Minor League Player of the Day – Clint Robinson (AAA) - 4 for 4, 1 2B, 1 walk, 2 RBI's. Robinson had a big game on Sunday as he reached base in all 5 plate appearances. For the season the 29 year old is now hitting .300 and has 12 HR's to go along with a .902 OPS.
AAA – The Isotopes allowed 5 late runs, including 3 in the top of the 10th, as they fell to the Zephyrs (Marlins) 6 to 3. Sam Demel started the game with 5 strong innings, allowing just 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 6. Matt Magill followed with 2 shutout frames, but then Colt Hynes permitted 2 runs in the 8th as New Orleans tied the game. Although Jose Dominguez got through the 9th without any issues, Josh Judy gave up a couple of runs in the 10th and Pedro Baez allowed one more which eventually led to the loss. At the dish Clint Robinson was a perfect 4 for 4 with a double, a walk, and 2 RBI's. Erisbel Arruebarrena had the only other multi-hit game and extra base hit as he went 2 for 4 with a triple. Joc Pederson had just 1 hit but reached base 3 times thanks to a couple of walks.
To make matters worse for Albuquerque, Judy walked off the mound clutching his elbow in pain and may be lost for the season, per Chris Jackson of the Albuquerque Examiner:
"Judy came in and ended up probably fracturing his elbow," manager Damon Berryhill said. "So that's a big loss for us and a huge disappointment for him."
AA - All-Star break
HiA – All-Star break
LoA – The Loons got great pitching on Sunday but still needed a walk-off hit to down the Lugnuts (Blue Jays) 2 to 1. Starter Jordan Hershiser had one of his best outings as a pro as he threw 4 shutout innings, allowing just 2 hits and striking out 5. Michael Johnson gave up the only run for Great Lakes even though it was unearned, and Victor Araujo ended up with the win thanks to a couple of hitless frames. The Loons scored their first run of the game after Malcolm Holland doubled in Spencer Navin. 6 innings later Josmar Cordero started the walk-off rally with a 1-out double. After a Brandon Twinkwon ground out, Alex Santana came through with the game winner to send the club into the all star break happy.
DSL – Off day
Coming up – The Ogden Raptors open their season on Monday against the Rockies at 6 pm PST, however their starter has not yet been announced. The Dominican Dodgers also play, but besides them the only other game is the Isotopes who will play at 11:05 am and send Carlos Frias to the mound.
Minor League Transactions – AAA: Delvis Morales has been assigned to the Isotopes to take the place of the recently promoted Carlos Triunfel.
Albuquerque Isotopes Box Score (AAA)
Great Lakes Loons Box Score (LoA)