The offenses were alive on the farm as each affiliate won on Wednesday, some by large margins.
Player of the day
Cody Thomas had his best performance to date with Tulsa in a win over Springfield. Thomas hit his first home run of the season and his second triple in going two for three. Thomas also walked twice and drove in three runs. Cody Thomas upped his early Double-A slash line to .227/.308/.545 in six games.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City had 13 hits in a rain shortened victory over the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals) 7-5. Daniel Castro led the Dodgers with three hits in five at bats. Matt Beaty had a pair of doubles in three at bats, while Edwin Rios also went two for four with a double.
Brock Stewart pitched just two and a third innings to start, surrendering two runs, one earned. Layne Somsen struggled in relief, walking four and allowing three runs while recording just two outs. Kevin Quackenbush held Omaha scoreless over two innings and struck out four to earn the win.
The Drillers jumped on the Springfield Cardinals early, pounding them for sixteen in a 12-6 victory. Cody Thomas drove in three runs as part of a big two for three performance. Omar Estevez hit his second home run of the season, going two for four, while Cristian Santana had three hits and two runs scored to up his average to .305 on the year.
Dustin May followed his stellar opening start with a rough one, allowing four runs in four innings. Louis Head allowed one run in two innings and took the win, and Louis Vasquez struck out three over the final two innings to notch the save.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes exploded for six runs in the tenth inning and held on to defeat Visalia Rawhide (Diamondbacks) 8-4. Devin Mann had a big pinch hit home run in the tenth inning, and also walked as the Quakes batted around. Connor Wong also hit his second home run of the season in the first inning, going one for four. Jeter Downs and Marcus Chiu each had a pair of hits in the win, with Downs also stealing a pair of bases.
Edwin Uceta was strong at the start, allowing just one hit over four innings, striking out four. Ryan Moseley took the win despite allowing a pair of runs in the tenth inning, with Jordan Sheffield entering to strike out the final batter of the game, recording his second save.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons broke out the Camels moniker and the bats to club the South Bend Cubs 9-4. Hunter Feduccia had a hit and two doubles in four at bats to lead the offense. Dillon Paulson also doubled as part of a two for five game, driving in a pair of runs, and Leonel Valera walked twice and scored thrice from the seven spot in the order.
Andre Jackson scattered five hits over four innings, surrendering just one run while striking out five. Joel Inoa pitched two and a third hitless innings to take the win in relief.
Triple-A: Los Angeles called up C Rocky Gale to replace the injured Russ Martin. C Jair Camargo was assigned to Oklahoma City in his place. SS Drew Jackson was also assigned to Oklahoma City after being returned by Baltimore, and RHP Layne Somsen was called up from Tulsa.
Double-A: RHP’s Yordy Cabrera and Justin De Fratus were assigned to Tulsa.
Class-A: Rancho Cucamonga placed LHP Leo Crawford on the disabled list, calling up RHP Yeison Cespedes to replace him.
3:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (Josiah Gray) vs. South Bend (Cam Sanders)
4:35 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Daniel Corcino) at Omaha (Foster Griffin)
5:10 p.m.: Tulsa (Yadier Alvarez) at Arkansas (Zac Grotz)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Bryan Warzek) vs. Lancaster (Garrett Schilling)