Minor League Player of the Day – Pratt Maynard (HiA) - 4 for 6, 2 2B's, 2 runs, 3 RBI's. Maynard has been limited to just 27 games with the Quakes this season due to various injuries, but over his last 10 games he's staring to come alive with a .355 average and a .916 OPS. He has yet to homer, however, after clubbing 6 long balls last year for Rancho.
AAA – Off day
AA – The Lookouts scored 4 late runs to down the Biscuits (Rays) 5 to 2 on Wednesday. Corey Seager actually opened the Chattanooga scoring with his first home run since getting promoted to AA, then later had an RBI single in the 9th. Alex Liddi also went deep in the 8th, and Daniel Mayora's 2-run long ball in the 9th turned out to be the difference. On the mound Andres Santiago lasted 6.2 innings and allowed just 2 runs on 6 hits. After that the Lookout bullpen held Montgomery hitless as Mike Thomas picked up the win and Jarret Martin recorded the save despite permitting a walk and a run.
HiA – The Quakes won a wild game against High Desert (Mariners) on Wednesday as the final score was 9 to 8 in 12 innings. The Rancho offense was held scoreless until the 7th which is when they plated 4 runs, then scored single runs in the 8th and 9th to tie the game. After scoring 3 more times in the top of the 12th, they then had to hold on for the victory as Gustavo Gomez gave up 2 runs in the bottom of the 12th before closing it out. Jeremy Rathjen got the scoring started with a solo shot in the 7th, then Steven Proscia and Pratt Maynard drove in a few more with back to back doubles later in the inning. Maynard then connected on another two bagger in the 12th which scored 2 more key runs, and he finished the day with 4 hits. Going back to the start of the game Chris Anderson did not throw well as he allowed 8 hits and 6 runs over just 4.1 frames. From there his bullpen held strong , including 2 scoreless frames from Craig Stem.
LoA – After three straight 1-run wins, the Loons finally lost a close one in a 1 - 0 defeat to the Dragons (Reds). Starter Zachary Bird gave up a first inning run, but that was all the Great Lakes pitching staff would permit as Bird ended up allowing just 4 hits in 5 innings while striking out 7. Reliever Mark Pope tossed 2 scoreless frames while Michael Johnson threw a shutout inning as well. At the dish the Loons collected 7 hits, including doubles by Jesmuel Valentin and Webster Rivas. Josmar Cordero had the only multi-hit game as he went 2 for 4.
Rookie Ogden – The Raptors shutout the Osprey 3 to 0 on Thursday. Victor Gonzalez got things started with 5 shutout frames, striking out 4 and allowing 4 hits. Bernardo Reyes followed with 3 scoreless innings, then A.J. Vanegas struck out 2 in the 9th for his 3rd save of the year. Despite the win, there wasn't a whole lot of action at the plate for Ogden as nobody had more than one hit in this game. Billy Bereszniewicz drove in a run with a triple while Devan Ahart walked, doubled, and scored a run.
Rookie Arizona – The Arizona Dodgers walked-off with a 5 - 4 win over the Dbacks on Wednesday. Tied at 4 heading into the bottom of the 10th, Jared Walker walked to start the inning. He was on third after a single and a sacrifice bunt, then was driven home on Deion Ulmer's game winning hit. Michael Medina went 3 for 4 at the plate and Brant Whiting was 2 for 2 with a RBI. Starter Francisco Martinez threw very well in this game as he allowed just 2 hits and an unearned run over 5 innings of work. Adrian Rivero struggled in relief, however, which is how the Dbacks tied the game. Derrick Sylvester ended up with the win after tossing 1.1 scoreless frames at the end of the game.
DSL Game 1 – The Dominican Dodgers finished off the Indians 5 to 4 in the completion of a game that had started on July 25th. This game ended in walk-off fashion in the bottom of the 12th as Hendrik Clementina singled home the winning run with his 3rd hit of the game. Johan Mieses went 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI's while Moises Perez was 2 for 5 with a two-bagger. On the mound Gregor Mora tossed 5 shutout frames, allowing just 2 hits along the way. Dennis Santana recorded the win with 3.1 innings of scoreless relief.
DSL Game 2 – The Dominican Dodgers completed the double header sweep of the Indians on Wednesday with a 6 - 2 victory in a game that was shortened to 7 innings. Robert Fernandez threw 5 innings and got the win after allowing 2 runs on 4 hits. Hector Rodriguez was perfect over the final 2 frames to record his first save of the season. Johan Mieses was a perfect 2 for 2 at the dish with a walk, and he also stole his 25th base of the season. Luis Paz and Moises Perez drove in two runs each in the victory.
Coming up – Julio Urias highlights Thursday's action as he takes the mound for the Quakes, while Jeff Bennett will throw for the Isotopes. Nick Struck gets the call for the Lookouts and Victor Arano toes the rubber for the Loons.
Minor League Transactions – AA: Juan Noriega was placed on the DL. HiA: Lindsey Caughel was put on the disabled list while Luis Chirinos was activated.