The organization took only one of four chances to win in doubleheaders at the upper levels, and took some lopsided losses overall on the evening.
Player of the day
DJ Peters broke out of a tough stretch a games with four hits in a doubleheader, including home runs number 25 and 26 on the season. Peters went 3-4 in game one and 1-3 with a double in game two. Peters has suffered a tough August, but his pair of home runs give him six on the month and extend his Texas League lead by three.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City dropped a pair of one run games in Iowa to the Cubs, losing game one 1-0 and game two 3-2. Justin DeFratus was solid in game one, striking out five over four scoreless innings. Manny Banuelos allowed the winning run in ⅔ of an inning in relief. Josh Sborz struck out three in 1.1 innings. Stetson Allie was the pitching standout in game two, striking out the only two batters he faced.
The Dodgers had just ten hits across both games. Alex Verdugo reached base four times in game two, with a hit and three walks. Rocky Gale had the only multi-hit game with a 2-3 night in game two.
The Drillers split a pair with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Royals), dropping a sloppy 12-4 affair in game one, but responding with a 1-0 victory in game two. The Drillers committed three errors and walked five in game one, with Mitchell White taking the loss having allowed seven runs in three innings, walking three and committing two errors. Andrew Sopko fared much better in game two, striking out seven over four scoreless innings.
DJ Peters led all Tulsa hitters with four hits over both games, including a pair of home runs. Errol Robinson also homered to lead off game two, which turned into the winning run.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes had the organization’s most convincing win Wednesday, shutting out the Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies) 9-0. Leo Crawford was strong over six innings, striking out six to take the win. Logan Salow pitched a pair of perfect innings in relief.
Cristian Santana had three hits to pace all Rancho Cucamonga hitters. Carlos Rincon scored a pair of runs and hit his 12th home run at High A.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons were stymied in their first attempt to clinch a playoff spot, falling to the Lansing Lugnuts (Blue Jays) 2-1. Deacon Liput and Jacob Amaya each went 2-4 atop the order, with Liput swiping his fifth bag of the season. Luke Heyer went 1-3 with a walk and scored the team’s only run.
Joel Inoa held the Loons close despite battling control issues, walking four in six innings while taking the loss. Mark Washington struck out two in a pair of scoreless innings in relief.
Short Season Ogden
The Raptors were thumped by the Idaho Falls Chukars (Royals) 15-6. Brett de Geus took the worst of the loss, allowing seven runs in four innings, striking out four. Luis Pasen was also hit hard with five runs allowed in just one inning of work.
Matt Cogen went 2-4 with his ninth home run of the season. James Outman also went 2-4 with a double. Ogden defenders committed seven errors on the evening.
Rookie Level Arizona
The Dodgers rallied with three runs in the sixth to top the AZL Indians Two 9-8 in their semifinal match-up. Aldrich De Jongh had four hits and three runs, coming just one home run shy of the cycle. Sauryn Lao also had three hits while driving in two runs for the Dodgers.
Jose Martinez put the Dodgers in an early hole by allowing six runs in just two innings. Elio Serrano followed Martinez with four strikeouts in two scoreless innings, and Ricardo Hernandez earned the win with three strikeouts in two scoreless innings of relief.
Triple-A: The Oklahoma City Dodgers have recalled RHP Justin DeFratus from Tulsa while placing RHP Logan Bawcom on the Temporarily Inactive List. LHP Julio Urias was also assigned to Oklahoma City from Rancho Cucamonga
Class-A: LHP Leo Crawford was activated from the Rancho Cucamonga Temporarily Inactive List.
10:08 a.m.: Oklahoma City (Daniel Corcino) at Iowa (Jen-Ho Tseng)
4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (TBD) at Lansing (Jordan Barrett)
5:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers (TBD) at AZL Cubs 1 (TBD)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Tony Gonsolin) vs. Northwest Arkansas (Jace Vines)
5:30 p.m.: Ogden (Kevin Malisheski) vs. Idaho Falls (TBD)
6:35 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Edwin Uceta) at Lancaster (Ty Culbreth)