Friday’s winners include Tulsa, Rancho Cucamonga and Great Lakes. The Dodger minor-league affiliates will play two or three more times before the July 31st trade deadline passes.
Player of the day
Tulsa right-handed pitcher Mitchell White pitched five innings and gave up two runs and seven hits. This was White’s third good start in his last four games.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City scored their runs in the first inning. With one out, Henry Ramos singled and Andrew Toles doubled Ramos in. Connor Joe would then single in Toles and they had a two-run lead.
That lead held up until the sixth inning. The Chihuahuas had loaded the bases and then with two out, Edward Parades walked in a run. The next batter, Diego Goris, hit a grand slam and there went the lead.
The Chihuahuas would then score single runs in each of the next three innings that gave them the final 8-2 score.
The Drillers got solid pitching and some timely hits that led them to a 7-2 win over the Arkansas Travelers (Mariners). Mitchell White, Yadier Alvarez and Devin Smeltzer held the Travelers to two runs despite giving up 11 hits and only striking out three.
The Drillers took the lead in the first inning when with two outs, they received two walks and then Cael Brockmeyer hit a three-run homer. Starting pitcher Mitchell White gave up two runs in the bottom of the first on a sacrifice fly and ground out.
White would give up no more runs and he got the win after pitching five innings. Yadier Alvarez pitched three scoreless innings and like White, just had one strikeout.
Besides Brockmeyer, Luke Raley had a double and triple with a run scored. Keibert Ruiz went 1-for-3 with a double and run scored.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes beat the Modesto Nuts (Mariners) 3-2 to take the first game of their series. The Quakes led 3-0 at the end of two innings and held on to win by a run.
In the first inning with one out, Omar Estevez walked and Cody Thomas followed with a double. After a strikeout, Logan Landon singled in both runs.
The Quakes scored their third run in the second inning when Nick Yarnall and Gavin Lux completed a double steal and Yarnall stole home plate to make it 3-0.
Isaac Anderson was the star of the day for the Quakes, he pitched seven innings and gave up two runs. He struck out two and walked one.
Nolan Long picked up his third save and recorded two strikeouts in his one inning of work.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons trailed by three runs after the first inning but they came back to win 5-3 over the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays). After scoring their first run in the second inning, the Loons posted four runs in the third.
John McLain led off with a single and Brandon Montgomery tied the game with a two-run homer. Following the home run, Devin Mann singled and Carlos Rincon walked to put runners on first and second. Mann attempted to steal third and upon succeeding, Mann scored on a throwing error.
Brock Carpenter would single home Rincon and that gave the Loons their two run lead.
Jeronimo Castro won his first game, after giving up three runs in the first inning, he pitched four scoreless innings. He would finish with nine strikeouts in five innings.
Stephen Kolek and Jasiel Alvino combine to pitch the last four innings for the Loons with Alvino getting the save.
The Raptors have produced some interesting numbers this season but in their 6-4 loss to the Grand Junction Rockies, they did something new. The Raptors scored four times while going 0-for-17 with runners in scoring position.
Jose Chacin lost his first game after going 5-0. Chacin gave up six runs and ten hits.
Jacob Amaya went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Niko Hulsizer also had two hits.
Arizona-Rookie AZL Dodgers
The Dodgers were off on Friday.
There were no reported transactions on Friday July 27, 2018.
4:00 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) at Lake County [Indians] (Gregori Vasquez)
4:10 p.m.: Tulsa (TBD) at Arkansas (Chase De Jong)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma (Manny Bañuelos) vs. El Paso (Jerry Keel)
6:00 p.m.: Ogden (TBD) vs. Idaho Falls [Royals] (TBD)
7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers at AZL Padres Two
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Dustin May) at Modesto (Ljay Newsome)