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.
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.
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.
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.