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Dodgers 8/4/14 minor league report - Isotopes crush 4 homers in win over Tacoma

Carlos Triunfel crushed a grand slam on Monday while Alex Guerrero, Jamie Romak, and Johnny Monell all went deep as well

Jamie Romak when he was with the Dodgers
Jamie Romak when he was with the Dodgers
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Minor League Player of the DayJamie Romak (AAA) - 3 for 4, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI's, 3 runs.  Romak fell a triple shy of the cycle on Monday as he continues to put up consistent numbers for Albuquerque.  He has now hit over .300 in each of the past 3 months and will look to do the same in August.

AAA – The Isotopes blasted the Rainiers (Mariners) 12 to 5 on Monday.  Carlos Triunfel got things started with a second inning grand slam, and from there the offense just continued to click.  Alex Guerrero connected on a 2-run homer in the 5th, his 11th long ball of the season, then Johnny Monell got in on the action with a solo shot.  Jamie Romak crushed the Topes 4th homer of the game and also had a single and a double in the game, while Mike Baxter contributed with 3 two-baggers and 3 RBI's.  In fact the only Albuquerque hitter who was left out in the cold was Joc Pederson as he went 0 for 5.  Starter Drew Carpenter picked up the win despite allowing 7 hits and 5 runs over 5.1 innings.  Luckily the bullpen was excellent as Steve Smith tossed 1.2 scoreless frames and Yimi Garcia finished up the win with 2 innings of 1-hit ball.

AA – The Lookouts walked off with a victory for the second game in a row as they completed a 4-game sweep of the Barons (White Sox) with a 8 - 7 win.  This walk-off was slightly less dramatic than Sunday's version that ended with a Scott Schebler long ball, although the 9th inning did include a walk and 4 singles.  O'Koyea Dickson's 3rd hit of the game plated Chattanooga's first run of the 9th, then Corey Seager knocked in the tying run.  Daniel Mayora then completed the late comeback with a walk-off single to start the celebration all over again.  On the mound Raydel Sanchez, fresh of the DL, lasted just 3 innings and allowed 4 runs on 5 hits.  Freddie Cabrera followed with 3 scoreless frames, however Jhan Martinez got lit up for 3 runs in the 8th which is what put the Lookouts in the hole that they were able to climb out of.

HiA – The Quakes fell to the Mavericks (Mariners) 6 to 4 on Monday.  Lindsey Caughel got hit hard for the first time in a while as he allowed 4 hits, 3 walks, and 5 runs over just 2.2 frames.  Geoff Brown also struggled out of the bullpen as he walked 4 and gave up the other run.  At the dish both Jeremy Rathjen and Casio Grider hit homers, but it wasn't quite enough for the win.  Aaron Miller also chipped in with a pair of doubles.

LoA – The Loons waited out a 2-hour rain delay to defeat the Dragons (Reds) 3 to 2 in 12 innings.  Paul Hoenecke got things started with a 1st inning RBI single, then in the 6th Hoenecke drove in his second run of the game with a sacrifice fly.  The offense then went silent until the top of the 12th when Joey Curletta started off the inning with a double.  He then scored on what turned out to be the game winning single by Webster Rivas.  On the mound starter Brandon Martinez pitched well as he allowed just 3 hits and 2 runs over 5.2 innings, but then his bullpen was even better.  James Campbell struck out 4 over 2.1 scoreless frames, then Victor Araujo one upped him by punching out 5 in his 2 innings of work.  July Pride Award winner Jacob Rhame then continued his strong pitching with 2 shutout innings of his own.

Rookie Ogden – The Raptors defeated the Osprey (Dbacks) 9 to 7 thanks to 7 errors by Missoula.  Ogden was actually outhit 12 to 6 but took advantage of the miscues by scoring 7 unearned runs.  Theo Alexander didn't need any defensive help as he crushed a solo homer, while Cody Bellinger drove in a pair with a double.  Brian Wolfe also doubled and knocked in 2.  Starter Jeff Brigham lasted just 3 innings and allowed 2 runs, then the bullpen did just enough to survive.  One rough outing belonged to AJ Vanegas who allowed more than one run for the first time in his young career.

Rookie Arizona – Off day

DSL – The Dominican Dodgers defeated the Athletics 8 to 5 on Monday.  Despite scoring 8 runs the offense had just one extra base hit, and that was a double by Cristian SantanaJohan Mieses and Manuel Peguero each went 2 for 4 with a RBI.  This was basically a bullpen game for the Dodgers as none of the 5 pitchers threw more than 2 innings in this game.  Angel Bautista picked up his first save with 2 scoreless frames.

Coming up – The Lookouts have the day off, but the other clubs are in action including the Isotopes who will send Zach Lee to the bump.  Tom Windle will be the mound for the Quakes, Scott Barlow throws for the Loons, and J.D. Underwood gets the ball for the Raptors.

Minor League Transactions – AAA: With Carlos Frias' promotion to the big leagues, the Isotopes empty roster spot was taken by Steve Smith.  AA: Raydel Sanchez was activated from the DL.

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)

Dominican Dodgers Box Score (DSL)

Minor League Central - Daily Dodger Recap