Oklahoma City's loss ends their six-game winning streak, however Tulsa, Rancho Cucamonga and Great Lakes post wins. As for the Rookie Leagues, Ogden has to go 15 innings to win, AZL Dodgers lose and both Dominican Dodger teams are victorious.
Player of the day
Yadier Alvarez continues to be impressive with the Loons. Alvarez has made six starts and in 26⅔ innings, he has struck out 42 and walked just seven. On Tuesday, Alvarez pitched five scoreless innings, giving up no hits, walking three and striking out eight.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers were defeated 6-2 by the Isotopes (Rockies) and saw their six-game winning streak end. Jeremy Kehrt gave up six runs in four innings and Kerht took the loss.
Five Dodger relievers combined to pitch five scoreless innings. Included in that group was the rehabbing Adam Liberatore, who pitched one inning and struck out two of the three batters he retired.
The Dodgers were held scoreless until the eighth when Yasiel Puig hit his third home run for Oklahoma City. For the game, Puig was 3-for-4 with 2 RBI. Puig has played seven games in this current assignment and he has hit .481/.548/.926 in 31 plate appearances.
The Drillers scored four runs in sixth inning which led to a 9-5 win over the RockHounds (Athletics). This was the Drillers fourth straight win as they try make a move towards the playoffs.
Cody Bellinger hit his 18th home run in the sixth to put the Drillers ahead to stay.
Bellinger was far from the only offensive star of this game. Kyle Garlick was 4-for-5 with a double and 2 RBI, Jacob Scavuzzo had two hits including his 10th home run of the season. Alex Verdugo and Willie Calhoun each had two hits.
Andrew Sopko, who won his first game for the Drillers, pitched five innings and gave up three runs. Joe Broussard pitched the final 1⅔ innings for his fourth save with the Drillers.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes beat the Nuts (Rockies) 6-4 to win their fourth straight. Gavin Pittore won his first game aa a Quake as he pitched 3⅔ scoreless innings and struck out four. Alex Burgos got his first save.
The Quakes would get out to a 6-0 lead before the Nuts scored. Erick Mejia played a key role in four of the runs, Mejia scored in the first after singling and stealing a base. In the second inning, Mejia tripled in two runs. Finally, Mejia ground out produced the fourth run of the game.
Matt Beaty and Devan Ahart also had two hits in the game.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons were led by solid pitching and an 18-hit attack to shutout the Lugnuts (Blue Jays) 12-0 at Cooley Law School Stadium. Both Yadier Alvarez and Mitchell White had good outings.
As noted already. Alvarez pitched five scoreless innings, later in the game, Mitchell White made his eighth two inning appearance. It should be noted that the last two appearances have been in relief. On Tuesday, White allowed no runs, one hit, one walk and struck out four.
As for the potent Loons' offense, four Loons had three hits apiece, Brendon Davis, Ibandel Isabel, Logan Landon, and Saige Jenco. Omar Estevez and Zach McKinstry both had two hits.
Isabel hit his first triple and third home run with the Loons. Estevez continued his hot second half, he has a six-game hitting streak and has multi-hit game in five of those games.
Pioneer - Ogden
The Raptors scored a run in the eighth to tie and then it took seven more innings before they could claim a 2-1 win over the Voyagers (White Sox).
With one out in the fifteenth. Moises Perez singled and was then sacrificed to second. The winning run scored on Brandon Montgomery's infield single.
Nolan Long had an impressive five inning start. Long allowed one run on six hits, walked two and struck out seven.
Arizona League - AZL Dodgers
AZL Dodgers lost to AZL Indians 11-5 on Tuesday evening. Gavin Lux made three errors and now has 13. Carlos Rincon hit his fifth home run with Arizona.
Dominican Summer League - Dodgers One & Dodgers Two
Dodgers One defeated the Orioles Two 5-2 and Dodgers Two won their game 5-3 over Rays One.
Triple-A: Los Angeles Dodgers sent left-handed pitcher Adam Liberatore on a rehab assignment to Oklahoma City.
Double-A: Tulsa released catcher Vinny DiFazio.
Rookie: Right-handed pitcher Carlos Felix assigned to AZL Dodgers from Ogden; Ogden released right-handed pitcher Gregor Mora.
Albuquerque 6, Oklahoma City 2
4:05 p.m. PT - Great Lakes (Jordan Sheffield) at Lansing (TBD)
4:30 p.m. - Tulsa (Scott Barlow) at Midland (Heath Fillmyer)
5:05 p.m. - Albuquerque (German Marquez) at Oklahoma City (Jose De Leon)
6:00 p.m. - Great Falls (Bernardo Flores) at Ogden (Willian Soto)
7:00 p.m. - AZL Dodgers at AZL Angels
7:05 p.m. - Rancho Cucamonga (Michael Boyle) at Modesto (Parker French)