Oklahoma City wins again at home, Rancho Cucamonga and Great Lakes pitch shutouts while Tulsa gets scored and scored upon in their loss.
Player of the day
The Oklahoma City battery are today’s Player of the Day. Oklahoma City pitched a bullpen game with six pitchers combining to give up one run on Saturday. Daniel Corcino started and struck out five in three innings. Catcher Rocky Gale caught all six pitchers and also hit two home runs.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers had to use six pitchers but nothing can stop them from winning at home as they went on to win 4-1 over Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers). Edward Paredes pitched for Los Angeles on Thursday and was back on the mound on Saturday night to get the win.
Daniel Corcino and five fellow pitchers combine to give up a run and four hits. They did walk eight and had 11 strikeouts. Brian Schlitter picked up his seventh save.
Rocky Gale hit two home runs, the veteran minor league catcher is hitting .288/.314/.530 for the Dodgers. Jake Peter also had two hits and an RBI.
The Drillers gave up three straight innings of four or more runs and that was more than enough to go down 15-5 to the Springfield Cardinals. Yadier Alvarez last two starts were effective if not short but on this day, he did not pitch well.
Alvarez pitched two plus innings, not retiring any of the five batters he faced in the third before being replaced. In total, Alvarez gave up four runs, two hits and six walks. He also struck out three.
Karch Kowalczyk and Michael Johnson were equally ineffective, giving up five and six runs respectively in their outings.
Luke Raley and Connor Joe each homered but that was not enough to put the Drillers in this game.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes did just enough at the plate to win 3-0 over the Visalia Rawhide (Diamondbacks). Tony Gonsolin, Chris Mathewson and Jason Richman combined to scatter ten hits and three walks to throw the shutout.
Gavin Lux had three hits to extend his hitting streak to nine games, Cristian Santana and Jeren Kendall each had two hits. Kendall stole his 12th base in 16 attempts.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons scored a run in the second inning and made that stand up in their 1-0 win over the Kane County Cougars (Diamondbacks). Jesus Vargas won his fourth game and pitched five scoreless innings with four strikeouts.
Carlos Rincon doubled and scored on a Marcus Chiu single to put the only run on the board.
Dan Jagiello got his first 2018 save in impressive fashion. In his 2⅔ innings appearance, Jagiello gave up a hit and struck out six.
Class-AA: Infielder Wes Darvill assigned to Tulsa from Oklahoma City. Right-handed pitcher Mitchell White was assigned to Tulsa from extended Spring Training.
11:05 a.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Kane County (Mack Lemieux)
12:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Justin DeFratus) vs. Colorado Springs (Corbin Burnes)
12:10 p.m.: Tulsa (TBD) at Springfield (Conner Greene)
2:00 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Dean Kremer) at Visalia (Connor Grey )