Oklahoma City lost again, Rancho Cucamonga won their fourth straight and Great Lakes took another tough loss. Ogden swept their four game series against Orem, AZL Dodgers lost and the Dominican Summer League Dodgers split their games.
Player of the day
Plenty of stars for Rancho Cucamonga on Friday so we will pick the four pitchers, Tony Gonsolin, Ryan Moseley, Nolan Long and Jason Richman who combined for 19 strikeouts.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers lost their sixth straight game, losing 4-2 to the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins) on Friday. Daniel Corcino gave up three runs in five innings to take the loss.
Travis Taijeron homered and scored both runs for the Dodgers. Alex Verdugo also had two base hits.
The Dodgers struck out ten times and did not take a walk, they went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position.
The Drillers and Midland RockHounds (Athletics) game was postponed due to rain. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader that is scheduled for next Thursday, July 5th.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes won their fourth straight winning 8-4 over the Inland Empire 66ers (Angels). Nolan Long picked up the win in relief. Tony Gonsolin pitched the first four innings and gave two runs (one earned) and struck out nine. The Quakes pitchers combined to strikeout 19 in this game.
The Quakes also hit three home runs, Rylan Bannon hit his 18th, Hamlet Marte hit his 7th and Cody Thomas extended his hitting streak to nine games as he hit his ninth home run of the season.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons gave up three runs in the fifth inning which was enough to lose 3-1 to the Lansing Lugnuts (Blue Jays). Leo Crawford allowed three runs (one earned) in five innings to take the loss.
Moises Perez had two hits and scored the Loons lone run. But the Loons went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.
Rookie - Pioneer
The Raptors swept their four-game series against the Orem Owlz (Angels), winning 14-4 against their Utah neighbor. After jumping out to a two-run lead in the first inning, the Raptors broke the game open with a eight-run sixth inning.
Eight of the nine batters in the Raptor lineup had at least one hit. Ronny Brito had three hits and drove in four runs. A favorite name for sure, James Outman hit his first home run in his professional career.
Rookie - Arizona League
The AZL Dodgers lost 3-2 to the AZL White Sox. Aldry Acosta gave up all three runs to the White Sox.
A Dodger pitcher to watch could be 19-year old Orlandy Navarro who struck out the side in the ninth inning. 2018 33rd round pick Drew Avans hit his third home run for AZL Dodgers.
Triple-A: Oklahoma City released right-handed pitcher Guillermo Moscoso; Oklahoma City activated right-handed pitcher Tyler Pill from the temporarily inactive list; Oklahoma City placed left-handed pitcher Manny Banuelos on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 28, 2018; Oklahoma City placed left-handed pitcher Adam Liberatore on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 27, 2018; Left-handed pitcher Michael Johnson and right-handed pitcher Justin DeFratus assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa.
Class-A: Los Angeles optioned right-handed pitcher Walker Buehler to Rancho Cucamonga; Rancho Cucamonga placed outfielder Saige Jenco on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 28, 2018; Rancho Cucamonga activated infielder Nick Yarnall from the 7-day disabled list.
Great Lakes released right-handed pitcher James Carter; left-handed pitcher Austin Hamilton assigned to Great Lakes from Ogden.
Rookie: AZL Dodgers released catcher Zach Taylor; right-handed pitcher Jacob Gilliland assigned to AZL Dodgers.
Ogden released right-handed pitchers Jeremiah Muhammad, Adalberto Pena and Colby Nealy; Ogden released left-handed pitcher Justin Hoyt; Ogden placed infielder Preston Grand Pre on the 60-day disabled list; right-handed pitchers Reza Aleaziz, Justin Hagenman and Stephen Kolek assigned to Ogden; left-handed pitchers Austin Drury and Connor Mitchell assigned to Ogden.
2:00 p.m. PT: Oklahoma City (Tyler Pill and Justin DeFratus) at New Orleans (TBD and TBD)
4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (Edwin Uceta) vs. Lansing (Colton Laws)
5:00 p.m.: Tulsa (Logan Bawcom) at Midland (Joel Seddon)
6:00 p.m.: Ogden (TBD) vs. Idaho Falls [Royals] (TBD)
7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers vs. AZL Reds
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (TBD) vs. Inland Empire (TBD)