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Dodgers 6/16/14 minor league report - Frias, Robinson lead Isotopes to big victory

Carlos Frias tossed 8 strong innings and Clint Robinson had another big game, while down in the rookie leagues the Ogden Raptors got embarrassed in their season opener

Carlos Frias pitched very well for the Isotopes on Monday
Carlos Frias pitched very well for the Isotopes on Monday
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Minor League Player of the Day Carlos Frias (AAA) - 8 IP, 4 hits, 1 run, 10 K's, 0 walks.  Frias has had some solid outings this season (along with a few rough ones as well), but on Monday Carlos put together his best start of the year.  Not only did Frias throw a season high 8 innings and strike out a season high 10, but he also didn't walk a batter and allowed just 1 run.

AAA Clint Robinson continued his hot hitting from Sunday as the Isotopes pounded the Zephyrs (Marlins) 11 to 1.  One day after going 4 for 4 with a walk, Robinson reached base 4 more times thanks to two singles, a walk, and a two-run homer.  Tim Federowicz added a two-run bomb of his own, while Alex Liddi also drove in a pair with a double and two singles.  The other Robinson, Trayvon, had a multi-hit game as well , while Joc Pederson went 2 for 4 with a RBI and 2 runs scored.  On the mound Carlos Frias had his best start of the year as he allowed just 4 hits and 1 run over 8 innings, punching out 10.  With the work on the mound was mostly done, Paco Rodriguez still came in and tossed a perfect 9th.

AA – All star break

HiA – All star break

LoA – All star break

Rookie Ogden – The Raptors thought they were sitting pretty in their season opener as they held a 7 - 0 lead after 6 innings, but unfortunately things got very ugly after that as Ogden got embarrassed by the Rockies 11 to 7.  Starter Abdiel Velasquez was on the mound for all of the Raptors good innings as he started his season with 6 shutout frames, allowing just 4 hits without walking anyone.  Things went downhill quickly once the club went to the bullpen as Garrett Bolt quickly gave up 6 runs, then Wascar Teodo permitted 4 more.  By the time Lenix Osuna struck out the side in the 9th it was already too late for the Raptors.  Despite the loss the offense performed pretty well as they did score 7 runs after all.  Theo Alexander clubbed the teams first homer, a 2-run shot, while Justin Chigbogu, Michael Ahmed, and Julian Leon.  Cody Bellinger also had a strong 2014 debut as he went 3 for 5 with a RBI.

DSL – The Dominican Dodgers evened their record at 7 with a 6 - 3 win over the Royals on Monday.  Right fielder Johan Mieses had a huge game at the plate as he went 3 for 4 with two doubles and his first home run of the season.  Hendrik Clementina also had three hits and drove in a pair, while Felix Nunez knocked in two without even recording a hit.  On the mound the 6' 8" Miguel Urena had another outstanding start as he allowed just 1 run and 2 hits over 5 frames.  He struck out 5 and has given up just 6 hits over 16 innings.  Dennis Santana followed with 2 hitless frames, and while Gregor Mora permitted a couple of runs in the 9th, the Dodgers were still able to hold on.

Coming up – Just three official games again on Tuesday, however the Southern League, the California League, and the Midwest League will all play their All Star games with Dodger representatives.  The Isotopes and Dominican Dodgers haven't announced their starter for Tuesday, while the Raptors will send Jose De Leon to the mound.

Minor League Transactions – AAA: John Cannon and Josh Judy were placed on the DL.  Also, according to Baseball America the following players have been released: RHP Bryan Munoz, RHP Hector Nelo, RHP Franklin Perez, RHP Nelson Sandoval, 2B Zach Babitt, 2B Tyger Pederson, SS Jarod Jamerson, OF Josh Henderson.

Albuquerque Isotopes Box Score (AAA)

Ogden Raptors Box Score (Rookie)

Dominican Dodgers Box Score (DSL)

Minor League Central - Daily Dodger Recap