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It was the un-perfect storm

Jeter Downs
Jeter Downs
Steve Saenz ~ Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

Unlike Saturday, it wasn’t a good day to be a Dodgers affiliate. All four teams earned a loss on their record. Two teams were shutout, but the Quakes game was quite a ballgame.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma City Dodgers were blanked on Sunday night, falling to the Omaha Storm Chasers, 5-0.

Right-handed Dodgers pitcher Tony Gonsolin returned from the 7-day injured list and threw a scoreless inning. He was replaced after the first inning by Daniel Corcino. After a 1-2-3 second inning, Corcino would go on to give up three runs in the next inning, including a double and two-run home run. The right hander was credited with all five of Omaha’s runs.

The Dodgers’ offense was nowhere to be found, with only Connor Joe and Cameron Perkins getting a hit on Sunday.

Double-A Tulsa

The Tulsa Drillers were also shutout on Sunday, by a score of 4-0.

Dustin May, one of the Dodgers top prospects, was credited with his fourth loss of the season. He allowed three runs from six hits and three walks while striking out five. His ERA remains reasonable, however, at 3.83.

Carlos Rincon and Keibert Ruiz were the two Drillers with a multi-hit game, with two a piece.

The team went a total of 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position and left 10 runners stranded on base.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes lost on Sunday afternoon in a high-action, high-scoring game, losing 13-12 to the Lancaster JetHawks. The two teams each had double-digit hits. Lancaster had 17 while Rancho Cucamonga had 16.

The Quakes headed into the ninth inning down by three runs and were able to tie the game up to give them a second chance. Jeter Downs contributed to the comeback with an RBI double. Since the JetHawks were unable to walk it off, the game headed to extras.

The game was decided in the 11th inning in dramatic fashion. The Quakes got three more on the board to put them ahead with confidence. However this was short lived. The runner placed on second base was joined by a leadoff walk, setting up slugger Luis Castro for a 3-run home run. Quakes reliever Connor Mitchell would give up another solo home run (LAN’s sixth of the night) to allow Lancaster to walk off.

Giving up the most runs for each side were the starting pitchers. Gerardo Carrillo, the starter for the Quakes, tossed four innings and allowed six runs to score from ten hits (including a solo home run) and three walks. This is the most runs the 20-year-old has given up in eight starts this season. On the other side, right-handed pitcher Antonio Santos of the JetHawks gave up six runs (five earned) on nine hits and a walk while striking out six Quakes.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Fort Wayne TinCaps defeated the Great Lakes Loons on Sunday night by a 10-run margin.

Fort Wayne got off to an immediate 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning and would keep the lead for the entirety of the contest. Right-handed Loons pitcher Jose Chacin, who has been struggling lately, had another bad outing. Chacin allowed the TinCaps nine hits and two walks to score six runs (five earned).

The Loons were only able to avoid the shutout with a couple of runs in the sixth inning, but it was by chance. Their two runs were scored because of a throwing error.

The four-game series will be decided on Monday.

Transactions

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers activated RHP Tony Gonsolin from the 7-day injured list
  • Los Angeles Dodgers optioned RF Kyle Garlick to Oklahoma City Dodgers

Sunday scores

Omaha 5, Oklahoma City 0

Northwest Arkansas 4, Tulsa 0

Lancaster 13, Rancho Cucamonga 12

Fort Wayne 12, Great Lakes 2

Monday schedule

10:05 a.m. PDT: Oklahoma City (TBD) at Omaha (Heath Fillmyer)

11:05 a.m. PDT: Fort Wayne (Efraín Contreras) at Great Lakes (John Rooney)