The Great Lakes’ alternative Moniker continues its hot streak, while Oklahoma City and Rancho Cucamonga suffer narrow defeats.
Player of the day
DJ Peters provided Tulsa with all of the power they would need Wednesday afternoon to defeat the Springfield Cardinals. Peters hit a two run home run in the third inning, his eighth of the season, and drove in his third run on a ground out in the seventh. The big game was Peters’ fifth consecutive game with a hit, and he has hit safely in eight of his last nine games.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City could not cash in on their opportunities, stranding 14 in a 2-1 defeat to the Sacramento River Cats (Giants). Errol Robinson and Rocky Gale each went three for four, with Gale scoring the lone Dodger run on his second home run of the season. Edwin Rios had a tough night, striking out three times and getting caught stealing.
Daniel Corcino was strong over six innings, allowing just one run on five hits, striking out six. Josh Sborz took the loss in relief, surrendering three hits and a run in 1.2 innings of work.
The Drillers defeated the Springfield Cardinals 4-1 thanks to solid pitching and DJ Peters. Peters drove in three of the Drillers’ four runs. Zach McKinstry led all hitters with three hits, while also scoring to help the cause.
Victor Gonzalez picked up his first win of the season by holding Springfield to just one run over 5.2 innings, striking out five. Andre Scrubb allowed just one hit and struck out three before turning the ball over to Jordan Sheffield in the ninth, who would go on to notch his first save in Double A.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes received a strong start from Andre Jackson but could not back him with run support, falling to the Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies) 3-1. Jackson allowed just two runs on four hits and two walks over six innings, striking out nine. Connor Strain stood out in relief, striking out a pair in his only inning of work.
All of the Quakes offense came on Connor Wong’s eleventh home run of the season. Three other players matched Wong’s hit total of one, as the Quakes struck out a combined sixteen times.
Class-A Great Lakes
The “Camels” remain unbeaten after strong middle frames led them past the Lansing Lugnuts (Blue Jays) 6-5. Hunter Feduccia paced all hitters with three hits and a pair of runs driven in. Dillon Paulson also drove in a pair with his fourteenth double and eighth homer on the season.
Jose Martinez struck out six while allowing just three runs, but took the no decision after exiting after the fourth inning. Guillermo Zuniga earned the win in relief after pitching two no-hit innings, striking out three, while Brett de Geus notched his fourth win of the season.
Dominican Summer League
The Dodgers Bautista fell to the Mariners 10-5. Jose Aguilar went three for four with three runs driven in.
The Dodgers Shoemaker defeated the Red Sox2 9-6. Michael Martinez struck out three in 3.1 shutout innings.
Triple-A: OF Kyle Garlick was recalled to Los Angeles, so Oklahoma City activated OF Blake Gailen from the injured list.
New Orleans 9, Oklahoma City 1
Lancaster 3, Rancho Cucamonga 1
DSL Mariners 10, DSL Dodgers Bautista 5
DSL Dodgers Shoemaker 9, DSL Red Sox2 6
4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (Jose Chacin) vs. Lansing (Troy Miller)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Mitchell White) vs. Sacramento (Emerson Franco)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Dustin May) vs. Arkansas (Nabil Crismatt)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (TBD) vs. Lancaster (Antonio Santos)