On the last full slate of games before the trade deadline ends today at 1:00 p.m. PDT, four of the six Dodger affiliates that played won on Monday.
Player of the day
While not a prospect in the traditional sense, Drew Hutchison has been a good pick up for the Oklahoma Dodgers. Hutchison started the season with the Philadelphia Phillies and pitched 11 games in relief for them before he was designated for assignment.
Hutchison elected free agency instead of his outright assignment and he was signed by the Dodgers and assigned to Oklahoma City on June 16th. After two relief appearances, Hutchison made his first start on June 27th. He pitched four scoreless innings and struck out two.
In July, he made six starts and pitched a total of 33 innings. He has given up five runs and 26 hits. Hutchison has 36 strikeouts and nine walks in July.
On Monday, he pitched 6⅓ scoreless innings with 8 strikeouts.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the eighth inning and they went on to defeat El Paso Chihuahuas (Padres) 2-0 on Monday. Pat Venditte pitched 1⅓ innings to get the win. Brian Schlitter finished the game and got his 15th save.
In the eighth inning, Edwin Rios led off with a double. Donovan Solano singled Rios to third. Kyle Farmer followed with a double that scored Rios.
After Andrew Toles walked to load the bases, Henry Ramos grounded into a fielder’s choice that scored the second run.
Drew Hutchison started and he pitched 6⅓ innings and he gave up three hits and a walk.
The Drillers fell behind early and lost 6-3 to the Springfield Cardinals. Kyle Lobstein started for the Drillers and he was not effective. Lobstein pitched four innings and gave up all six runs.
The Drillers did not do much at the plate either. Jacob Scavuzzo provided all of the scoring when he hit a three-run homer to halve the deficit.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes were off on Monday, they will host a series against Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres) starting on Tuesday.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons shut out the Lake County Captains (Indians) 3-0, four Loons pitchers combined for the shutout. Two 2018 draft picks John Rooney and Bryan Warzek both had scoreless outings for the Loons. Rooney pitched three innings and allowed a hit and a walk.
But neither baserunner he allowed lasted very long.
Per #MLB.com, #Dodgers 3rd-rounder John Rooney picked off 17 runners in 13 starts at @HofstraBaseball this year. In @jroons04's #Loons debut tonight, he picked off his first two baserunners, in the same inning. ♂️ #MiLB— Chris Vosters (@CJVosters) July 30, 2018
Warzek has a live arm as his 17 strikeouts in eight total innings with Great Lakes shows. On Monday, he pitched 2⅔ innings and he struck out six.
The Loons scored their first run in the eighth inning when Deacon Liput hit a sacrifice fly to score Brock Carpenter.
In the 9th, Romer Cuadrado doubled to center to score both Drew Avans and Devin Mann score
The Raptors trailed 4-1 as they approached the fifth inning. Five turned out to be right number as the Raptors scored five runs in the fifth inning and they went on to beat the Grand Junction Rockies 9-7.
With one out in the fifth inning, Ronny Brito singled home the first two runs. Brito would get thrown out trying to steal so now there were two outs and none on.
After Dillon Paulson reached on error, Miguel Vargas tied the game with a double. Daniel Robinson doubled home Vargas. Jon Littell scored another run on his single to center.
Leading 6-5 in the eighth, James Outman hit a two-run homer, his second home run in the game to make it a three-run lead.
Arizona-Rookie AZL Dodgers
The game between the AZL Dodgers and AZL Royals was postponed due to bad weather. Before the postponement, a familiar face made his way on the mound in a professional game for first time this season.
Julio Urias is pitching right now for the AZL Dodgers. He's through 1 IP, with 2 strikeouts.— Jared Massey (@JaredJMassey) July 31, 2018
This would be about all there was to see as the game was soon postponed.
Triple-A: Los Angeles recalled right-handed pitcher Dylan Floro from Oklahoma City. Right-handed pitcher Stetson Allie assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa.
Double-A: Right-handed pitcher Nolan Long assigned to Tulsa from Rancho Cucamonga.
Rookie: Los Angeles sent LHP Julio Urias on a rehab assignment to AZL Dodgers.
8:00 a.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) at Lake County (TBD)
4:30 p.m.: Tulsa (Tony Gonsolin) at Springfield (Mike O’Reilly)
5:40 p.m.: Ogden (Joel Inoa) at Grand Junction (TBD)
7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers vs. AZL Padres One
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Max Gamboa) vs. Lake Elsinore [Padres] (Reggie Lawson)