From the Dodgers’ crack PR staff:
Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes
Pacific Coast League American South Division
32-34, 1st Place, 1.5 Games Ahead
J-MAC ATTACK: RHP James McDonald was named Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for the week of June 8-15…the 24-year-old went 1-0 with a 0.64 ERA (1 ER/14.0 IP) in two starts, striking out 23 batters in 14.0 innings…overall, the Long Beach native is 1-0 with a 3.26 ERA (11 ER/30.1 IP) with 40 strikeouts in six starts.
CHARLIE’S GOLDEN TICKET: RHP Charlie Haeger is 3-1 with a 1.80 ERA (6 ER/30.0 IP) in four June starts…last night, the 26-year-old allowed one run in 8.0 innings to pick up the win at Memphis (Cardinals)…the Michigan native appeared in four Cactus League games for the Dodgers as a non-roster invitee and allowed one run in 4.1 innings.
LUNA BAR: INF Hector Luna ranks third in the Pacific Coast League with a .353 batting average and ninth with 47 RBI…the 29-year-old is batting .429 (21-for-49) with seven homers and 20 RBI against left-handers…Luna appeared in 15 Cactus League games for the Dodgers as a non-roster invitee, batting .204 (5-for-24) with a homer and four RBI.
Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts
Southern League North Division
27-38, 4th Place, 10.5 Games Back
DOUBLE-A’S OK – 1B Eduardo Perez is batting .364 (20-for-55) with 12 RBI in 14 games in June…the switch-hitting Venezuelan has hit safely in 13 of the 14 games, including six in a row (10-for-24, .417)…the 24-year-old began the year with Single-A Inland Empire, and was promoted to Chattanooga on May 21…he is batting .313 with seven doubles, two homers, and 12 RBI in 24 games with Chattanooga overall.
SELLERS MARKET – SS Justin Sellers is batting .333 (17-for-51) in 13 games in June, raising his average to .284 from .268…the Bellflower-born 23-year-old ranks second on the club with 17 doubles, two behind Andrew Lambo.
GREAT SCOTT!! – LHP Scott Elbert has struck out nine or more in four straight starts, fanning 37 batters in 24.0 innings in that time…the 23-year-old, who has enjoyed one stint with the Dodgers in April, has 77 strikeouts in 57.1 innings with Chattanooga overall, an average of 12.09 punchouts per nine innings…he is 2-2 with a 3.77 ERA in 11 games (10 starts)…the Dodgers’ first selection (17th overall) of the 2004 draft is limiting left-handed hitters to a .145 average (8-for-55).
SARTOR ENGINES – RHP Matthew Sartor has worked 8.0 consecutive scoreless innings over his last six appearances, and has allowed just two earned runs in 20.1 innings beginning May 1 for a 0.86 ERA in that time…the 24-year-old, who was signed by the Dodgers as a non-drafted free agent in July 2007, has 38 strikeouts in 37.0 innings, and is 0-2 with four saves and a 2.43 ERA in 22 games.
OF KOSS – RHP Paul Koss, an 11th round selection out of USC in 2007, has tossed scoreless relief in four of five outings since returning from the disabled list on May 31, allowing one run in 6.0 innings in that time…he had missed one month with a right shoulder impingement…the Orange Lutheran High School grad celebrated his 24th birthday yesterday…he has no record, two saves, and a 1.88 ERA in 11 appearances overall.
Single-A Inland Empire 66ers
California League South Division
29-37, 3rd Place, 13.0 Games Back
HERE’S TO YOU, MR. ROBINSON: OF Trayvon Robinson leads the California League with 23 steals…he has hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games, batting .325 (13-for-40)…the Crenshaw High School alum is batting .308 in 65 games overall…he was selected by the Dodgers in the 10th round of the 2005 draft.
JAKE, RATTLE, AND ROLL: RHP Jake McCarter is 2-0 with three saves and a 0.98 ERA (2 ER/18.1 IP) in 12 appearances…the 24-year-old is limiting opposing hitters to a .086 average, and has 18 strikeouts in 18.1 innings…the Texas native has pitched scoreless relief in 10 of 12 appearances.
TIMMY!!: RHP Timothy Sexton has turned in back-to-back quality starts, allowing four runs in his last 12.0 innings…the 22-year-old has struck out 14 in his last 12.0 innings and leads the 66ers with 68.2 innings pitched…overall, the 25th round selection in the 2007 draft is 1-8 despite a 3.15 ERA.
Single-A Great Lakes Loons
Midwest League Eastern Division
37-29, 3rd Place, 5.0 Games Back
DEE-LIGHTFUL – SS Dee Gordon has hit safely in seven straight games, batting .448 (13-for-29) to raise his average to .296 from .277…the Dodgers’ fourth-round selection in the 2008 draft has a league-leading 35 stolen bases, including three in his last three games.
CRYSTAL GEISON – LHP Geison Aguasviva has allowed only one unearned run in 10.2 innings over three appearances since joining Great Lakes from Extended Spring Training on May 31…he has struck out 10 and allowed six hits in that time…the 21-year-old Dominican Republic native, who is in his second year of pro ball in the United States, was signed by Los Angeles as a non-drafted free agent in December 2005.
SHIFTING INTO A HIGHER GUERRA – RHP Javy Guerra ranks third in the league with 15 saves, including one last night at South Bend (Diamondbacks)…the Dodgers’ fourth-round pick in the 2004 draft is 3-1 with a 1.62 ERA in 27 appearances…he has allowed just one run in his last 8.1 innings (six games)…the 23-year-old has struck out 51 hitters in 39.0 innings, an average 11.77 punchouts per nine innings.
Rookie Dominican Summer League Dodgers
DSL B.C. North
8-8, 6th Place, 4.0 Games Back
LET’S BE FRANCO – INF Bladimir Franco leads the DSL Dodgers with five homers and 14 RBI…the 18-year-old has hit in 12 of 15 games for the DSL Dodgers with a .356 batting average…he is hitting .400 (10-for-25) with runners in scoring position.
THE ENLLY – INF Enlly Morales is riding a 14-game hitting streak, batting .456 (26-for-57) with a homer and nine RBI…the 19-year-old Dominican Republic native is batting .478 (22-for-46) against right-handers.