The day started off well with Great Lakes winning their suspended game but after that, everyone lost on Thursday capping with Rancho Cucamonga getting walked-off by an old friend.
Player of the day
Carlos Rincon is slugging .528 while striking out nearly 40% of the time. The 19-year old outfielder is having a tough May, hitting .194/.247/.403 after having an impressive April. However, he still has great power, his ninth home run of the season gave the Loons a walk-off win in the bottom of the 16th.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers have had two tours in Albuquerque having had their AAA affiliate there as the Dukes from 1963-2000 and then as the Isotopes from 2009-2014. The Isotopes are now the Rockies affiliate with the Dodgers in their third season in Oklahoma City.
One thing Albuquerque is known for, is a lot of offense. That was the case on Thursday when the Isotopes (Rockies) beat Oklahoma City 11-5. Starter Jair Jurrjens gave up a season-high nine runs (seven earned) in four innings pitched. Jurrjens had two strikeouts, a season low.
Oklahoma City had ten hits but could not score enough going 3-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Trayce Thompson went 3-for-3 with his fourth home run of the season. Drew Maggi also had two hits.
The Drillers were swept by San Antonio Missions (Padres), losing the third game on Thursday by shutout, 7-0. The Drillers were struck out 50 times in the three games.
Ivan Vieitez took the loss, he pitched four innings and gave up six runs and eight hits. Colt Hynes gave up a run in two innings pitched.
As the Drillers were flailing at the plate, this time striking out 14 times, no Driller had more than one hit. Erick Mejia hit a double for his one hit. The team was 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes were swept by Modesto Nuts (Mariners), losing Thursday 4-2. The Quakes have now lost four straight.
With score tied 2-2 going to the bottom of the ninth, former Quake, outfielder Joey Curletta, hit a two-run home run to with the game. Lenix Osuna took the loss.
Ryan Moseley started for the Quakes and pitched five innings. Moseley gave up one run, two hits, walked four and struck out two.
For a moment, the Quakes looked like they could salvage the third game when catcher Will Smith hit his seventh home run in the seventh to give the Quakes a 2-1 lead. But then the Nuts tied the game in the seventh Eric Filia scored from third on a sacrifice fly.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons lost the regularly scheduled game 14-6 to the Dayton Dragons (Reds) after walking off with a 2-1 win in the conclusion of Wednesday’s game. Carlos Rincon hit his ninth home run to take that game in the sixteenth inning.
Dustin May took the loss in the 14-6 game, May pitched 3⅔ innings, he gave up eight runs (seven earned) on nine hits.
Brendon Davis had two hits, Carlos Rincon doubled and had two RBI.
Class-A: Shortstop Drew Jackson was placed on the 7-day disabled list by Rancho Cucamonga and infielder Jared Walker was assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Ogden.
Great Lakes 2, Dayton 1 (16) (completion of suspended game)
4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (TBD) at Lansing Lugnuts [Blue Jays] (Mike Ellenbest)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Andrew Sopko) at Corpus Christi Hooks [Astros] (Brock Dykxhoorn)
6:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Wilmer Font) at Albuquerque (TBD)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Caleb Ferguson) vs. Stockton Ports [Athletics] (Boomer Biegalski)