Minor League Player of the Day – Jeremy Rathjen (HiA) - 4 for 4, home run, 2 RBI. Rathjen hit his 15th home run of the season. Rathjen has exploded in the second half as he has hit .342/.398/.652 with 11 of his 15 home runs.
AAA – The Isotopes opened their series with the Sounds (Brewers) with a 8 to 3 loss. Zach Lee made the start and it wasn't a very good one. He pitched 5 innings and gave up six runs, 11 hits, walked one and struck out three. Lee has spent the entire season with Albuquerque and after a solid April, Lee's ERA has been near 6 runs during the rest of the season. In 33.2 innings since the PCL All-Star break, Lee has struck out only 15 batters. Walter Ibarra had a 3 for 4 night. Brock Peterson homered. Joc Pederson stole his 28th base.
AA – The Lookouts saw the Suns (Marlins) score seven runs in the last four innings as Suns held on to a 9 to 8 win over the Lookouts. Jeremy Kehrt made his first start for the Lookouts, he pitched 4 innings, gave up two runs (one earned), 4 hits and struck out two. Corey Seager made two errors (eight thus far in Chattanooga) which led to three unearned runs. At the plate, Seager was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI. Angel Sanchez was 2 for 5 with a home run and 3 RBI. O'Koyea Dickson hit his 17th home run of the season.
HiA – The Quakes beat the Storm (Padres) 5 to 1. Tom Windle won his 11th game of the season and gave up just two hits and one run. Windle did walk six in his 5 innings as well as strike out six. One night after a bullpen blow up, the three pitchers following Windle shut out the Storm. Player of the Day Jeremy Rathjen was 4 for 4 with his 15th home run of the season. Adam Law and Brandon Dixon each had two hits
LoA – The Loons saw the White Caps (Tigers) put six runs on the board late in the game as the White Caps won 7 to 2. 2014 third round pick John Richy made his Midwest League debut a good one, going 4 innings, allowing one run, four hits and striking out three. Zachary Bird took his 15th loss of the season and while he strikes out batters at a good rate (7.7 K per 9 innings), he has yet to put it all together after a full season in Great Lakes after splitting 2013 in Ogden and Great Lakes. Jesmuel Valentin was 0 for 3 in his final game as a Loon. Josmar Cordero hit a solo home run.
Rookie Ogden – The Raptors lost 7 to 3 to the Brewers. Trevor Oaks started for the Raptors and gave up four runs in his 4 innings of work, he also allowed seven hits, a walk and struck out four. Albert Vanegas out of Stanford pitched a scoreless inning, A.J. (as he is more commonly known) has struck out 12.5 per nine innings but his 14 baserunners per nine innings is a bit high for a reliever. Colin Hering had a pinch-hit home run. Jacob Scavuzzo was 2 for 4.
Rookie Arizona – The Dodgers won 7 to 1 as they no-hit Angels for 8 innings. Kevin Guzman had his longest outing of the season, going 7 scoreless and hitless innings, Guzman also walked one and struck out three. One of my favorite names, Wellington Serrano, continued the no-hitter as he went 1-2-3, striking out two in the process. Erisbel Arruebarrena played his first rehab game and he homered and doubled in three plate appearances. Alex Verdugo was 1 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI.
DSL – The Dodgers tried to comeback but were a run shy as they lost to the Athletics 4 to 3. The Dodgers could only score three runs despite 11 hits and three walks. Carlos Aquino had three hits including a double and an RBI. Shakir Albert and Hendrick Clementina were each 2 for 4. Johan Mieses was also 2 for 4.
Coming up – Scott Barlow toes the rubber for the Loons at 12:05 p.m. PDT; Scott Brigham goes for the Raptors at 12:05 p.m.; Jeff Bennett takes the mound for the Isotopes at 12:35 p.m.; Andres Santiago toes the rubber for the Lookouts at 4:00 p.m.; and Chris Anderson gets the ball for the Quakes at 5:05 p.m.
Minor League Transactions – AAA: Carlos Triunfel was recalled by the Dodgers; Erisbel Arruebarrena was sent to Arizona (Rookie) for rehab assignment.