Late game heroics highlight Wednesday on the farm, while Jeren Kendall and John Rooney stay hot for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.
Player of the day
John Rooney continues his strong run of pitching in High-A, striking out seven batters last night over 6.1 innings to pick up his third win. Rooney picked off yet another runner, and walked just two, with the only runs coming on a home run and a successful steal of home. Rooney has managed to improve both his strikeout and walk rate in High-A, and is quickly approaching the 100 inning mark for the year.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers were off on Wednesday as they travel to Round Rock to open a series on Thursday.
The Drillers shocked the Cardinals with four runs in the ninth, including a walk off home run to top Springfield 5-4. Connor Wong and Cody Thomas each homered in the ninth inning, with Thomas doing the most damage on a three run home run for the win. Drew Avans also homered in a two for five performance from the leadoff spot.
Logan Salow struckout two and walked one in one inning as the “opener” for Tulsa. Josiah Gray continued his innings cutback with three in relief, striking out three and allowing one run. Stetson Allie picked up the win despite allowing a home run in the top of the ninth, his lone inning of work.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes backed Rooney with early offense to overcome the Modesto Nuts (Seattle Mariners) 7-3. Jeren Kendall went two for three with his 16th home run of the season. Kendall is hitting .351 over his last ten games, with multiple hits in five, and home runs in four. Starling Heredia also homered in a two for four night.
Rooney allowed just one earned run in 6.1 innings to take the win. Sven Schueller pitched two perfect innings in relief, striking out one.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons held of the West Michigan WhiteCaps (Tigers) just long enough to win in extra innings 4-3. Robinson Ortiz was solid over five innings, allowing two runs on five hits. Aaron Oschenbein struck out three in 2.1 hitless innings, but allowed one unearned run to score in the tenth inning. Justin Bruihl pitched the final 1.2 innings to take the win.
Justin Yurchak was the lone Loon to have more than one hit on the evening, going three for five with a run scored. Luke Heyer and Romer Cuadrado each doubled for the only extra base hits for Great Lakes.
Short Season Ogden
The Raptors pounded the Missoula Osprey (Diamondbacks) for 15 hits in a 13-3 blowout. Brandon Lewis and Zac Ching each led the offense with three hits, with Lewis hitting his 11th home run, and Ching hitting three doubles. Sauryn Lao also went two for four with his fourth home run with the club.
Elio Serrano earned his third win of the season, striking out six while walking one in 5.2 innings of two run ball. Nelfri Contreras pitched the final two innings, allowing no runs and striking out two.
Rookie Arizona League
The AZL Dodgers Lasorda held the AZL White Sox to just four hits in a 4-0 shutout. Adolfo Ramirez shone in relief, striking out five over five one hit innings. Tyler Ryan led the offense with three hits, driving in a pair of runs.Meaux Landry also had a double and run scored in a two for four night.
The AZL Dodgers Mota held on after a late Rangers rally to win 8-6. Luis Diaz led the offense with a pair of home runs in a two for four game. Alex De Jesus also had a home run in going two for four. Jeisson Cabrera earned the win in relief, striking out five over three scoreless innings.
Dominican Summer League
The DSL Dodgers Bautista defeated the DSL Rays One 4-2. Dalvinson Santana struck out three over the final three innings, holding the Rays scoreless to earn the win.
The DSL Dodgers Shoemaker fell to the DSL Cubs One 8-7. Bladimir De La Rosa went two for five with his fifth home run of the season.
Triple-A: The Dodgers placed Justin De Fratus on the temporarily inactive list.
Double-A: The Drillers placed C Stevie Berman on the injured listed calling up C Jordan Procyshen from Rancho Cucamonga.
Class-A: Rancho Cucamonga called up C Tre Todd from the Great Lakes Loons, with the Loons activating Gersel Pitre from the injured list.
Short-Season: 2B Devin Mann and CF Josh McLain were both sent to the AZL to begin rehab assignments.
Great Lakes 4, West Michigan 3 in 11 innings
AZL Dodgers Lasorda 4, AZL White Sox 0
AZL Dodgers Mota 8, AZL Rangers 6
DSL Dodgers Bautista 4. DSL Rays One 2
DSL Cubs One 8, DSL Dodgers Shoemaker 7
4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (Ryan Pepiot) vs. Lake County (Robbie Welhaf)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Rob Zastryzny) at Round Rock (Kent Emanuel)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Edwin Uceta) vs. Springfield (Evan Kruczynski)
6:00 p.m.: Ogden (Antonio Hernandez) vs. Missoula (TBD)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Andre Jackson) vs. Modesto (TBD)