Minor League Player of the Day – Kyle Farmer (LoA) - 3 for 3, 1 2B, 1 walk, 3 runs scored, 2 SB's. While Darnell Sweeney had a good game as well, Farmer was perfect at the plate on Monday and even stole a couple of bases. After putting up big numbers with the Raptors in his professional debut, second year catcher out of Georgia is again off to a solid start with a .305 average and 14 RBI's in 14 games.
AAA – The Bees were able to by Zach Lee and the rest of the Isotopes on Monday as Albuquerque fell to Salt Lake (Angels) 6 to 4. Lee, who threw 6 innings, gave up 5 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks in this game while striking out 4, but only 2 of those runs were earned thanks to an error by Clint Robinson on a ground ball that would have ended the 3rd inning. Stephen Fife tossed the final 2 frames and gave up a run on 3 hits. At the plate the Albuquerque offense was spread among several players, with Joc Pederson doing his fare share of damage as he went 2 for 4 with a double, a walk, a RBI, and 2 runs scored. The aforementioned Clint Robinson had the same stat line as Pederson less the runs scored, while Mike Baxter went 2 for 5 with a double as well.
AA – The Lookouts won a marathon game on the road on Monday, finally pulling away from the Generals (Mariners) in the 18th inning for a 7 - 4 victory. After being held scoreless since the 7th inning, Darnell Sweeney started the top of the 18th with a double. That was followed by a Daniel Mayora triple, then Scott Schebler added a 2-run homer for good measure. Sweeney actually finished the game 4 for 7 with a couple of two-baggers, and on the opposite end of the spectrum Erisbel Arruebarrena went 0 for 7 on the night. Way back at the start of the game Chris Reed tossed 6 innings and allowed 4 runs, but only two were earned. He only struck out 2 and walked 3. After that the bullpen truly put on a show as 5 relievers combined for 12 shutout innings, led by Raydel Sanchez and Juan Noriega who threw 3 each.
HiA – The Quakes fell behind big early in their game on Monday, and while they attempted a comeback it fell short in their 14 - 9 loss to the Mavericks (Mariners). Starter Lindsey Caughel got chased after just 2.1 frames due to him allowing 7 runs on 8 hits. Freddie Cabrera also got hit hard as he gave up 5 runs in 3 innings of work. At the plate the Rancho offense was very quiet until the 7th inning outside of a Corey Seager homer in the first. A two run double by Chris Jacobs got things started in the later frames, then Jeremy Rathjen got his team back into the game with a grand slam. Jon Garcia followed with a homer of his own, but that was as close as the Quakes would get in this game.
LoA – The Loons opened their home-stand with a win on Monday, downing the TinCaps (Padres) 6 to 4. Starter Jonathan Martinez threw extremely well in this game as he allowed just 4 hits and 1 run over 7 innings of work to pick up his third victory of the season. Michale Johnson got through the 8th without issue, and while Jacob Rhame gave up 3 runs in the 9th he still managed to hang to the win. The middle of the Great Lakes order was perfect at the plate Kyle Farmer went 3 for 3 with walk and 3 runs scored, while Paul Hoenecke was 2 for 2 with 2 walks and 2 runs scored. The duo also stole two bases each as they were virtually a two man show in this game.
Coming up – The Lookouts and Isotopes play early games on Tuesday, but only Albuquerque's starter has been announced in Henry Sosa. Tom Windle will try and rebound from a rough last outing for the Quakes, while Zachary Bird will take the mound for the Loons.
Minor League Transactions – AAA: As we all know Jose Dominguez was promoted to the Dodgers while Chone Figgins was optioned to Albuquerque. In addition, Red Patterson rejoined the Isotopes while Steve Edlefsen retired. HiA: Pratt Maynard was placed on the DL while Jon Garcia officially joined the Quakes.
Albuquerque Isotopes Box Score (AAA)
Chattanooga Lookouts Box Score (AA)
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Box Score (HiA)
Great Lakes Loons Box Score (LoA)