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OKC wins third straight with a shutout

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Two of the four full-season affiliates won on Thursday. Oklahoma City and Tulsa won easily while Rancho Cucamonga and Great Lakes dropped their games.

Starting today, Ogden begins play as the short-season Rookie leagues begin their season.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers won 10-0 over the Isotopes (Rockies) on Thursday at Albuquerque. It was the first time an Oklahoma City team had pitched a shutout at Albuquerque since 2005.

Dennis Santana started and pitched five scoreless innings. He gave up four hits and walked five. Santana also struck out six.

The Dodgers had 13 hits which included home runs from Will Smith and Cameron Perkins. Zach Reks led the Dodgers with three hits, Connor Joe and Blake Gailen each had two hits.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers won their third straight game with their 6-1 win over the RoughRiders (Rangers). Ben Holmes allowed one run and five hits in his five inning start. Holmes also struck out six while walking three.

Keibert Ruiz hit a two-run homer in the second inning that gave the Drillers a 2-1 lead. Cristian Santana had three hits, Gavin Lux doubles and also walked twice.

Tulsa’s 35-30 record is not indicative of how well they have played against every other team besides the first half division winning Arkansas Travelers. The Drillers and Travelers have played 26 games each other with the Travelers winning 18 of those games. They will play each other just one more time in the regular season.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes fell short in their 14-8 loss to the Storm (Padres). Wills Montgomerie gave up eight runs and eight hits in 2⅔ innings pitched. It was the most runs he had allowed since May 15th.

Michael Grove started for the Quakes and he pitched three innings and allowed three runs. It was his third straight appearance with three runs allowed. For the season, Grove has pitched 25 innings in 11 games. He has struck out 39 and walked 11.

Donovan Casey had three hits including a triple. Jeter Downs hit his 11th home run of the season. Marcus Chiu, Nick Yarnall and Brayan Morales each had two hits for the Quakes.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons lost 4-2 to the Captains (Indians) on Thursday. They were able to get an official game in before the rain eventually led to game being called in the top of the sixth inning.

Stephen Kolek took the loss for the Loons. He pitched four innings and gave up all four runs to the Captains.

Luke Heyer hit a solo home run and Niko Hulsizer had an RBI single in the sixth inning. Jacob Amaya also had two hits.

Transactions

  • Oklahoma City activated right-handed pitcher Joe Broussard from the 7-day injured list
  • Oklahoma City placed right-handed pitcher Luis Vasquez on the 7-day injured list retroactive to June 10, 2019
  • Left-handed pitcher Zac Rosscup assigned to Oklahoma City
  • Rancho Cucamonga placed left-handed pitcher Leo Crawford on the 7-day injured list
  • Great Lakes placed right-handed pitcher Zach Willeman on the temporarily inactive list
  • Great Lakes activated right-handed pitcher Stephen Kolek from the temporarily inactive list

Thursday scores

Oklahoma City 10, Albuquerque 0

Tulsa 6, Frisco 1

Lake Elsinore 14, Rancho Cucamonga 8

Lake County 4, Great Lakes 2 (6)

Friday schedule

4:05 pm PDT: Great Lakes (Robinson Ortiz) at Dayton [Reds] (Ricky Salinas)

5:05 pm: Tulsa (Justin De Fratus) at Amarillo [Padres] (TBD)

5:35 pm: Oklahoma City (Tony Gonsolin) at Albuquerque (Chi Chi González)

6:05 pm: Ogden (TBD) vs. Grand Junction [Rockies] (TBD)

7:05 pm: Rancho Cucamonga (Josiah Gray) vs. Lake Elsinore (MacKenzie Gore)