Close losses for Tulsa and Rancho Cucamonga while Great Lakes tosses a shutout. Oklahoma City’s game was postponed. The AZL Dodgers game was suspended due to rain and the other Rookie League teams won.
Player of the day
Rylan Bannon was drafted in the 8th round of the 2017 draft. The third baseman is hitting .403/.448/.629 at Ogden with four home runs.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Drillers were no-hit for 7⅓ innings and lost 3-1 to the San Antonio Missions (Padres) on Saturday. Enyel De Los Santos finished with eight innings pitched, giving up a run, one hit and two walks to the Drillers. He also struck out seven.
Yadier Alvarez started and pitched five innings and gave up three runs and two hits. Alvarez walked six and struck out three. Since his arrival at Tulsa, Alvarez has started four games and pitched 17⅔ innings. He’s given up 17 hits and 18 walks.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes had two Los Angeles Dodgers in their lineup but it wasn’t enough as the Inland Empire 66ers (Angels) had a 3-2 walkoff win on Saturday night.
With two out and two on in the ninth inning, Michael Barash singled home Jack Kruger to win the game. Andrew Istler took the loss for the Quakes.
Adrien Gonzalez started at first base for the Quakes and went 0-for-4. Andre Ethier started at designated hitter and was 0-for-3 with one strikeout. Gonzalez had played five games with the Oklahoma City Dodgers before playing last night with the Quakes.
This was Andre Ethier’s first rehab game this season.
DJ Peters and Omar Estevez each had two hits in the loss.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons shut out the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers) 3-0 behind the excellent pitching from Chris Mathewson. Mathewson pitched seven innings, gave up four hits and four walks while striking out nine.
Cristian Santana, Starling Heredia and Jared Walker each had two hits in the win.
Jeren Kendall was 1-for-4 with a walk.
Rookie Pioneer - Ogden
The Raptors had 19 hits in their 15-6 win over Billings Mustangs (Reds). Rylan Bannon had four hits including his fourth home run.
Romar Cuadrado had three hits, Mitchell Hansen, Tyler Adkison, Garrett Hope and Gersel Pitre each had two hits.
Ogden finished second to Orem in the first half, Orem is leading in the second half so the race right now is for second place. Ogden and Grand Junction are tied for second and for now, the race for the second playoff spot is between those two teams.
Rookie - AZL Dodgers
The AZL Dodgers and AZL Indians had their 4-4 game suspended after seven innings. Jefrey Souffront hit two home runs and Jair Camargo hit two doubles.
Triple-A: Oklahoma City placed right-handed pitcher Steve Geltz on the 7-day disabled list.
Class-A: Los Angeles sent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and outfielder Andre Ethier on a rehab assignment to Rancho Cucamonga.
Rookie: Shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena assigned to AZL Dodgers from Tulsa.
10:00 a.m. PT: Great Lakes (Riley Ottesen) at West Michigan (Alfred Gutierrez)
1:35 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Wilmer Font & Justin Masterson) vs. Round Rock (David Ledbetter & TBD)
2:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Adam Bray) at Inland Empire (TBD)
3:00 p.m.: Ogden (TBD) vs. Billings (Packy Naughton)
4:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Dennis Santana) at San Antonio (Brett Kennedy)
5:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers vs. AZL Padres