Player Of The Day
Gage Green had the first perfect day of his professional career as he was 4-for-4 with a walk at the dish with couple of doubles. The 22-year-old, drafted as a catcher this year in the 35th round, has actually spent most of his professional career as an outfielder.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City scored two runs in the top of the 10th to defeat New Orleans (Marlins) 6-4. A couple of guys on the 40 man chopping block, Ronald Torreyes and Andy Wilkins, both singled in a run in the final frame to solidify the win. For Wilkins it was his third RBI in a game that didn't have much offense. Darnell Sweeney's double was the only extra base hit for OKC.
On the mound Brandon Beachy produced a quality start as he allowed four hits and three runs over six frames. He did walk four, however, and also gave up a homer. Grant Dayton allowed the tying run in the bottom of the eighth, but it was Ramon Troncoso who was charged with the blown save (although he did pick up the win). Adam Libertore recorded his third save with a scoreless 10th.
The Drillers defeated the RockHounds (A's) 2-1 on Friday in a game that lasted just six innings due to rain. Ross Stripling picked up the complete game victory after allowing just one run, striking out seven along the way while walking none.
Lars Anderson and Nate Samson both doubled and drove in a run to lead the offense in a game that only saw five hits for Tulsa.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
Craig has a first hand account of the Quakes game here.
The Loons exploded for five runs in the eighth to defeat the LumberKings (Mariners) 8-5. It was a team effort in this game as eight of the nine batters in the Great Lakes lineup had at least one hit. Willie Calhoun went 3 for 5 with a double and two runs scored, while Nick Sell's two-run homer in the second is what opened the scoring.
Starter Luis De Paula allowed four hits and four walks in this game, but managed to limit the damaged to just two runs. James Campbell gave up just one unearned run over his three innings of work, then J.D. Underwood picked up the save with a scoreless ninth.
Rookie - Pioneer League
The Raptors nearly blew this game as the allowed four runs in the ninth, but managed to hang on for a 7-5 victory. Colin Hering was the bullpen arm who gave up the late runs, but luckily Andrew Istler was able to get the final out to record his first save as a professional. Going back to the start of the game, starter Kevin Brown gave up one run over three frames, while relievers Rob McDonnell and Misja Harcksen combined for four shutout frames.
At the dish, player of the game Green was a perfect 4-for-4 to lead the offense. Jordan Tarsovich connected on a three-run homer, while Jake Henson also went deep and scored a pair of runs. Alex Santana was 2-for-4 with a triple and a RBI.
Rookie - Dominican Summer League
The Mets dominated the Dodgers on Friday, scoring in almost every inning as they cruised to a 13-3 victory. Four of the five Dodger pitchers got hit hard in this game, with only Melvyn Forbes getting through his two innings without allowing a hit. Sebastian Martinez had the worst outing of the group as he did not record an out while allowing three runs.
The offense wasn't much better as they club didn't have an extra base hit, however 18 year old right fielder Daniel Padilla did go 2-for-4 and score a pair of runs while stealing his 12th base of the season.
Triple-A: RHP Trevor Cahill was granted his release from the team. In addition, Hunter Redman was promoted from AA and Ramon Troncoso was activated from the DL.
Double-A: Second baseman Brandon Dixon was promoted from Rancho to Tulsa, along with RHP Dan Tillman and catcher Webster Rivas. In addition to the Redman promotion, Ali Solis and Jarek Cunningham were placed on the DL.
Class-A Advanced: Outfielders Alex Verdugo and Kyle Garlick and RHP's Trevor Oaks and Josh Sborz were all promoted to Rancho from Great Lakes. In addition to the promotions above, room was made on the roster by placing Matt Shelton on the DL and sending Brian Wolfe to the Loons.
Class-A: In addition to Wolfe's addition to the club, three 2015 draft picks joined Great Lakes in RHP Andrew Sopko (7th round), outfielder Logan Landon (10th), and LHP Michael Boyle (13th)
Rookie: To complete the flurry of moves, Jordan Paroubeck, Gersel Pitre, Chris Powell, Shea Spitzbarth, and Jose Santos were all promoted to the Raptors from Arizona, while Ryan Scott was sent from Ogden to Arizona.
Friday box scores
Oklahoma City 6, New Orleans 4
Rancho Cucamona 6, Lake Elsinore 3
4:30 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Andrew Sopko) at Clinton (Lukas Schiraldi)
5:00 p.m.: Tulsa (Chris Anderson) at Midland (Dillon Overton)
5:00 p.m: Doubleheader - AZL Reds at AZL Dodgers
5:05 p.m.: Tacoma (Chien-Ming Wang) at Oklahoma City (Mike Bolsinger)
6:00 p.m.: Billings (Jacob Constante) at Ogden (Jairo Pacheco)
7:05 p.m.: Lake Elsinore (Brad Wieck) at Rancho Cucamonga (John Richy)