to the Smokies (Cubs) losing 8 to 6. After taking an 6-2 lead to the bottom of the 6th, the Smokies scored 2 runs in the 6th, 8th and bottom of the 9th to win the game. Rob Rasmussen allowed a 2-run home run in the bottom of the 6th, as he gave up 4 runs (2 earned), 4 hits, 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Yimi Garcia took the loss, giving up a 2-run walkoff home run. Joc Pederson secured a second straight Player of the Day as he homered again, scored 3 runs and walked twice.

HiA – The Cal League lived up to its offensive explosiveness reputation as the Quakes football scored the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres) 13 to 7. The bullpen provided 6 innings of solid relief work, giving up just 1 run. Raydel Sanchez got the win putting up 3 scoreless frames with 1 hit, 1 walk and 2 strikeouts. For the guys at the plate, all 9 batters had at least one hit, 8 scored at least one run and 7 drove in at least one run. Darnell Sweeney led the team with 3 hits, including a double. A pair of Scotts each homered, Scott Wingo went 2 for 5 with his home run and 3 RBI while Scott Schebler hit his 26th home run going 2 for 5 and 2 RBI. Corey Seager went 1 for 2 and also walked 3 times.

LoAZachary BIrd didn't have a successful return to the Loons as he had a difficult start and took the loss to the Dragons (Reds) by an 8 - 3 final. Sloppy play didn't help Bird as 3 of his 5 runs allowed were unearned but he also allowed 4 hits and 3 walks in 3 innings of work. Aaron Miller and Jeremy Rathjen each went 2 for 4 for the Loons.

Rookie Ogden – After falling behind 9-5 and later 12-6, the Raptors battled back to tie the game at 12 only to lose to Great Falls (White Sox) 15-12. Raptor pitchers allowed 21 hits and 4 walks and only Jackson Mateo allowed no runs in his 1.1 innings. Jesmuel Valentin is slowly putting together a nice full first season. Though he only went 1 for 4, the shortstop walked twice and has been hitting .327/.422/..419 in August. Adam Law went 4 for 6 with a double, Law has hit in both Arizona and Ogden but has no home runs. However he is an impressive 30 out 33 in stolen bases. Jacob Scavuzzo and Alex Santana also each had 2 hits.

Rookie Arizona – The Arizona Dodgers scored 3 runs in the last two innings to defeat the Athletics 6 to 5. Bladimir Franco got the win for the Dodgers. Jaylen Harris and Josmar Cordero each had 2 hits.

DSL –The Dominican Dodgers couldn't hold on to an early 2-run lead in their 3-2 loss to the Athletics. Angel German started and had 3 scoreless innings. Ibandel Isabel continued an impressive summer with 2 more hits.

Coming upAngel Castro will try to right the atom for the Isotopes, Ross Stripling goes for the Lookouts, Lindsey Caughel will take the ball for the Quake, Julio Urias makes one of his last remaining starts for the Loons and Jose De Leon will make his debut for the Raptors.

Minor League Transactions – AAA: Albuquerque activated C Damaso Espino from the 7-day disabled list, OF Scott Van Slyke recalled by Dodgers, SS Dee Gordon optioned from Dodgers to Albuquerque.

Albuquerque Isotopes 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)

Arizona Dodgers Box Score (Rookie)

Dominican Dodgers Box Score (DSL)

Minor League Central - Daily Dodger Recap