Oklahoma City wins in Omaha while Tulsa gives up two touchdowns, two extra-points and a field goal in loss. Great Lakes loses in the tenth, Ogden notches their third win and both Dominican Summer League teams win.
Player of the day
Josh McClain made his Midwest League debut a memorable one.
I know I'm tripling up on Josh McClain tweets here, but here is the final line for the @NCStateBaseball product in his #Loons debut:— Chris Vosters (@CJVosters) June 22, 2018
4-for-5, 2B, 3B, 2RBI, 2SB
Every hit went oppo (RF); all but one were on the first pitch (the exception came on the second pitch). #MiLB #Dodgers
And here is a picture of the Dodgers 2018 9th round pick.
CYCLE WATCH: #Dodgers ninth-round pick Josh McLain is a home run shy of the feat in the fourth inning of his @greatlakesloons debut.— Minor League Baseball (@MiLB) June 22, 2018
GAMEDAY: https://t.co/lO1LTKqgX1 pic.twitter.com/V85TkZ67Zq
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers came to city known for the College World Series and defeated the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals) 7-1 on Thursday. Manny Banuelos continued his strong season as he won his eighth game of the season.
Banuelos pitched six scoreless innings, he allowed five hits and two walks. Banuelos struck out nine, he now has 86 strikeouts in 72 innings pitched, which equals 10.8 strikeouts per nine innings.
Rocky Gale had three hits and scored twice, Edwin Rios hit his fourth home run of the season. Angelo Mora was 1-for-2 with two runs batted in and two walks. Alex Verdugo doubled and had two walks.
The Drillers scored first but then saw NW Arkansas Naturals (Royals) score 15 runs before they scored again. All of that led to the Naturals winning 17-3 over the Drillers.
Logan Bawcom, Shea Spitzbarth and Brian Moran each gave up runs for the Drillers. Bawcom took the loss as he gave up nine runs in 4⅔ innings.
Will Smith and Yusniel Diaz each had two hits. Smith hit his ninth home run of the season.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes lost 6-5 to the San Jose Giants as they could not score with runners on first and second and no outs in the ninth inning. The Giants scored twice in the eighth to take the lead, one run scored on a wild pitch and the second run scored on a double.
The Quakes got back-to-back home runs from Cody Thomas and Jared Walker to take a 5-4 lead. Rylan Bannon and Logan Landon had two hits apiece, Bannon also drove in three runs. Saige Jenco and Zach McKinstry each had three hits.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons dropped their first game of the second half, losing 4-3 in ten innings to the Lansing Lugnuts (Blue Jays). Sven Schueller’s throwing error on an attempted sacrifice bunt allowed the winning run to score from second and give the Lugnuts the win.
Josh McClain had four hits in his Midwest League debut. The 2018 draftee had two singles, a double and a triple. He also had two runs batted in.
Brock Carpenter and Moises Perez each had two hits, Carpenter hit his first home run for the Loons.
Rookie - Pioneer
The Raptors won 9-3 over the Orem Owlz (Angels). Dillon Paulson, Luke Heyer and Preston Grand Pre each hit two-run homers for the Raptors.
Jefrey Souffront and Chris Roller also had two hits for the Raptors.
Kevin Malisheski started for the Raptors and pitched four innings, gave up two runs (one earned) and struck out five. Justin Bruihl got the win for his two scoreless innings of work, he also struck out five.
Rookie - Arizona League
AZL Dodgers were off on Thursday
Triple-A: Oklahoma City activated right-handed pitcher Guillermo Moscoso from the temporarily inactive list and placed utility player Rob Segedin on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 19, 2018; infielder Connor Joe was assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa.
Double-A: Tulsa Drillers activated outfielder Tyler Goeddel from the 7-day disabled list.
Class-A: Rancho Cucamonga placed infielder Nick Yarnall and right-handed pitcher Nathan Witt on the 7-day disabled list; right-handed pitcher Andre Scrubb and infielder Jared Walker are assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Great Lakes.
Great Lakes placed right-handed pitcher Riley Ottesen on the 7-day disabled list; right-handed pitchers Yeison Cespedes and Luis Pasen assigned to Great Lakes from Ogden.
4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) at Lansing (Donnie Sellers)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Guillermo Moscoso) at Omaha (Glenn Sparkman)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Mitchell White) vs. NW Arkansas (Foster Griffin)
6:05 p.m.: Ogden (Justin Lewis) at Orem (Hector Yan)
7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers at AZL PadresTwo
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Dustin May) vs. San Jose (Mac Marshall)