MINOR LEAGUE UPDATE:

GLENDALE — The following are updates on area athletes playing minor league baseball.

Graham Miller (Glendale Community College, 2006) Ogden Raptors relief pitcher: Miller, 22, collected his first professional victory for the Los Angeles Dodgers’ rookie league affiliate Saturday.

The left-hander pitched 2 1/3 innings, allowing his first two runs of the season as the Raptors defeated the Idaho Falls Chukars, 12-8.

In five appearances with Ogden since being drafted in the 32nd round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, Miller is 1-0 with a 1.93 earned-run average.

Heading into Tuesday’s game against the Casper Ghosts, the Raptors own a 21-12 record and hold a one-game lead over Idaho Falls in the Pioneer League South.

Brian Bistagne (St. Francis High, 2004) Gulf Coast League Twins second baseman: The former Glendale Community College standout has recorded hits in four of his last five contests, during which he has batted .353 with a double and three runs batted in.

Through Tuesday, Bistagne, 21, is batting .197 (12-61) for the Twins in 19 games since signing as a non-drafted free agent in June.

The Twins’ 15-13 record places them in a second-place tie with the GCL Red Sox, half a game behind the GCL Orioles in the Gulf Coast League South.

Trevor Bell (Crescenta Valley High, 2005) Salt Lake Bees starting pitcher: Bell, 22, has been roughed up in his last two outings for Salt Lake.

He has allowed eight earned runs in 11.2 innings of work and is 0-1 in that span.

On the year, Bell owns a 7-6 combined record with a 2.35 earned-run average, while splitting time between Triple-A Salt Lake and the Double-A Arkansas Travelers, both affiliates of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Heading into play Tuesday against the Sacramento River Cats, the Bees (52-51) reside in second place, 4 1/2 games behind Colorado Springs in the Pacific Coast League Pacific North.

Jason Hirsh (St. Francis High, 2000) Colorado Springs Sky Sox starting pitcher: Seeking a return to the major leagues, Hirsh, 26, is continuing to struggle at Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The right-hander lasted only four innings in his Sunday start, surrendering four runs and taking the loss against the River Cats.

Hirsh, who last saw big-league action with the Colorado Rockies for four games last season, is 6-7 this year with a 6.66 earned-run average in 20 games (16 starts), while the Sky Sox sit atop the PCL Pacific North with a 56-46 mark.

Al Quintana (Glendale Community College, 2002) New Hampshire Fisher Cats third baseman: Quintana, 26, has seen his offensive prowess diminish as he has been held hitless since recording three hits on July 12.

His batting average has fallen to .230 (52-226) in 66 games with the Blue Jays’ Double-A club.

Quintana had previously played at Triple-A Las Vegas and Single-A Dunedin this season.

Coming into Tuesday’s game with the New Britain Rock Cats, fourth-place New Hampshire (47-55) is 11 games out of first place in the Eastern League North.


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