There were three wins and three losses for the Dodger minor league affiliates. The Raptors may have had the game of the year with their 20-19 walk-off win.
Player of the day
The Dodgers announced signing Ronny Brito, a 16-year old shortstop out of the Dominican Republic, on July 2, 2015 for reportedly $2 million. Josh Byrnes, senior vice president of baseball operations said at that time, “Brito has a real chance [to remain at shortstop]. He’s a nice combination of tools and skills, to be able to play short and swing the bat.”
Brito played in the Dominican Summer League in 2016 and in 2017, he split time at both the AZL Dodgers and Ogden. This season, after a short stop in the Dominican Summer League, Brito has been playing for the Ogden Raptors. In 125 plate appearances, Brito is hitting .322./378/.574 with 7 home runs and 34 runs batted in.
On Sunday, he went 3-for-4 with a home run. Oh, he also drove in eight runs.
#Dodgers No. 23 prospect Ronny Brito went 3-for-4 with a 3-run homer and 8 RBIs for the @ogdenraptors tonight. The 19-year-old is batting .322 with 7 home runs through 27 games in the Pioneer League this season. Here's how @Dodgers prospects are faring: https://t.co/DLI2Yzo2IP pic.twitter.com/rL7Wi2RUkv— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) July 30, 2018
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers led by a run going to the sixth inning but then the El Paso Chihuahuas (Padres) scored three runs. That was enough for their 4-2 win over the Dodgers.
Adam Liberatore came in to pitch the sixth inning and after four hitters, he had two on and two out. Dusty Coleman tied the game with a single. Diego Goris followed with a two-run double to give the Chihuahuas the lead.
The Dodgers offense consisted of an Edwin Rios solo home run and a Tim Locastro run-scoring double. Locastro and Angelo Mora each had two hits.
Daniel Corcino started and pitched five innings. Corcino allowed a run and two hits. Corcino walked four and struck out five.
The Arkansas Travelers (Mariners) scored a go-ahead run in the bottom seventh and held on to their 4-3 win over the Drillers. Donnie Walton singled home Logan Taylor with the Traveler’s fourth run with one out in the seventh inning.
Logan Bawcom started for the Drillers, he pitched 6⅓ innings and gave up four runs (two earned) and four hits. Bawcom struck out seven.
Tyler Goeddel and Wes Darvill each had two hits for the Drillers.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes defeated the Modesto Nuts (Mariners) 10-0 on Sunday. Ben Holmes pitched five scoreless innings to pick up the win. Holmes struck out eight and walked one.
The Quakes scored five runs in both the fourth and sixth innings. They did that with a 15-hit attack that featured no home runs by did have five doubles.
Every Quakes batter in the lineup had at least one hit. Carlos Rincon led the team with three hits on his California League debut. Omar Estevez, Cody Thomas, Connor Wong and Jeren Kendall each had two hits.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons were shutout 1-0 by the Lake County Captains (Indians). The run scored on an error made while the runner was attempting to steal third.
Alfredo Tavarez took the loss though he had his fifth straight solid start. He pitched 5⅔ innings and gave up the one unearned run and two hits. He did walk five and had only two strikeouts.
This was his fifth start with five or more innings pitched. In those starts, he has given up a total of three runs.
The Raptors beat the Idaho Falls Chukars (Royals) when Daniel Robinson hit a walk-off single to score Jefrey Souffront Just your average one-run win right?
Well, not quite as the final score was 20-19. Both teams combined for 32 hits and 23 walks. The Chukars went 7-for-20 with runners in scoring position while the Raptors went 9-for-23 in those situations. Only two of the twelve pitchers on the mound in this game escaped without giving up at least one run.
There was only one inning, the seventh, when neither team scored a run. There were five innings, the first, second, fifth, eighth and ninth, when both teams scored at least one run.
Ronny Brito went 3-for-4 with a home run and eight runs batted in. Miguel Vargas had three hits and brought his average to .407. Daniel Robinson had three hits including the walk-off single. Four Raptors had two hits apiece.
Arizona-Rookie AZL Dodgers
The AZL Dodgers defeated the AZL Royals 5-3 on Sunday night. Andre Jackson pitched 5⅓ innings and struck out seven.
Sauryn Lao hit his third home run and Rolando Lebron hit his first home run of the season.
Rookie: Outfielder Jon Littell assigned to Ogden from AZL Dodgers.
4:00 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) at Lake County (Francisco Perez)
4:30 p.m.: Tulsa (TBD) at Springfield [Cardinals] (Evan Kruczynski)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma (Drew Hutchison) vs. El Paso (TBD)
5:40 p.m.: Ogden (Brett De Geus) at Grand Junction [Rockies] (TBD)
7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers vs. AZL Royals