Minor League Player of the Day – Tim Federowicz AAA-Albuquerque. 3 for 6, home run, double, 2 runs, 4 RBI. Federowicz has continued to hit well in AAA and this season Federowicz is hitting better on the road (.367/.396/.600) vs. at home (.279/.374.500). On Friday night, Federowicz hit his tenth home run of the season in 176 at bats.
AAA – Isotopes started their road trip with a blackjack against the Aces (Diamondbacks) as the Isotopes had 16 runs and 21 hits in their 16-7 win. Carlos Frias started and did not pitch well but he got the win anyway. Frias went 5.2 innings and allowed six runs, eight hits and two walks with no strikeouts. Jose Dominguez, Paco Rodriguez and Josh Ravin combine to allow just one more run. But it was the offense that took charge of this game scoring 11 runs before the Aces started their rally. Jamie Romak was 4 for 5 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI, Clint Robinson was 2 for 5 with a double, Brock Peterson was 3 for 5 with a home run and a double, and Mike Baxter had three hits. Joc Pederson was walked four times and also went 2 for 2 with a double. In his first game back in AAA, Erisbel Arruebarrena hit his first AAA home run.
AA – Trailing late in the game, the Lookouts rallied to score five runs in the last three innings to defeat the Biscuits (Rays) 8-7. Steve Smith made his first 2014 start for the Lookouts and he didn't have it. Smith pitched 4 innings, allowed six runs, five hits, five walks and struck out two. Daniel Coulombe had his fourth straight scoreless appearance, Coulombe pitched 2 innings and struck out four. Jhan Martinez picked up the win. Corey Seager did not play but his teammates scored eight runs without him. Noel Cuevas had three hits; Angel Sanchez, Scott Schebler, O'Koyea Dickson and Daniel Mayora each had two hits. Chris O'Brien drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth.
HiA – The Quakes and Mavericks (Mariners) played ten innings and the Mavericks scored three runs in the top of the tenth to win the game 7-4. Tom Windle started off well as he took a 3-0 lead to the top of the fourth but then the Mavericks scored two runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Aside from those four runs, Windle gave up seven hits, two walks and struck out five in his six inning start. Craig Stem pitched two scoreless innings. Rob Rogers tried to duplicate Stem's effort but a two-out three run home run made Rogers the losing pitcher. Alex Guerrero made his last start for the Quakes, in those five games, he started twice each at second and shortstop and on Friday night, Guerrero started at third base. Guerrero was 1 for 5 on Friday, in the five games, Guerrero hit .368/.429/.684 in 21 plate appearances. Casio Grider was 2 for 5 with a double.
LoA – The Loons couldn't make up an early deficit in their 6-4 loss to the Bees (Angels). Scott Barlow pitched 6 innings, gave up five runs, six hits and struck out two. Matt Campbell gave up his second run in 13 appearances but he continues to have a solid K/BB ratio of better than five to one. Jesmuel Valentin was 2 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI.
Rookie Ogden – The Raptors scored a run in the top of the eighth to take a one-run lead but could not hold on when they gave up two runs to the Rockies in the bottom of the eighth to lose 7-6. J.D. Underwood pitched 5 innings, allowed four runs, four hits, walked two and struck out nine. The Raptors bullpen was not very good as they gave up three runs in 3 innings. Yensys Capellan hit a 3-run home run and Devan Ahart went 2 for 5.
Rookie Arizona – not scheduled
DSL – The Indians had a ninth inning rally that tied the game at four and then bad weather forced a suspension for the Dodgers and Indians. Gregor Mora made his first start in 14 appearances and pitched well going five scoreless innings with only two hits allowed with four strikeouts. Johan Mieses was 2 for 3 with a double, a run scored and two RBI.
Coming up – Andres Santiago will start against Huntsville at 4:30 p.m. PDT; Zachary Bird toes the rubber against Peoria at 5:00 p.m.; Abdiel Velasquez goes to mound against Idaho Falls at 6:00 p.m.; Zach Lee will try to deal in Reno at 7:05 p.m.; and Chris Anderson will try to get the Quakes back on the winning side against High Desert at 7:05 p.m. Arizona and the Dominican Dodgers are also scheduled.
Minor League Transactions – AAA: Shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena was assigned to Albuquerque to continue his rehab; and HiA: Right-handed pitcher Lindsey Caughel placed on disabled list.