Player of the day
Jose De Leon has been sky-rocketing through the minor league prospect rankings, and on Friday he continued to dominate with seven strong innings in just his second start in the Texas League.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Oklahoma City Dodgers tossed a two-hitter on Friday, yet still needed a walk-off single by Brian Ward in the bottom of the ninth to capture a 2-1 win over the Grizzlies (Astros). Zach Lee started this game and allowed just one hit over three shutout innings, and his limited workload could be related to a possible call-up for Tuesday's doubleheader in Colorado. Josh Ravin followed with three hitless frames, and while David Huff permitted the only run of the game for OKC, he picked up the win.
At the dish Ward had the game winning hit, and Darnell Sweeney drove in the other run for the Dodgers thanks to a bases loaded walk. O'Koyea Dickson had the only multi-hit game as he went 2-for-4. Corey Seager was 0-for-4 in the follow up to his perfect 6-for-6 game.
The Drillers scored all three of their runs in the top of the 9th as Tulsa put together a 3-1 comeback victory vs. the RoughRiders (Rangers). Tulsa starter Jose De Leon didn't factor into the decision in this game, but in just his second start in the Texas League he struck out 11 and allowed just three hits over seven strong innings. Ryan Dennick ended up with the win despite recording just out, and Jeremey Horst picked up the save.
As mentioned the Driller offense was held silent for eight innings, but in the top of the ninth Yadir Drake got the Tusla scoring started with a RBI single. Daniel Mayora then drove home a couple of more runs with what would eventually be the game winning hit.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes crushed the Nuts (Rockies) in a 13-2 victory on Friday. First baseman Cody Bellinger knocked in a team high three runs with a couple of doubles, scoring a couple of runs along the way Paul Hoenecke also drove in three, thanks mostly to a two-run homer.
Luis De Paula was solid on the mound as he allowed just one run over four innings of work. Daniel Tillman had the standout performance in relief as he struck out three and did not permit a hit while recording six outs.
Low Class-A Great Lak
The Loons' offense put up a five spot in the fourth inning, and that was more than enough for a 9-2 Great Lakes win over Bowling Green (Rays). Jacob Scavuzzo was the offensive star in this game as he was a perfect 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI's. Kelvin Ramos also knocked in a pair of runs, while Brant Whiting had three hits.
Starter Joe Broussard allowed just two hits over five solid frames, striking out seven along the way. Bubby Rossman was great in relief as he did not give up a run in his two innings of work.
Friday box scores
4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Grant Holmes) at Bowling Green (Greg Harris)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Deck McGuire) vs. Fresno (Dan Straily)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (P.J. Walters) at Frisco (Andrew Faulkner)
7:00 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Erik Bedard) vs. Bakersfield (Dan Altavilla)