Wednesday was moving day for a number of up-the-middle prospects earning key promotions, with big offenses highlighting the on field action on the farm.
Player of the day
Connor Wong continued his hot streak with one of his best performances of the season. Wong went 4-4 with home runs number 15 and 16 of the season. Wong is now hitting .260/.345/.471 on the season, and .315/.406/.543 since the California League All Star break.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City held the Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners) to just three hits in a 3-0 shutout win. Brock Stewart threw four scoreless innings, striking out four, walking four, and allowing two hits. Stetson Allie notched the win in his Triple A debut, striking out a pair in one inning of work. Brian Schlitter worked around a walk and hit in the ninth inning to earn his 16th save of the season.
Kyle Farmer homered and doubled to lead the offense for Oklahoma City. Kyle Garlick also had a pair of hits, including his 15th home run in Triple A this season.
Tulsa saw a late rally and potential extra inning victory fizzle in a 5-4 loss to the Springfield Cardinals. The Drillers could only muster four runs on 12 hits, with Wes Darvill, Logan Landon, Keibert Ruiz, and Errol Robinson each getting a pair of hits. DJ Peters had the Drillers only extra base hit, a double, but struck out four times.
Mitchell White pitched six solid innings, allowing three runs while striking out three. Nolan Long kept the Drillers close with a pair of scoreless innings in relief, but Andrew Istler took the loss in allowing the tying and winning run in the tenth inning.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes offense hit five home runs to club the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres) 11-5. Connor Wong and Jared Walker each had a pair of home runs, while Cristian Santana added his 17th of the season. Hamlet Marte also had a pair of hits, including a double.
Leo Crawford struck out 6 in 4.1 innings, allowing three runs before exiting with a no decision. Andre Scrubb earned the win in striking out four over a pair of scoreless innings, while Parker Curry struck out every batter he faced in the eighth inning.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons allowed three runs in the late innings to fall to the West Michigan WhiteCaps (Tigers) 4-2. Melvin Jimenez took the loss in what was an otherwise solid relief outing, surrendering two runs at the back of a four inning outing, striking out four. Stephen Kolek kept his scoreless streak alive, throwing 2.1 innings in relief, striking out a pair.
Seven different Loons recorded a hit, but no multi-hit games and just two extra base hits stifled the offense. Deacon Liput hit his second triple of the season, while Devin Mann walked, doubled, and scored for Great Lakes.
Short Season Ogden
The Raptors once again enjoyed the friendly hitting environment in Grand Junction, defeating the Rockies 17-5. Dillon Paulson went two for five with a grand slam and five runs driven in. Niko Hulsizer also had a pair of hits, including his 6th home run of the season. Ronny Brito and Marco Hernandez led all hitters with three hits apiece.
Jose Chacin worked around eight hits to allow just one run in six innings of work to take the win. The win improved him to 6-1 for Ogden, as Chacin struck out two and walked three.
Rookie Level Arizona
Dominican Summer League
The DSL Dodgers Robinson lost to the DSL Rays One 3-0. Benony Robles struck out four over four scoreless innings in relief.
The DSL Dodgers Guerrero defeated the DSL Cubs One 4-1. Jesus Valdez hit his fourth home run of the season.
Triple-A: C Will Smith was promoted from Tulsa to Oklahoma City.
Double-A: SS Gavin Lux was promoted from Rancho Cucamonga to Tulsa. Tulsa also placed RHP Dylan Baker on the disabled list, while also adding LHP Antonio Hernandez and 2B Luis Rodriguez to the roster.
Class-A: To take Lux’s spot on the roster, 2B Brandon Montgomery was moved from Great Lakes to Rancho Cucamonga. 3B Miguel Vargas and SS Jacob Amaya were promoted from Ogden to Great Lakes, while 2B Moises Perez was placed on the disabled list.
Short-Season: 3B Kenneth Betancourt was promoted from the AZL to Ogden.
4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. West Michigan (Brad Bass)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Justin De Fratus) vs. Arkansas (Ashton Goudeau)
6:00 p.m.: Ogden (Kevin Malisheski) vs. Orem (TBD)
7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers (TBD) at AZL Cubs 1 (TBD)
7:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Zach Neal) at Tacoma (TBD)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Hyun-Jin Ryu) vs. Lake Elsinore (TBD)