The Tulsa Drillers and AZL Dodgers suffered opposite fates in walk off performances, while the Dominican teams took a trio of games.
Player of the day
Mitchell White had his deepest and strongest start yet at Double A Tulsa, throwing five innings of one hit ball, striking out five. White lowered his AA ERA to 2.25 after throwing 65% of his pitches for strikes on Wednesday evening. White’s sterling start was his most promising sign that he has begun putting his early season injury issues behind him.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers were off on Wednesday and will resume play Thursday in Las Vegas against the 51’s (Mets). Fabio Castillo is scheduled to start for Oklahoma City.
The Drillers squandered Mitchell White’s strong start after allowing a tying home run in the ninth inning before walking off the Springfield Cardinals 3-2 in eleven innings. Erick Mejia scored the winning run after being driven in by pinch hitter Sean O’Connell. Mejia went one for three with a pair of walks, as he stays red hot (.361 average) over his last ten games. Matt Beaty led the offense with a perfect four for four day.
The Drillers’ bullpen did not fair as well as White, with Michael Johnson and Corey Copping each allowing tying runs on their watch. Shea Spitzbarth pitched a pair of scoreless innings to earn the win.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes were hit hard by the Modesto Nuts, falling 10-5. Adam Bray’s string of strong starts came to an end after he allowed six runs in five innings of work. Jason Richman also struggled giving up three runs on five hits in two and a third innings of relief.
Zach Reks led the offense with three hits in four at bats, including a pair of runs scored. Ibandel Isabel and Brandon Montgomery also contributed with a pair of hits.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons offense came alive in the late innings to put away the Dayton Dragons (Reds) 8-2. Gavin Lux hit his seventh home run of the season, his third in four games. Jaren Kendall also had a pair of hits and a stolen base, while Jared Walker went three for four with a pair of doubles.
Carlos Felix was strong in his Great Lakes debut, going six innings and allowing just two runs, striking out four. Melvin Jimenez earned his first save of the year, finishing out the final three innings allowing no runs and striking out six.
The Raptors were off on Wednesday, and resume play Thursday in Billings.
Arizona League Dodgers
The Dodgers rallied to tie the AZL Giants in the ninth innings, only to fall in the eleventh 4-3. The Dodgers managed just four hits, with Jeffrey Souffront’s double and Pascal Amon’s home run being the team’s only extra base hits. Jacob Amaya went one for three with a walk.
Willian Soto started and went just two innings, allowing one run and striking out a pair. Colby Nealy took the loss after allowing just one unearned run to score in two and a third innings of work.
Dominican League DSL Dodgers
The DSL Dodgers One swept a doubleheader from the DSL Marlins winning the first game 4-1, and the second game 11-5. Jose Hernandez took game one after going five innings and allowing just one run. Jose Lozada led the Dodgers in game two by driving in four runs in a two for three game.
The DSL Dodgers Two defeated the DSL Cubs One 4-3. Albert Suarez went two for five with a double.
Class-A: The Quakes activated OF Victor Roache while receiving 3B Brandon Montgomery from Great Lakes. The Loons received five players from Ogden; 3B Jared Walker, 2B Moises Perez, OF Starling Heredia, RHP James Carter, and RHP Carlos Felix.
4:00 p.m.: Great Lakes (Jordan Sheffield) at Dayton (Anthony DeSclafani)
5:10 p.m.: Tulsa (David Hale) at Arkansas (Anthony Misiewicz)
6:05 p.m.: Ogden (Christian Stolo) at Billings (Luis Alecis)
7:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Fabio Castillo) at Las Vegas (Mitch Atkins)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Michael Boyle) vs. Lancaster (Peter Lambert)