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Drillers, Quakes drop Thursday contests

Dodgers minor league report: Aug. 22, 2019

Drew Avans - Tim Campbell

The Drillers and Quakes were the only two teams to lose in Dodgers affiliate games, while all other teams came out on top.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma City Dodgers-Nashville Sounds game was canceled due to inclement weather. The game will not be made up.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers lost to the Sod Poodles 9-3 in a seven inning game. Shortened due to rain, the Drillers were unable to complete a comeback to finish the sweep over the Sod Poodles.

Markus Solbach was responsible for allowing all nine of Amarillo’s runs in the contest. A majority of these runs came in the third inning, where the Sod Poodles had rally to score seven runs. It was his first loss since being assigned to the Drillers on July 28. His ERA dramatically increased from 1.03 to 3.77 after this start.

Jeter Downs, Carlos Rincon and Drew Avans each hit a solo home run to contribute to the Drillers’ three runs of the night.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes dropped the series to the Lake Elsinore Storm with a 3-2 extra-inning loss on Thursday night. Rancho Cucamonga held a 2-0 lead for nearly two innings when the Storm tied the game in the fifth. This score held until the 10th, when the Storm walked-off with a sacrifice fly off Brett de Geus. The losing run was credited to Austin Drury, who took the loss.

Jacob Amaya and Dillon Paulson were the youngsters to get an RBI for the Quakes. Miguel Vargas led the team with three hits, but didn’t score or drive in any runs.

Overall, the team went 2-for-15 with runners in scoring position and left 10 runners stranded on base.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons got off to an early lead and cruised to a 7-3 win over West Michigan.

Kevin Malisheski held the Whitecaps to a couple runs in his start, keeping the Loons above water at all times. He pitched 4 23 innings and allowed two runs from one hit and four walks. Two wild pitches allowed the Whitecaps to score. One was thrown by Malisheski, but the other was thrown by Justin Bruihl (Malisheski earned run).

Highlighting the night was a double steal of home and second base by James Outman and Leonel Valera.

Advanced Rookie Ogden

The Raptors are starting to look like their major league affiliate, scoring runs in the double-digits. They took a 14-2 win over the Grand Junction Rockies on Thursday night.

Sauryn Lao had a team leading four hits on the night, coming in to score four runs and also driving in four runs. He hit both the home runs hit on the night.

Raptors pitching was solid, too. Yeison Cespedes started the game and finished after pitching four innings. He only allowed one run to score from four hits and a walk. Nelfri Contreras got the win for his 2-inning, 1-run outing.


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Thursday scores

Amarillo 9, Tulsa 3

Lake Elsinore 3, Rancho Cucamonga 2

Great Lakes 7, West Michigan 2

Ogden 14, Grand Junction 2

AZL Dodgers Mota 9, AZL Indians Blue 8

AZL Dodgers Lasorda 10, AZL Indians Red 8

DSL Dodgers Bautista 3, DSL Red Sox One 2

DSL Dodgers Shoemaker 3, DSL Rangers One 2

Friday schedule

4:05 p.m. PDT: Great Lakes (Jose Chacin) vs. West Michigan (Brad Bass)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Daniel Corcino) at San Antonio (TBD)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Edwin Uceta) vs. Corpus Christi (Cristian Javier)

5:40 p.m.: Ogden (Juan Morrillo) at Grand Junction (TBD)

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Gerardo Carillo) at Inland Empire (TBD)