Minor League Player of the Day – Miguel Urena (DSL) - 6 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 4 K's, 1 walk. The 6' 8" Urena, signed as an international free agent in 2013, has really put things together in the first two starts of his 2014 season. After tossing 5 scoreless frames in his first start of the season, the 19 year old was even better on Tuesday to capture the player of the day award.
AAA – The Isotopes fell to the Express (Rangers) 7 to 5 on Tuesday despite a 13 hit attack. Clint Robinson led Albuquerque with 3 base knocks, homering and falling a triple shy of the cycle while driving in 3. Mike Baxter, Johnny Monell, and Walter Ibarra all had two hits apiece, while Joc Pederson went 1 for 4 with a walk and 2 runs scored. Topes starter Sam Demel took the loss after allowing 10 hits and 5 runs over just 3.1 frames. Steve Smith gave up the other two runs in his 3.2 frames before Jose Dominguez came in and tossed a perfect inning of relief.
AA – The Lookouts fell just short on Tuesday, falling to the Stars (Brewers) 7 to 6. Starter Nick Struck lasted just 1.2 innings and gave up runs, and while Garrett Gould also allowed 2 runs in relief, he lasted 4.1 frames. Chattanooga actually fought back and took a 1 run lead in the 7th, but Blake Smith gave up the run back, even though it was unearned, for his first blown save in AA. The offense connected on 3 solo homers in this game as Noel Cuevas, Alberto Rosario, and Casio Grider all went deep. Grider also finished the night 3 for 4 while Ryan Adams had a couple of hits.
HiA – Off day
LoA – The Loons fell to 5 games below .500 on Tuesday after a 3 - 1 loss to the Whitecaps (Tigers) in 11 innings. Scott Barlow threw well as he allowed just 1 run over 5 innings while striking out 6, but his offense couldn't help him out. Victor Araujo threw very well in relief as he tossed 2.2 hitless frames, but Mark Pope gave up 2 runs in the top of the 11th to take the loss. The offense had just 5 hits in this game, and 3 of them came from Jesmuel Valentin as he had two singles and a double. Paul Hoenecke also had a two-bagger.
DSL – The Dominican Dodgers combined for a 2-hitter on Tuesday as they shutout the Astros 3 to 0. Player of the day Miguel Urena started the game with 6 innings of 2-hit ball, with a 2nd inning triple being his only blemish. Adriel Almonte followed with a hitless 7th, then Gregor Mora picked up the 2 inning save while permitting the other hit. At the plate Daniel Padilla went 2 for 4 with a triple, and that was the only extra base hit for the Dodgers. Shakir Albert also went 2 for 4 to increase his average to .345 for the season.
Coming up – Julio Urias and the Quakes highlight Wednesday's games as everyone is back in action, with Greg Harris and the Loons kicking things off at 4:05 PST. Tyson Brummett throws for the Lookouts while Carlos Frias takes the mound for the Isotopes.
Albuquerque Isotopes Box Score (AAA)
Chattanooga Lookouts Box Score (AA)
Great Lakes Loons Box Score (LoA)
Dominican Dodgers Box Score (DSL)