Minor League Player of the Day – Alex Liddi AA-Chattanooga - 1 for 4, grand slam home run, 1 run, 4 RBI. 25-year old third baseman has hit well in his first few weeks as a Lookout (.310/.378/.510). Liddi's grand slam capped a five run first inning that sparked the Lookout win.
AAA – The Isotopes fell behind early and lost by a 7-3 score to the Aces (Diamondbacks). However the big story was the fight that took place in top of the second inning, which you can read about here. As for the game, Zach Lee started and was not very good allowing five runs and 10 hits in 4.2 innings. Clint Robinson had four hits, Jamie Romak had three hits and Tim Federowicz chipped in two hits. Joc Pederson was 0 for 4 with a walk.
AA – The Lookouts jumped out to an early lead and was to coast to a 10-6 win over the Stars (Brewers). After O'Koyea Dickson singled in the first run in the top of first, Corey Seager walked to load the bases and then Alex Liddi hit his a grand slam to give the Lookouts a 5-0 lead. Seager led off the top of the third with a double. After Liddi struck out, Darnell Sweeney came in to run for Seager. That set off a string on concerned tweets but eventually the story came out that Seager had been stricken with a stomach virus and could not continue. The Stars would fall behind 10-2 before scoring the last four runs of the game. Dickson went 3 for 5 with a double and three RBI. Noel Cuevas doubled and homered.
HiA – Chris Anderson pitched wildly but left with a 2-1 lead but poor Quakes defense and pitching led to seven more runs for the Mavericks (Mariners) and the Mavericks won 8-5. This has been a continuing problem for the Quakes who have a dreadful last few weeks. Anderson pitched 5 innings, allowed only one run and three hits but Anderson also walked seven and struck out only three. Geoff Brown saw seven runs cross the plate in his two innings of work. Chris Jacobs hit his 21st home run in the loss.
LoA – The Chiefs (Cardinals) scored four runs in the first inning and the Chiefs never lost the lead in defeating the Loons 5-4. Zachary Bird held the Chiefs scoreless in the last three innings he pitched but that was too late, Bird gave up the four runs, six hits, one walk and four strikeouts in his four innings of work. Paul Hoenecke was the hitting star for the Loons, he hit his 13th home run and went 3 for 5 with two runs scored and one RBI.
Rookie Ogden – Cody Bellinger hit two doubles to pace the Raptors to a 7-6 win over the Chukars (Royals). Bellinger was 3 for 5 with three runs scored to go with his two doubles. Abdiel Velasquez started for the Raptors and he pitched six innings, all four runs he allowed were unearned. Velasquez gave up two hits, four walks and struck out two.
Rookie Arizona – The Indians scored a run in the bottom of the 10th inning to defeat the Dodgers 9-8. Clint Freeman, Alberto Estrella and Michael Medina each had two hits. Seven pitchers took the mound for the Dodgers and t2014 draft pick (31st round) Derrick Sylvester had a good game. Sylvester allowed two hits, a walk and striking out two in his two innings of work
DSL – The Dominican Dodgers fell behind to the Indians and just couldn't catch up as they lost 8-7. Samuel Ortiz was 3 for 3 with three runs scored and two walks. Moises Perez was 2 for 3 with two doubles, a run scored and two RBI.
Coming up – Chattanooga pitcher Nick Struck will go against Huntsville at 2:00 p.m. PDT; Ogden pitcher Jose De Leon will start against Idaho Falls at 3:00 p.m.; Great Lakes pitcher Victor Arano toes the rubber against Peoria at 4:00 p.m.; Rancho Cucamonga pitcher Julio Urias pitches against High Desert at 5:05 p.m.; and Albuquerque pitcher Jeff Bennett tries to right the ship in Reno at 6:05 p.m. Arizona is also scheduled.
Minor League Transactions – AAA: Infielder Alex Guerrero was assigned to Albuquerque; and HiA: Delvis Morales assigned to Rancho Cucamonga Quakes; and Rookie (Pioneer): outfielder Andrew Godbold assigned to Ogden Raptors.