A one-run loss for Triple-A Oklahoma City was the only game in the organization that wasn’t won on Friday. If you include the big league club, the Dodgers and their affiliates outscored their opponents by a total of 73-27.
Player of the day
Mitchell White tossed seven scoreless for Tulsa, allowing four hits and no walks while striking out nine. The right-hander retired 18 of the final 20 hitters he faced.
White had a shaky start to his season but has rebounded nicely. Over his last nine starts, the 23-year-old is 4-2 with a 2.85 ERA, striking out 45 against eight walks.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Down 6-4 going into the bottom of the ninth, Oklahoma City loaded the bases with two outs. Kyle Farmer walked to bring in a run and give Donovan Solano — already with two hits on the night — a chance to win it with a hit. Solano would ground out to shortstop to end the game.
The loss drops the Dodgers to a half-game behind the Sky Sox for first place in their division will 11 games to go in the season.
The Drillers shutout the Arkansas Travelers (Mariners) behind seven scoreless from White. The win extends Tulsa’s second-half lead in the standings back to 2.5-games with 11 games to play.
Zach Reks’ RBI-single in the fourth started the scoring and would end up being the winning run. Cael Brockmeyer — who sounds like he should be a news anchor somewhere — brought home two on the night with a run-scoring double in the fourth and after being hit withe the bases loaded in the fifth.
Gavin Lux reached base three times and is hitting .338/.420/.493 in 19 games in Double-A.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
Much like the major league club Friday, the Quakes scored runs in five of the first six innings on their way to a 9-6 win over the Inland Empire 66ers (Angels).
Five different Quakes drove in runs, including a two-run homer for Carlos Rincon and a solo shots for Donovan Casey and Omar Estevez. Casey would reach base three times with the homer, a single and a walk.
The win gives the Quakes a 44-16 record in the second half after already winning the first half. There is only 10 more games before the playoffs begin on September 5. Since they’ve already clinched both the first and second half, Rancho will face the team with the second best record overall.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons tromped over West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers) in an 8-0 shutout behind seven. scoreless innings from Alfredo Tavarez.
The right-hander is 3-2 with a 1.79 ERA in his last 10 starts dating back to July 6. Tavarez has allowed just 36 hits and 13 runs (11 earned) over that span in 55 1⁄3 innings.
The four through eight hitters in the lineup for the Loons were 10-for-22, reaching 12 times Friday. The big hit of the night was a three-run tater off the bat of Romer Cuadrado.
The Raptors scored seven runs in the first two innings on their way to a 13-5 win over the Orem Owlz (Angels). Five different Raptors reached base at least two times as they were issued 10 walks on the night.
James Outman and Ronny Brito each chipped in a two-run homer while Dillon Paulsen drove in two on a double in the second. Niko Hulsizer brought in three runs on a bases-loaded walk and a two-run double of his own.
After winning the first half in the Southern division of the Pioneer League, the Raptors are just 1.5-games out with 11 games to go on the season.
Arizona-Rookie AZL Dodgers
The AZL Dodgers beat the AZL Mariners 8-4 as Leonel Valera went 3-for-5 with a solo homer.
Triple-A: Oklahoma City activated pitcher Josh Sborz off the 7-day disabled list and placed pitcher Karch Kowalczyk on the 7-day disabled list.
Class-A: Mateo Nunez assigned to AZL Dodgers from Great Lakes.
4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) at West Michigan (Chance Kirby)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Daniel Corcino) vs. Colorado Springs (Aaron Wilkerson)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (TBD) vs. Springfield (TBD)
5:35 p.m.: Ogden (Kevin Malisheski) at Orem (TBD)
6:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Edwin Uceta) at Inland Empire (Adrian De Horta)