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MiLB Game Summary Reports – 05-09-2024

OKC Baseball Club 22 – Sugar Land Space Cowboys (Houston) 3

25 year old RHP, Ben Casparius, made his AAA debut, and it turned out to be arguably his best game as a professional.  5.0 scoreless innings, 3 singles and 3 BB.  He did not have much stress in his 5.0 IP.  His BB/9 is still too high.  But hopefully he can work on that.  He is a step away from being a MLB pitcher.


Tanner Dodson continued the shutout through 7, but John Rooney and Braydon Fisher surrendered 3 runs in the final two innings.

OKC scored 22 runs on 19 hits and 14 walks.  They had 4 doubles, 1 triple, and 3 HRs, including Austin Gauthier’s first AAA HR.


If you want to read the inning by inning rundown, please see the box score.

  • Drew Avans – 4-6, 1 BB, 2 runs, 1 RBI
  • Miguel Vargas – 1-3, 4 BB, 3 runs, 2 RBI, double (12)






  • Andre Lipcius – 3-5, 2 BB, 4 runs, 4 RBI, 2 doubles (6)
  • Hunter Feduccia – 4-7, 2 runs, 6 RBI, triple (2), HR (2)



  • Kody Hoese – 1-6, 1 run, 3 RBI, HR (4)
  • Austin Gauthier – 3-4. 2 BB, 3 runs, 1 RBI, double (2), HR (1)
  • Chris Owings – 2-4, 2 BB, 3 runs, 1 RBI


Box Score


Midland RockHounds 9 – Tulsa Drillers 5

Kendall Williams and Juan Morillo continue their downward spirals.  Williams started and completed 5.0 IP.

Williams allowed a pair of 2-run HRs in the 1st and 3rd.  A double and single allowed another run.  In the 6th, Williams allowed a walk and single to the first two batters. With runners on 1st and 3rd, he was lifted for Juan Morillo.  A ground ball out, single, and another ground ball allowed both inherited runners to score.

In the 7th, Morillo allowed a single and walk.  On a double steal, Dalton Rushing had a throwing error allowing one runner to score, and the other to end up at 3rd.  A wild pitch allowed the second run to score.

Tulsa temporarily tied the score in the 3rd.  Chris Alleyne doubled and scored on a Taylor Young single.  Young was balked to 2nd and scored on a Dalton Rushing single.

Alex Freeland hit his first AA HR in the 6th.  In the 7th, Taylor Young doubled and moved to 3rd on a ground out.  Young scored on a Brendon Davis sac fly.  A single and three walks gave the Drillers their final run.

  • Taylor Young – 2-4, 1 BB, 2 runs, 1 RBI, double (7)
  • Brandon Lewis – 2-3, 1 BB, 1 run
  • Alex Freeland – 1-3, 1 BB, 1 run, 1 RBI, HR (7)
  • Chris Alleyne double (3)


Box Score


Great Lakes Loons 5 – Lansing Lugnuts (A’s) 3

Maddux Bruns has now pitched back to back gems.  He completed 4.0 innings of 3-hit scoreless baseball.  His walks were at 2, and his strikeouts were 6.  His only inning of stress was the 4th.  With 2 outs, he walked a batter who took 3rd on a single.  After a second walk in the inning, he had the bases full.  He struck out the next batter for his last batter of the inning.  64 pitches in 4.0 innings, with 42 strikes (65.6%).


He has gone from 1.2 IP, to 3.0, and now 4.0.  He has allowed 3 runs (1 earned) in 8.2 IP.  His walk total is still high at 6.  His BB/9 is 6.23 which is an improvement of his 6.39 for 2023 at Great Lakes.  He has 14 Ks.  He is on the right track.  He now needs to build on that consistency.  He is also going to need to get up 5-6 IP is he wants to fulfill his starting role.

The Loons scored a pair in the 1st.  Noah Miller drew a 2-out BB, and Chris Newell hit a 2-run HR.

The lead lasted until the 5th.  Brandon Neeck relieved Bruns.  He got two quick outs but then gave up a triple, 2 singles, and a double for three runs, and a Lansing 3-2 lead.

The Loons got the three back in the 6th.  Thayron Liranzo had a one-out single, and Chris Newell drew a two-out BB before Jake Gelof hit a 3-run HR, his first High A HR.


Kelvin Bautista (2.0 IP), Michael Martinez (1.0 IP), and Lucas Wepf (1.0 IP) finished the final 4.0 scoreless innings.  Wepf earned his 4th save.

  • Thayron Liranzo – 2-3, 1 BB, 1 run
  • Chris Newell – 1-2, 2 BB, 2 runs, 2 RBI, HR (8)
  • Jake Gelof – 1-4, 1 run, 3 RBI, HR (1)


Box Score



Visalia Rawhide (Arizona) 4 – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 0

Well I was wrong.  Jose Rodriguez did indeed start for the Quakes.  This was his first pro start going back to 2021.  His start did not go as well as he undoubtedly hoped for.  He got through the first two innings unscathed.  But his next two innings did not go well.  He gave up 4 runs in the 3rd, and 3 more in the 4th.  Overall, In his 3.2 IP, he allowed 7 runs (all earned), 8 hits (1 HR), and 3 walks.  He continued with his excellent strikeout numbers with 7 in 3.2 IP.

Rancho close the score to 7-5 in the 6th. With 2 outs, Visalia walked 6 straight Quakes, and Josue De Paula hit a 2-run single.

Robinson Ortiz came in to relieve.  He retired the side in order in the 6th.  In the 7th, 2 singles and a ground out moved them to 2nd and 3rd.  RC got the runner at the plate on the next fielder’s choice.  Ortiz picked off the runner on 1st, but Jefferson Valladares threw the ball away and the run scored (unearned).

Sean McLain opened the 9th with a single.  He moves to 3rd on 2 wild pitches, and scores on a Samuel Munoz sacrifice fly.  They narrowed the score to 8-6, but that is as close as it will get.

Rancho Cucamonga got 6 hits.

  • Sean McLain – 2-3, 2 BB, 2 runs


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Really enjoy these. Casparius is 6’2″ 215. About the same size as Landon Knack.


A further connection: Sheehan had the special fastball and Casparius has the elite slider.


Jeff, I appreciate your support of Taylor, and while I agree the team doesn’t really need him at this time it’s my opinion any time you can upgrade the roster it should be considered. How long do the Dodgers wait? I said 100 at bats and that should happen sometime before summer arrives. If he’s still waving at air after those 100 at bats, what do you tell Lipcius, Gauthier and Owings if they have continued banging at AAA?

Casparius. I think he would look good in green and gold.

Gelof. 22 years old. Great looking swing. Crushed A league pitching. Steals bases and hits triples now and then. I’d like to see what he does in AA.



In your opinion, how much of that is due to the people in charge and how much is institutionalized within teams?


Joc Pederson is leading AZ in all 4 categories of this line:


All three.


And therefore 4


Well played, Garkel.

Watford Dodger

Be a good TD pick up

Singing the Blue

Burroughs overcame some pretty tough substance abuse problems.

As I think about his poor kid watching his 43 year old Dad collapse in front of him I just shake my head and remind myself that there are more important things in life than worrying about how CT3 might be holding back the team.

What a horrible thing for a kid to have to go through.

RIP Sean.


Oh man. That poor kid.

I too remember Burroughs in Little League. Impressive run. 43. Too soon.


Yes, first thing I thought was “was his kid on the field and watching it happen?”


Nobody wants a 3 digit number

Singing the Blue

Really happy for those guys to get “real” numbers.
It’s a small statement from the team that they expect them to be around for awhile.

On the other hand, I hear that CT3 will now be wearing number 87 and Outman number 92.


How about numbers that start with 0?


does this mean Bellinger cannot return??

Singing the Blue

Yes it does.


Al Oliver wore # 0 and Brian Wilson wore # 00. The pitcher, not the Beach Boy.

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I’m thinking Taylor could wear 149.

Last edited 6 days ago by Badger

The Dodgers are coasting along but the Lakers have drama. I am very tired of a player, any player, being able to overly influence who is on the roster and who is the coach. Pelenka needs to leave and replaced with someone who doesn’t defer to James.

I think the Lakers need to move on from James. I fear they will trade an asset to get a third superstar. They need Caldwell Pope if they keep Reeves, Davis, and James. He a shooter and a good defender. Russell was hot and cold as a shooter and a poor defender.

I would let James walk which would allow the team to hire a coach that wouldn’t be second guessed by James.

PG Reeves
SG Pope
C Davis
PF Vanderbilt
SF Hachimura

Singing the Blue

Welcome to

Pelinka was trained by Kobe so he’s the perfect guy to be LBJ’s flunky.

They will definitely keep LeBron if he’s willing to stay and I’m guessing he will be.
That means they’ll go after a third star which will involve trading Reeves.

Not at all sure that will make the team better.

When Ham was fired most media folk speculated on 5 possibilities. Two have already gotten jobs with Charlotte and Phoenix. Balmer says he wants to keep Lue so that’s a third one.

I want to see JJ Reddick hired even though he has absolutely no coaching experience. He’s a very smart guy and was a smart basketball player. He’s an excellent communicator and has a good relationship with LBJ. He’ll be able to do the things Ham wasn’t doing with regard to lineups and late game strategy. I see him as another Steve Kerr in the making.

And now we return you to the already-in-progress

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