Minor League Player of the Day – Julio Urias (HiA) 5.1 innings pitched, two hits, three walks and nine strikeouts. Urias has turned it up in his last three starts as he has struck out nine in each outing. On Saturday night, he struck out the side twice.
AAA – The Isotopes saw the Sky Sox (Rockies) come back from an early deficit and then hold to win 10 to 8. Justin Germano and Barry Enright didn't pitch well as they gave up the lead to the Rockies. The Rockies homered five times too.
Alex Guerrero had four hits including a double and triple. Tim Federowicz had a strange line showing three at-bats, four runs scored, and two hits.
AA – The Lookouts continued their fight for a playoff spot by thrashing the Generals (Mariners) 15 to 4. The win moved the Lookouts to within a game of first place with a week to go in their season. Every player in the Lookout starting lineup had at least one hit. Angel Sanchez was 4 for 6 with a home run. Chris O'Brien had a double and a home run. Corey Seager hit his 48th double in 2014.
There were four Lookouts with three hits in the game and four of them had two hits apiece.
Nick Struck started the game for the Lookouts and pitched 6 innings, allowing one run and six hits. Struck would pick up his fourth win of the season.
HiA – The Quakes put two runs on the board in the first and held that lead until the ninth inning but then the Ports (Athletics) scored three to win 3 to 2. Julio Urias started for Quakes and was dominating as he struck out nine and scattered two hits and three walks in 5.1 innings. Urias pitched into the sixth inning for the first time this season and he was taken out after two batters got on base. The Quakes maintained their 2 - 0 lead until the top of the ninth. Rob Rogers came in to try and save the game but after three batters, the Ports had narrowed the lead to one and then a wild pitch brought in the tying run. Rogers would give up another hit that pushed across the ultimate winning run.
The Quakes scored their two runs in the bottom of the first. Brandon Dixon tripled to right and scored on a single by Pratt Maynard. After a walk, Aaron Miller singled in the second run.
LoA – The Loons got out to an early lead but then the rain came and cancelled the game. Since the Loons and Hot Rods will not meet again, there will be no make up game.
Rookie Ogden – It took an extra inning for the Raptors to take down the Rockies 10 to 9. Jeff Brigham started for the Raptors and he pitched 4 innings, giving up two runs and four hits while striking out four. Bernardo Reyes would pitch a scoreless inning to get the win.
The Raptors had 16 hits and 7 walks. Justin Chigbogu set a Raptor franchise record with his 18th home run. Cody Bellinger hit a grand slam homer in the key eighth inning when the Raptors scored five runs to take a short-lived lead. Jacob Scavuzzo had a 4 for 5 night.
Rookie Arizona – The Arizona Dodgers split their doubleheader with the Rangers. The Dodgers won the first game 1 to 0 and then dropped the nightcap 7 to 6. Jairo Pacheco pitched the first game for the Dodgers and he was solid, going six scoreless innings and scattering five hits.
In the second game, the Dodgers scored three runs in the third inning to take a 3 to 1 lead but then the Rangers put up a lovely six runs to take the lead. The Rangers would make the seven runs stick has they withstood a three-run rally by the Raptors that fell a run short.
DSL – The Dominican Dodgers and Royals game was canceled and it was the last scheduled game of the season for the Dodgers.
Coming up – Chris Reed takes the mound for the Isotopes on Sunday, while Matt Shelton (currently on DL) starts for the Lookouts. Jharel Cotton gets the ball for the Quakes, Jose De Leon throws for the Loons, and J.D. Underwood toes the rubber for the Raptors.
Minor League Transactions – (AAA): Albuquerque Isotopes activated Johnny Monell from the disabled list and placed Brock Peterson on the disabled list. (Rookie-Arizona): David Reid-Foley assigned to Dodgers.