Good day for the Dodger minor league teams, three wins and one walk-off loss, big games for Kyle Farmer, Gavin Lux and Dustin May.
Player of the day
Kyle Farmer had three hits in Oklahoma City’s win. Farmer scored twice and had a double and home run. Farmer has played five games at catcher and three at third base.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers were tied with the Nashville Sounds (Athletics) but single runs for the Dodgers in the third, fourth and seventh innings gave the Dodgers a 5-2 win. Guillermo Moscoso got the win for pitching six innings and giving up just two runs.
Three pitchers followed Moscoso and they each pitched a scoreless inning. Joe Broussard and Pat Venditte pitched the seventh and eighth inning, respectively. Yimi Garcia pitched the ninth and got his first save.
Aside from Farmer, other Dodgers who had a good day at the plate included Edwin Rios who had two hits and Jacob Scavuzzo who doubled and scored a run.
The Drillers scored a run in the tenth and that held up for a 2-1 win over the Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros). Tyler Goeddel hit a sacrifice fly in the tenth to score Andrew Istler and that was the difference in this game.
Yusniel Diaz had put the Drillers on the board with a single in the fifth, that run broke a scoreless game. Angelo Mora also had a nice night as he hit two doubles.
Tyler Pill made his first start for the Tulsa Drillers and he pitched five scoreless innings. Corey Copping followed with two more scoreless innings. Ariel Hernandez gave up the tying run in the eight. But then, Dylan Baker and Brian Moran had scoreless outings and they received the win and the save.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes broke the game open with a five run inning in the Inland Empire 66ers (Angels) that led to the Quakes winning 8-1 over the 66ers. Gavin Lux hit a two-out grand slam in the seventh which increased their lead to five runs.
Dustin May pitched six innings and struck out five. He would get the win, his first of the season. May gave up two hits and had no walks.
Aside from Lux’s grand slam, Cody Thomas hit his second home run of the year. Thomas would join Jeren Kendall and Saige Jenco with two hits on Sunday. Kendall also stole a base, his seventeenth this season,
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons had 3-0 lead going to the bottom of the eighth and then, the Lake County Captains (Reds) scored four late runs to come back and win 4-3 over the Loons.
Trailing 3-2, the Captains got a lead-off double in the ninth and then Ulysses Cantu hit a two-run homer to walk-off with the win. For Cantu, it was his fourth of the season.
Zach McKinstry freshly back from disabled-list, hit a two-run home run that gave the Loons the early lead. Edwin Uceta and Austin Hamilton made that lead hold up for seven innings.
Dan Jagiello came in for the Loons in eighth and gave up two runs. Justin Hoyt would take the loss for giving up the two-run homer in the ninth.
Eight different Loons each had one hit. Brayan Morales stole his 21st base of the season.
Class-AA: Right-handed pitcher Justin DeFratus assigned to Tulsa from Oklahoma City; Tulsa activated outfielder Yusniel Diaz from the 7-day disabled list.
Class-A: Great Lakes activated left-handed pitcher Austin Hamilton from the 7-day disabled list.
Tulsa 2, Corpus Christi 1 (10)
Rancho Cucamonga 8, Inland Empire 1
3:30 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) at Lake County (Gregori Vasquez)
4:35 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Caleb Ferguson) at Nashville (Frankie Montas)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Logan Bawcom) at Corpus Christi (Framber Valdez)
6:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Tony Gonsolin) at Inland Empire (Sean Isaac)