Minor League Player of the Day – Chris Jacobs (HiA) - 4 for 4, 2 2B's 2 RBI's. If you feel like Jacobs has been in Class A forever, it's because he has. After spending 2 years with the Loons in LoA, Chris is in his 3rd season with the Quakes so it isn't surprising that this has been his best year so far as a professional. The 25 year old is almost halfway to his career high with 8 HR's, and his 1.008 OPS now leads the California League.
AAA – Off day
AA – The Lookouts became the second Dodger minor league affiliate to score 17 runs in a game this week as Chattanooga crushed Huntsville (Brewers) 17 to 6. The offensive load was spread among several players in this game as six hitters had more than 1 RBI in this game, including starting pitcher Garrett Gould who doubled in a pair of runs. Jeremy Hazelbaker went 2 for 4 with a double and a 2-run homer to plate a team high 3 runs, while O'Koyea Dickson went yard for the second day in a row. Daniel Mayora and pinch hitter Ryan Adams also homered in the blowout victory, while Noel Cuevas tripled, knocked in 2, and scored 3 runs. On the mound Gould wasn't quite as successful as he was at the plate as the right hander allowed 5 runs on 9 hits and 3 walks while falling one out short of qualifying for the win. Matt Shelton picked up the win in relief while Jarrett Martin struck out 2 in a scoreless inning of work.
HiA – The Quakes won their 4th straight game on Wednesday, burying the Nuts (Rockies) 7 to 2. The game was won by two players as 1st baseman Chris Jacobs and starting pitcher Fabio Martinez had huge games. Jacobs was a perfect 4 for 4 at the plate with a pair of doubles and 2 RBI's, while Martinez threw 6 innings while allowing just 1 hit and striking out 9. For Fabio it was the 3rd time already this year that he's thrown 6 innings and allowed 1 hit or less, giving him a crazy .129 batting average against for the year despite a 3.51 ERA. Daniel Tillman gave up 2 runs in relief but Freddie Cabrera got the final 5 outs without permitting a hit.
LoA – The Loons score 4 early runs and made them stand up in a 6 - 2 victory over West Michigan (Tigers). The #5 through #9 batters in the Great Lakes lineup all drove in exactly one run with Webster Rivas, Alex Santana, and Dillon Moyer all going 2 for 4. Rivas, who doubled for one of his hits, had the only extra base knock of the game for the Loons. On the mound Luis Paula threw very well as he allowed just 3 hits and 1 run over 5 frames to record his first win of the season. Brandon Martinez gave up a run out the of bullpen, but a trio of relievers followed with 2.1 innings of shutout ball.
Coming up – Everyone will be back in action tomorrow, and the pitching highlight will be Chris Anderson throwing for the Quakes. Henry Sosa gets the ball for the Isotopes, Nick Struck takes the mound for the Lookouts, and Luis Chirinos is the scheduled starter for the Loons.
Minor League Transactions – AAA: Miguel Olivo was optioned back to Albuquerque.