Only a one-run loss by the recently unbeatable Rancho Cucamonga Quakes marred the Dodger minor-league affiliates record on Sunday. All of the other teams that played, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Great Lakes, Ogden and the AZL Dodgers won.
Player of the day
DJ Peters went 4-for-5 in Tulsa’s 10-6 win. With Tulsa trailing by five, Peters hit his 22nd home run that narrowed the margin to two runs. Later, Peters singled during Tulsa’s six-run inning.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers had 18 hits in their 12-9 win over the Reno Aces (Diamondbacks). The eight OKC position player starters each had at least one hit. Donovan Solano and Edwin Rios each homered for the Dodgers.
Solano also had a double and triple to make in extra-base night for him. Tim Locastro, Henry Ramos, Andrew Toles, Kyle Farmer, Jake Peter and Rios each had two hits in the game.
Despite giving up five runs and eight hits in five innings, Logan Bawcom got the win. Leading by six runs going to the bottom of the ninth, the Aces scored three runs to halve that lead. With a runner on third and two outs, Pat Venditte came into the game to record a strikeout, Venditte would pick up his fourth save.
The Drillers trailed by five runs at one point but they then scored nine unanswered runs to beat the Arkansas Travelers (Mariners) 10-6 on Sunday. With one out in the bottom of the seventh, the Drillers got four straight singles, the fourth one tied the game at 6-6.
After a line out, Errol Robinson would break the tie with another single. Then two batters were hit by pitches, each of those forced in a run. Finally, a wild pitch would score the sixth run in the inning.
DJ Peters had four hits including a home run and a double. Cael Brockmeyer had three hits.
One pitching note, Yadier Alvarez pitched 3⅓ innings. Alvarez gave up two hits and three runs. Alvarez struck out two and walked five. Even with all that, Alvarez was the pitcher of record when Tulsa took the lead so he got the win.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes were swept by the Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies) losing 10-9 on Sunday at Lancaster. It was the first time the Quakes had lost three in a row since May 19th.
Connor Wong and Brandon Montgomery each had three hits. One of Montgomery’s hits was a three-run homer.
The Quakes head up to San Jose for a three-game series starting tomorrow. After they return from that series, the Quakes will only be playing their South Division rivals with just one trip each to Lancaster, Inland Empire (San Bernardino) and Lake Elsinore.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons scored once in the ninth to tie the game and then scored two runs in the tenth to walk-off with 7-6 win over the Lake County Captains (Indians). In the bottom of the tenth, Jake Amaya started the inning on second base and Luke Heyer singled Amayo home to tie the game.
After a sacrifice, single and an intentional walk, Chris Roller singled home Heyer to give the Loons the one-run win.
Amaya not only scored the tying run in the tenth, he got the two-out single in the ninth inning that tied the game.
Every hitter in the Loons lineup had at least one hit. Drew Avans had three hits including a double and two runs batted in. Heyer and Hunter Feduccia each had two hits.
The Raptors defeated the Orem Owlz (Angels) 16-9 to win another series. After 50 games this season, the Raptors are 34-16.
When tallying series wins or losses, the Raptors are 11-2-1 this season. Incredible.— StandardEx Raptors (@RaptorsSE) August 6, 2018
They can go 14-12 from here and still break the team's record for regular-season wins, which was set last year (47)
James Outman, Jon Littell, Ramon Rodriguez and Kenneth Betancourt each had three hits. Littell hit his first home run for the Raptors.
Joel Inoa struck out eight in 4⅔ innings. Connor Mitchell was awarded the win for pitching two scoreless innings to finish the game.
Arizona-Rookie AZL Dodgers
The AZL Dodgers scored a run in the ninth inning and that allowed them to beat the AZL Giants Orange 6-5. Ismael Alcantara walked to start the ninth inning. An error on the pickoff attempt allowed Alcantara to reach third.
After a strikeout, Albert Suarez singled home Alcantara with the Dodgers sixth run of the game.
The game also saw rehab appearances by Los Angeles right-hander Yimi Garcia and Rancho Cucamonga right-handed pitcher Jordan Sheffield. Each of them pitched one scoreless innings with one strikeout apiece.
Rookie: Los Angeles sent right-handed pitcher Yimi Garcia on a rehab assignment to AZL Dodgers.
4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Lake County (Luis Oviedo)
7:00 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Leo Crawford) at San Jose [Giants] (Carlos Sano)
7:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Brock Stewart) at Reno (TBD)