The Dodgers and Drillers clubbed their way to impressive offensive victories Wednesday evening on the farm.
Player of the day
Matt Beaty continues to crush the ball for Tulsa, extending his hitting streak to nine games with a three for five performance Wednesday. Beaty hit his 15th home run of the season, driving in a pair of runs and scoring three of his own. As the Drillers continue to chase the second half title, Beaty has surged of late, upping his August average to .377 Wednesday.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Oklahoma City Dodgers battered the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins) with fifteen hits in an 11-4 victory. Edwin Rios led the way with four hits, including a double and his eighth home run in Triple A. Trayce Thompson went a perfect three for three with a walk and three runs scored, and Matt Muncy had a pair of doubles and runs scored.
Justin Marks went five innings, striking out seven while allowing two runs in earning the victory. Adam Liberatore allowed two runs in his one inning of relief work, while Walker Buehler pitched a clean ninth inning to seal the victory.
The Drillers pair excellent pitching with consistent offense to shut out the Northwest Arkansas (Royals) 16-0. Mitchell White pitched five scoreless innings, striking out four but walking three. Daniel Corcino and Brian Moran each pitched a pair of innings in relief, with Moran striking out four.
The offense was led by Matt Beaty and Yusniel Diaz, with Diaz driving in four runs as part of his three for five night. Diaz also hit his second home run with the Drillers. Blake Gailen (four), Drew Jackson (three), Errol Robinson (two), and Erick Mejia (two) joined Beaty and Diaz with multiple hit evenings.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes rallied for three runs in the ninth off former teammate Scott Griggs to defeat the Lancaster Jethawks (Rockies) 6-4. Quincy Latimore went two for four with his sixth home run with Rancho Cucamonga. DJ Peters doubled in his one for four night, while Omar Estevez scored a pair of runs in a one for three performance.
Michael Boyle started for the Quakes and pitched five innings, allowing two runs on six hits. Stetson Allie pitched a perfect inning of relief, and Nolan Long took the victory after striking out one in a scoreless eighth inning. Tony Gonsolin also earned his fifth save of the season.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons fell behind early and struggled to catch up, falling to the Fort Wayne Tincaps (Padres) 7-5. Marshall Kasowski struggled to find the zone, exiting after just two outs in the first, walking three and allowing three runs to score. Melvin Jimenez did not fair much better in relief, surrendering four runs in two and a third innings of work.
Gavin Lux led the offensive charge with a pair of doubles and runs scored. Cristian Santana also went three for five with two runs driven in.
The Raptors bats fell silent in a 5-1 loss to the Orem Owls (Angels). Brayan Morales as the highlight for the offense, stealing his 19th and 20th base of the season. Connor Heady had a pair of doubles, and Mitchell Hansen doubled and drove in the lone run.
Gregorio Sequera was solid in starting, striking out five over five innings, allowing just one earned run. Christian Stolo took the loss in relief, allowing four runs in just two and two-thirds innings of work.
Arizona League Dodgers
The Dodgers welcomed a 2017 draftee making his professional debut, but dropped the outing to the Reds 8-2. Max Gamboa was activated off the disabled list and opening the game with one shutout inning, striking out one. Mark Washington took the loss after allowing four runs in two and a third innings in relief of Gamboa.
Jacob Amaya led the offense, going two for four to extend his hit streak to six games. Amaya is hitting .316 over his last ten games, breaking out of his early season slump.
Dominican League DSL Dodgers
The DSL Dodgers One split a doubleheader with the DSL Red Sox. The Red Sox took game one 3-2, Juan Morillo struck out two in three and two-thirds scoreless innings. The Dodgers won game two 7-5, as Sauryn Lao tripled and drove in a pair in a two for four performance.
The DSL Dodgers Two swept a pair from the DSL Blue Jays. The Dodgers took game one with a run in the tenth, the only run in a 1-0 win. Albert Suarez went two for four. The Dodgers and Blue Jays found more offense in game two, the Dodgers winning 7-4. Albert Suarez hit his first home run of the season in a three hit game.
Triple-A: Los Angeles returned C Kyle Farmer to Oklahoma City.
Double-A: The Dodgers placed C Shawn Zarraga on the seven day disabled list.
4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (TBD) at Fort Wayne (Adrian Morejon)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Justin Masterson) vs. New Orleans (Victor Payano)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Scott Barlow) vs. Northwest Arkansas (Foster Griffin)
5:30 p.m.: Ogden (TBD) at Orem (Mayky Perez)
6:35 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Chris Mathewson) at Lancaster (TBD)