Minor League Player of the Day – Steven Proscia (HiA) - 2 fo 3, 2 HR's. Nobody really had an overwhelming day on Monday, so Proscia gets the nod with his pair of homers. For the season, however, he's hitting just .229.
AAA – The Isotopes put up a 9 spot in the 5th inning to swat the Bees (Angels) 11 to 8 on Monday. Everyone in the Albuquerque lineup had at least one hit, and club had 16 base knocks in total. Griff Erickson led the way by going 3 for 4 with a double and 3 RBI's, while Joc Pederson singled, tripled, walked twice, and drove in a pair. Miguel Rojas connected on a 3-run shot for the only homer of the game. Starter Jeff Bennett's stat line looked more like a football game box score as he allowed 7 runs on an incredible 14 hits over 6 innings, but he still managed to pick up the win thanks to his team's big 5th inning. Paco Rodriguez pitched the 9th and allowed a run, increasing his ERA to 4.50 for the season.
AA – The Lookouts had 14 hits on Monday, but it was 3 walks in the bottom of the 10th that gave them a 7 - 6, walk-off victory over the BayBears (Dbacks). Daniel Mayora started the 10th with a double, and at that point Mobile decided to intentionally walk the next two batters. Having already used several of their pinch hitters Chattanooga decided to let relief pitcher Juan Noriega bat for himself with the bases loaded, and it worked out brilliantly as the 5' 7" Noriega's strike zone proved to be too small as he walked to force in the winning run. Juan picked up the win the process as he had already tossed 2 shutout innings out of the bullpen prior to his heroics at the plate. Earlier in the game Chris Reed struck out 9 over 5 innings, but he also allowed 4 runs on 9 hits. At the plate Darnell Sweeney continued his hot hitting with 3 more base knocks, doubling once and driving in 2. Catcher J.C. Boscan also doubled while going 2 for 3, and Scott Schebler went 1 for 4 with a two-bagger one day after his cycle.
HiA – The JetHawks (Astros) put up 6 runs in the 5th on Monday to down the Quakes 8 to 2. Rancho starter Tom Windle cruised through the first 4 frames, but in the aforementioned 5th he ran into a lot of trouble. Overall Windle gave up 6 hits, 3 walks, and 6 runs (4 earned) while punching out 4 over 5 innings. Owen Jones permitted the other two runs later in the game. At the plate the Quakes had just 4 hits, but two of them were solo homers by Steven Proscia. Brandon Dixon went 1 for 4 with a double while Corey Seager went 0 for 3 with a walk.
LoA – The Loons were doubled up by the Captains (Indians) 6 to 3 on Monday. Zachary Bird took the loss for the 8th time this season after allowing 3 runs on 8 hits over 5 frames. Kyle Hooper then gave up 2 more runs out of the bullpen to put the game out of reach for good. On offense Alex Santana connected on a pair of doubles, and the only other highlight was Brandon Trinkwon going 2 for 4 with a two-bagger of his own.
DSL – The Dominican Dodgers were handed their first loss of the season, falling to the Royals 9 to 2. Starter Hector Rodriguez didn't throw all that poorly, although he did allow 3 runs over 4.1 frames. His relievers had a tough time, however, as a trio of bullpen arms gave up a total of 6 runs. The offense did nothing worth mentioning as the Dodgers combined for just 3 singles.
Coming up – Zach Lee will take the mound for the Isotopes on Tuesday morning at 11:05 PST, while the Lookouts play a little later at 4:15. Fabio Martinez and the Quakes will take the field at 7:05 and finally the Loons have the day off.