Las Vegas Aviators (A’s) 4 vs OKC Dodgers 3
Andre Jackson returned from the Development List, but his problems continued. In 3.0 IP, he allowed 2 runs on 4 hits and a BB. Jose Adames followed and in 0.2 IP he allowed 2 runs (1 earned), on 1 hit and 2 BB. 4 OKC pitchers finished the final 5.1 scoreless innings.
Drew Avans went 3-4 with a triple (7). OKC had 9 hits, with 3 doubles to go with Avans triple. Michael Busch (13), Tony Wolters (6), Eddy Alvarez (9).
Tulsa Drillers 3 vs Northwest Arkansas Naturals (KC) 6
In a AA bullpen game, only the opener Nick Robertson pitched without surrendering a run. Staked to a 3-0 lead, Clayton Beeter pitched 0.2 innings in the second with 30 pitches. 2 runs on 1 hit and 3 walks. Both outs recorded were strikeouts. The next 3 pitchers allowed 4 runs on 6 hits, 3 BB, 1 HBP.
Offensively, Jonny DeLuca continued his hot start at AA with a 2-5 night. DeLuca singled in the first, stole 2B, and scored on an Andy Pages single. Ryan Ward followed with had a 2 run HR (18) in the first.
Great Lakes Loons 7 vs Lansing Lugnuts (A’s) 3
Nick Nastrini (Pictured) showed why he appears to have quite a bit of helium in the player projection charts. He started and pitched 6.0 scoreless innings (84 pitches – 14 per inning). He allowed 4 hits and 1 BB to go with 7 K’s. Cole Percival and Braydon Fisher surrendered the 3 runs, before Jeff Belge entered to get the final out via the strikeout for his 4th save.
Every Loon in the starting lineup had at least one hit in a 14 hit attack. Aldrich De Jongh hit his 5th HR and 3rd double for his two hits and 2 RBIs. Alex De Jesus went 3-5 with 3 RBIs. Jorbit Vivas and Kekai Rios also had 2 hits on the night. Alex De Jesus, the 20 year old 3B now has 141 AB at High A, after 143 at Rancho. His batting lines:
- RC – .259/.398/.483/.881
- GL – .305/.388/.475/.863
Alex is getting more comfortable and confidant, and looking more and more like a prospect.
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 4 vs Inland Empire 66ers 14
The poor pitching at RC continues. The first three pitchers, River Ryan, Reinaldo De Paula, Orlando Ortiz-Mayr, and Carlos De Los Santos, suffered a 14 run, 10 hit, and 5 BB attack in 4.0 innings. Martin Santana and Kelvin Bautista did not allow a run in the final three innings.
Offensively, 6 different RC Quakes got hits. One of the hits was a Julio Carrion 2-run HR (9) in the 9th. The Quakes had a pair of doubles from Austin Gauthier (15) and Griffin Lockwood-Powell (2).