Player of the day
Andy Pages has been the player of the day a number of times this season and he’ll likely have the honor many times next season. The 20-year-old outfielder hit two more home runs on Sunday, giving him 30 on the season for the Loons.
In 114 games this season, Pages is hitting .269 with an OPS of .941. He has 30 home runs with 24 doubles and has driven in 86 runs.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
It was another rough start for Ryan Pepiot, as the Dodgers fell to the Salt Lake Bees (Angels) 8-5. Pepiot allowed six runs to score on seven hits in only 2 2⁄3 innings of action. In eight starts with OKC, Pepiot is 1-5 with a 7.53 ERA and 1.90 WHIP. After opponents were hitting only .149 against him in the AA level, they’re hitting .310 against him in AAA.
Christian Santana provided most of the offense for OKC on the afternoon. He recorded three hits and drove in a run and scored a run. Omar Estevez hit his seventh homer of the season and Sheldon Neuse hit his 13th homer.
A go-ahead RBI from Ryan Noda in the ninth inning helped give the Drillers the 8-7 victory over the Amarillo Sod Poodles (D-Backs).
With the game tied at seven in the ninth, Miguel Vargas and Justin Yurchak began the inning with back-to-back singles. Noda then put Tulsa ahead with an RBI groundout, which ultimately gave them the victory.
Just two innings prior, Noda hit a two-run home run, his 29th of the season with Tulsa. Noda continues his fantastic season, as his OPS is now above .900. He was the second piece in the Ross Stripling trade with the Blue Jays.
Kody Hoese hit his second home run of the season in the second inning.
Landon Knack went 3 1⁄3 innings, allowing four runs on six hits with only one strikeout.
High-A Great Lakes
The Loons scored six runs in the ninth inning to shock the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers) and win the game 10-7.
Entering the ninth, Great Lakes trailed 7-4. Ryan January hit a solo home run to cut the deficit to two and was then followed by a double from Deacon Liput. Leonel Valera struck out, bringing the Loons down to their final out. After Ryan Ward walked, Andy Pages stepped up to the plate. On the first pitch he saw, he crushed his 30th homer to left field, putting the Loons ahead by a run. It was his second homer of the night, as he hit one earlier in the sixth inning.
The next three hitters reached base, loading them for Jonny Deluca. He singled on the first pitch he saw, bringing in two more runs to put GL up 10-7.
Gavin Stone was excellent in his three innings. Making his fifth start for the Loons, he struck out seven and allowed one run.
Low-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes won with ease, taking down the Inland Empire 66ers (Angels) 10-0.
Yeiner Fernandez had quite the day, as this was his third game with RC after spending the season in the ACL. He had three hits and drove in a run while also scoring a run as well. Jose Ramos, Imanol Vargas and Kenneth Betancourt all drove in two runs each.
Nick Nastrini got the start and continues to impress. LA’s fourth round pick from this year struck out six in his three scoreless innings. He now has 21 strikeouts in 9 1⁄3 innings with the Quakes so far (!!!). Yeah that’s insane.
Speaking of a lot of strikeouts, Emmet Sheehan had eight in 3 2⁄3 innings of work. LA’s sixth rounder from this year has 27 strikeouts in 13 innings with the Quakes.
- Los Angeles Dodgers recalled Mitch White from Oklahoma City Dodgers
- RHP Cyrillo Watson assigned to Great Lakes Loons from Tulsa Drillers
- Tulsa Drillers activated RHP Landon Knack from the 7-day injured list
8:35 p.m. PT: Oklahoma City (Vidal Nuño) at Salt Lake (Cooper Criswell)