True Blue Blog: A Daily Review Of Dodgers' Minor League Teams

Highlighting Former, Present, And Future Lookouts

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Joc Pederson, 2013 Lookout player, was the Minor League Player of the Day.
Joc Pederson, 2013 Lookout player, was the Minor League Player of the Day.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

True Blue, part of the SB Nation's internet empire, provides Lookouts' fans with information on each of the L. A. Dodgers Minor League teams -- including the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts. Fans who not only enjoy information about the home town team can follow many of the former Lookout players who are playing at the Triple-A level or the future Lookouts playing at either the Lo-A or Hi-A levels.

Below is part of True Blue's article from today's edition


Minor League Player of the Day – Joc Pederson (AAA) - 4 for 4, 2 HR's, 1 2B, 5 RBI's. Pederson continues rake in the Pacific Coast League as he blasted two more homers on Tuesday and boosted his OPS to 1.447 for the young season.

AAA – The Isotopes used a couple of big innings and a huge performance from Joc Pederson to down the Chihuahuas (Padres) 11 to 6. Pederson continued his assault on the PCL with a perfect 4 for 4 day that included a pair of homers, a double, and 5 RBI's.Miguel Olivo also continues to try and prove he belongs in the big leagues with a couple of homers of his own, while Mike Baxter went 4 for 4 with a triple. On the mound Matt Magill won his first game of the season with 6 strong innings, striking out 8 and allowing just 1 earned run. Jose Dominguez was solid in his inning of work, and while Sam Demel got hit around for 3 runs, it didn't matter given Albuquerque's big league.

AA – The Lookout offense was the opposite of the Isotopes on Wednesday as they were shutout by the Suns (Marlins) 4 to 0. Ozzie Martinez singled in the first inning, and that was the only base knock Chattanooga would collect in the game as they were held hitless over the final 8 frames. Despite the loss starter Tyson Brummett threw pretty well as the allowed just 1 run and struck out 6 over 5 innings. Hector Nelo had some trouble in the middle innings, but Juan Noriega was great in the 8th and 9th as he punched out 3 without allowing a run.

HiA – The Storm (Padres) doubled up the Quakes on Tuesday in a 6 - 3 loss. Chris Jacobs drove in two with a double and Adam Law was perfect with two singles and two walks, but that was about it for the Rancho offense. Starter Lindsey Caughel took the loss after allowing 6 hits and 4 runs over 6 frames, but he did strike out 6. Freddie Cabrera also had a bunch of K's as he punched out 4 in two innings of work.

LoA Game 1 – The Loons busted out with a big offensive game and stomped the Snappers (A's) 11 to 4 in the first game of their double header. Great Lakes smacked 3 homers as Justin Chigbogu, Alex Santana, and Paul Hoenecke all crushed solo shots.Kyle Farmer also had a big game as he went 2 for 5 with a double and 4 RBI's, whileMalcolm Holland walked 4 times and scored 3 runs. Starter Jonathan Martinez won his second game of the year with six strong innings, striking out 6 and allowing just 2 earned runs.

LoA Game 2 – The Loons finished their doubleheader sweep of the Snappers (A's) with a 8 - 2 win in the nightcap. Despite just 6 hits, including just one that went for extra bases, the Great Lakes offense was able to generate their 8 runs thanks to 5 errors by the Beloit defense. Dillon Moyer had the big game as he went 2 for 4 with a double and 3 RBI's, while Delvis Morales was a perfect 2 for 2 with a couple of walks. On the bump Zachary Bird went the distance in the shortened contest, allowing just 3 hits in his 7 innings of work. Bird walked 3 and gave up 2 runs.



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