Hitting streaks were the name of the game for a trio of Dodgers minor leaguers on Thursday.
Player of the day
Quakes shortstop Gavin Lux tripled, singled and scored twice on Thursday for a 19-game hitting streak, the longest in the California League this season. Lux during the streak is hitting .366/.411/.549. On the season the 20-year-old is hitting .324/.398/.521.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City fell at home to the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins), 4-2. Alex Verdugo had two singles and walked, and is hitting .353/.402/.514. Verdugo is 20-for-43 (.465) during his 12-game hitting streak.
Kyle Farmer was 1-for-4 with a double and a run batted in. He has a six-game hitting streak of his own, during which he is 11-for-26 (.423).
The Drillers dropped a road game to the Northwest Arkansas Travelers (Royals), 4-3. Catcher Will Smith did not homer.
Jacob Scavuzzo hit two singles and a double, his fifth consecutive multi-hit game. He’s 15 for his last 22 (.682), and is hitting .400/.409/.811 with 10 doubles and nine home runs during his current 21-game hitting streak.
Second baseman Drew Jackson was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base, and first baseman Luke Raley was 2-for-5 with a double in defeat.
Advanced Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
A five-run rally in the eighth inning gave the Quakes at 7-6 win over the San Jose Giants. In addition to Lux scoring twice the Quakes also got a home run from first baseman Jared Walker and a double from second baseman Omar Estevez.
Andre Scrubb, an eighth-round pick in 2016, closed out the game with two scoreless innings for the win. He has 17 strikeouts, seven walks and a 0.61 ERA in 14⅔ innings since joining the Quakes.
In the second half, Rancho Cucamonga is a whopping 23-5.
I didn’t see the video, but this sounded interesting, at least.
Quakes manager Drew Saylor and coach Petie Montero have been ejected for arguing an appeal to first base that called Connor Wong out on a would-be double.— Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (@RCQuakes) July 20, 2018
Connor Wong just had to be nigh-on bodyslammed by his coaches to keep from getting after umps here after what sure looked like a blown call, and Saylor finally, mercifully gets tossed after 3-4 arguments on the night. One of better minor-league ejection scenes I've seen #Dodgers— Wilson Karaman (@vocaljavelins) July 20, 2018
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons lost 6-3 at home to the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Twins). 2018 draftees and Devin Mann (fifth round) and Josh McLain (ninth) each had two hits, with McLain including a double and Mann driving in two runs.
Eleventh-round draft pick Stephen Kolek pitched three scoreless innings in relief, and in three relief appearances with Great Lakes has yet to allow a run in 7⅓ innings.
Miguel Vargas had four hits in Ogden’s 9-4 win over the Missoula Osprey (Diamondbacks). The 18-year-old Cuban third baseman signed last September is an absurd 29-for-57 (.509) with the Raptors, with eight doubles, a home run and a triple in 13 games. He struck out twice in his six at-bats on Thursday, giving him all of four in 62 plate appearances with Ogden.
The Raptors at 23-10 has a five-game lead over Idaho Falls in the Pioneer League South and clinched the first-half division title.
The #Raptors will play game 1 of the South Division playoff series on Sept. 7 (Friday). Games 2 and 3 will be Saturday and Sunday, if necessary. Ogden's first-half win gives them the luxury of choosing whether they want to host game 1, or potentially games 2 and 3.— Joe (@RaptorsStringer) July 20, 2018
Triple-A: Logan Bawcom rejoined Oklahoma City to start against New Orleans. Justin De Fratus was placed on the seven-day disabled list. Edward Paredes, who cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A, joined OKC, and struck out three of his four batters faced on Thursday.
Double-A: Pitcher Parker Curry was promoted from Rancho Cucamonga. Reliever Shea Spitzbarth was sent back to Tulsa from OKC.
Class-A: 18-year-old lefty Antonio Hernandez joined the Quakes after tossing 8 scoreless innings in the Arizona League, with eight strikeouts and two walks; The Loons sent pitcher Luis Pasen to Ogden.
- New Orleans 4, Oklahoma City 2
- Northwest Arkansas 4, Tulsa 3
- Rancho Cucamonga 7, San Jose 6
- Cedar Rapids 6, Great Lakes 3
- Ogden 9, Missoula 4
- AZL Dodgers 1, AZL Brewers 0
- DSL A’s 5, DSL Dodgers Robinson 1 (7 inn.)
- Game 1: DSL Indians 9, DSL Dodgers Guerrero 5
- Game 2: DSL Dodgers Guerrero 1, DSL Indians 1 (suspended)
4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Cedar Rapids (TBD)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Drew Hutchison) at Nashville [A’s] (Eric Jokisch)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (TBD) at Northwest Arkansas (Pedro Fernandez)
6:05 p.m.: Ogden (Brett De Geus) at Missoula (Marcos Tineo)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Max Gamboa) vs. San Jose (Dominic Mazza)