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Sacramento River Cats (Giants) 5 – OKC Baseball Club 1

OKC went hitless for 5 innings Blake Snell.  The only base runner was Austin Gauthier when he was HBP.  Snell struck out 10 OKC batters, and did not walk a batter.

For 4 innings, Christian Romero who was called up from Great Lakes to make the start pitched well.  A two out balk scored a runner from 3rd for the only run until the 5th.  But in the 5th, two HBP reached base.  With two outs, he gave up a 2-run double.  His one bad pitch.  But for 4.2 IP, he allowed just one run on a balk.

Jack Dreyer relieved Romero and gave up a single allowing the third run in the inning to score.  In the 6th, Dreyer allowed 1 run on a double and 3 singles.

In the 7th, Andre Lipcius hit his 11th HR of the season for the only OKC run of the game.


Trey Sweeney singled for the only other OKC hit in the game.

Sacramento beat OKC for the 4th straight game.


Box Score



Tulsa Drillers 8 – Wichita Wind Surge (Twins) 6

Jared Karros was rudely greeted by the Wind Surge in his AA debut.  In the first inning, the first three batters he faced reached on a BB, single, and BB.  The 4th batter hit a SF, followed by a double and run #2.

He gave up 2 more runs in the 2nd.  With 2 out, he walked a batter and then surrendered a 2-run HR.  In the 3rd, with one out, single, single, WP, BB, SF for run #5.

In the 4th, a pair of doubles opened the inning, a strikeout, WP, and BB, and Jared was pulled for Michael Hobbs leaving runners on 1st and 3rd.  Hobbs got the final out on a F7.

Jared’s final line – 3.1 IP, 6 runs (all earned), 7 hits, 6 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 87 pitches (40 strikes).

Wichita would not score another run off Michael Hobbs, Antonio Knowles, and Logan Boyer.

With 3 in the 2nd and 2 in the 3rd, the Drillers temporarily tied the score at 5-5.  In the 2nd, Brendon Davis drew a BB, Austin Beck singled, and Diego Cartaya drew a BB to load the bases.  Yeiner Fernandez singled home 2, with Cartaya moving to 3rd.  Brandon Lewis hit a SF for the third run.

In the 3rd, 2 solo HRs by Brendon Davis and Diego Cartaya.  This was Cartaya’s 3rd HR in the last 5 games.




The score was 6-5 going into the bottom of the 7th.  Tulsa scored 3 unearned runs in the 7th to take the lead.

Lolo Sanchez and Kyle Freeland led off with singles.  A force out on a failed sac bunt, and another force out groundball, and Tulsa was left with runners on 1st and 3rd with 2 outs.  Brendon Davis reached on a fielding error.  One run scored, and Tulsa had runners on 2nd and 3rd still with 2 outs.  Austin Beck singled to score both runners for the lead and eventual final score.

The Drillers ended the game on a triple play.

  • Kyle Freeland – 2-4, 1 BB, 1 run
  • Brendon Davis – 1-3, 1 BB, 3 runs, 1 RBI, HR (4)
  • Diego Cartaya – 1-3, 1 BB, 2 runs, 1 RBI, HR (4)


Box Score


Dayton Dragons (Reds) 5 – Great Lakes Loons 2

Jackson Ferris completed 4.0 innings, but surrendered a pair of runs in the 2nd and 4th innings.  In the 2nd, the first three batters he faced…BB, single, double – 2 runs.  In the 4th, after one out, single, double, and 2 run single.

Ferris had 76 pitches (50 strikes), 6 hits, 3 BB, 2 WP, and 5 K.

In the 5th, the first batter RHP Chris Campos faced, Cam Collier, slugged his 8th HR.  Campos was outstanding after the HR, with 4 Ks in 3.0 IP

Down 5-0, the Drillers got 2 back in the 6th.  Kyle Nevin and Chris Newell singled.  Nevin beat the throw to 3rd on the throw, and Newell moved to 2nd.  Jake Gelof hit a SF and Nevin scored with Newell moving up to 3rd.  With 2 outs, Yunior Garcia singled to score Newell.  10 of the next 11 Loons were retired.

Kelvin Ramirez pitched a perfect 9th with 3 Ks.

Yunior Garcia was the only Great Lakes batter to record 2 hits.


Box Score



Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 13 – Inland Empire 66ers (LAA) 12

With the score tied 12-12, Samuel Munoz led off the 9th with a single.  He came all the way around to score on a Logan Wagner triple for a walk off 13-12 win.



There was no pitching from either team to speak of, so we can pass on that and simply post what the RC bats did.

  • Kendall George – 3-4, 1 BB, 4 runs, 2 RBI
  • Josue De Paula – 3-4, 1 BB, 3 runs, 4 RBI, 2 HRs (4)
  • Jeral Perez – 3-5, 1 run, 2 RBI, double (10)
  • Samuel Munoz – 2-5, 2 runs (winning run)
  • Logan Wagner – 2-4, 1 BB, 1 run, 2 RBI, triple (2) – walkoff triple
  • Jesus Galiz – 1-4, 1 BB, 1 run, 1 RBI, HR (3)
  • Double – Sean McLain (1)

Kendall George has a 4 game hitting streak.  In those 4 games, Kendall is 9-18, with 2 BB and 2 K.

Josue De Paula has a 3 game hitting streak and a 3 game HR streak.  During those 3 games, Josue is 6-9, with 1 double, and 4 HRs.  He has 8 RBIs, 4 BB against 2 K.


Jeral Perez has a 3 game winning streak.  During those 3 games, Jeral is 6-11, 1 double, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 2 BB, and 2 K.  He is one of 5 MiLB teenagers with at least 5 HRs.

He didn’t pitch today, but in his last game RHRP Reynaldo Yean hit 104.



Box Score


LAD ACL 8 – Texas ACL 3


Eduardo Quintero went 2-4 with his 2nd HR.  He scored 2 and had 4 RBIs.

Joendry Vargas went 1-2 with 2 BB and scored 3 runs.

Sean Linen pitched two innings, allowing 1 hit, with 4 Ks.  This was Linen’s 4th game.  In 5 IP, he has not allowed a run, with 3 hits, 2 BB abd 8 K.


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Hope you did chose a good game, Jeff. enjoy it. On Monday I worte on another blog that I am starting to worry about dePaulas lack of power. Guess I jinxed him in a positive way.😀
And good to see that Cartaya is starting to hit too.

Go Dodgers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11


I know nothing and have read nothing on Cartaya’s swing. Has it shortened up?

the low level talent: Munoz, Linen, Perez, Quintero is interesting

Phil Jones

*Welcome back J-Hey. Nice to see that HR on his first game back.
*I thought Paxton threw fine. I love no walks. He has that knack for effectively throwing fastballs at the top of the zone and working his secondary pitches off that. An unfortunate homer in 6th sort of tarnished the outing at the time but the Dodgers came back after giving up a lead. Nice to see.
*Treinen’s stuff is so nasty. Damn, he has late movement. When Phillips comes back, Treinen, Hudson and Phillips will make some formidable, back end.  
*I find myself really rooting for Pages. I really like the kid and hope he can weather his recent slump. Nice to see his hit as well as the entire order get at least one hit, except Freddie.
*Grove has found a nice niche. He’s looked great as a one inning guy.
*Will Smith will see so many RBI opportunities and he’s hitting a cool .327 w/ risp. Good strategy to walk Freddie ahead of him but Will made them pay.
*Lux has played good D and made a nice glove-side play but lost the ball on the transfer. Great try. I would expect that to be changed to a base hit. In no way was that a routine play. I did notice he has a very large glove for a second baseman. 
*I can’t remember who mentioned Elly De La Cruz’s size yesterday and him being skinny but he is all of 6’5’ and 200. He is an athlete with unusual speed and skills as a SS. I saw him live alot at spring training and guys with his skills and size don’t come along very often. He’s a freak and fun to watch. Fortunately we kept him off the bases last night. The same defense applies to him as Billy Hamilton. You can’t steal first base.
Nice win.

Singing the Blue

Great to see DePaula, George and Perez on hot streaks. All three are very interesting in their own ways and could be major contributors at some point.


All teenagers as well, right?

Singing the Blue



From the talented Sam Miller:
Thirty-eight times this year Elly De La Cruz has reached first base with second base empty. 

  • First 10 times: Took off on 14 percent of pitches (including the pitches that were fouled off or put in play)
  • Next 10 times: Took off on 14 percent of pitches
  • Next 10 times: Took off on 38 percent of pitches
  • Most recent 8 times: Took off on 59 percent of pitches

Got a different strategy for him. If he gets on, go into the stretch early, and wait until there’s 1 second on the pitch clock then throw over to first. Do the same thing again before going home.

Or, just get everyone else in the lineup out and let him do his thing.

Or…. wait til he leaves town.

Singing the Blue

As someone aptly pointed out the other day, just throw over the first 3 times. If you don’t get him he gets awarded second base, but he’s going to wind up there anyway.


I think maybe teams will just pretend it’s nothing out of the ordinary with him on first. No sense breaking rhythms for a single base?

I dunno, but it’s interesting.

Duke Not Snider

How many bases would Wills, Brock, Henderson and Coleman steal if they played with rules that encouraged theft?


Great post! The posts are really improving.

Singing the Blue

Attaching Frank McCourt to a business is just another way of neutralizing it.


Neutralizing. Interesting choice of words. Buy it, take it nowhere, declare bankruptcy, then sell it for billions.

Shohei Ohtani (L) DHFreddie Freeman (L) 1BWill Smith (R) CTeoscar Hernández (R) RFAndy Pages (R) CFGavin Lux (L) 2BEnrique Hernández (R) 3BMiguel Vargas (R) LFMiguel Rojas (R) SS
How many runs out of this lineup?

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Singing the Blue

6 runs out of that lineup.
However, I’m not promising that the Reds won’t score more.


I’ll take the under.

Singing the Blue

Someone break the news to Jeff.
Knack has been scratched from his start for OKC tonight.
Hasn’t been decided for sure yet, but he may be tomorrow’s Dodger starter according to Doc.


Buehler looking good. 6 IP, 0 R, 7 SO, 0 BB. A very good sign.


Yes he did look better and yes it’s a very good sign.

Vargas is here, but does he belong? I don’t know. Maybe.

And note to Karros, putting your hand up is not the proper way to call for the ball. Can’t believe he was insisting on that.


Too early to tell about Vargas. I don’t know if he belongs, but he has earned a shot.

Singing the Blue

I assume the proper way is to yell your head off, but does anyone know if he was doing that.

In any case, both Teoscar and JHey had Vargas and Pages in the corner of the dugout after the inning and both were seemingly giving instructions on how to avoid the same thing happening again.

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