It was a tough night offensively for the four teams as they scored a combined seven runs.
Player of the day
Breyvic Valera drove in three of those seven runs with one swing. The 26-year-old infielder smacked a three-run homer in the eighth inning, his sixth home run of the season.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers were blanked over the first seven innings Thursday by Memphis Redbirds’ (Cardinals) starter, Alex Reyes. OKC only had one hit until they broke out for four runs in the top of the eighth.
Kyle Garlick (1-for-3, RBI) doubled in a run and came around to score when Valera (1-for-4, 3 RBI) connected for a three-run homer. The big hit brought the Dodgers within one run but after the bullpen allowed a pair of runs in the home half, the game was out of reach for OKC.
Dennis Santana made his second start for OKC and it didn’t go nearly as well as his first. Although, after a shaky first inning that saw him give up three runs, Santana rebounded to make it through five innings without any further damage.
The Drillers lost a lopsided affair to the San Antonio Missions (Padres) by the score of 10-1. Frank Duncan had a tough night, giving up six runs (four earned) on five hits and two walks in three innings.
The only offense for the Drillers came from an RBI-double from Drew Jackson (1-for-4, RBI) in the top of the ninth.
The most interesting part of this game was that the Missions scored 10 runs despite going 2-for-16 with runners in scoring position.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes dropped the rubber game of a three-game set with the Stockton Ports (Athletics) after giving up five runs in the sixth inning.
Reliever Jason Richman came on in the sixth inning with one man on and nobody out. The lefty allowed six hits to the 12 batters he faced over two innings.
Rancho Cucamonga scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth on a sacrifice fly and a wild pitch. It was a pretty quiet night otherwise for the Quakes who have now lost nine of the lost 13.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons couldn’t muster any runs and were shutout by the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays), losing their eighth game in their last 10.
Josh Fleming held the Loons scoreless on four hits over six innings, striking out six and walking none.
Triple-A: Oklahoma City placed first baseman Alex Burg on the seven-day disabled list.
Class-AA: Tulsa placed infielder Mike Ahmed on the seven-day disabled list and activated infielder Drew Jackson.
Class-A: Great Lakes activated shortstop Zach McKinstry from the seven-day disabled list.
Stockton 6, Rancho Cucamonga 2
Bowling Green 5, Great Lakes 0
3:30 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Edwin Uceta) at Lake County (Juan Hillman)
4:35 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Guillermo Moscoso) at Nashville (James Naile)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (TBD) at Corpus Christi (Cionel Perez)
6:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (TBD) at Inland Empire (TBD)