A light night on the farm still saw the organization take four victories in six chances.
Player of the day
Drew Jackson has quietly put together a breakout prospect season with Tulsa, and after hitting two home runs on Wednesday, has raised his slash line to .256/.338/.461 on the year. Jackson’s batted ball profile speaks to his rise in power this year, with his flyball rate approaching 30%. An excellent athlete and versatile defender, Jackson could soon push his way into the big league equation.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City was off on Wednesday. They return to action Thursday in Omaha, with Manny Banuelos scheduled to start.
Tulsa homered four times and held the Springfield Cardinals to just one run in a 7-1 matinee victory. Devin Smeltzer earned the win by allowing just the one unearned run over six innings, striking out four. Layne Somsen struck out two in a clean inning to close out the ninth.
Drew Jackson had home runs number six and seven on the season as part of a 2-4 day. Will Smith had a pair of hits, including his eighth home run of the season, and Jacob Scavuzzo homered for his only hit, a two run shot in the second that proved to be the winning run.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes were off on Wednesday as part of their All Star break. They resume play at home on Thursday against San Jose.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons were also off on All Star break. They will hit the road Thursday to face Lansing.
Short Season Ogden
The Raptors saw a shutout attempt fall completely apart in the ninth inning, surrendering three runs to the Orem Owls (Angels) 3-2. Jose Chacin struckout seven and allowed just two hits over the game’s first five innings. Jeremiah Muhammad followed with four strikeouts over three shutout innings, but Vinny Santarsiero could could keep the string of pitching alive, surrendering three runs without recording an out in the ninth.
Ogden’s offense struggled to match its fine pitching. Alvaro Rubi and Jeremy Arocho each had a pair of hits in four at bats. Niko Hulsizer went one for two with a walk, run scored, and stolen base.
Rookie Level Arizona
The Dodgers managed just enough offense to back strong pitching in route to a 3-2 win over the Mariners. James Marinan made a promising debut to his 2018 season, striking out a pair in four scoreless innings. Melvin Jimenez would earn the win after striking out the only two batters he faced in the ninth inning when the bats came through with the walk off run in the bottom of the inning.
The Dodgers managed just five hits but made them count. Frank Sanchez had a triple and would come around to score the winning run on a Kenneth Betancourt single in the ninth.
Dominican Summer League
The DSL Dodgers Robinson defeated the DSL Red Sox One 17-5. Julio Enrique went 3-5 with his second home run of the season.
The DSL Dodgers Guerrero split a pair with the DSL Red Sox Two, losing game one 4-1 and winning game two 6-1. Randy Rodriguez went 3-4 with a double in game one. Jesus Valdez reached base three times in game two, including his second home run of the season.
Triple-A: The Los Angeles Dodgers returned C Kyle Farmer and RHP Brock Stewart to Oklahoma City.
Class-A: The Great Lakes Loons received OF Josh McLain and 2B Devin Mann from the AZL Dodgers.
Rookie: OF Jon Littell and C Aaron Ackerman were assigned to the AZL Dodgers.
4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (TBD) at Lansing (Matt Gunter)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Manny Banuelos) at Omaha (TBD)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (TBD) vs. Northwest Arkansas (Jake Kalish)
6:05 p.m.: Ogden (Kevin Malisheski) at Orem (Cole Duensing)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (TBD) vs. San Jose (Melvin Adon)