The results may not have been there for the Dodger affiliates on Tuesday but there were some good performances despite four teams out of six losing yesterday.
Player of the day
Recently promoted outfielder Carlos Rincon hit two home runs for the Quakes at San Jose on Tuesday night. That made it three home runs in the last two games for Rincon, overall he has seven extra-base hits in 30 at-bats at Rancho Cucamonga.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Los Angeles left-handed pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu started for the Dodgers. Last Sunday, Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts said the plan was for Ryu to pitch for Tulsa on either Tuesday or Wednesday. When it was announced that instead, he would be pitching for Oklahoma City last night, Roberts had this response.
Dave Roberts on why Hyun-Jin Ryu is starting tonight in Reno rather than Corpus Christi: “I think there’s casinos in Reno . . . You’ve got to know your players.”— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) August 8, 2018
The real answer could have been the just the easier travel from Los Angeles to Reno and then back to Oakland to rejoin the team but whatever it was, Ryu went the planned five innings.
In those five innings, Ryu gave up one run, five hits and struck out three.
After Ryu left the game, the Aces scored seven more runs while the Dodgers were 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Donovan Solano and Andrew Toles each had two hits in the loss.
The Drillers could not do much at the plate as they lost 4-1 to the Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros). A solo home run from DJ Peters was the only murmur of protest against the well-pitched game by the Hooks.
Hooks starter Ryan Hartman pitched five innings and he gave up four hits and one run. He struck out six Drillers. Akeem Bostick pitched the final four innings and he was even better, striking out six while walking one batter.
Justin DeFratus started for the Drillers, he allowed four runs (three earned) and nine hits in seven innings.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes lost 8-7 to the San Jose Giants despite leading by two and three runs during the game. Michael Boyle took the loss, giving up three runs in one inning pitched.
Edwin Uceta made his California League debut and he was doing very well for most of it, through four innings, he had given up just one hit and had struck out six.
Uceta would fall victim to two home runs from the Giants, each one tied the game at that time. A two-run home run in the fifth made it 2-2. After the Quakes took a 5-2 lead in the top of the sixth, Uceta gave up a three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth.
Carlos Rincon hit two home runs for the Quakes. Connor Wong also had two hits.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons were off on Tuesday, they will go to South Bend to play the Cubs on Wednesday.
The Raptors are off until Thursday for their All-Star break.
Arizona-Rookie AZL Dodgers
The AZL Dodgers lost 9-2 in ten innings to the AZL Diamondbacks. During the game, the Dodgers made five errors that helped produce four unearned runs.
Los Angeles right-handed pitcher Josh Fields made a rehab appearance on Tuesday. Fields started and pitched one inning, He gave up two hits and had one strikeout.
Triple-A: Los Angeles left-handed pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu on a rehab assignment to Oklahoma City. Los Angeles recalled switch-handed pitcher Pat Venditte from Oklahoma City.
Class-A: Rancho Cucamonga activated right-handed pitcher Ryan Moseley from the temporarily inactive list.
Rookie: Los Angeles sent right-handed pitcher Josh Fields on a rehab assignment to AZL Dodgers. Right-handed pitcher Elio Serrano assigned to AZL Dodgers from Rancho Cucamonga.
12:30 p.m. PT: Rancho Cucamonga (Ian Anderson) at San Jose (D.J Myers)
4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (TBD) at South Bend [Cubs] (Javier Assad)
5:05 p.m. PT: Tulsa (Dustin May) at Corpus Christi (Brock Dykxhoorn)
7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers at AZL Indians One