Minor League Player of the Day – Red Patterson (AAA) - 6 IP, 4 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 9 strikeouts. Patterson has alternated good and poor starts in his last 5 games for the Isotopes. This was his good start, 9 strikeouts is his season high.
AAA – Alex Guerrero homered again and Red Patterson had a solid start but a 3 run rally by the Grizzlies (Giants) was enough for the 4 - 3 win. As noted about, Patterson pitched very well for 6 innings but Colt Hynes gave up 3 runs on 3 hits in the 7th that gave the game to Fresno. After all the home runs the night before, it seemed anti-climatic for the Isotopes to have only two, the 2-run shot by Guerrero and Tim Federowicz had a pinch-hit solo shot. Joc Pederson was 1 for 4 with a run scored and 3 strikeouts.
AA – The Lookouts tied the game in the top of the 8th but the BayBears (Diamondbacks) were able to push across a run for the 4 - 3 victory. Tyson Brummett had a quality start (6 IP and 3 runs allowed), Brummett also gave up 5 hits, 2 walks and 6 strikeouts. Mike Thomas gave up the winning run in his one inning of work. Jeremy Hazelbaker went 3 for 4 with a walk and a double. O'Koyea Dickson went 1 for 4 with a run scored and Noel Cuevas went 2 for 4 with an RBI. Erisbel Arruebarrena had a 1 for 5 game.
HiA – Julio Urias and Corey Seager had good games but the Quakes got outscored by a touchdown plus an extra point in losing 14 - 7 to the JetHawks (Astros). Urias pitched 4 innings, allowing a run, 3 hits, 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. LHP Geoff Brown had pitched well in his pairing with Urias but not last night, Brown couldn't get an out, allowing 7 runs, 6 earned in the top of the 5th. All 9 Quake's batters reached base, Brandon Dixon went 3 for 5, Robbie Garvey, Corey Seager, Aaron Miller and Tyler Ogle each had 2 hits. Chris Jacobs hit his 9th home run.
LoA – The Loons continued their winning ways against the Hot Rods (Rays) as they took a one-run win 5 - 4. Victor Arano had his fourth straight mixed start, he did strike out 5 against 2 walks but Arano gave up 3 runs on 5 hits in 3.1 innings. Greg Harris got the win going 3 innings and allowing a run on 2 hits and striking out 4. Mark Pope picked up his third save. Kyle Farmer went 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI, Josmar Cordero has yet to walk but he his hitting .500 (15 for 30) and last night he went 2 for 4. Cordero has struck out 5 times.
Coming up – Jonathan Martinez will go for the Loons at 4:05 p.m. PDT. Chris Reed will start for the Lookouts at 4:05 p.m., Jharel Cotton will take the mound for the Quakes at 7:05 p.m. and Jeff Bennett will make his debut with the Isotopes at 7:05 p.m.
Minor League Transactions – AAA: RHP Jeff Bennett was signed to minor league contract and assigned to Albuquerque, RHP Henry Sosa was released and he signed with Seoul Nexen Heroes in the Korean Baseball Organization, for more on Bennett, click here.
Albuquerque Isotopes Box Score (AAA)
Chattanooga Lookouts Box Score (AA)
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Box Score (HiA)
Great Lakes Loons Box Score (LoA)