Double headers abound on the farm, with Tulsa and a DSL club sweeping and the Oklahoma City Dodgers dropping a pair. Elsewhere, a former first round pick continues to heat up for the Loons.
Player of the day
Gavin Lux went three for five in a Loons victory Wednesday night, stealing his nineteenth and twentieth bases of the season. Lus extended his multi-hit game streak to four, and has hits in eight of his last nine games. Lux started the year quiet but has come on in August, hitting .340/.407/.509 for the month.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Oklahoma City Dodgers were swept in Omaha by the Storm Chasers (Royals) in a doubleheader Wednesday. The first game was a slugfest defeat by the score of 11-8. Tim Locastro went three for five with his second home run in AAA. Kyle Farmer also had three hits. Justin Marks took the loss after allowing five runs in three and a third innings of work.
Game two saw a ninth inning rally fall short, with the Dodgers losing 2-1. Alex Verdugo and Charlie Culberson both went two for three, with Culberson driving in the lone Dodger run in the seventh inning. Fabio Castillo took the loss despite surrendering just one run in five innings. Walker Buehler allowed a run in his only inning of relief.
The Drillers swept a doubleheader from the Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros) in convincing fashion. The Drillers took game one 3-1 behind five scoreless inning from Andrew Sopko. Sopko struck out six and walked just one. Matt Beaty lead the offense by going two for three with a double, and Blake Gailen went one for three with a pair of runs driven in.
Game two also featured strong starting pitching, with Josh Sborz leading the way in a 6-1 victory. Sborz went six innings, striking out seven, and allowing just one run. Matt Beaty stayed hot in game two, going three for three with a home run and two runs scored. Drew Jackson, Erick Mejia, and Kyle Garlick also homered in the win.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes late rally came up short, falling to the Stockton Ports (Athletics) 5-3. Luke Raley led the offense, going two for four with a triple. Adrian Gonzalez went one for five in playing the full game, while Andre Ethier walked once and struck out twice in a rehab start.
Michael Boyle suffered the loss after surrendering four runs in four innings. Jason Richman held Stockton scoreless over the final three innings, allowing the Quakes to attempt a comeback. Richman struck out four and walked one.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons rallied for five runs in the late innings to defeat the Lansing Lugnuts (Blue Jays) 10-6. Gavin Lux led all Loons with three hits, with Tyler Adkison and Steve Berman each adding a pair. Moises Perez went one for four, but stole a pair of bases.
Alfredo Tavarez started but couldn’t exit the first inning, allowing three runs. Ryan Moseley would ultimately right the ship with three scoreless innings of relief, striking out five. Andre Scrubb earned the win, pitching the final four innings and allowing just one run, striking out four.
The Raptors dropped an offensive heavy game 11-6 to the Great Falls Voyagers (White Sox). Rylan Bannon went two for four with a double and continues to hit over .400 for Ogden. Luis Paz homered in a one for four evening, and Romer Cuadrado went two for five while driving in a run.
Starter Edwin Uceta allowed five runs in just three innings, taking the loss. Uceta walked three and allowed eight hits against just three strikeouts. Justin Hoyt struck out four in two scoreless innings of relief.
Arizona League Dodgers
The Dodgers used four pitchers to post a shutout of the Brewers 6-0. Jesus Vargas went six innings, allowing just four hits while striking out two. Nathan Witt and Zach Pop made their professional debuts with identical scoreless innings of relief with a strikeout and hit apiece.
Erisbel Arruebarrena drove in three runs for the offense, going three for five with a triple. Jefrey Souffront went two for three with a home run and a pair of runs scored.
Dominican League DSL Dodgers
The DSL Dodgers One lost to the DSL Red Sox 4-2 in eleven innings. Kenneth Betancourt went two for three with a triple.
The DSL Dodgers Two defeated the DSL Indians 7-3 in game one of a doubleheader. Rolando Lebron went two for two with a home run.
The Dodgers also took game two 4-0. Gerardo Carrillo took the win with five scoreless innings of work.
Class-A: The Loons placed 3B Christian Santana on the seven day disabled list, while also sending RHP Vinny Santarsiero down to Ogden. The Loons received 3B Brock Carpenter from Ogden and RHP Aneurys Zabala from the AZL Dodgers.
Short-Season: RHP Zach Pop and RHP Nathan Witt were assigned to the AZL Dodgers.
4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (Leo Crawford) vs. Lansing (Patrick Murphy)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Mitchell White) vs. Corpus Christi (Forrest Whitley)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (David Hale) at Omaha (TBD)
6:00 p.m.: Ogden (Adalberto Pena) vs. Great Falls (Parker Rigler)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Parker Curry) vs. Stockton (TBD)