Oklahoma City and Great Lakes were victorious while Tulsa and Rancho Cucamonga both took defeats. Both Dominican Summer League teams won their games on Thursday.
Player of the Day
Willie Calhoun homered and tripled in the Dodgers win, driving in five runs. Calhoun played his second game in left field, thus far he has fielded one chance in those two games. Calhoun is hitting .294/.339/.531 this season.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Wilmer Font started and pitches six innings and gave up five hits, one run and struck out seven. Joe Broussard, Steve Geltz and Josh Ravin each pitched a scoreless inning to finish up the game.
Verdugo had three hits including his second home run, Wille Calhoun drove in five runs and went 2-for-5, hitting his 11th home run and a triple. Kyle Farmer and Charlie Culberson each had two hits.
The Drillers lost 6-1 to the Arkansas Travelers (Mariners) that saw the Travelers score all six runs in the second inning. Josh Sborz had given up a run but had also gotten two outs when while recording a double play, that run scored.
So with two outs and no one on base, Sborz hit a batter and then gave up a double, home run, double and home run. After walking the next batter, Sborz was taken out after pitching 1⅔ innings.
The three Drillers who followed Sborz on the mound pitched the final six innings and did not give up anymore runs.
At the plate, the Drillers did not have an extra-base hit until the ninth inning when Brayan Morales tripled and scored on a Jacob Scavuzzo sacrifice fly.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes suffered a tough defeat when the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres) posted three runs in the eighth inning to comeback and defeat the Quakes 3-1 in the opening game of their four-game set at Lake Elsinore.
The big blow was an Edwin Moreno triple that drove in the go-ahead runs and put the Quakes behind for good.
Prior to that, Caleb Ferguson pitched six scoreless innings and scattered four hits, striking out five. Tony Gonsolin followed and pitched a scoreless seventh prior to giving up the three runs in the eighth.
The Quakes scored their one run on Yusniel Diaz’s fifth home run.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons scored three runs in the 12th inning and then hung on and beat the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers) 6-5 on Thursday. The Loons tallied their extra-inning runs on singles from Errol Robinson and Cody Thomas. A sacrifice fly by Steve Berman scored what turned out to be the winning run.
The game featured eight errors, five by the Loons.
A.J. Alexy pitched 4⅓ innings and gave up two hits, two runs, walked three and had one strikeout. Sven Schuller got the win, pitching three scoreless innings with three strikeouts.
Five Loons had multi-hit games, Mitchell Hansen had three hits, and Saige Jenco, Robinson, Thomas and Berman each had two hits.
Triple-A: Los Angeles selected the contract and optioned right-handed pitcher Fabio Castillo; Oklahoma City activated first baseman Ike Davis from the 7-day disabled list.
Double-A: Outfielder Brayan Morales assigned to Tulsa from AZL Dodgers; Tulsa placed outfielder Henry Ramos on the 7-day disabled list.
4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. South Bend Cubs (TBD)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Justin Masterson) vs. Round Rock Express [Rangers] (TBD)
5:10 p.m.: Tulsa (Isaac Anderson) at Arkansas (Brett Ash)
7:00 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Dennis Santana) at Lake Elsinore (TBD)