Minor League Player of the Day – Daniel Canellas (Arizona) - 4 for 6, 2 2B's, 3 runs, 2 RBI's. The 19 year old catcher from Venezuela has been very quiet in his first professional season, but on Wednesday he had a breakout game. With the Arizona Dodger season ending today, this is a great way for Canellas to finish his campaign.
AAA – The Isotopes were quiet on Wednesday as they fell to the RedHawks (Astros) 2 to 1. While Joc Pederson and Alex Guerrero both doubled in this game, the only run scored on a sacrifice fly by Jamie Romak. On the mound Jeff Bennett allowed just 4 hits and 1 run over 6 innings, striking out 6 along the way. Robert Carson took the loss in relief after one of the three batters he walked scored on a double off of fellow reliever Red Patterson.
AA – Off day
HiA – The Quakes got a much needed win on Wednesday, defeating the 66ers (Angels) 5 to 2 to stay in the playoff hunt. Chris Jacobs had the big hit in this game as his 25th homer of the season was a 3-run shot that gave Rancho all the runs they needed. Tyler Ogle went 2 for 3 with a double and a RBI, while James Baldwin also drove in a run with a two-bagger. On the mound starter Tom Windle allowed 2 solo homers, but he also gave up just 4 total hits in 6 innings and set a new career high with 9 strikeouts. Craig Stem recorded his second save of the season with a scoreless 9th.
LoA – The Loons lost to the Captains (Indians) 3 to 1 on Wednesday, but they didn't lose any ground in the playoff race as they are still just a half game out of a post season spot. The Great Lakes offense had just 6 hits in this game, and half of them came from Joey Curletta who went 3 for 4. Spence Navin smacked his first career homer for the only other highlight at the plate. Starter Scott Barlow struck out 8 over 5 innings, but took the loss as he allowed 3 runs on 7 hits. Kyle Hooper, Michael Johnson, and Jordan Hershiser all threw well in relief as they combined for 7 punchouts over 5 shutout innings.
Rookie Ogden Game 1 – After a successful protest, the Raptors claimed another victory by finishing Tuesday's game with a 4 - 3 win over the Rockies. Most of this game was recapped already, but on Wednesday Joe Broussard tossed 3 innings and allowed just 3 hits and 1 run to record the long save.
Rookie Ogden Game 2 – The Raptors defeated the Rockies 5 to 4 in their regularly scheduled game. With the game tied at 3 heading into the 9th, Colin Hering started the late rally with a double. Jimmy Allen drove in Hering with a triple, then scored himself on a Billy Bereszniewicz single. Ivan Vela and Hering also both homered earlier in the contest. Long reliever Trevor Oaks recorded the win despite allowing a run in the 9th thanks to the fact that Karch Kowalczyk shut the door for the save. Going back to the start of the game, 2014 1st round pick Grant Holmes allowed a couple of runs over the first two innings, but overall allowed just 3 hits over 5 innings and struck out a career high 9 batters.
Rookie Arizona Game 1 – The Arizona Dodgers jumped all over the Brewers in a 19 to 7 win. Player of the day Daniel Canellas led the way by going 4 for 6 with a couple of doubles, driving in 2 and scoring 3 runs. Ibandel Isabel also had a pair of two baggers and knocked in 2, while both Clint Freeman and Federico Celli collected 3 RBI's. The first two Dodger pitchers in this game had some trouble getting outs as starter Takumi Numata gave up 4 runs in 1.1 innings and reliever MJ Villegas allowed 3 more scores despite picking up the win. David Reid-Foley was the most impressive pitcher as he tossed 3 scoreless frames.
Rookie Arizona Game 2 – The Arizona Dodgers came close to becoming the second rookie league team of the day to sweep a double header, but Lenix Osuna allowed 2 runs in to the bottom of the 10th which resulted in a 4 - 3 walk-off victory for the Brewers. In the top of the 10th Deivy Castillo singled home a run to give the Dodgers short lived lead, but they could have done much more damage had Clint Freeman not grounded into a double play with the bases loaded. Alex Verdugo had another notable game as he went 2 for 4 with a double and a RBI. On the mound starter Carson Baranik allowed 5 hits and 2 runs over 5 innings, then relievers Wellington Serrano and Derrick Sylvester threw very well in relief before the Osuna implosion.
DSL – Season over
Coming up – Chris Anderson highlights Thursday's action as he takes the mound for the Quakes, while Barry Enright will toe the rubber for the Isotopes. Andres Santiago throws for the Lookouts, Luis De Paula gets the call for the Loons, and Jeff Brigham starts for the Raptors.
Minor League Transactions – Rookie: Lenix Osuna was assigned to the Arizona Dodgers from Ogden.