Every team was in action on Thursday, Rancho Cucamonga, Great Lakes, Ogden, AZL Dodgers and DSL Dodgers1 all took the victory stand.
Player of the day
Johan Mieses had hit ten home runs as a Tulsa Driller but not a lot else. He was hitting .133/.215/.305 in 60 games at Tulsa. Upon his return to the team where he hit 28 home runs in 2016, Mieses went out and hit his first home run in a 2017 Quakes uniform.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers saw Wilmer Font have his poorest start of the season and the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals) took advantage for an 8-2 win. Font pitched four innings and gave up seven runs, ten hits and two walks. Font also had a season low two strikeouts which followed his prior start with three strikeouts.
The only bright spot for the Dodgers was Alex Verdugo, who extended his hitting streak to 19 games with two singles and an RBI.
The Drillers returned from their All-Star break and lost 8-4 to the Frisco RoughRiders (Rangers). Josh Sborz took the loss as he gave up four hits and four runs in his four-inning start. Sborz also walked four and struck out only one.
Zach McKinstry had three hits, Matt Beaty and Wynston Sawyer each had two hits.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes scored five runs in the first inning and went on to beat Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres) 6-3 to close out their four-game series with each team winning twice.
In the first inning, Drew Jackson walked and Yusniel Diaz singled. Luke Raley tripled in two runs and he scored on Will Smith’s sacrifice fly.
Omar Estevez followed with a single and then Johan Mieses, who had just been assigned back to the Quakes from the Tulsa Drillers, hit his first home run in the California League, his 11th overall, to make it 5-0.
Caleb Ferguson pitched five innings and gave up five hits and two runs (one earned). Ferguson walked two and struck out three.
Estvez had three hits, Diaz, Mieses and Jared Walker each had two hits.
Class-A Great Lakes
Going to the seventh inning, the Loons were clinging to a one-run lead. But after five unanswered runs, the Loons won handily, 10-4, over the Lake County Captains (Indians).
Brendon Davis and Erick Meza each had three hits, Gavin Lux, who homered, and Gersel Pitre, had two hits apiece.
Jordan Sheffield had a mediocre start, he pitched 5⅓ innings and gave up four runs and five hits, including two home runs. He also walked two and struck out four.
The Raptors beat Grand Junction Rockies 6-3 on Thursday. The Ogden pitchers struck out 12 and walked just one.
Carlos Felix started for the Raptors and pitched four innings, Felix gave up two runs (one earned) and five hits. Jairo Pacheco and gave up an unearned run in his two innings. Matt Jones and Conor Castillo finished up for Ogden.
Cristian Santana hit his fifth home run of the season, Moises Perez also homered. Perez and Luis Paz each had three hits in the game.
AZL Dodgers scored eight runs in the ninth and defeated the AZL Cubs 13-2 on Thursday. The Dodgers had 13 hits and also received ten walks, all of that led to 24 opportunities with runners in scoring position and the Dodgers were 8-for-24.
Every Dodger had at least one hit. Jefrey Souffront, Jeremy Arocho and Ramon Rodriguez each had two hits.
Stetson Allie recorded his first hold of the season. Allie pitched one inning with a walk and two strikeouts.
Double-A: Infielder Errol Robinson and left-handed pitcher Chris Cotton assigned to Tulsa from Rancho Cucamonga; infielder Jose Miguel Fernandez assigned to Tulsa from Oklahoma City; outfielder Blake Gailen assigned to Tulsa.
Class-A: Outfielder Johan Mieses assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Tulsa; infielder Drew Jackson activated from disabled list.
4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. West Michigan Whitecaps [Tigers] (Gregory Soto)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Justin Masterson) at Nashville Sounds [Athletics] (Corey Walter)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Walker Buehler) at Frisco (Cody Palmquist)
6:00 p.m.: Ogden (Osiris Ramirez) vs. Grand Junction (TBD)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Dennis Santana) vs. Lancaster JetHawks [Rockies] (TBD)