Minor League Player of the Day – Scott Schebler (AA) - 3 for 3, 3 HR's, 4 RBI's. Schebler had the best possible day on Tuesday as he was a perfect 3 for 3 with a trio of homers. Scott not only showed off his power, however, but also his speed as his 3rd homer of the game was of the inside the park variety. He how has 24 dingers on the season go to along with a .921 OPS.
AAA – Joc Pederson crushed his 27th homer of the year, but it wasn't enough as Albuquerque fell to Memphis (Cardinals) 5 to 3. In addition to Pederson's solo shot, he also singled, walked, and recorded an outfield assist. Mike Baxter also went deep for his 6th long ball of the season, while Tim Federowicz went 2 for 4. On the mound Jeff Bennett provided a quality start as he allowed just 6 hits and 3 runs in 7 innings of work. Scott Elbert allowed a two-run homer in the top of the 9th, however, and that proved to be the difference in the game.
AA – Player of the day Scott Schebler provided all the offense the Lookouts needed in their 4 - 0 win over the Suns (Marlins). Schebler drove in all 4 runs with a trio of homers, the first two going over the fence and the 3rd coming on a gapper that allowed him to circle the bases. Nobody else in the lineup had more than 1 hit, and Chris O'Brien's double was the only other extra base hit for Chattanooga. The pitching was outstanding in this game as Andres Santiago allowed just 3 hits over 5 shutout innings. Relievers Blake Smith and Daniel Coulombe walked a pair each, but they both also got through their inning without permitting a run.
HiA – The Quakes late rally fell a bit short as they fell to the Giants 6 to 4. Trailing by 5 heading into the bottom of the 8th, Rancho plated 3 runs thanks to a Jeremy Rathjen triple, an Aaron Miller double, and singles by Steven Proscia and Dillon Moyer. Casio Grider struck out to end the rally, however, along with the Quakes hopes of winning the game. Starter Chris Anderson scattered 8 hits and allowed 2 runs over 6 innings, striking out 6 while walking only 1. Unfortunately Gustavo Gomez got tagged for 4 scores in his two innings of work or else the Rancho rally would have been a whole lot more meaningful.
LoA – The Loons were doubled up on Tuesday as they fell to the Hod Rods (Rays) 12 to 6. Starter Zachary Bird couldn't make it out of the 1st inning as he gave up 8 hits and 6 runs while recording just 1 out. Kyle Hooper also struggled after coming out of the bullpen, while Jordan Hershiser walked 5 and was lucky that all 3 of the runs he allowed were unearned. Despite the loss, Brandon Trinkwon had a solid game at the plate as he went 3 for 4 with a 3-run homer to account of half of the Great Lakes runs. Jesmuel Valentin had a couple of hits including a double, while Spencer Navin knocked in a run with a pair of singles.
Rookie Ogden – The Raptors lost a tough one on Tuesday as they fell to the Osprey (Dbacks) 11 to 10 in 10 innings. The fact that Ogden was even in this game is pretty amazing considering that starter J.D. Underwood allowed 6 runs within the first two innings. Bernardo Reyes restored some order by allowing just 1 hit over the next 4 innings but he still permitted 2 runs of his own. Several other relievers followed, including a 3 walk, 3 strikeout performance by A.J. Vanegas, and Lenix Osuna eventually took the loss. On offense the Raptors chipped away at the early deficit thanks to a 2-run homer by Julian Leon and another 2-run shot by Andrew Godbold, his first as a pro. Colin Hering went 2 for 3 and knocked in 3 runs while Cody Bellinger drove in 1 and scored twice.
Rookie Arizona – Postponed
DSL – The Dominican Dodgers scored 5 runs in the top of the 9th to pull out a stunning 6 - 3 win over the Royals. The start of the Dodgers late rally didn't even require a hit as the first 4 batters of the 9th reached on 3 walks and a hit batter. A RBI ground-out then tied the game before Manuel Peguero doubled in a pair to put his team ahead for good. Pequero would then score himself on a triple by Carlos Mosquera. On the mound starter Dennis Santana allowed just 3 hits and an unearned run over 4 innings to lower his ERA to 0.89. Robert Fernandez followed with 3 solid frames, then Johan Diaz picked up the win.
Coming up – Everyone plays again on Wednesday including the Quakes who will send Julio Urias to the mound for the first time as a legal adult. Barry Enright is the scheduled starter for the Isotopes, Nick Struck will take the mound for the Lookouts, Victor Arano will get the ball for the Loons, and Victor Gonzalez will toe the rubber for the Raptors.
Minor League Transactions – AAA: Josh Ravin was placed on the DL with a strained groin; Pedro Baez rejoined the Isotopes and served the first game of his four-game suspension. AA: Jhan Martinez was placed on the DL to make room for Ralston Cash.