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Dodgers 8/25/13 minor league report - Curletta goes yard twice in Raptors win

The Raptors used a big night from Joey Curletta to stay in the playoff hunt

Joey Curletta had 2 HR's from the Raptors on Sunday
Joey Curletta had 2 HR's from the Raptors on Sunday
Brandon Hart

Minor League Player of the DayJoey Curletta (Ogden) - 3 for 5, 2 HR's, 3 RBI's.  Curletta doubled his 2013 home run total with a couple of bombs on Sunday, and for the season the 2012 6th round pick is hitting .309 with a .846 OPS.

AAA – The  Nashville Sounds (Brewers) doubled up on the Isotopes on Sunday, 10 to 5Matt Palmer started off strong but overall had a rough game as he walked 5 over 4.2 innings and gave up 4 runs, then Blake Johnson got hit even harder as he permitted 5 runs to score in relief.  At the dish Albuquerque had just 5 hits, with 2 of them coming from Brian Barden who went 2 for 4 with a triple and 3 RBI's.  Tony Gwynn had two of the other base knocks including a double.

AA – The Lookouts lost to the Generals (Mariners) 4 to 3 in the bottom of the 9th when pitcher Steve Smith threw the ball away with the bases loaded.  Prior to the error the score had been tied at 3 for most of the game, with starter Chris Reed allowing the 3 runs over 6 innings of work.  The bad news with his quality start is that he walked 3 and struck out just 2.  After he left the game Duke von Schamann and Jarret Martin each provided solid relief, and then the ball went to Smith who lost it.  On offense the streaky Joc Pederson went 2 for 4 with a run scored, while Griff Erickson hit his 8th homer of the season.

HiA – The Quakes were silenced by the JetHawks (Astros) on Sunday 7 to 1, however a loss by the Storm means they didn't lose ground in their playoff hunt.  Starter Jon Michael Redding was on the mound when all 7 runs scored, and while he gave up 10 hits in the game only 2 of the runs the scored against him were earned thanks to a trio of defensive miscues.  Raydel Sanchez and Blake Smith got through the final 3 frames without any damage.  Pratt Maynard led the offense by going 3 for 4 with a double, and the only other highlight was a 2 for 4 game from Scott Schebler that included a double.

LoA – The Loons scored single runs in the 7th, 8th, and 9th innings to pull out a 4 - 2 victory over the Silver Hawks (Dbacks)Kevin Taylor, who homered earlier in the game, knocked in one of the late runs, while Robbie Garvey and Devin Shines brought home the other two.  Aaron Miller also had a solid game as he went 2 for 4 with a double.  On the mound starter Jonathan Martinez pitched well as he allowed just 2 runs over 6 innings and struck out 5.  Ralston Cash got the win in relief, and Owen Jones picked up his 5th save.

Rookie Ogden – The Raptors used a big offensive outburst to tame the Mustangs (Reds) 8 to 3.  Right fielder Joey Curletta had the big game at the plate as he crushed two homers, giving him 4 for the year.  Justin Chigbogu had 3 hits as well, including two doubles, while Dillon Moyer knocked in a pair with a triple.  On the mound Scott Barlow picked up the win with a quality start, allowing 6 hits and 3 runs over 6 frames.  James Baune struck out 4 in two scoreless innings of relief.

Rookie Arizona – The Arizona Dodger pitching staff combined on a 2-hitter on Sunday and defeated the Mariners 4 to 2.  Starter Greg Harris deserves most of the credit as he allowed the two hits over 5 innings of work. Lenix Osuna then followed with 3 perfect frames, and while Bladimir Franco allowed a run in the 9th he didn't give up a hit and also recorded the save.  On offense the Dodgers had just 4 hits themselves, and the only one that went for extra bases with a solo homer by Paul Hoenecke.  The other runs scored on wild pitches and hit batters.

DSL – Season over

Coming up – Despite there being 6 teams in action on Monday, the only announced starters are Zach Lee for the Lookouts and Francisco Villa for the Raptors.

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)

Minor League Central - Daily Dodger Recap