Minor League Player of the Day – Steve Smith (AA) - 7 IP, 3 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 5 K's. Smith has bounced between Chattanooga and Albuquerque for each of the last two seasons, but on Sunday he put together his best game of the year with 7 shutout innings.
AAA – One big inning was all the 51's (Mets) needed to down the Isotopes 7 to 5 on Sunday. Matt Magill, making his first start since May, did not allow a hit in his 3 innings of on the mound, although he did have to work around 5 walks. Bruce Billings entered the game in the 4th, and in his first appearance with Albuquerque he got roughed up as he allowed 9 hits and 7 runs, with 6 of those coming in the fateful 5th inning. At the dish the Topes had just one extra base hit, and that came from Brock Peterson as he went 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI's. Joc Pederson had an RBI and scored twice while Alex Guerrero went 1 for 3.
AA Game 1 – The Lookouts blanked the Biscuits (Rays) 4 to 0 in the first game of their double header. Starter Steve Smith pitched a complete game (7-inning) shutout in this one, allowing just 3 hits without issuing a walk. The Chattanooga offense wasn't all that exciting, but they got the job done as O'Koyea Dickson and Chris O'Brien both doubled, while Daniel Mayora connected on a RBI triple. Corey Seager went 1 for 3, but he also made a couple of errors in the field.
AA Game 2 – The Lookouts completed the double header sweep by downing the Biscuits 4 - 3 in the nightcap. All four runs came via the homer in this one, as both Darnell Sweeney and Scott Schebler went deep in the first inning. O'Koyea Dickson then connected on a two-run jack in the 4th inning which turned out to be the eventual game winner. On the mound Raydel Sanchez allowed 6 hits and 3 runs over 4.1 innings and did not record a strikeout. Juan Gonzalez picked up the win in relief while Jarret Martin collected his 7th save and struck out the side in the process.
HiA – The Quakes were held to just one hit as they were silenced by the 66ers (Angels) 4 to 1. After failing to record a hit through 7 innings, Steven Proscia's double in the 8th scored Pratt Maynard, who had walked, but that was it for the Rancho offense. Starter Tom Windle took the loss after allowing 6 hits, 2 walks, and 4 runs over 6.2 frames. Craig Stem did not give up a hit in 1.1 innings of relief.
LoA – The Loons earned a series split with the Silver Hawks (Dbacks) after a 5 - 2 win on Sunday. DH Josmar Cordero drove in 3 of the 5 runs for Great Lakes thanks to a 2-RBI double in the 2nd and a solo homer in the 8th. Malcolm Holland went 2 for 3 and drove in a run, while Brandon Trinkwon and Jacob Scavuzzo both doubled. Starter Scott Barlow had another solid outing as he only allowed 2 hits and 1 run over 5 innings, although he did walk 4. Once he left the game the dominate Loons bullpen took over as Mark Pope and Victor Araujo kept their ERA's in the 1's with solid outings. Matt Campbell gave up a run in the 9th, but it was just the 3rd run he's allowed all season (in 25.1 innings).
Rookie Ogden – The Raptors fell to the Brewers 7 to 3 on Sunday. Melvin Santana was a perfect 3 for 3 at the plate with a couple of doubles, but those were the only extra base hits for Ogden. Devan Ahart was 2 for 4 with a run scored while Julian Leon walked and had a RBI ground out. Starter Jeff Brigham allowed just 2 hits in his 3 innings of work, but he also walked 4 and took the loss after giving up a run. Vaughn Hayward then got crushed in relief as he permitted 4 runs while recording just 1 out, and Karch Kowalczyk allowed 2 more scores. The one bright spot was A.J. Vanegas as he tossed another hitless inning of relief.and struck out 2.
Rookie Arizona – The Indians jumped all over the Arizona Dodgers in a 13 to 6 win. Every Dodger pitched allowed at least 1 run, with starter Yeuri Gonzalez giving up 9 hits and 6 scores in his 3.1 innings of work. Sven Schuller permitted 2 more runs then Misja Harcksen was torched for 4 more. The offense generated 12 hits in the loss, with 3 of them coming from Ibandel Isabel who also knocked in 3 runs. Alex Verdugo was 2 for 5 with a couple of RBI's while Brant Whiting singled, tripled, and scored twice.
DSL – Off day
Coming up – Monday will be a very quiet minor league day as only the Isotopes, Arizona Dodgers, and Dominican Dodgers have games. Zach Lee will take the mound for Albuquerque at 7:05 PT.
Minor League Transactions – AAA: Pitcher Fabio Martinez was promoted from the Quakes and infielder Walter Ibarra was moved up from Chattanooga. In addition Darwin Barney was recalled to Los Angeles. AA: Ralston Cash was promoted from the Loons all the way up to the Lookouts. Angel Sanchez was activated from the DL and pitcher Jeremy Kehrt joined the team via a trade with the Red Sox. Ogden: Luis De Paula was assigned to the Raptors from Arizona.