Minor League Player of the Day – Darnell Sweeney (AA) - 2 for 4, 2 home runs, 2 runs, 2 RBI and a walk. The 2014 Southern League All-Star hit two of the three Lookout home runs but it wasn't enough to produce a win.
AAA – The Isotopes were able to hold off the Zephyrs (Miami) and win 5 - 4. Jeff Bennett pitched 6 innings, gave up 3 runs, 8 hits, 2 walks and struck out 3. Bennett also went 2 for 2 at the plate, including a double. Colt Hynes and Pedro Baez provided relief, Baez gave up a run but still got the save. Aside from Bennett, Erisbel Arruebarrena also had 2 hits and an RBI. Joc Pederson was 1 for 2, an RBI, 2 walks, 2 stolen bases.
AA – The Lookouts lost their fourth straight game to the Stars (Brewers), 8 - 7. Matt Shelton had 6 runs to his name but only 2 were earned, Shelton pitched 4.1 innings giving up 5 hits and 2 walks along with those 6 runs. Jarret Martin went 2.2 innings, no runs, 1 hit, 4 walks, and 3 strikeouts. Juan Gonzalez took the loss, giving 2 runs in his one inning of work. Aside from Sweeney's home runs, Scott Schebler also hit a solo shot as he went 3 for 5. O'Koyea Dickson went 2 for 5.
HiA – The JetHawks (Astros) 4-run inning bottom of 6th was enough to provide a margin for defeating the Quakes 7 - 4. Fabio Martinez continued his year of walking and striking out batters at about the same rate, last night he walked 3 and struck out 5 in five innings pitched. Luis Meza gave 2 runs and 3 hits and took the loss. Steven Proscia had 2 hits.
LoA – The Loons got one-run win over Lugnuts (Blue Jays) 2 to 1. Zach Bird gave up only a run and one hit in his five innings of work. Bird also walked 4 and struck out 5. Kyle Hooper, Victor Araujo and Mark Pope provided scoreless relief. Kyle Farmer and Joey Curletta each had one hit.
DSL –The Dodgers fell to the Royals 3 - 1. Dodger outfielder 17-year old Shakir Alpert has an .886 OPS to start the season. Hector Rodriguez started for the Dodgers, he went 5 innings, 2 runs, 5 hits and 2 strikeouts.
Coming up – Zach Lee takes the mound for the Isotopes at 6:05 p.m. PDT; Raydel Sanchez leads the Lookouts at 4:30 p.m.; Chris Anderson pitches for the Quakes at 6:00 p.m.; and Brandon Martinez toes the rubber for the Loons at 4:05 p.m. The Dominican Dodgers start at 7:30 a.m. against the Dominican Rays.
Minor League Transactions – AAA: Catcher Tim Federowicz was optioned to Albuquerque. AA: SS Faustino Oguisten was placed on the DL. SS Angel Sanchez was assigned to Chattanooga. HiA: Geoff Brown assigned to Rancho Cucamonga.
Note: Here are links to Ogden Raptors and Arizona Rookie League Dodgers rosters. Those rosters are being continuously updated as those teams get ready to begin their seasons next week.
Albuquerque Isotopes Box Score (AAA)
Chattanooga Lookouts Box Score (AA)
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Box Score (HiA)
Great Lakes Loons Box Score (LoA)
Dominican Dodgers Box Score (DSL)