Friday was not a great day for the Dodger minor league affiliates as only Great Lakes and the AZL Dodgers won. Oklahoma City and Tulsa lost walk-off extra-inning games, Rancho Cucamonga and Ogden lost close ones too.
Player of the day
Loons right-handed pitcher Dustin May won his seventh game as he had his best start since June 30th. The 19-year old May has struck out 102 in 108 innings in his first full season in professional baseball.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers lost 3-2 to the Las Vegas 51s (Mets) in the 13 innings despite the 51s not putting the ball in play that inning. Left-handed pitcher Edward Paredes hit the first hitter he faced and then walked three straight to give the 51s their win.
The Dodgers started Eddie Gamboa and he pitched six innings and gave up two runs. Chris Hatcher continued his rehab as he pitched two innings giving up a hit and a walk while striking out four.
The Dodgers did not do much at the plate, Max Muncy hit a game tying home run in the ninth inning but otherwise they had four singles and a walk.
The Drillers dropped a 3-2 decision in ten innings to the Arkansas Travelers (Mariners) on Friday. Chuck Taylor singled in Joey Wong with no outs in the tenth to win the game.
Tulsa had tied the game in the ninth inning when Peter O’Brien hit a two-run homer.
Scott Barlow returned to Tulsa from Oklahoma City and pitched well, going six innings and giving up four hits and two runs. Barlow struck out nine and walked two.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes briefly led after Ibandel Israel hit his league-leading 23rd home run. But then the Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies) scored three runs in the seventh and beat the Quakes 6-3.
Devin Smeltzer had given up three runs in six inning, he walked the first two hitters in the seventh and then he gave way to Tony Gonsolin. Gonsolin got two outs but then a walk followed by a three-run double, which was aided by an error, ultimately gave the game to the JetHawks.
The Quakes went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position which did not aid their cause on Friday.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons beat Dayton Dragons (Reds) 4-2 to win their fourth straight game. Dustin May got the win after pitching six innings and giving up a run and six hits. May struck out four without walking a batter.
Cristian Santana hit his fourth home run, he is hitting .340/.364/.524 in 107 plate appearances with the Loons. After hitting a pair of home runs on Thursday, Jared Walker hit his eighth home run, a three-run shot in the fourth inning.
First round pick Jeren Kendall was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
Rookie Pioneer - Ogden
The Raptors lost ended their 8-game winning streak as the Billings Mustangs (Reds) won 7-5. The Mustangs led 5-0 after two innings and that was too much for the Raptors to overcome.
Donovan Casey, Romar Cuadrado and Garrett Hope had two hits each, Brock Carpenter homered in the Raptor’s loss.
Rookie - AZL Dodgers
The AZL Dodgers broke a scoreless tie when they scored four runs in seventh and they went on to win 4-1 over AZL Athletics. Alfredo Tavarez pitched five scoreless innings, giving up four hits and a walk while striking out nine.
Fourth round pick James Marinan walked three and gave up a hit but got a double play to pitch a scoreless inning.
Triple-A: Los Angeles optioned right-handed pitcher Dylan Floro to Oklahoma City and assigned right-handed pitcher Chris Hatcher on a rehab assignment to Oklahoma City.
Double-A: Outfielder Peter O'Brien assigned to Tulsa from Oklahoma City and Tulsa placed catcher Sean O'Connell on the 7-day disabled list.
4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Fort Wayne TinCaps [Padres] (Ronald Bolaños)
5:10 p.m.: Tulsa (Yadier Alvarez) at Arkansas (Justin DeFratus)
6:05 p.m.: Ogden (Osiris Ramirez) at Billings (Mac Sceroler)
7:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Justin Masterson) at Las Vegas (Donovan Hand)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Andrew Thurman) vs. Lancaster (Brandon Gold)