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6-18-09 – Minor League Report

6-18-09 – Minor League Report

TOM O’SHEA’S MINOR LEAGUE REPORT       06-18-09

THE ALBUQUERQUE ISOTOPES    AAA    

The Isotopes clobbered Omaha 9-1.

RANDOLF (3-2, 5.79) pitched 5 strong innings of 3 hit, 1 walk ball.  He allowed 1 run (earned) and struck out 5.  OHMAN (H, 1, 0.00) pitched 1 inning of no hit ball and VARGAS (S, 1, 0.00), pitched 3 innings of shutout ball to earn the save.

The Istopes hit 4 extra base hits, all doubles:  BROWN (.308), hit his 14th, HOFFMAN (.255), hit his 2nd, CLOSSER (.273), hit his 1st and GARCIA (.225), hit his 5th.

3 Isotopes players went 2-4–the only multi-hit games on the evening:  HOFFMAN, BROWN and CLOSSER.  The Isotopes managed 10 hits on the evening and scored 6 of their 9 runs in the 6th inning.

 

THE CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS     AA     

The Lookouts beat the Braves 6-2.

One of the top prospects we are all watching closely this season couldn’t get passed the 4th inning, but pitched fairly well in the sense that he didn’t get bombed and kept the Lookouts in the game.  LINDBLOM (4.30), gave up 2 earned runs while scattering 5 hits over 4 innings.  He walked 4 and struck out 2.  If you can’t throw strikes, you can’t win games.  CASTILLO (W, 3-5, 4.40), got the win ptiching 4 shutout innings on 4 hits, 2 walks and 3 Ks.  KOSS (1.76), pitched a shut out 9th to end the game.

In terms of offense, PEREZ (.318), smashed his 3rd home run of the season.  Other extra base hits came in the form of doubles with BELL (.280), hitting his 16th two bagger and PEREZ, chattanoogalookoutshitting his 8th.

BELL went 3-4.  GOODWIN (.280), and PEREZ, both had 2 hits each.  The Lookouts banged out 11 hits altogether.

 
THE INLAND EMPIRE 66ERS       A ADVANCED  

Inland Empire beat High Desert 7-4.

SEXTON (W, 2-8, 3.21),  survived 7 innings giving up 11 hits and 3 earned runs, walking 0 and striking out 5 to register a technical “quality start”–but if I were him I wouldn’t write home about the performance.  MEQUE (H, 2, 4.76), could only get 2 outs before he had to be bailed out by McCARTER (S, 4, 0.92) who got the last 4 outs without giving up a run.

In terms of offense, FULLER (.266) hit his second triple of the season.  Three men hit doubles:  GONZALES (.291) hit his 9th, HERRERA (.314), his 8th, and VAN SLYKE (.302), who’s been on a tear of late, hit his 22nd.

In terms of multi-hit games, GONZALES went 3-4,.  HERRERA and FULLER (.266), both had 2 hits a piece. 

The 66ers managed to collect 11 hits on the night.

 
THE GREAT LAKES LOONS  A            

The Loons beat Lansing 6-1.

REDDING (W, 9-2, 4.46), was masterful thursday night showing he has little more to learn at the A level and probably can expect to get kicked up to Inland Empire sooner than later.  He went 8 innings giving up just 1 unearned run on 4 its, 1 walk and recorded 9 K’s in the process.  SMIT (5.50) pitched a shutout 9th to finish up for REDDING.

SILVERIO  (.279), whacked his 3rd round tripper and PEDROZA (.285) smacked his 18th double.

5 Loons had muti-hit games.  SILVERIO went 3-4.  And GORDON (.298), PEDROZA, HATCH (.267), and GALLAGHER (.268) all had 2 hit games.

BUSS (.257), collected the last hit for the Loons.

7 Responses to “6-18-09 – Minor League Report”

  1. lawdog says:

    Rumor has it that Torre is going to let Mitch Jones DH against the Angels to show us what he's made of at this point in his career.

  2. Ken says:

    When is Paul going to be able to return to playing?
    Can you prepare an indepth report on Matthew Sartor?

    Too bad Estes was not even good enough to be wanted by Cleveland so he retired. Is Cleveland any better than Albuqueregue any way? Manny should know in a week.

    Put Kuo on the 60-Day. Ellis to AAA (if Martin is going to play everday) and bring up Luna as a pinch hitter. Now that Loretta has hit the skids (because he does not get any starts) the Dodgers should try another pich hitter.

    Mark – Any chance Lambo is going to make it to the Majors this year?

  3. Mark_Timmons says:

    Ken,

    Matt Sartor was signed by the Dodgers in 2007 after his college career. He has a low-90's fastball and throws strikes for the most part. Sartor made two appearances last week, both one-inning appearances, and has allowed only two earned runs over his last 10 appearances. Over the last month, Sartor has posted a 1.29 ERA in 14.0 innings with 15 strikeouts and five walks allowed. Sartor is 0-2 this season with a 2.76 ERA with 32 strikeouts and 10 walks while allowing opponents to hit .161 against him this season. If he keeps it up, he could become a prospect.

    He didn't have much luck pitching in college, signed a contract with an independent team and then was signed to a Dodgers contract. But after struggling for a time, he had nearly decided to quit and return to college. But then things fell into place for Matt Sartor and he has become a legitimate prospect after his second season in professional baseball. He is 6-foot-6 and weighs 250 pounds.

    • David S. says:

      Mark,

      What else does Sartor throw besides a low 90′s FB?

      His stats since he has signed are quite remarkable for a non-drafted free agent.

      8 6 14 84 152.1 120 65 53 41 180 .218 1.06 7.10 2.40 10.70

      W L SV GP IP H R ER BB SO BAA WHIP H/9 BB/9 SO/9

      Please send me an e-mail when you find out the rest of his repertoire.

      David S.

  4. Mark_Timmons says:

    He was not drafted and no one was interested in signing him as a free agent after pitching for the University of Texas-Arlington. Perhaps that is not surprising. He was 0-0 with a 7.13 earned run average in 2006, then 0-0 with an 8.80 earned run average in 2007.

    His father called him to say there was going to be a tryout for an independent league team and Sartor dropped by it give it a go. The Lewisville (Texas) Lizards of the Continental Baseball League like what they saw and signed him to his first professional contract.

    Just a month into the season his manager, Tom Goodwin, a former Dodger outfielder and a 14-year Major League veteran, probably gave his old club a call. Calvin Jones, the area supervisor for the Dodgers’ scouting department, also liked what he saw and signed him on July 21, 2007, to a minor league contract.

  5. Mark_Timmons says:

    Lambo could get a call in September, but he's another year away.

  6. Ken says:

    If the Dodgers have so much good pitchers can they bundle 3 of them for a very good pitcher?

    Welcome back Mac

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