Tulsa took their turn to have a weather postponement, they will play a doubleheader today. Oklahoma City gave up a lot of late inning runs to lose big. Rancho Cucamonga won the opener of their series and Great Lakes won their regularly scheduled game and also won their suspended game from Thursday.
Player of the day
Logan Forsythe went 1-for-1 with three walks and two runs scored for Rancho Cucamonga on Friday night. Forsythe is expected to be activated from disabled list in the upcoming days.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers took a two-run lead to the bottom of the seventh but the El Paso Chihuahuas (Padres) would score three runs to take the lead. And then to top that, the Chihuahuas would score nine runs in the eighth as they went on to win 16-8.
No Dodger pitcher went un-scored upon. Trevor Oaks started and pitched six innings and gave up four runs, nine hits and struck out seven. Grant Dayton could only get two outs as he gave up four hits and three runs.
In that eighth inning, 14 Chihuahuas came up to the plate and nine scored.
The Dodgers did get 12 hits and eight runs. Willie Calhoun and Charlie Culberson each had two hits and each of them also homered. Alex Verdugo went 3-for-5 and Ike Davis had two hits and four RBI.
The Drillers and Arkansas Travelers (Mariners) were rained out and are scheduled to play a doubleheader today.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes continued to have some rehabbing Los Angeles Dodgers playing for them, on Friday, right-handed pitcher Kenta Maeda started and Logan Forsythe started at third base. With those two and a solid performance from Adam Bray, the Quakes beat Visalia Rawhide (Diamondbacks) 5-3.
Maeda started and pitched four innings. He allowed three runs, only one run was earned. He also gave up six hits and walked two, he had one strikeout.
Post outing presser with Maeda "Overall it was a good experience seeing live game action and it was good to pitch in the minors" pic.twitter.com/rpM9y9I9XP— RC Quakes Baseball (@RCQuakes) May 20, 2017
With the game tied at one apiece in the second, the Quakes put four runs on the board. Zach McKinstry would single with one on and two outs and on the throw the third, McKinstry would take second. Forsythe walked to load the bases.
Erick Mejia would then walk to score a run and then Will Smith singled home two runs. A wild pitch would score Mejia and that turned out to be enough offense.
Adam Bray, the original starter, came in after Maeda and pitched five scoreless innings to get the win.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons were able to get two wins on Friday. They won their regularly scheduled game against the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres) by a 2-1 score. And prior to that, the Loons won the suspended game from the night before, winning that slugfest 17-8.
How many hits did the Loons get in their 17-8 win? They had 24 hits, one player had four hits, four players each had three hits and four players each had two hits. Keibert Ruiz was the one with four hits, Carlos Rincon and Steve Berman each had two doubles.
Cody Thomas was one of the players with three hits, he also hit a home run.
If the offense was the star, it wasn’t a great night for pitching, Jordan Sheffield gave up six runs in 4⅔ innings on seven hits, he also struck out nine. Nolan Long got the win, he allowed two runs in three innings pitched. Long also struck out seven. One note, infielder Luis Paz finished the game for the Loons and he retired the side in order.
As for the regularly scheduled game, the Loons cobbled two runs on five hits but that was enough. Willian Soto pitched five innings and he allowed a run on four hits, he walked one and struck out eight. Angel German recorded three strikeouts to pick up his second save.
Triple-A: Los Angeles recalled outfielder Brett Eibner from Oklahoma City.
Class-A: Los Angeles sent right-handed pitcher Kenta Maeda on a rehab assignment to Rancho Cucamonga; outfielder Darien Tubbs assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Extended Spring Training; Rancho Cucamonga placed outfielder Logan Landon on the 7-day disabled list. Great Lakes activated left-handed pitcher Austin French from the 7-day disabled list; right-handed pitcher Chris Mathewson assigned to Extended Spring Training from Great Lakes.
Great Lakes 17, Fort Wayne 8 (completion of 5/18 suspended game)
2:30 p.m.: Tulsa (Ivan Vieitez and TBD) vs. Arkansas (Brett Ash & Austin Kubitza)
4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (Leo Crawford) at Fort Wayne (TBD)
6:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Jair Jurrjens) at El Paso (Walker Lockett)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Mitch White) vs. Visalia (Justin Donatella)