Minor League Player of the Day – Trayvon Robinson (AAA) - 2 for 5, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI's, 2 runs. Robinson played a part in all off Albuquerque' s scoring on Sunday as he scored in the 1st then hit a 2-run homer later in the game. While he's batting just .239 and the homer was just his 4th of the year, he does currently have a 5-game hitting streak.
AAA – The Isotopes edged the Rainiers (Mariners) with a 3 - 2 victory on Sunday. Trayvon Robinson doubled to start the game, then two batters later scored on Clint Robinson's two-bagger. Trayvon then connected on a two-run homer later in the game that proved to be the difference. Other than that there wasn't much offense, and Joc Pederson had an unusually poor game as he went 0 for 5 with 3 strikeouts. On the mound Jeff Bennett had a solid outing as he allowed just 5 hits and 1 run over 6 innings. Matt Magill followed with 1.2 scoreless frames, and when Pedro Baez had some trouble shutting the door in the 9th, Colt Hynes came in to close it out for his 2nd save of the season.
AA – The Lookouts got demolished on Sunday as they fell to the Braves 14 to 1. It was a tough day for the Chattanooga defense and pitching as the club made 4 errors, including two by pitchers. Matt Shelton got the start and allowed the first 6 runs of the game, although only 3 were earned. Blake Smith's AA debut was somewhat memorable because even though he gave up a solo homer, he struck out 5 batters in just 2 innings. Hector Nelo had the most trouble in relief as he permitted the final 5 runs to score. The Lookout offense did absolutely nothing as the team managed just 4 singles in this game.
HiA – The Quakes rallied behind Chad Billingsley in his rehab start and pulled out a 5 - 3 win over the Blaze (Reds). As Craig summarized here Billingsly tossed 1.2 innings, and he was then followed by Freddie Cabrera. Fabio Martinez threw the bulk of the game, however, as he picked up the win and allowed 3 hits and an unearned run over 4.1 frames. Daniel Coulombe notched his first save of the year by recording the final 5 outs. As we've come to expect Corey Seager carried the offense as it was his 3 run homer in the 7th that turned out to be the game winner. Adam Law had the only other notable performance as he went 3 for 4 with a double and a RBI.
LoA – The Loons scored all their runs in the 6th inning as they beat the Lugnuts (Blue Jays) 5 to 2. RBI singles by Josmar Cordero and Alex Santana got the big inning started, then Wester Rivas delivered the crushing blow with a 3-run homer. Kyle Farmer also had a solid game at the plate as he went 3 for 5. Starter Jordan Hershiser allowed 2 run in just 3 innings, then Luis Chirinos tossed the next 3 frames and got the win by not giving up a run. Mark Pope recorded his 8th save of the year with a perfect 9th.
DSL – Off day
Coming up – Everyone is in action on Monday, with a couple of former 1st round picks in action as Zach Lee throws for the Isotopes and Chris Anderson takes the mound for the Quakes. Raydel Sanchez gets the call for the Lookouts while Brandon Martinez toes the rubber for the Loons.
Minor League Transactions – HiA: Fabio Martinez returned to the team while Geoff Brown is currently the odd man out on the Ogden roster.