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Mann’s 13th HR not enough, Quakes lose 13-7

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Devin Mann is slugging .625 in June

Devin Mann
Devin Mann
Steve Saenz ~ Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

It was a full day as all nine Dodger minor league affiliates played on Friday. OKC, Tulsa and Rancho Cucamonga lost but Great Lakes and Ogden won their games. Also three of the four Rookie teams also won.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers took an early lead but then the Redbirds (Cardinals) scored at least one run in each of the last six innings in their 14-7 win over the Dodgers. Brock Stewart took the loss, pitching 5⅓ innings and giving up six runs (four earned).

Later Shea Spitzbarth gave up five runs while recording just two outs.

The Dodger offense did have 12 hits but they also went 4-for-15 when they had runners in scoring position.

Will Smith (pictured below) had his home run hit in consecutive games streak broken on Thursday. Perhaps he started a new on Friday when he had two hits including his 14th home run. He is hitting .293/.375/.805 in June.

Will Smith wearing Cielo Azul de Oklahoma City jersey
Will Smith wearing Cielo Azul de Oklahoma City jersey
Cody Roper / OKC Dodgers.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers fell one run short in their 4-3 loss to the Sod Poodles (Padres). Michael Boyle and Ryan Moseley each gave up a run in the seventh inning to the Sod Poodles. Boyle would take the loss.

Victor Gonzalez started for the Drillers and he pitched five innings and gave up two runs and five hits.

Most of the Drillers offense came from a Chris Parmelee pinch-hit two-run homer,

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes could not overcome an early deficit and they lost 13-7 to the JetHawks (Rockies). Michael Grove gave up five runs in the second inning which gave the JetHawks their lead.

Grove pitched 1⅔ innings and along with five runs, he also was responsible for five hits and two walks.

Wills Montgomerie also gave up five runs in 4⅓ innings.

Devin Mann led the Quakes offense with his 13th home run and two doubles. Donovan Casey hit two home runs and had three RBI.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons balanced offensive attack and a fine relief appearance were enough to defeat the TinCaps (Padres) 6-3 on Friday. Stephen Kolek pitched five innings and allowed three runs and four hits. Kolek would get his fifth win of the season.

Justin Hagenman pitched four scoreless innings to record his first save. He struck out four and gave up just two hits and one walk.

Eight Loons had at least one hit on Friday. Dillon Paulson, Jair Camargo and James Outmand each had two hits.

Advanced Rookie Ogden

The Raptors scored four runs in both the fourth and fifth innings that propelled them to their 11-6 win over the Owlz (Angels). All 13 of the Raptors hits were singles and along with the seven walks received, they were able to score so many runs on Friday.

Sam McWilliams and Andrew Shaps each had three hits. The Dodgers 2019 10th round pick Zac Ching collected his first two hits in his professional career.

Melvin Jiminez won his second game with Ogden. He pitched 1⅔ innings and gave up a run and two hits.

Transactions

  • Tulsa sent right-handed pitcher Logan Bawcom on a rehab assignment to AZL Dodgers Lasorda

Friday scores

Memphis 14, Oklahoma City 7

Amarillo 4, Tulsa 3

Lancaster 13, Rancho Cucamonga 7

Great Lakes 6, Fort Wayne 3

Ogden 11, Orem 6

AZL Dodgers Mota 7, AZL Indians Red 6

AZL Brewers Gold 6, AZL Dodgers Lasorda 5

DSL Dodgers Bautista 11, DSL Marlins 4

DSL Dodgers Shoemaker 8, DSL Red Sox Two 1

Saturday schedule

4:05 pm PDT: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Fort Wayne (TBD)

5:05 pm: Oklahoma City (Rob Zastryzny) vs. Memphis (Jake Woodford)

5:05 pm: Tulsa (Dustin May) vs. Amarillo (Lake Bachar)

6:00 pm: Ogden (Alfredo Tavarez) vs. Orem (Emilker Guzman)

6:05 pm: Rancho Cucamonga (TBD) at Lancaster (Garrett Schilling)