Player Of The Day
Cody Bellinger has had a great season for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. The 20-year old has played the entire season in the California League and the All-Star reached a traditional gold standard for position players on Friday night when he hit his 30th home run that also produced his 100th RBI. Bellinger also walked twice and scored three runs.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers lost their series opener to the Redbirds (Cardinals) 11-6. 2013 first round pick Chris Anderson made his first start in AAA and Anderson saw nothing but a lot of baserunners in his three innings.
Anderson gave up six runs, six hits, five walks and two strikeouts. Daniel Coulombe and Juan Jaime each gave up a run. Jharel Cotton was finally touched up, Cotton gave up three runs and four hits in his inning of work.
Ronald Torreyes, Kyle Jensen and Chris Heisey each had two hits in the loss.
The Drillers were eliminated from playoff contention when they lost to the Naturals (Royals) 5-4. Ralston Cash gave up two runs in the sixth inning and the Naturals held on for the win.
Jeremy Kehrt started and pitched five innings. Kehrt gave up three runs, five hits and struck out five.
Kyle Farmer was 3-for-5 with a double and a home run. Farmer also drove in three runs.
The Quakes outscored the 66ers (Angels) 9-4 at LoanMart Field. Chase De Jong gave up four runs in his five innings but the Quakes had already scored eight runs at that point.
Karch Kowalczyk, Michael Johnson and Josh Sborz closed out the game with Sborz striking out the side in the ninth.
The Quakes had ten hits and five walks. Alex Verdugo was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI, Tyler Ogle was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI. Player of the day Cody Bellinger was 1-for-2 with a home run and two walks. Bellinger also scored three runs.
Low Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons were beaten 4-1 by the Lugnuts (Blue Jays) on Friday night. The Loons will play the Lugnuts in the first round playoffs.
Tommy Bergjans had a solid start with five innings pitched and giving up just a run, three hits, one walk and three strikeouts. Derrick Sylvester took the loss by giving up three runs in his four innings.
The Loons only managed three hits and a walk of offense. Jordan Tarsovich went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Rookie - Pioneer League
The Raptors kept their playoffs hopes alive with their 10-4 win over the Rockies. Gregor Mora won the game with a five inning start. Mora also gave up three runs, seven hits, one walk and struck out two.
Four Raptor relievers followed to close out the win.
Jordan Paroubeck hit his fourth home run in their Raptors last six games. Paroubeck went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run.
Kelvin Ramos also had three hits, Matt Jones and Faustino Oguisten each had two hits.
The Raptors close out their regular season by going to Grand Junction for four-game series against the Rockies.
Triple-A: Activated pitcher Chris Anderson from the temporarily inactive list.
Double-A: Pitcher Ralston Cash assigned to Tulsa from Oklahoma City; placed pitcher Jose De Leon on the temporarily inactive list.
Friday box scores
4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Andrew Sopko) vs. West Michigan (Tigers) (Ross Seaton)
4:10 p.m.: Tulsa (Randy Fontanez) at Springfield (Cardinals) (Corey Baker)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Julio Urias) vs. Memphis (Arturo Reyes)
6:05 p.m.: Ogden (Jairo Pacheco) at Grand Junction (TBD)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (A.J. Vanegas) vs. Inland Empire (Jeremy Rhoades)