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Omar Estevez continues his hot July, Loons win 13-1

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Omar Estevez
Omar Estevez
Great Lakes Loons

Oklahoma City, Great Lakes and AZL Dodgers won while Tulsa, Rancho Cucamonga and Ogden lose.

Player of the day

Omar Estevez is one the younger players in the Midwest League, the 18-year old infielder was 3-for-6 on Friday.  In July, Estevez is hitting .326/.371/.573 in 96 plate appearances with five home runs.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers never trailed and beat the Redbirds (Cardinals) 9-3.  Trevor Oaks pitched seven innings and allowed three runs (two earned).

Rob Segedin was 3-for-3 with a double and triple, he also scored three runs and walked twice.  O'Koyea Dickson had two hits with a double and three RBI.  Corey Brown homered and had three RBI.

The Dodgers also turned five double plays.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers were mostly shut downed by the Travelers (Angels) who won 3-2 over the Drillers.  Yimi Garcia yielded the eventual winning run in his one inning of work when he gave up a solo home run to Eric Aguilera.

Seth Frankoff started for the Drillers and he gave up two runs (one earned) in five innings.  Garcia took over in the sixth and gave up the solo shot in that inning.

Kyle Garlick provided almost all of the offense with a solo home run as part of his 3-for-4 night.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes lost 9-8 to the Mavericks (Rangers) on a night where the teams combined for 28 hits and six home runs.  The winning pitcher, David Ledbetter gave up seven runs while the losing pitcher Felipe Gonzalez gave up eight runs.

Johan Mieses and Julian Leon homered for the Quakes, for the Mavericks, Luke Tendler hit two home runs, and Scott Heineman and David Lyon also homered.

Each Quake in the starting lineup had at least one hit.  Noah Perio was 4-for-5, Eric Mejia, Yusniel Diaz, Johan Mieses, and Julian Leon each had two hits.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons took the lead early and won 13-1 over the Dragons (Reds).  Already leading 7-1 going to the ninth, the Loons added six more runs to produce the final score.

2016 second round draft pick, Mitchell White started for the Loons and pitched two scoreless innings and struck out three. Dennis Santana followed with five innings, giving up no runs, two hits and six strikeouts.

The Loons had 18 hits, four hitters each had three hits, Zach McKinstry, Omar Estevez, Luke Raley, and Gage Green.  Brendon Davis had two hits including a home run.  Saige Jenco also had two hits.

Pioneer - Ogden

The Raptors lost 8-5 to the Owlz (Angels).  Nolan Long took the loss, he pitched 3⅔ innings, gave up five runs, eight hits, two walks and struck out five.

Keibert Ruiz had three hits, Brandon Montgomery, D.J. Peters, and Cody Thomas each had two hits.

Arizona League - AZL Dodgers

AZL Dodgers beat the AZL Rangers 3-0 in a rain-shortened game.  Brandon Beachy pitched the first inning in his first rehab game.  Rob Rogers went two innings and got the win.

Carlos Rincon was 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI.

Dominican Summer League - Dodgers One & Dodgers Two

The Dodgers One had a 1-0 lead over the OriolesTwo before the game was suspended in the seventh, Rays One took an 11-6 game over Dodgers Two.

Transactions

Triple-A: Oklahoma City sent right-handed pitcher Brandon Beachy on a rehab assignment to AZL Dodgers.  Rookie: Right-handed pitcher Esmerlyn Cespedes assigned to DSL Dodgers2 from DSL Dodgers; left-handed pitcher Jose Hernandez assigned to DSL Dodgers2; right-handed pitcher Santos Mateo assigned to DSL Dodgers1 from DSL Dodgers2.

Friday Scores

Oklahoma City 9, Memphis 3

Arkansas 3, Tulsa 2

High Desert 9, Rancho Cucamonga 8

Great Lakes 13, Dayton 1

Orem 8, Ogden 5

AZL Dodgers 3, AZL Rangers 0

Dodgers One 1, Orioles Two 0 (suspended)

Rays One 11, Dodgers Two 6

Saturday Schedule

4:00 p.m. PT - Orem (TBD & Nate Bertness) at Ogden (TBD & TBD)

4:50 p.m.  - South Bend (Cubs) (Oscar De La Cruz) at Great Lakes (Wes Helsabeck)

5:05 p.m.  - Oklahoma City (Jose De Leon) at Colorado Springs (Brewers) (Hiram Burgos)

5:05 p.m. - Arkansas (Victor Alcantara) at Tulsa (Tim Shibuya)

7:05 p.m.  -  High Desert (Jeffrey Springs) at Rancho Cucamonga (TBD)