Minor League Player of the Day – Corey Seager (HiA) - 4 for 6, 2 2B's, 2 RBI's, 1 run. Seager's day could have been even better as he started the game 4 for 4, but he failed to get additional hits in the extra frames. The RBI's was the first of the season for Corey, and the two doubles were his second and third extra base hits of the young campaign.
AAA – Stephen Fife had another rough outing as the Isotopes fell to the Aces (Dbacks) 9 to 2. Fife allowed 6 first innings runs, and while he settled down after that he still put the game out of reach for his club and in total gave up 7 runs on 9 hits. Reliever Steve Edlefsen also had a poor outing as he permitted the final 2 scores in his 2.2 frames. At the plate Miguel Olivo increased his hitting streak to 5 games by going 2 for 4 with his second homer of the year, while Clint Robinson had 3 singles in 5 at bats. Joc Pederson had a slow day by his standards but still managed to go 1 for 3 with a pair of walks.
AA – The Lookouts had another slow day at the plate on Wednesday as Chattanooga fell to the Smokies (Cubs) 3 to 1. In total the offense had just 6 hits, and Daniel Mayora's double was the only one that went for extra bases. The Lookouts defense was also below average in this game as the team made 4 errors. The miscues led to all three Tennessee runs, meaning that starter Carlos Frias did not allow an earned run in his 6 innings of work. Juan Noriega didn't permit a score either in his two innings of relief, and he struck out 3.
HiA – Corey Seager's big night at the plate wasn't enough to propel Rancho to a victory as the Quakes fell to the 66ers (Angels) 4 to 3. Seager started the day with a RBI single in the first, then after another single in the 3rd he doubled in the 5th and the 7th. Pratt Maynard had his first multi-hit game of the season as he went 3 for 5 with a triple, while Jeremy Rathjen had a double and single in 6 at bats. Starer Julio Urias struggled with his control in this game as he walked two, hit a batter, and had a pair of wild pitches before being pulled after just 1.2 innings and giving up a run. Geoff Brown followed and allowed 2 more runs, but after that the bullpen was brilliant as they fired 9 innings of shutout ball. Rob Rogers was the most impressive of the bunch as he struck out 5 over 3 innings of 1 hit ball, while Matt Shelton wasn't far behind with 4 K's of his own over 3 frames. Unfortunately the Quakes ran out of relief in the 14th when Owen Jones gave up the game winning homer.
LoA – The Kernels (Twins) were able to slow down the Loons on Wednesday as they saddled Great Lakes with a 5 - 3 loss. Starter Jonathan Martinez struggled through 5 innings of work and allowed 7 hits, 3 walks, and 4 runs. Reliever Victor Arano followed and gave up a run over 2.2 frames and then Michael Johnson finished with 1.1 scoreless innings and 3 K's. With just 6 hits the Loons weren't able to generate much offense, although Alex Santana did drive in a pair with a double. Kyle Farmer also doubled and drove in a run, while Jacob Scavuzzo chipped in with a two-bagger as well.
Coming up – The Lookouts and Loons both play early games on Thursday, and while Chattanooga hasn't announced their starter, Great Lakes has and will send Zachary Bird to the mound. In the later games Matt Magill will throw for the Isotopes and Lindsey Caughel will be on the bump for the Quakes.
Albuquerque Isotopes Box Score (AAA)
Chattanooga Lookouts Box Score (AA)
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Box Score (HiA)
Great Lakes Loons Box Score (LoA)