Tulsa and Rancho Cucamonga kept pace in their chase for playoff berths, Oklahoma City and Great Lakes lost big. Ogden and AZL Dodgers won their games, the Dominican Summer League teams split their games.
Player of the day
Ibandel Isabel defeated the Lake Elsinore with his own bat as he drove in eight in the Quakes 12-6 win on Friday night. Isabel has been going back and forth with teammate DJ Peters for the league lead in home runs, Isabel hit two home runs on Friday to take a 26 to 24 lead.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Kyle Farmer hit his seventh home run to account for the Dodgers lone run.
The Drillers won their twelfth straight home game by beating the San Antonio Missions (Padres) 6-5 on Friday. Grant Dayton was supposed to start his rehab with the Drillers but he never made it to first pitch.
Rehabbing lefty Grant Dayton suffers an injury while taking his warmup pitches to start the game--replaced by Scott Barlow @TulsaDrillers— Barry Lewis (@BarryLewisTW) August 19, 2017
Scott Barlow started the game and pitched 6⅔ innings and gave up three runs, four hits and two walks. Barlow struck out six. Barlow was lined up for the win but then Karch Kowalczyk gave up two runs in the eighth to give the Missions the lead.
But Peter O’Brien would tie the game in the bottom of the inning with a solo home run. After Michael Johnson pitched a scoreless ninth, Erick Mejia led off the bottom of the ninth with a single.
Mejia moved to second on an error and scored the winning run on Blake Gailen’s walk-off double.
Los Angeles outfielder Andre Ethier also started his rehab assignment with the Drillers on Friday. He went 0-for-3 but did score two runs and drive in a run.
The win moved the Drillers to within one game of first place.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes pounded out 14 hits and doubled up on Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres) with a 12-6 win. Ibandel Isabel was one-man wrecking crew as he went 4-for-5 with two home runs, a double, scored three runs and had eight RBI.
Keibert Ruiz had two hits and scored twice. Quincy Lattimore went 2-for-2 with four runs scored and three walks. And Brandon Montgomery had three hits.
Caleb Ferguson started and went four innings, he gave two runs, five hits and a walk. Ferguson struck out six. The most effective pitcher for the Quakes was Tony Gonsolin who pitched two scoreless innings and had three strikeouts.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons were overwhelmed by the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres) as they lost 18-5 on Friday. The Loons pitchers gave up a total of 12 hits and 10 walks which produced ample chances to score.
Loons pitcher Aneurys Zabala got two outs from the eight batters he faced, he would give up six runs (two earned), two hits and three walks. Dan Jagiello followed and he pitched 1⅓ innings, giving up six runs, three hits and four walks.
Connor Wong hit his first home run, a three-run shot that briefly gave the Loons a first inning lead.
Rookie Pioneer - Ogden
The Raptors got ready for football season by beating the Orem Owlz (Angels) 17-14 and end a brief two-game losing streak. The Raptors had 19 hits and 10 walks in their attack on Friday.
Luis Paz had two hits and his first save as a pitcher. Romar Cuadrado hit two home runs. Donovan Casey scored four runs and he had three hits. Connor Heady had four hits and drove in two runs.
Rookie - AZL Dodgers
The AZL Dodgers won two games against the AZL Indians, the first was a conclusion of as suspended game that the Dodgers won 6-5. Then they added a 15-4 win to finish up what had been started in February.
Double-A: Los Angeles sent outfielder Andre Ethier and left-handed pitcher Grant Dayton on a rehab assignment to Tulsa.
Class-A: Right-handed pitcher Patrick Duester assigned to Great Lakes from Ogden; Great Lakes placed left-handed pitcher Leo Crawford on 7-day disabled list.
Rookie: Right-handed pitcher Mateo Nunez assigned to AZL Dodgers from DSL Dodgers1.
4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) at Fort Wayne (Michel Baez)
5:00 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Eddie Gamboa) at Colorado Springs Sky Sox [Brewers] (Bubba Derby)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Yadier Alvarez) vs. San Antonio (Enyel De Los Santos)
6:00 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Devin Smeltzer) vs. Lake Elsinore (TBD)
6:05 p.m.: Ogden (Gregorio Sequera) at Orem (Simon Mathews)
7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers at AZL Reds