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.
Albuquerque Isotopes Box Score (AAA)
Chattanooga Lookouts Box Score (AA)
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Box Score (HiA)
Great Lakes Loons Box Score (LoA)
Ogden Raptors Box Score - (Rookie)
Arizona Dodgers Box Score - (Rookie)
Dominican Dodgers Box Score (DSL Rookie)