The LADugout exclusive minor league leaders as we approach the half-way mark in the season shows that veteran Hector Luna holds a goodly share on the offensive side of the charts. No single hurler dominates the pitching side of the listings in the same way.
June 29, 2009
The Dodgers announced the May winners of the Dodger Pride Awards. The Dodger Pride Awards were created in 2008 by General Manager Ned Colletti, and are given on a monthly basis to the players at each level of the club's minor league system who play the game with a hustling, smart, aggressive style. The players and staff on each respective club vote for the awards.
June 12, 2009
Left-hander Stephen Randolph lifted Albuquerque to a 2-0 win and a split in the doubleheader after New Orleans won 3-2 in the opener. Scott Elbert allowed three hits and struck out 10 as Albuquerque topped Mobile 3-2 . A wild pitch on a strikeout allowed the winning run in the 12th inning as West Michigan topped the Great Lakes 4-3. Inland Empire was not scheduled.
June 5, 2009
Hector Luna smacked two homers and Dee Brown added another as Albuquerque beat Oklahoma City 8-3. Mobile blanked Chattanooga 5-0, dropping them 10 games under .500. Inland Empire scored eight runs in the fifth to win 13-8 with Jake McCarter winning in relief. He's allowed just one hit in 11.1 scoreless innings this season. Newcomer Geison Aguasviva earned the win as Great Lakes beat Peoria 4-2..
June 1, 2009
Albuquerque got a solid start by Shawn Estes, but the bullpen allowed six runs in a 9-3 loss to Colorado Springs. Three Carolina homers accounted for all the runs while stopping Chattanooga 4-3. Five Inland Empire errors tagged Steve Johnson with a 7-3 loss to Bakersfield. Austin Gallagher's home run broke a tie and gave Great Lakes an 8-5 win over Clinton.
May 26, 2009
Hector "Moony" Luna was 4-for-4 as Albuquerque outlasted Salt Lake 11-8. Carolina took a 10-3 win over Chattanooga. Inland Empire took a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the eighth inning, then had to score twice in the 12th to come away with a win over Bakersfield. Clinton scored three runs in the first and six in the second to chase starter Ethan Martin en route to a 12-6 victory over the Loons.
May 24, 2009
Albuquerque's offense got untracked and they dumped Sacramento 11-2 behind Hector Luna's six RBIs .368. Josh Bell homered and drove in four runs as Chattanooga topped Huntsville 8-5. Stockton rallied for four late runs dump Inland Empire 6-3. Bobby Blevins picked up his second win as Great Lakes defeated Fort Wayne 5-1.
May 15, 2009