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Dodgers minor league report August 26: Raptors forfeit game, win protest

The Raptors were winning their game on Tuesday when weather and poor field conditions led to a series of events that caused Ogden to forfeit the game and file a protest

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Minor League Player of the DayCristian Gomez (Arizona) - 3 for 3, 1 2B, 4 RBI's.  The young shortstop hasn't had a whole lot of success at the plate this season, but on Tuesday he was perfect at the plate and had a career high 4 RBI's. This was actually the first time all season that Gomez had driven in more than 1 run in a game, and his previous career high in RBI's was only 2.

AAA Zach Lee and the Isotopes got knocked around on Tuesday in a 13 - 6 loss to the RedHawks (Astros).  Lee allowed 8 hits, 4 walks, and 9 runs in just 3.1 innings of work, although only 4 of those runs were earned thanks to a trio of errors by his defense.  Drew Carpenter and Yimi Garcia didn't have much luck either as they each gave up a couple of runs in relief.  Despite the loss the Albuquerque offense hit the ball well as Alex Guerrero crushed a couple of solo homers and Joc Pederson fell a triple shy of the cycle.  For Pederson it was hit league leading 33rd long ball of the year, and he is also tops on the circuit with a 1.026 OPS.

AA – The Lookouts moved into a tie for 1st place with an 8 - 2 victory over the Generals (Mariners).  Starter Jeremy Kehrt allowed just 4 hits and 1 run over 5 frames to pick up the win, although he walked 4 and only struck out.  Blake Smith gave up a run in relief, while Mike Thomas tossed a shutout inning.  At the dish Chris O'Brien went 2 for 4 with a double and a homer, while Daniel Mayora also had two hits including a homer.  Corey Seager also had a good game as he connected on his 49th double of the season and drove in 2 runs.

HiA – The Quakes fell to the 66ers (Angels) 7 to 3 in 11 innings.  After starter Luis Chirinos tossed a decent game and a trio of relievers threw well in relief, including 2 shutout frames from the rehabbing Chris Perez, Victor Araujo got lit up in the top of the 11th and took the loss.  At the plate Erisbel Arruebarrena went 2 for 4 with a double and a RBI, while Chris Jacobs connected on a rare triple and also drove in a run.  Aaron Miller reached base 4 times via a single, a double, and 2 walks.

LoA – The Loons moved back to within a half game of the final playoff spot their division with a 2 - 1 win over the Dragons (Reds).  The Great Lakes offense managed just 4 hits in this game, but they made them count.  Devan Ahart went 2 for 4 with a double and scored on a sacrifice fly by Paul Hoenecke Alex Santana had one of the other hits and scored on a Jose Capellan RBI single.  Starter John Richy threw very well as he allowed just 3 hits and an unearned run over 4.2 innings.  Mark Pope got the win in relief with 1.1 perfect frames, then A.J. Vanegas continued his solid professional debut with a couple of shutout innings.  Jacob Rhame finished the game with his 8th save, and has not allowed a run since June 27th to extend his franchise record scoreless streak to 31 innings.

Rookie Ogden – The Raptors seemed to overcome a rain delay to defeat the Rockies 4 to 2 in an abbreviated game, however the official decision was a 9 - 0 forfeit by Ogden because they did not send their players out to the field due to the rain and poor field conditions in the bottom of the 7th when the umpires wanted to continue the game.  This decision has been protested by the Raptors, and if they win the protest this game will eventually resume.

UPDATE: Ogden won its protest, and the game will be continued on Wednesday night.

Getting to the action that did occur on the field, Julian Leon continued his amazing 18 year old season with a 2-run shot, his 11th of the year, and Andrew Godbold went deep as well. Michael Ahmed was a perfect 3 for 3, while Cody Bellinger upped his average to .314 with a 2 for 4 game that included a triple.  The weather threw a wrench into the Ogden pitching plans as Vaughn Hayward got the spot start and allowed just 4 hits and 1 run over 3 frames.  Brock Stewart tossed the final 3 innings and struck out 5 while allowing just 2 hits and a run.

Rookie Arizona – The Arizona Dodgers topped the Cubs 8 to 3 on Tuesday.  Shortstop Cristian Gomez had the big day at the plate as he went 3 for 3 with a double and 4 RBI's.  Scott De Jong doubled and drove in a run, while Brant Whiting reached base 4 time with a single and 3 walks.  On the mound starter Kevin Guzman won his 3rd game of the season by going the minimum 5 and allowing just 4 hits and 2 unearned runs.  Sven Schuller and Lenix Osuna tossed a scoreless inning each in relief.

DSL – Season over

Coming up – The Lookouts have Wednesday off, but there will still be 6 games thanks to an double header for the Arizona Dodgers.  Tom Windle takes the mound for the Quakes, Scott Barlow throws for the Loons, Jeff Bennett gets the ball for the Isotopes, and Trevor Oaks is scheduled for the Raptors, although Grant Holmes might pitch instead since he didn't end up pitching on Tuesday. Ogden will first pick up its suspended game in the seventh inning at 5 p.m. PT.

Minor League Transactions – None

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)

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