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Offense sputters across the farm Wednesday

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Cody Thomas
Cody Thomas had home run number 17 in a Quakes loss.
Steve Saenz

Offense was at a premium in the upper levels, as no full season club was victorious Wednesday on the farm.

Player of the day

Cody Thomas hit his 17th home run of the season in a Quakes defeat Wednesday night. Thomas is hitting .293 over his last ten games after it looked like his offense was slowing in August. Thomas is just three home runs shy of tying his previous year’s home run total of 20 at Great Lakes.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City was held to just five hits in a 3-1 defeat to the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals). Kyle Farmer led all hitters in going 3-3. Edwin Rios had his 20th double of the season in a 1-3 performance.

Kyle Lobstein grinded to a two run performance over five innings while walking four and surrendering 11 hits. Tyler Pill allowed one solo home run in two innings of relief, while Pat Venditte pitched a scoreless ninth inning.

Double-A Tulsa

Tulsa hitters struck out 13 times against just four hits in a 6-2 loss to the Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros) 6-2. Gavin Lux and Keibert Ruiz each singled in 1-4 nights. Mike Ahmed drove in both Tulsa runs with a single in the seventh.

Ben Holmes allowed five runs in five innings to take the loss for the Drillers. Shea Spitzbarth allowed a run in 2.1 innings of relief. Marshall Kasowski struck out three and walked two in a scoreless 1.2 innings of relief. Kasowski now has 10 strikeouts without allowing a run in 7.1 innings in AA.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes rallied in the ninth to tie the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres) only to fall 8-7 in ten innings. Julio Urias’ rehab outing did not go to plan, exiting after allowing two runs in the second inning, having just pitched 1.1 innings. Logan Salow struck out three of the five batters he faced in relief, while Wills Montgomerie allowed five runs, two earned, in four innings of work. Jordan Sheffield pitched a scoreless ninth inning in his return to High A.

Brandon Montgomery went 1-4, but his two run home run in the ninth drew the Quakes even with the Storm. Cody Thomas led the offense in going 2-5 with a home run, while Jared Walker also homered out of the leadoff spot.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons could only muster three hits in a 6-0 shutout defeat to the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays). Josh McLain had the Loons only extra base hit, a double, as part of a 1-4 game. Jacob Amaya and Luke Heyer had the only other hits for Great Lakes.

Andre Jackson pitched 3.2 innings, allowing seven hits and five runs in a losing effort. Austin Drury (2.1 innings) and Stephen Kolek (one) each had scoreless outings in relief.

Short Season Ogden

The Raptors were the rare affiliate to find offense Wednesday, knocking out 16 hits in a 10-4 victory over the Great Falls Voyagers (White Sox). Jeremy Arocho paced all hitters with four hits and two runs scored. Niko Hulsizer had a pair of doubles in a 2-5 performance, and Jefrey Souffront had three hits while also driving in a pair of runs.

Caleb Sampen struck out five over three innings of one run ball. Justin Hageman took the win despite allowing three runs over 2.1 innings, but also striking out five.

Rookie Level Arizona

The Dodgers dropped the resumption of their July 30th game to the Royals 5-4 before winning their regularly scheduled game against the Royals 6-2. Aldrich De Jongh paced the offense in game two with three hits, including two doubles, and a pair of runs scored. Marcus Chiu and Jair Camargo also both had doubles in 1-3 performances.

Aldry Acosta was strong over four innings, allowing just one run while striking out four. Guillermo Zuniga took the win and finished out the final three innings, striking out four against just one run scored.

Dominican Summer League

Three DSL Royals One pitchers combined to no-hit the DSL Dodgers Robinson in a 2-0 defeat. Adolfo Ramirez struck out four in four innings of relief.

The DSL Dodgers Guerrero were rained out.

Transactions

Triple-A: Oklahoma City placed LHP Adam Liberatore on the disabled list.

Wednesday scores

Omaha 3, Oklahoma City 1

Corpus Christi 6, Tulsa 2

Lake Elsinore 8, Rancho Cucamonga 7 in 10 innings

Bowling Green 6, Great Lakes 0

Ogden 10, Great Falls 4

AZL Royals 5, AZL Dodgers 4 in resumption of 7/30 game

AZL Dodgers 6, AZL Royals 2

DSL Royals One 2, DSL Dodgers Robinson 0

Thursday schedule

4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Bowling Green (Tobias Myers)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Logan Bawcom) at Omaha (TBD)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Mitchell White) vs. Corpus Christi (Brandon Bielak)

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Isaac Anderson) vs. Lake Elsinore (TBD)