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Dodgers 7/20/14 minor league report - Valentin has 4 hits in Loons victory

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Jesmuel Valentin went 4 for 5 on Sunday as the Loons had 15 hits in their win over Kane County

Jesmuel Valenin hitting for the Loons
Jesmuel Valenin hitting for the Loons
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Minor League Player of the DayJesmuel Valentin (LoA) - 4 for 5, 1 2B, 1 3B, 3 runs, 1 RBI, 1 SB.  Valentin was one of 3 Dodger minor leaguers to have a 4 hit game on Sunday, so apologizes to both Paul Hoenecke and Justin Chigbogu.  Valentin had the fullest stat line, however, including his 22nd stolen base of the year.

AAA – Eric again has the coverage here

AA – Postponed due to rain

HiA Chris Anderson tossed a solid game for the Quakes, but his bullpen couldn't hold the lead as Rancho fell to the Blaze (Reds) 7 to 5.  Anderson allowed just 1 run over 5 frames despite walking more batters (3) than he struck out (2).  Craig Stem then came in from the bullpen, however, and promptly gave up 5 runs in his two innings of work to take the loss.  At the dish the Quakes connected on a trio of homers, including a 2-run bomb from Steven ProsciaJeremy Rathjen and Robbie Garvey had the other long balls, with Rathjen also doubling and collecting a stolen base in the game.

LoA – The Loons went on a hitting barrage on Sunday as Great Lakes downed Kane County (Cubs) 9 to 5.  The offense pounded out 15 hits in this one, with 8 of them coming from just 2 players.  Player of the day Jesmuel Valentin went 4 for 5 with a double and a triple and scored three runs, while Paul Hoenecke had a pair of two-baggers, a couple of singles, and 2 runs batted in.  Josmar Cordero homered for the only long ball of the game and Joey Curletta rounded out the extra base hits by going 2 for 5 with a double.  On the mound Scott Barlow picked up the win and allowed 3 runs on 5 hits while punching out 6.  Mark Pope and Jordan Hershiser got through the next frames without any issues, and even though Victor Araujo gave up a couple of runs in the 9th it didn't matter given the large lead that the offense had built up.

Rookie Ogden – The Raptors got crushed in a slug-fest on Sunday, falling to Billings (Reds) 19 to 11.  While Ogden produced quite a bit of offense themselves, it was nothing compared to the Mustangs who scored at least one run in every inning expect for the 2nd.  Raptor starter John Richy was the first victim because even though he only gave up one hit on the day, it was a grand slam the followed 2 walks and a HBP.  Another HBP later and Richy was removed from the game only to hand the game over to a shaky bullpen.  Abdiel Valasquez and Vaughn Hayward also gave up 5 runs each and the next two relievers didn't have much success either.  At the dish Justin Chigbogu had another big day as he went 4 for 6 with a homer, 3 RBI's, and 3 runs scored.  Cody Bellinger went 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and is now hitting .579 in 5 games since joining the Raptors, while Kelvin Ramos drove in 3 with a couple of  singles.

Rookie Arizona – Off day

DSL – Off day

Coming upZachary Bird and the Loons kick off Monday's action with and early game 9:05 am PT, the the rest of the action will follow later int he evening.  Zach Lee takes the mound for the Isotopes, Matt Shelton gets the ball for the Lookouts, and Lindsey Caughel toes the rubber for the Quakes.  The three rookie league teams have not yet announced their starters.

Minor League Transactions – HiA: Alex Guerrero joins the Quakes as he continues his rehab and Dillon Moyer was placed on the Ogden roster.  Rookie: Edinson Bock was released.

Albuquerque Isotopes Box Score (AAA)

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Box Score (HiA)

Great Lakes Loons Box Score (LoA)

Ogden Raptors Box Score (Rookie)

Minor League Central - Daily Dodger Recap