Minor League Player of the Day – Jon Garcia (HiA) - 3 for 5, 3 home runs, 3 runs scored, 7 RBI. Garcia is no longer a kid, the 22 year-old outfielder started 2014 in Chattanooga but was moved back to Rancho Cucamonga in late April. Garcia hit two 2-run home runs and one 3-run homer as the Quakes scored 16 runs and did hang on for the win.
AAA – The Isotopes came home to start a series against the Bees (Angels) and came out on top with a 7 - 5 win. Neither starter pitched well, Carlos Frias gave up 5 runs, 9 hits, 2 walks and struck out 4 in 6 innings. The Isotope's bullpen held the Bees scoreless, Matt Magill, Colt Hynes and Pedro Baez shut the door with Baez getting the save. Everybody had at least one hit, Miguel Rojas, Griff Erickson, Johnny Monell and Carlos Triunfel had 2 hits. As for one particular player, Isotope beat writer Chris Jackson answered everyone's question after the game:
And now the long-awaited update on #Topes OF Joc Pederson: He has the flu, so the team ordered him to stay home today. No call-up.— Chris Jackson (@TopesWriter) June 1, 2014
AA – The Lookouts took and early 5 run lead but then had to score a run in the 7th and then Scott Schebler hit a walk-off solo shot to defeat the Bay Bears (Diamondbacks) 7 - 6. Nick Struck started for the Lookouts and he gave up all 6 runs in 4.1 innings, the Lookout bullpen fared much better, pitching a scoreless 4.2 innings, with Mike Thomas pitching the final two innings for the win. O'Koyea Dickson was 2 for 5 with a double and two runs scored, Scott Schebler was 2 for 4 with his game-winning home run, Brian Cavazos-Galvez was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI and Chris O'Brien went 2 for 4 with an RBI.
HiA – It was prospect spotlight time as Mark Appel faced Julio Urias and of course, the pitching duel never materialized as the Quakes took a 12 - 0 lead only to hang on against a comeback by the JetHawks (Astros) and win 16 - 13. Mark Appel was making his first start in May and he got taken out on his shield. Appel gave up 10 runs in 1.1 innings as the Quakes built that early lead. Julio Urias pitched an uneventful three innings, giving up no runs, 3 hits, 1 walk and a strikeout. However, every other Quake pitcher gave up at least 2 runs as the JetHawks mounted a 9th inning comeback, scoring 7 runs before the Quakes got the final out. Fortunately this game belonged to the offense as the Quakes had 20 hits and 3 walks, among those hits were the three home runs by Jon Garcia and a home run by Corey Seager. Seager went 3 for 5 with 3 runs scored, a double, a home run, a walk and 5 RBI. Adam Law was 4 for 6 and Brandon DIxon was 2 for 5.
LoA – The Loons had an early lead but then the Captains (Cubs) tied in the top of the 7th before the Loons scored a tie-breaker in the 8th inning to win 6 - 5. Greg Harris started, pitched 4.1 innings, 4 runs, 6 hits and struck out 9. Victor Arano got the vulture win as Arano gave up a run in his two innings of work. Jacob Rhame pitched the 9th to get the save. Jacob Scavuzzo was 2 for 4, Paul Hoenecke had a 2 for 4 night with a home run and Josmar Cordero was 1 for 4 with a triple
DSL - The Dodgers started their summer league season and fell four runs behind before they rallied and scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th to defeat the Royals 5 - 4. The Dominican Summer League started on Saturday and the Dodgers began their season with 19-year old Robert Fernandez getting his first start of his career, Fernandez pitched in the DSL last year, all out of the pen. Fernandez pitched 4 innings, giving up 6 hits, 2 runs (1 earned) and 3 strikeouts. 18-year old Max Goodlng got the win for throwing 2 innings of scoreless ball. How the Dodgers won the game is best described this way, the player who scored the winning run on a passed ball, got on base by striking out on a wild pitch.
Coming up – Tyson Brummett starts for the Lookouts at 11:15 a.m. PDT and Jordan Hershiser toes the rubber as the Loons start at 12:05 p.m. Jharel Cotton is on the mound for the Quakes at 2:00 p.m. and Red Patterson is the Isotopes' starter that begins at 5:05 p.m. DSL Dodgers are off today.
Minor League Transactions – N/A