It was a rough Sunday for the bats across the four teams, as the Dodgers, Drillers and Quakes combined to score only four runs. Luckily, the Loons were able to make up for it, as they scored 11.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
It was a rough day for the Dodgers, as they fell to Omaha 11-1. They fell behind immediately in the first inning, and found themselves trailing by six after four innings.
Brock Stewart got the start, and yet again had another rough outing. He lasted only four innings, allowing six runs and issuing four walks. On the season, he moves to 0-4, and his ERA sits at 6.61.
Though OKC lost by 10 runs, they were actually out-hit by only one. The Dodgers had eight hits, compared to Omaha’s nine. The difference was their inability to capitalize with runners on base. For the game, they were 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position, and left 10 runners on base.
The Drillers took a 3-2 lead into the ninth inning, but a six-run outburst from the Arkansas Travelers gave them the 8-3 victory.
Trailing one in the sixth, Christian Santana hit a two-run home run, his sixth of the year, giving Tulsa the 3-2 lead. The lead would stay in tact until the ninth.
Tulsa was one out away from the victory, as Arkansas had runners on second and third. An intentional walk would load the bases. This decision would come back to bite Tulsa, as Donnie Walton singled to put Arkansas ahead, 4-3. Two errors and two hits later, the Drillers found themselves down by five, and were unable to spark a rally in the bottom half of the inning.
Single-A Rancho Cucamonga
It was a very quiet day for the Quakes bats, as they only had three hits in their 2-0 loss to the Nuts.
Rancho had only four base runners on the afternoon, and weren’t able to really get any rallies going to put some runs on the board. As a team, they struck out 14 times.
On a positive note, Leo Crawford had a fantastic start. He allowed one run in only six innings, while striking out eight and not allowing a walk.
High-A Great Lakes
The Loons were able to make up for the lackluster amount of runs on Sunday, as they defeated the West Michigan Whitecaps, 11-9.
Trailing 8-4 entering the seventh, the Loons put together a five-run inning to give them the lead. After the first two runners reached base, Miguel Vargas grounded out, but a throwing error allowed two runs to score, cutting their deficit to two. After three walks, the bases were loaded for Jacob Amaya with two outs. He doubled, clearing the bases, putting Great Lakes up 9-8. Amaya had four RBI on the afternoon.
Needing some insurance runs, the Loons added two more runs in the top of the ninth.
There were none on Sunday.
9:05 am PT: Omaha Storm Chasers (TBA) at Oklahoma City Dodgers (Rob Zastryzny)
4:05 pm PT: Great Lakes Loons (TBA) at Lansing Lugnuts (TBA)
4:30 pm PT: Tulsa Drillers (Michael Bowden) at Springfield Cardinals (Harold Arauz)