Tulsa had a good Saturday night picking up a win but they were the outlier as Oklahoma City, Rancho Cucamonga, Great Lakes and Ogden all lost.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers did collect seven walks but were unable to do much with them. Zach McKinstry had the one hit, a single in three at-bats.
Daniel Corcino gave up five runs and five hits in his five innings of work. Victor Gonzalez gave up the other run on a solo home run in his 1⅓ innings pitched.
The Drillers had to wriggle out out a tough situation in the ninth in order to hang on to beat the Naturals (Royals) 4-2 on Saturday night.
Luis Vasquez came into the game with a three-run lead but also with three runners on base with no one out. Vasquez would proceed to strikeout the first batter he faced. He then gave up a sacrifice fly before getting his third out via strikeout to end the game.
Edwin Uceta started for the Drillers and he collected the win, his fifth with Tulsa. Uceta pitched 5⅔ innings and he allowed one run and five hits.
Drew Avans had three hits, Connor Wong hit his first home run as a Driller and also drove in two rns.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes were shutout 5-0 by the Ports (Athletics) at Stockton. Four Stockton pitchers combined to give up just two hits and three walks while striking out 17 Quakes.
The rehabbing left-handed pitcher Jesus Luzardo was dominant in his three-inning start, he didn’t allow any hits or walks while striking out seven.
The game was close until the Ports broke it open with four runs in the seventh inning.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons saw the Hot Rods (Rays) score the tie-breaking run in the ninth inning as they lost 4-3 at home on Saturday. Aaron Ochsenbein recorded four strikeouts in his two innings of work but he also threw the wild pitch that allowed the winning run to score.
Justin Yurchak hit a two-run homer, Kody Hoese had two hits.
Advanced Rookie Ogden
The Raptors fell a run short in their 9-8 loss to the Chukars (Royals). But they still got a headline as Brandon Lewis had a big game.
#Dodgers fourth-rounder Brandon Lewis has been raking since joining @ogdenraptors. On Saturday, he recorded their first homer hat trick in five years.— Minor League Baseball (@MiLB) August 11, 2019
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Lewis went 3-for-3 with three home runs and six RBI. He also walked twice. So far in 26 games at Ogden, he is hitting .362/.407/.733 with 9 doubles and 10 home runs.
Ryan Ward and Ramon Rodriguez each had two hits.
- Oklahoma City placed catcher Ben Moore on the 7-day injured list retroactive to August 8, 2019
- Rancho Cucamonga placed right-handed pitcher Max Gamboa on the 7-day injured list
- Rancho Cucamonga activated right-handed pitcher Wills Montgomerie from the 7-day injured list
- Right-handed pitcher Edward Cuello assigned to Great Lakes from Ogden
11:05 am PDT: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Bowling Green (TBD)
12:05 pm: Tulsa (Markus Solbach) at Northwest Arkansas (Daniel Tillo)
3:00 pm: Ogden (Kevin Malisheski) vs. Idaho Falls (TBD)
4:05 pm: Oklahoma City (Justin De Fratus) vs. Reno (Matt Koch)
6:10 pm: Rancho Cucamonga (Michael Grove) at Stockton (TBD)