Minor League Player of the Day – Andres Santiago (AA) - 6 IP, two runs, four hits, two walks and three strikeouts. Santiago's last start earned him Baseball America's best minor league start of the 2014 season. On Thursday, Santiago was the first game starter and he pitched a solid six innings and earned the win over Huntsville and gave the Lookouts the 1-0 lead in the series.
AAA – Season over
AA – The Lookouts scored the first three runs of the game and paced by another good outing by Andres Santiago, Chattanooga took the first game of their semifinal series by defeating Huntsville (Brewers) 4 - 3. Santiago scattered four hits and two walks in 6 innings of work and left with the team ahead by two runs. Then the bullpen took over. Mike Thomas allowed a run in his two innings. Jhan Martinez got two outs in the ninth inning and Daniel Coulombe closed out the win with a strikeout.
At the plate, a couple of apostrophes hit solo home runs. Chris O'Brien and O'Koyea Dickson each hit one out (as well as old friend, Huntsville Star Hector Giminez. Daniel Mayora was 4 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI. And even starting pitcher Andres Santiago chipped in with a 1 for 3 game with a double and a run scored.
HiA – Season over
LoA – Season over
Rookie Ogden – Tied at 2, the Raptors gave up four runs in the 4th inning and lost to Chukars (Royals) 8 - 3. The Raptors clinched their playoff spot a few days ago so their focus could have been on Friday's playoff opener. Also they suffered a blow to their offense when this announcement came out Thursday:
Justin Chigbogu broke his hand. Well isn't that something.— RaptorsSE (@RaptorsSE) September 5, 2014
Chigbogu hit a league leading 20 home runs and slugged .520.
As for Thursday's game, Victor Gonzalez started and was tagged for five runs and six hits in 3.2 innings. Abdiel Velasquez pitched the next 2 innings and allowed two runs, four hits and struck out three. Jairo Pacheco and Derrick Sylvester finished the game.
The Raptors only had five hits with Cody Bellinger going 2 for 4 with a triple.
Rookie Arizona – Season over
DSL – Season over
Coming up – Postseason play continues for two teams, the Lookouts will try for a 2-0 lead as they start Steve Smith. The Raptors will begin their best of three series against the Owlz with Brock Stewart toeing the rubber.
Minor League Transactions – AAA - Dodgers sent Carlos Triunfel outright to Albuquerque Isotopes. Ogden: Placed 1B Justin Chigbogu on the 7-day disabled list.