Rancho Cucamonga ended their three-game losing streak. Oklahoma City and Great Lakes dropped their games. The Dominican Summer League Dodger teams split their games.
Player of the day
Actually today we have two Player of the Months. Gavin Lux and Jacob Scavuzzo were both named Players of the Month for July by MILB.com. Lux received the California League award. In July, Lux hit .360/.408/.561 with 13 extra-base hits. He scored 23 runs and drove in 13.
Jacob Scavuzzo received the Texas League award. Scavuzzo hit .349/.383/.708 with eight doubles and ten home runs. He scored 17 runs and drove in 30.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
For most of the game, the Dodgers held the lead as they had scored three runs in the top of the first. The Dodgers took their three-run lead to the bottom of the seventh inning.
Brock Stewart was pitching a marvelous game and he got the first two Aces out. But then the next four hitters went home run, home run, single and home run. Stewart was replaced by Manny Bañuelos who got the last out.
The Dodgers tied the score in the top of the eighth. The Aces would regain the lead in the bottom of the eighth against Bañuelos.
The Dodgers tried to come back and they scored a run in the top of ninth. It was not enough as Kyle Garlick hit into a double play to end the game.
Alex Verdugo went 3-for-4 with a run batted in, Tim Locastro, Connor Joe and Edwin Rios each had two hits.
Stewart had struck out eight in his first six innings pitched but then he couldn’t get the final out in the eighth.
The Drillers were off on Monday, tomorrow they travel to Corpus Christi to take on the Hooks (Astros). Note that Los Angeles Dodger manager Dave Roberts said on Sunday that Los Angeles Dodger left-handed pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu will pitch either Tuesday or Wednesday, that decision was not known at the time this story was posted.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes used five solo home runs to beat the San Jose Giants 5-3 on Monday. The win ended the Quakes three-game losing streak.
Leo Crawford gave up three runs in the first inning and then he settled down to pitch four scoreless innings. But it was the Quakes relievers, Connor Strain, Logan Salow and Andre Scrubb who for the most part shut down the Giants with Strain getting win and Scrubb picking up his third save.
As noted in the headline, the Quakes offense consisted of five solo home runs. Connor Wong, Jared Walker, Carlos Rincon, Nick Yarnall and Cristian Santana all homered with the bases empty.
Santana now has 19 home runs which puts him one behind the league leaders and his 86 runs batted in leads the league.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons lost 4-2 to the Lake County Captains (Indians) on Monday. The Loons were unable to take advantage of the six walks they received. The Loons left nine on base and they were 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.
Gerardo Carrillo took the loss, he gave up two runs in five innings pitched. Melvin Jiminez had his first poor outing since returning from the Arizona League. In his last 21 innings, Jiminez had 28 strikeouts and three walks. On Monday, in 1⅔ innings pitched, Jiminez gave up a run, a hit and three walks. He also struck out two.
The Raptors are on their All-Star break. They will begin play again on Thursday.
Arizona-Rookie AZL Dodgers
The AZL Dodgers were off on Monday.
Class-A: Right-handed pitcher Edwin Uceta assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Great Lakes.
5:05 p.m. PT: Tulsa (Justin DeFratus) at Corpus Christi [Astros] (Ryan Hartman)
7:00 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (TBD) at San Jose (Mac Marshall)
7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers vs. AZL Diamondbacks
7:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Zach Neal) at Reno (TBD)