Farm Fresh: August 16 minors highlights
By Miranda Perez
Here are a few highlights from Tuesday the Dodger farm system, including one outing where the hits stopped coming:
- Single-A Great Lakes’ Yadier Alvarez was the star of the night, tossing five no-hit, scoreless innings, striking out eight and walking three in the Loons’ 12-0 rout of the Lansing Lugnuts. In five starts with the Arizona (Rookie) League Dodgers this year, Alvarez had a record of 1-1 with a 1.80 ERA, striking out 26 batters in just 20 innings. Since July 20, he has gone 2-1 with a 2.36 ERA in six starts with Great Lakes, posting a 6.0 strikeout-to-walk ratio, striking out an astounding 42 batters against seven walks in 26 2/3 innings pitched.
- Triple-A Oklahoma City and the AZL Dodgers were the only affiliates to not come away with a win on Tuesday, but Yasiel Puig continued his success with Oklahoma City since returning on August 7. He finished the night going 3 for 4 with a homer and two RBI and has hit .481 (13-for-27) with three home runs and 11 RBI in his last seven games. Left-handed reliever Adam Liberatore also made an appearance in a rehab stint, delivering one scoreless inning of relief, not allowing a single baserunner and striking out two.
- It only took 15 innings, but the Ogden Raptors walked off victoriously after four hours and 51 minutes, as Brandon Montgomery’s two-out RBI single gave them the 2-1 win. Odgen’s relievers were the real heroes though, as five members of the bullpen combined to toss 10 scoreless innings of relief following starter Nolan Long’s exit. Long had a solid outing himself, allowing one run on six hits in five innings, striking out seven with two walks.
- The Double-A Tulsa Drillers won their fourth consecutive game, beating Midland 9-5 thanks to an impressive performance on offense. Four players tallied multi-hit games: Willie Calhoun, Jacob Scavuzzo, Alex Verdugo and Kyle Garlick, who had a four-hit night. Scavuzzo and Cody Bellinger both homered, and starter Andrew Sopko earned his first win with the Drillers, evening his record at 1-1 since his promotion from Rancho Cucamonga. He allowed three runs on eight hits in five innings, while striking out two and walking five.