Tony Gonsolin pitched in likely his final minor-league game for OKC on Thursday, with Brusdar Graterol also throwing in relief. Both pitchers looked good, and most importantly they came out of it healthy.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Tony Gonsolin and Brusdar Graterol both pitched as the Dodgers picked up the 8-1 win. In what is likely his final rehab start, Gonsolin threw 3 2⁄3 innings and allowed one run on three hits. He also struck out two and issued two walks. In 10 1⁄3 innings with OKC, Gonsolin allowed four runs and struck out nine.
Speaking of rehab assignments, Graterol had his second. He threw a 1-2-3 inning and struck out the side. In his two outings, Graterol has thrown two scoreless innings. The expectation is for Gonsolin to return to the Dodgers next week in Pittsburgh. With Graterol, he looks as if he’s close but there’s no return date for him.
Luke Raley finished the night with two hits and two RBI. He’s hitting .388 with OKC so far on the young season. Keibert Ruiz also added two hits and two RBI of his own.
The Drillers used a four-run second to put themselves ahead early, as they picked up the 7-6 victory over the Travelers. Kody Hoese led off the second with a double. Back-to-back walks loaded the bases for Romer Cuadrado. On the third pitch of the at bat, he connected for a grand slam. It was his third homer of the season.
Tulsa added two more runs in the fifth inning. In total there were three walks and a hit by pitch, plus an RBI single courtesy of Jacob Amaya. Devin Mann hit a solo homer in the seventh inning for Tulsa’s seventh run of the night. That proved to be the game-winning run, as Northwest Arkansas scored four in the eighth to pull to within one.
Andre Jackson pitched 4 1⁄3 innings of relief. He allowed one run and struck out four.
High-A Great Lakes
This was a forgettable one, as the Loons lost, 12-1. The lone run from Great Lakes came courtesy of a Leonel Valera triple in the first inning. They’d be shutout over the remaining eight innings.
Austin Drury tossed 3 1⁄3 innings, striking out four while allowing two runs.
Low-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes used a walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth to win a thrilling game against the 66ers. Entering the inning, RC trailed a run. Brandon Lewis walked to begin the inning, putting the tying run on base. Jonny DeLuca stepped up to the plate and crushed a 450-foot homer to win it.
First name Jonny.— Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (@RCQuakes) June 4, 2021
Last name DeLuca.
Walk-off 450-foot shot.
Quakes win 4-3!!! pic.twitter.com/FcdZ3ZDhST
Gavin Stone started for Rancho. He went 3 2⁄3 innings and struck out four.
- Edwin Uceta optioned to Oklahoma City
- Alex Vesia optioned to Oklahoma City
- Josiah Gray placed on the 7-day injured list
- OKC placed RHP Edward Cuello on the 7-day injured list
- OKC placed shortstop Elliot Soto on the 7-day injured list
4:05 p.m. PT: Whitecaps (TBA) at Loons (Alec Gamboa)
5:05 p.m. PT: Skeeters (TBA) at Dodgers (Yefry Ramirez)
5:05 p.m. PT: Drillers (Michael Grove) at Naturals (Jon Heasley)
6:30 p.m. PT: 66ers (TBA) at Quakes (TBA)