The Quakes impressively shut out the Stockton Ports as the lone victors on the farm Wednesday evening.
Player of the day
Omar Estevez was a double short of the cycle as part of a perfect 4-4 night for Rancho Cucamonga. Estevez hit his second triple and fifth home run of the season in leading all Quakes with three runs scored and four driven in. Estevez is hitting .306 over his last ten games.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City was battered for eleven hits in a 7-2 loss to the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals). Justin DeFratus took the loss after allowing five runs in six innings, surrendering nine hits. Pat Venditte followed DeFratus with a scoreless inning in relief, striking out one.
Breyvic Valera led the Dodgers with a pair of hits in three at bats, including his fifth home run of the season. Valera scored the only Dodger runs on the evening. Kyle Farmer, Travis Taijeron, and Jake Peter all went one for four with a single in the middle of the order.
The Drillers jumped out to an early lead only to watch it quickly vanish in a 4-3 defeat to the San Antonio Missions (Padres). Keibert Ruiz extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a single in three at bats. Peter O’Brien homered and Angelo Mora doubled as the only Drillers with extra base hits on the evening.
Devin Smeltzer took the loss after an uneven 5.1 innings of work. Smeltzer allowed all four Missions runs on eight hits, striking out three. Ariel Hernandez struck out three of the five batters he faced, and Brian Moran followed with a scoreless inning of relief to keep Tulsa close.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
Three Quakes pitchers combined to shut out the Stockton Ports (Athletics) 8-0. Chris Mathewson started and threw four innings of two hit ball, striking out four. Isaac Anderson followed with three scoreless innings of relief, striking out five, and Parker Curry finished the Ports off by scattering three hits over the final two innings.
The Quakes bats were also hot, combining for three home runs and twelve hits. Estevez, Jeren Kendall, and Gavin Lux each homered, with Kendall also adding a double to extend his hit streak to seven games. Rylan Bannon and Cody Thomas also had multi hit games for the Quakes with a pair of hits apiece.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons walked ten batters and made three errors in a sloppy 10-2 defeat to the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays). Riley Otteson failed to exit the second inning in his start, walking six and allowing four to score. Aneurys Zabala likely faired the best in relief, allowing just one run over two innings, striking out one.
Marcus Chiu homered for the second consecutive day, his sixth on the season. Mitchell Hansen also tripled and scored the Loons only other run.
Triple-A: The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled LHP Edward Paredes from Oklahoma City while optioning down RHP J.T. Chargois. Oklahoma City also placed SS Donovan Solano on the disabled list and activated 1B Alex Burg off the disabled list.
Double-A: Tulsa received RHP Ariel Hernandez from the Oklahoma City Dodgers.
Class-A: RHP James Carter was sent from Tulsa down to Rancho Cucamonga. Great Lakes activated RHP Andre Scrubb off of the disabled list.
4:35 p.m.: Great Lakes (Andre Jackson) at Bowling Green (Josh Fleming)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Dennis Santana) at Memphis (TBD)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Frank Duncan) at San Antonio (Seth Simmons)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Andrew Sopko) vs. Stockton (TBD)