Great Lakes won big, Oklahoma City had a walk-off loss and Rancho Cucamonga dropped the opener of their home stand.
Player of the day
Carlos Rincon was part of the hit squad today as he went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run.
#Dodgers prospect Carlos Rincon had a five-RBI game (the most in his #Loons career) today and finished a triple shy of the cycle. His strikeout rate is over 32 percent, but that is six points lower than last year, plus his walk rate is up four points from 2017. #MiLB— Chris Vosters (@CJVosters) May 28, 2018
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers lost 3-2 to the Nashville Sounds (Athletics) when Steve Lombardozzi Jr. singled home Jake Smolinski in the bottom of the ninth. The Dodgers had led 2-0 early in the game but they could not produce any more runs on Monday.
Daniel Corcino pitched six innings and gave up two unearned runs and one hit. The unearned runs came in the fourth inning when Tim Locastro made a throwing error with two runners on and one out.
The Dodgers scored first when Danny Espinosa singled home Henry Ramos in the second inning. Their second run came when Henry Ramos singled in Kyle Garlick in the fourth inning.
Ramos had three hits in the game while Alex Verdugo had two hits.
The Drillers had Monday off, tonight they begin a three-game series at home against the San Antonio Missions (Padres).
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes took an early lead but then Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres) posted five runs in the fourth and they went on to beat the Quakes 8-5 on Monday. With one out in the fourth, the Storm proceeded to get four straight hits that produced three runs and then they recieved two walks. That chased starter Chris Mathewson. Isaac Anderson would give up a bases-loaded single that scored the final two runs of that inning.
Rylan Bannon hit a two-run homer to give the Quakes an early 2-0 lead. It was Bannon’s tenth home run of the season.
One bright note is that Michael Boyle had his third straight scoreless relief appearance. The left-handed reliever had started most of his career but thus far he has pitched out of the pen.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons scored nine unanswered runs to win 14-5 over the Lake County Captains (Reds). After seeing the Captains score five runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game, the Loons retook the lead scoring twice in the seventh and then one more in the eighth.
But then the Loons put the game away by scoring six runs in the ninth inning. They sent nine batters to the plate that inning and used two walks, three doubles, a home run and a sacrifice fly to do that.
Every Loon in the lineup scored at least one run. Three hitters, Carlos Rincon, Mitchell Hanson and Moises Perez had three hits. Another three players, Brayan Morales, Brandon Montgomery, and Jared Walker each had two hits. Rincon, Hanson and Montgomery also each hit home runs.
Alfredo Tavarez pitched well enough to get a win as he went five innings and gave up no runs and no hits. He walked three and struck out four.
Austin Hamilton got the win after giving up a tying home run, Dan Jagiello got his second save because he pitched the last two innings of the game.
Triple-A: Los Angeles recalled right-handed pitcher Yimi Garcia and optioned left-handed pitcher Edward Paredes to Oklahoma City.
Class-A: Great Lakes Loons placed right-handed pitcher Aneurys Zabala on the 7-day disabled list.
Lake Elsinore 8, Rancho Cucamonga 5
4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. South Bend [Cubs] (Brendon Little)
4:35 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Dennis Santana) at Nashville (Eric Jokisch)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (TBD) vs. San Antonio [Padres] (Cal Quantrill)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Andrew Sopko) vs. Lake Elsinore (TBD)