The Oklahoma City Dodgers held the New Orleans Zephyrs to one hit, while the Dodgers, Drillers, and Quakes combined for 47 hits in a full slate of day baseball.
Player of the day (Non-Urias addition)
Alex Verdugo led the hit barrage for the Tulsa Drillers in a losing effort Wednesday afternoon. Verdugo went 4-for-6 to raise his season line to .289/.333/.411 and extend his current hitting streak to four games. Verdguo has responded nicely since going hitless across a four game home series against the same Arkansas Travelers team last week.
For coverage of Julio Urias' no hit performance, you can read about it here.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City came one inning away from no-hitting the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins), winning 5-0. Urias was the star with six no hit innings, striking out six and walking none. He's upped his season line to 29 strikeouts against three walks in twenty-four Triple A innings.
Austin Barnes received his first start in center field and went two for five with a stolen base. Corey Brown matched Barnes' box score, while Jack Murphy hit his first home run of the season.
The Drillers and Arkansas Travelers (Angels) combined for thirty hits in a twelve inning slugfest, with the Trav's coming out on top 7-6. Michael Johnson took the loss after allowing a bases loaded single in the twelfth inning. Caleb Dirks (two runs in one and a third inning) and Jordan Schafer (one run in two innings) each allowed their first earned runs of the season in relief of starter Scott Barlow.
Verdugo paced the offense with four hits, while Willie Calhoun hit his first triple of the season, knocking in three runs in six at bats. Jacob Scavuzzo, Tyler Ogle, and Paul Hoenecke would each contribute a pair of hits.
High Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes rallied for six runs in the seventh inning to comeback for a 12-10 win against the Bakersfield Blaze (Mariners). Mike Ahmed led all hitters with a perfect four for four day with his third home run of the season. The Quakes had nineteen total hits, with seven players having multiple hit games, highlighted by a pair of doubles from Joey Curletta.
Grant Holmes struggled to six runs across four innings. It was his third consecutive outing of four earned runs or more. Holmes did strikeout seven while only walking two. Luis De Paula got the win, though he allowed two runs in his one and a third inning of work.
Low Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons failed to sweep their series with the Quad City River Bandits (Astros), losing 5-3. Deivy Castillo had two hits, including his first home run and stolen base of the season. Garrett Kennedy went one for one, but walked three times.
Victor Gonzalez took the loss, allowing four runs, three earned in five innings. Gavin Pittore and Kevin Brown combined for four innings of one run ball in relief.
Double A: The Drillers placed Erisbel Arruebarrena on the Restricted List following his Dodger's suspension. To take his place on the roster, the Dodgers gave Andrew Toles a well deserved call up from Rancho Cucamonga.
High A: To take Toles' place on the roster, catcher Jake Henson was assigned to the Quakes from extended spring training.
Tuesday box scores
4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Michael Boyle) at Cedar Rapids (Sam Gibbons)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Zach Lee) vs. New Orleans (Dylan Axelrod)
5:10 p.m.: Tulsa (Chase De Jong) at Arkansas (Kyle McGowin)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Yaisel Sierra) vs. Bakersfield (Tyler Herb)