Bad Night For Dodger Blue

It was just one of those nights for the Dodger minor league system. Las Vegas saw a 7-2 lead dissappear, Jacksonville allowed the Braves to score in only one inning but lost 4-1, Vero Beach watched as Palm Beach scored three in the eighth to win 4-3 and Columbus was not only dumped 7-4, they allowed a huge home run over the center field fence, only the 14th dinger to fly over the distant wall.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada--The Salt Lake Stingers trailing 7-2, scored six runs in the top of the ninth inning to snap the 51s four-game winning streak 6-5. Franquelis Osoria (0-1) gave up the first two runs in relief of Tom Farmer. The right-hander left the game with one out in the inning after being struck in the right arm by a line drive. Former Las Vegas outfielder Luke Allen delivered a three-run home run over the right field fence to cap off the inning. The 51s built leads of 5-1 and 7-2. Left fielder Chin-Feng Chen was 2-for-5 with a 450-foot home run to left in the third inning and a two-run double in the eighth. Shortstop Jose Flores was 3-for-5. Right-hander Pat Mahomes had a strong outing. He pitched 6.2 innings, allowed 4 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), walked 4 and struck out 3.

HOOVER, Alabama--A two-run triple off Suns starter Jonathan Broxton capped the Barons' four-run second inning in a 4-1 victory. Broxton (0-1) gave up four runs in four innings and earned the loss. Nick Alvarez singled home Joel Guzman in the fourth inning, giving the Suns their lone run. Richard Bartlett and Luis Gonzalez combined to deliver four shutout innings of relief. Todd Donovan had two hits to lead all batters. The Suns have led for nine individual innings over its last 10 games combined. No Suns starting pitcher has won this season.

VERO BEACH, Florida--Palm Beach scored three runs in the 8th Inning to come back and beat the Vero Beach Dodgers 4-3. Tony Abreu went 2-4 with two doubles and all three RBI for the Dodgers, who fell to 6-6. The Dodgers led most of the game. With one out in the 2nd Inning, Edwin Bellorin reached on an error. Justin Ruggiano was hit by a pitch, then Trey Dyson walked. One out later, Abreu delivered his first double to clear the bases and make it 3-0. Palm Beach scored their only run off starter Julio Pimentel, in the 3rd on a double and two ground outs. Pimentel threw six strong innings, allowing just three hits and single run. He walked just one and struck out a season-high seven batters. The 3-1 lead would hold until the 8th. Reliever Justin Simmons was touched for a single and relieved by Kyle Wilson. His first three pitches missed the strike zone, then gave up a home run to tie the game. An infield hit, a walk and the game-winning hit followed. The final 10 Dodgers were retired in order. to bat, spoiling a fine start from Julio Pimentel for Vero. The rubber match of the three-game series is tonight. The first 250 fans through the gate will receive a Tommy Lasorda Bobblehead Doll.

COLUMBUS, Georgia--Brandon Weeden (0-1) lasted 4.1 innings in his third start of the season. He allowed five runs and six hits, including two home runs, one of which was only the 14th in history to clear the center field wall at Golden Park in a 7-4 loss to Charleston. Weeden left trailing 5-0. Columbus did all of their scoring in a four-run fifth inning when the first three Catfish batters reached base. Blake DeWitt slugged a clutch two-out, three-run double later to record his team-leading 11th RBI. Catcher Juan Apodaca had his second consecutive three-hit game after starting the season 0-for-12. He went 3-for-4 with one RBI and Lucas May also had his first three-hit game of the season.

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