Tulsa sweeps a doubleheader behind strong pitching, while Oklahoma City and Rancho Cucamonga see rallies fall short.
Player of the day
Brock Stewart continues to saw through bats in the Texas League. Stewart threw six scoreless innings in the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday night in Frisco, striking out seven, walking none, and allowing just one hit. Stewart threw seventy-one strikes in ninety-three pitches, as he continues to take his peripheral stats to another level in Double A, upping his K rate to 31.7% and lowering his walk rate to just 4.8%.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers saw a ninth inning rally fall just short of tying the game, losing to the Iowa Cubs 5-4. Carlos Frias threw six innings and allowed three runs on five hits, while striking out eight. Gus Schlosser made his Dodgers' debut and allowed two runs over three innings.
Austin Barnes led the offense with three hits in five at bats with a double and run scored. Barnes also stole his twelfth base of the season. Scott Van Slyke went one for four with a walk and a stolen base as he continues his rehab assignment in Triple A.
The Drillers rode a strong performance from Brock Stewart in winning game one of a double header with the Frisco Rough Riders (Rangers) 4-1. Stewart allowed just one hit in six innings, while Scott Griggs pitched a perfect seventh to seal the victory. Andrew Toles went two for four and swiped his ninth base in Double A.
The Drillers also took game two of the double header 3-1. Scott Barlow allowed the only run in six innings of work, striking out five and walking just one. Caleb Dirks struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save. Tyler Ogle homered in a one for three performance. Andrew Toles and Adam Law also went one for three with a double apiece.
High Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes could not overcome a rough fourth inning, falling to the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres) 5-3. Tommy Bergjans took the loss after allowing four runs in five innings, three runs coming off two home runs. Kyle Hooper struck out three in two scoreless innings of relief.
Johan Mieses went one for five with a two run home run, his eighth of the season. Tim Locastro went two for four with a pair of doubles, while Mike Ahmed hit a triple as part of a two for three night.
Low Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons were held scoreless on just five hits in a 3-0 loss to the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers). Ariel Sandoval and Brant Whiting had the only two extra base hits on the evening, both doubles as part of one for four nights. Sandoval's double was his thirteenth of the year, upping his slugging percentage to an impressive .450 in the Midwest League.
Victor Gonzalez was solid in taking the loss. Gonzalez went six innings, striking out nine, walking none, while allowing two runs. Kevin Brown struck out four in two innings of relief work, allowing just one unearned run.
Triple A: With Julio Urias returning to the Major League team, the Dodgers assigned Gus Schlosser to Oklahoma City.
High A: Daniel Corcino was assigned to the Quakes from Tulsa.
Low A: Logan Landon was placed on the seven day disabled list. To take his place, Erick Meza was reassigned from Extended Spring Training to the Loons.
Tuesday box scores
4:05 p.m.: ET: Great Lakes (Nolan Long) vs. West Michigan (Trent Szkutnik)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Trevor Oaks) at Frisco (Sam Wolff)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Jeremy Kehrt) vs. Iowa (Michael Wagner)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Josh Sborz) vs. Lake Elsinore (Chris Huffman)