The farm went 0-4 on Wednesday, with late rallies falling short in three of the four.
Player of the day
It hasn’t been the start to the year he might have wanted, but Errol Robinson had a momentum inducing 3-3 performance for Tulsa on Wednesday. Robinson homered in the eighth inning to drive in all three Tulsa runs on the afternoon, his second home run of the season. Robinson is now hitting .296 over his last ten games, and .226/.310/.355 on the year.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City came one run shy in a back and forth affair, falling to the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals) 8-7. Henry Ramos walked three times and tripled in going 1-2. Travis Taijeron also had three hits, while Rocky Gale had his first triple of the season.
Tyler Pill started but would go just four innings, allowing three runs. Brian Moran took the loss in relief of Pill, allowing four runs over two innings. Scott Alexander struck out the side in his only inning of relief work.
The Drillers came up short in an eighth inning rally, falling to the Arkansas Travelers (Mariners) 5-3. Robinson got the Drillers closer with a three run homer in the eighth inning. Drew Jackson also had a pair of hits, and Yusniel Diaz had a double and a stolen base.
Devin Smeltzer was solid in a losing effort. Smeltzer struck out five over six innings, allowing just two runs. Karch Kowalcyzk surrendered the other three runs in relief of Smeltzer, lasting just 1.2 innings, striking out three, but walking a pair.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes’ bullpen struggled to keep the Modesto Nuts (Brewers) off the board, losing 11-4. Andrew Sopko allowed three runs over five innings before the bullpen failed to hold the Quakes close. Imani Abdullah made just two outs in relief, surrendering four runs on two walks, a hit by pitch, and a home run. Ryan Moseley didn’t fare much better, also allowing four runs over just two-thirds of an inning as well.
Connor Wong led the Quakes offense with three hits, including his first triple of the season. Hamlet Marte went 1-3 and hit his second home run of the season.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons scored one in the ninth inning, but fell one run short of tying to the game, falling to the Quad Cities River Bandits (Astros) 4-3. Nick Yarnall and Garrett Hope each homered in a losing effort, while Moises Perez led all hitters with a pair of hits and a stolen base from the leadoff spot.
Wills Montgomerie took the loss in an inefficient outing, walking three and allowing three runs in just five innings. Riley Ottesen kept the Loons close in relief, pitching the remaining four innings while surrendering just one run, striking out four.
Class-A: RHP Walker Buehler was assigned to the Rancho Cucamonga roster, though he is not expected to pitch. RHP Evy Ruibal was transferred to Extended Spring to make room for Buehler.
Modesto 11, Rancho Cucamonga 4
4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (Melvin Jimenez) vs. Quad Cities (Peter Solomon)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Guillermo Moscoso) at Memphis (Dakota Hudson)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Dennis Santana) vs. Arkansas (Andrew Moore)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Jordan Sheffield) vs. Modesto (Reggie McClain)