RANCHO CUCAMONGA —- A day that could have seen a clean sweep for the Dodger minor league teams instead saw a split of the six games. Tulsa, Rancho Cucamonga and Ogden were able to take home wins on Sunday. But Oklahoma City lost on a walk-off, Loons gave up four runs in the last two innings to lose a lead and game, and after fighting their way back, the AZL Dodgers lost by two.
Player of the day
DJ Peters hit three baseballs into the trees beyond the LoanMart Field outfield wall on Sunday. Peters scored his fourth run of the day because when he came up in the eighth inning looking for that fourth home run, he drew a walk and soon scored on a Yohan Mieses grand slam.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers saw the Nashville Sounds (Athletics) do a walk-off repeat on Sunday with their 5-4 loss. This time, the game was tied 4-4 when a throwing error by third baseman Max Muncy allowed the winning run to score.
Earlier in the game, the Dodgers trailed 3-1 in the sixth, Scott Van Slyke hit a solo shot to bring them within one. However the Sounds added a run in the bottom of the inning to regain the two-run lead.
But in the seventh, Brett Eibner hit a solo home run and then Kyle Farmer scored on a Drew Maggi’s squeeze bunt to tie the game.
It remained tied until the ninth. With one out, Ross Stripling came into the game and retired the first batter he faced. Stripling then gave up a single and that runner eventually made it to third. The next batter walked and moved to second on defensive indifference. All of that set up the final play, the error by Muncy that allowed the Sounds to walk-off again.
The Drillers scored three runs in the top of the ninth to comeback and beat the Midland Rockhounds (Athletics) 5-3. Down by a run, the Drillers tied it immediately when Henry Ramos hit a solo home run.
Two singles by Quincy Latimore and Jacob Scavuzzo put the go-ahead runs on the bases. Blake Gailen singled in Latimore to break the tie.
That was followed by Samuel Ortiz’s single to score Scavuzzo.
Andrew Sopko started and pitched five innings, he gave up seven hits and two runs.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes had a fireworks show after the game on Saturday night. They have a fireworks show scheduled for tonight. But those two shows will be hard pressed to match the fireworks off the bats of DJ Peters and Yohan Mieses in Sunday’s 12-2 win over the Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies).
After Scott Kazmir retired the side in order in the first inning of his rehab start, DJ Peters and Yohan Mieses hit back-to-back home runs to take a 2-0 lead.
After Luke Raley doubled home two runs in the fifth inning, Peters hit his second home run of the game. Peters added his third home run, another solo shot in the seventh inning.
It did not look good for Peters to get a shot for a fourth home run as he needed five batters to get to the plate in the eighth for him to bat. But with two out, the Quakes scored a run and had two runners on base to bring up Peters. Peters would get an unintentional intentional walk to load the bases.
Yohan Mieses unloaded them as he hit his second home run of the game, a grand slam to make it 12-2.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons had a one-run lead going to the eighth inning but then West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers) scored a run to tie the game and then scored four runs in the ninth to take a 6-2 win.
The win should not diminish the continued work of Imani Abdullah to get his innings in. Abdullah had not pitched until June 22nd and this was his third game. He pitched two innings, gave up one hit and one run and struck out four.
Chris Mathewson did a solid job following Abdullah, pitching six innings with one run, three hits and two walks. Mathewson struck out six.
Ryan Moseley pitched the ninth inning for the Loons and he took the loss, he gave up four hits, four runs and one walk.
Keibert Ruiz and Cristian Santana each had two hits for the Loons.
The Raptors outlasted the Idaho Falls Chukars (Royals) and won 6-5. The Chukars scored three runs in the ninth but fell one run short.
Nick Yarnall hit his third home run of the season and had three hits. Tyler Adkison, Michael Medina, and Garrett Hope each had two hits.
The AZL Diamondbacks scored two late runs and beat the AZL Dodgers 14-12. The Diamondbacks led 12-0 at one point but saw the Dodgers score seven runs in the seventh to come all the way back to tie the game 12-12.
However, the Diamondbacks scored a run in the eighth and a run in the ninth to win the game.
Starling Heredia hit his second home run of the season, he went 3-for-5 and drove in five runs.
Double-A: Tulsa placed left-handed pitcher Chris Rearick on the 7-day disabled list and activated right-handed pitcher Andrew Sopko from the 7-day disabled list.
Class-A: Rancho Cucamonga activated right-handed pitcher Chris Powell from the 7-day disabled list and placed right-handed pitcher Isaac Anderson on the 7-day disabled list.
Rookie: Right-handed pitchers Riley Ottesen (2017 5th Round), Wills Montgomerie (2017 6th Round), Andre Jackson (2017 12th Round, 60-day disabled list), assigned to AZL Dodgers.
4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (A.J. Alexy) vs. West Michigan (Anthony Castro)
4:30 p.m.: Tulsa (TBD) at Midland (Grant Holmes)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Fabio Castillo) at Nashville (Frankie Montas)
6:00 p.m.: Ogden (Gregorio Sequera) vs. Idaho Falls (TBD)
7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers at AZL Athletics
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Yadier Alvarez) vs. Lancaster (Jesus Tinoco)