Lots of offense was on display in the three Dodgers minor league games that got played.
Player of the day
Starling Heredia banged a home run and two doubles (one to the opposite field off the wall) while driving in six runs in a Great Lakes blowout win. It has been a trying season for the outfielder, who was in a 1-for-28 slump before Tuesday’s outburst and is hitting just .182/.246/.341 even after that.
But it’s important to remember that Heredia just turned 19 in February and this is his first time as a professional playing games before June. There will be an adjustment period, but the talent is there.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City’s series finale was washed out in Nashville, a game that will be made up the next time OKC travels to play the Sounds (A’s), from July 20-22.
The Drillers allowed 19 hits in an 11-5 road loss to the San Antonio Missions (Padres). Connor Joe was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in the loss.
Advanced Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes hit three home runs to beat the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres) 9-3 on Tuesday. Jeren Kendall hit one of them and also walked twice. Logan Landon homered and doubled, driving in three, and Rylan Bannon homered and singled.
Gavin Lux was 2-for-5 with a triple, and Andrew Sopko struck out eight and walked none in six strong innings, allowing one run for the win.
Award winner: Dustin May was named the Cal League Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday after throwing six shutout innings last Wednesday.
Class-A Great Lakes
There were a few standout performances besides Heredia in the Loon’s 12-4 win over the South Bend Cubs on Tuesday. Third baseman Brandon Montgomery had four hits, while outfielders Carlos Rincon and Romer Cuadrado each had two hits and a walk, with Rincon adding a double.
Brayan Morales was 3-for-5 with a run scored and stole his 25th base of the season in his 43rd game. He was also picked off once.
Triple-A: Breyvic Valera was called up to the Dodgers, and Brock Stewart was optioned to Oklahoma City.
Class-A: The Loons placed Riley Ottesen on the DL, and activated Melvin Jimenez off the DL.
Oklahoma City at Nashville, ppd.
7:35 a.m. PT: Great Lakes (Joel Inoa) vs. South Bend (Rollie Lacy)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (TBD) vs. Omaha [Royals] (Glenn Sparkman)
Dennis Santana was supposed to start this one but ...
So how do you get from Nashville to LA? Asking for a friend— Dennis Santana (@DennisSantanaRD) May 30, 2018
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Devin Smeltzer) vs. San Antonio (Seth Simmons)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Dustin May) vs. Lake Elsinore (Chris Paddock)