The only full-season affiliate to win on Thursday was Tulsa though three Rookie affiliates, Ogden and both Dominican Summer League teams did win.
Player of the day
Jose Miguel Fernandez hit his 9th and 10th home runs of the season in the Drillers one-run victory. His second home run turned out to be the game-winner.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers were going for a series sweep but instead saw the Iowa Cubs run away to a 13-3 victory. Kevin Barlow started and pitched five innings. He gave up ten runs (eight earned), seven hits, walked four and struck out five. Utility player Max Muncy pitched a scoreless ninth for the Dodgers.
Willie Calhoun hit his 19th home run of the season as part of his three-hit night, he also scored all three runs. Alex Verdugo and Kyle Farmer each had two hits.
The Drillers trailed the Frisco RoughRiders (Rangers) three different times in this game but they took the last the lead and won 8-7. Trailing by a run in the eighth, Jose Miguel Fernandez hit his second home run, a two-run shot, to give the Drillers the lead and the game.
Both Fernandez and Henry Ramos had three hits, Ramos hit his second home run of the season. Fernandez and Ramos also each scored three times with Fernandez also driving in five runs.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes left ten men on base in their 3-2 loss to the San Jose Giants. The went 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position with their best chance, bases-loaded and none out going for naught in the eighth.
Dennis Santana made the start and pitched 5⅓ innings, he gave up eight hits, three runs, walked one and struck out ten.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons saw the South Bend Cubs score 10 runs in the sixth and that was more than enough to beat them 12-6 on Thursday night.
Leo Crawford started and pitched five plus innings, he gave up eight runs, ten hits, walked four and struck out three. He did not retire a batter in the sixth inning, giving up four hits, a walk and another batter reached by error.
Three Loons, Oneil Cruz, Cristian Santana and Steve Berman had two hits, Cody Thomas had a two-out, two-run single that gave the Loons a lead early in the game. But along with the big inning by the Cubs, the Loons also went 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position in this loss.
The Raptors kept scoring and scoring, finally beating the Idaho Falls Chukars (Royals) 18-1, one day after a 17-3 win over the Chukars.
The Raptors had 17 hits, including five doubles and home runs by Luis Paz, Garrett Hope and Nick Yarnall.
Moises Perez had four hits, Starling Heredia had three hits and Connor Heady, Paz and Yarnall each had two hits.
Rookie-Level AZL Dodgers
The AZL Dodgers lost 2-1 to the AZL Giants, the highlight of this game was right-handed pitcher Mitch White’s return to the mound. White had not pitched in a game since May 20th, as he as been rehabbing a broken toe.
White started and pitched two innings, he gave up one walk while striking out one.
Triple-A: Los Angeles recalled outfielder Scott Van Slyke from Oklahoma City.
Rookie: Rancho Cucamonga sent right-handed pitcher Mitchell White on a rehab assignment to AZL Dodgers. Ogden released outfielder Michael Medina.
4:35 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Imani Abdullah) at Bowling Green [Rays] (TBD)
5:00 p.m.: Oklahoma City (David Hale) at New Orleans Baby Cakes [Marlins] (Adam Conley)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Andrew Sopko) vs. Frisco (Tyler Davis)
6:15 p.m.: Ogden (TBD) at Idaho Falls (Edwin Uceta)
7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers at AZL Indians
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Adam Bray) at Inland Empire [Angels] (TBD)