Lots of offense on the farm, with the lower level clubs having the most success, including a strong starting performance at Rancho Cucamonga.
Player of the day
Dean Kremer continued his overpowering reign on the California League, with nine more strikeouts Wednesday evening over six innings, raising his season total to 99 in 66.1 innings. Kremer’s ability to miss bats has taken a big leap forward in 2018, but given his age for the California League, a call up to the Texas League could be in the offering soon.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City could not hold on to an early three run lead, falling to the Salt Lake Bees (Angels) late 4-3. Brock Stewart allowed two runs over three innings in his start, while Josh Sborz was the only reliever to not play a role in allowing the Bees to score. Brian Schlitter took the loss after allowing the winning run in the ninth inning.
Only two Dodger players could muster any hits on the evening. Matt Beaty led the way with three, while also scoring one of the first inning runs. Kyle Farmer also had a pair of hits and run scored.
Tulsa dug itself an eight run hole that it could not climb out of, falling to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Royals) 8-6. Justin DeFratus allowed all eight runs in just four innings of work. Andrew Istler (three) and Layne Somsen (two) combined for five scoreless innings in relief to allow Tulsa to attempt a comeback.
Yusniel Diaz and Keibert Ruiz each had a pair of hits to lead the offense. Will Smith walked and hit his sixth home run of the season. Connor Joe also had a double and run scored.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes almost spoiled a strong start by Kremer, but two runs in the ninth propelled Rancho Cucamonga over the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres) 4-3. Nolan Long allowed the Storm to break the tie in his 1.2 innings of relief, but struck out four. Zach Pop earned his third save of the season by pitching a scoreless ninth inning.
Cristian Santana and Logan Landon each had RBI hits in a wild ninth inning that also saw the manager Drew Saylor ejected after a play at the plate. Omar Estevez and Jeren Kendall each the led the offense with a pair of hits.
Dear @planetEarth, @mlb, @milb, @espn and @baseball community. Our game just ended on a 2-3 double-play...you read that right, a 2-3 double-play. 1 of you with too much time on your hands care to dig up when the last 2-3 double-play occurred? #YourMissionShouldYouChooseToAcceptIt— RC Quakes Baseball (@RCQuakes) June 14, 2018
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons pounded the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers) bullpen for six runs in a 10-5 victory. Mitchell Hansen hit his first grand slam for Great Lakes as part of a three hit night. Marcus Chiu also had a home run, his ninth of the season, while Eric Peterson had a pair of hits and three runs scored.
Alfredo Tavarez allowed four runs over five innings, striking out three. Dan Jagiello took the win in relief, striking out four in three perfect innings.
Dominican Summer League
The DSL Dodgers Guerrero defeated the DSL Cubs One 21-4. The Dodgers struck out 17 times, but walked 13 times. Jose Valdez went 4-5 and hit for the cycle.
Triple-A: The Los Angeles Dodgers optioned RHP Daniel Corcino to Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City also activated 2B Jake Peter from the disabled list.
Double-A: The Drillers placed LF Tyler Goeddel on the disabled list, and received 3B Mike Ahmed from Oklahoma City.
Class-A: The Great Lakes Loons placed C Mason Hope on the disabled list, with 3B Brock Carpenter moving from Ogden to Great Lakes to take his place.
4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. West Michigan (Brad Bass)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Tyler Pill) vs. Salt Lake (Felix Pena)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Andrew Sopko) vs. Northwest Arkansas (Emilio Ogando)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Isaac Anderson) at Lake Elsinore (Reggie Lawson)