Minor League Player of the Day – Scott Schebler (AA) - 4 for 5, 1 HR, 1 3B, 1 2B, 3 RBI's, hit for the cycle. Given that Schebler has 38 career triples and 56 career HR's it shouldn't be all the surprising that he hit for the cycle on Sunday, but it's a little sad that he did so in a loss.
AAA – Salt Lake (Angles) used the middle innings to edge Albuquerque 4 to 3. After starter Red Paterson left the game after allowing 3 runs over 6 frames, the Bees took advantage of the Isotopes middle relief as Yimi Garcia gave up the eventual winning run. Jose Dominguez walked a batter in the 9th but it didn't matter as the Topes weren't able to recover from their deficit. At the plate Miguel Rojas had another solid game as he went 2 for 4 with a double. Trayvon Robinson and newcomer Johnny Monell also had a two-bagger each in the Albuquerque loss.
AA – The Lookouts lost a slug-fest on Sunday, falling to the BayBears (Dbacks) 16 to 9. The defeat overshadowed a historic day at the plate for Scott Schebler as the left fielder hit for the cycle and drove in 3 runs. Scott finished his cycle at the last possible moment as his 2-run homer in the 9th was the final hit of the game for Chattanooga. Surprisingly the only other extra base hit for Chattanooga was a double by Darnell Sweeney, although O'Koyea Dickson, Noel Cuevas, and Chris O'Brien all had two hits apiece. On the mound Tyson Brummett had his worst outing of the year as he allowed 9 hits and 6 runs though just 4 frames. Hector Nelo then Chan Ho Park'ed it by giving up 7 runs, including 2 grand slams, in the 5th inning. Garrett Gould permitted two more runs in relief with made the late Lookout comeback irrelevant.
HiA – The Quakes continue to limp toward the end of the first half of their season as they were one-upped by the JetHawks (Astros) 3 to 2. Both teams had just 6 hits in this game, but none of the Rancho base knocks went for extra bases. Tyler Ogle led the way by going 2 for 4, while Steven Proscia drove in the only run for the Quakes on a sac fly. Corey Seager went 0 for 4, but he still leads the league with his .347 average. On the mound Jharel Cotton threw well as he struck out 8 and allowed just 4 hits over 5.1 innings, but his ERA for the season is still over 6. Daniel Coulombe tossed 1.2 frames of scoreless relief, but Robert Carson took the loss in his 2014 Quakes debut after permitting the eventual winning run in the 8th.
LoA – Kyle Farmer and the Loons downed the lowly Captains (Indians) 5 - 2 on Sunday. Farmer went 3 for 4 with a 2-run homer and 3 RBI's to boost his average to .316 for the season. Jacob Scavuzzo also went deep for Great lakes, but that was it for the extra base hits. Jordan Hershiser made his first start of the year, and while he only tossed two innings he gave up just 1 hit. Luis Chirinos picked up the win with 3 innings of solid relief, but Ralston Cash was the star of the bullpen as he retired all 6 batters he faced.
DSL – Off day
Coming up – All five teams play on Monday, including the Dominican Dodgers who will participate for just the second time this year. Chris Reed will throw for the Lookouts, Tom Windle will take the mound for the Quakes, Zachary Bird will get the ball for the Loons, and Jeff Bennett will toe the rubber for the Isotopes.
Minor League Transactions – HiA: Gustavo Gomez (DL) and Freddie Cabrera (Ogden) were removed from the Quakes roster to make room for LHP's Robert Carson and Jake McGeary.
Albuquerque Isotopes Box Score (AAA)
Chattanooga Lookouts Box Score (AA)
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Box Score (HiA)
Great Lakes Loons Box Score (LoA)