Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Rancho Cucamonga each have comfortable wins on Friday. Great Lakes did not play due to bad weather.
Player of the day
Kyle Garlick, a 28th round pick in 2015, has an .878 OPS in over 1100 career plate appearances. The 26-year old has a 1.063 OPS in 32 plate appearances this season.
On Friday, Garlick went 4-for-5 with a double and his third home run.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers won their fifth straight game as they won 10-3 over New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins). Brock Stewart gave up all three runs in his 5⅔ innings pitched but that was good enough for him to pick up his first win of the season.
Stewart struck out eight and walked two in his outing. C.C. Lee, Joe Broussard and Edward Paredes pitched scoreless relief for the Dodgers.
The Dodgers had two four-run innings, they collected 17 hits and two home runs. Andrew Toles, who later was reported to have suffered a hamstring or cramp injury, hit his first home run to start the scoring.
Henry Ramos capped the Dodgers scoring with a grand slam in the eighth inning. Ramos led the Dodgers with four hits and five RBI. Besides Toles, Donovan Solano and Rocky Gale also had three hits.
The Drillers were tied 3-3 with the Frisco RoughRiders (Rangers) going to the bottom of the sixth. But then the Drillers scored four runs to retake the lead and went on to win 8-4 to win their second straight game.
With one on and no outs, Drew Jackson singled and Peter O’Brien moved to third on an error. A wild pitch produced a run and moved Jackson to second.
Errol Robinson singled in the second run of the inning. DJ Peters reached on error and then with runners on second and third, Kyle Garlick drove in both with a double. Garlick would later single in a run.
The Drillers played a little fast and loose in the field as they made four errors which led to three unearned runs. Daniel Corcino got the win and Brian Moran recorded one out to get his first save of the season.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes fell short in their home opener but made sure to take a lead when they scored nine runs in the second inning and beat the Inland Empire 66ers (Angels) 13-6 to get their first win at home.
Connor Wong had a good night at the plate going 2-for-4 with a double and his third home run of the season. Wong has a 1.069 OPS in 30 plate appearances, Wong has also struck out 14 times this season.
It was a rough night for all of the pitchers, of the nine pitchers who threw on the mound for either team, only one did not allow at least one run to score.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons had another weather postponement on Friday has they were set to host the Dayton Dragons (Reds). The bad weather continued on Saturday, so the Loons have scheduled a doubleheader on Sunday, weather permitting.
There were no transactions on Friday.
11:05 a.m. PT: Great Lakes vs. Dayton (postponed due to bad weather)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Alec Asher) vs. New Orleans (Joe Gunkel)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Devin Smeltzer) vs. Frisco (Pedro Payano)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Imani Abdullah) vs. Inland Empire (Joe Gatto)