It was a tough day for minor-league affiliates, with four teams allowing a combined 37 runs.
Player of the day
Daniel Corcino did it all on Thursday night. The right-hander threw six innings of one hit ball, while striking out eight. He helped his own cause, by having three base hits of his own.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
A three-run fourth inning would be the difference maker in OKC’s 4-2 victory over the Iowa Cubs.
Andrew Toles led the fourth inning off with his seventh homer of the season. Matt Beaty and Edwin Rios would have back-to-back hits, and would then come in to score an a single from Rocky Gale.
Daniel Corcino held the Cubs in check all night. The 28-year-old had eight strikeouts in six innings, while allowing only one run. Helping his own cause, Corcino had three base hits on the night, raising his average to .385.
The Naturals (Royals) needed only eight hits to score eight runs, defeating the Drillers 8-4.
Through three, the game was knotted at three. It was in the fourth where Northwest Arkansas opened the flood gates.
After two walks and an error, Alex Liddi stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded. He singled, bringing in two. Anderson Miller followed with a single of his own, making the score 6-3.
They’d tack on two more in the fifth to give them a five-run cushion.
DJ Peters would hit his 27th home run in the eighth.
Single-A Rancho Cucamonga
Carlos Rincon would hit three home runs, but it wouldn’t be enough, as the Quakes fell to the Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies) 11-7. Lancaster scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth.
Rincon gave the Quakes the lead in the second after hitting a two-run homer to center. He hit a two-run shot yet again in the sixth, putting Rancho back on top, 4-3.
The Quakes headed into the bottom of the eighth down one, but quickly lost control, allowing six runs to fall behind seven.
Rincon would hit his third homer of the game in the ninth, but the rally fell short.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons would have the same amount of hits as the Lugnuts (Blue Jays), 12. Unfortunately, they would score eight fewer runs, falling to Lansing 10-2.
The Lakes were 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position and left 13 runners on base.
Eight of the nine starters had base hits, with four players having multi-hit games.
Short season Ogden
Four base hits would bring in two runs for the Chukars (Royals), as a ninth-inning rally sparked an 8-6 victory over the Raptors.
A single, walk and a while pitch would help Ogden score three in the eighth to tie the game at six.
Kevin Malisheski would allow four runs and four walks in 4 1⁄3 innings of work.
Rookie Level Arizona
A six run sixth inning would be the difference maker, as the Dodgers defeated the Cubs 7-3.
A walk and a hit-by-pitch would put two on. With two outs, Ismael Alcantara singled, plating a run. Juan Zabala would triple, bringing in two more. Back-to-back errors by the Cubs would help the Dodgers score another.
- Tulsa Drillers placed RHP Marshall Kasowski on the 7-day disabled list
- Los Angeles Dodgers optioned RHP Yimi Garcia to Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.
4:05 pm: Great Lakes (Gerardo Carrillo) at Lansing (Maximo Castillo)
5:00 pm: AZL Cubs 1 (TBD) at AZL Dodgers (TBD)
5:05 pm: Northwest Arkansas (Jon Perrin) at Tulsa (Ben Holmes)
5:30 pm: Grand Junction (TBD) at Ogden (Victor Gonzalez)
5:40 pm: Oklahoma City (Kyle Lobstein) at Colorado Springs (Aaron Wilkerson)
7:05 pm: Inland Empire (Erik Manoah) at Rancho Cucamonga (Wills Montgomerie)