NOTE: The All-Star break is beginning so we won’t have any of these wrap-ups until the season restarts.
The big news of the day was that Juan Soto is probably on the trade market. I mention this because if the Dodgers decide to get involved, get ready to see a lot of our stud prospects mentioned. Here is an example of what it might take to acquire Soto.
Every team has an algorithm that assigns a dollar value to a player. These numbers from @BaseballValues are one example of those. Cannot imagine the Dodgers would do a deal like this. But it gives you a sense of just how much talent the Nationals would look to reap for Juan Soto. pic.twitter.com/53GknQWV4b
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 16, 2022
Over my dead body!
OKC won tonight, 8-4. Jacob Amaya led the offense from the lower part of the order, going 3 for 4 with an RBI. Jason Martin stays hot with 2 hits and 3 RBI. Both Drew Ava’s and James Outman had 2 hits. Carson Fulmer, closed out the game with 1.2 IPs with 3 strikeouts. His ERA is down to 1.49 and he could get the call to the Dodgers at some point.
After going up and in, Jake Amaya did this on the next pitch for his third hit tonight.
Dodgers ahead, 8-2, in the 7th. pic.twitter.com/tGYHcfHJ5G
— Oklahoma City Dodgers (@okc_dodgers) July 17, 2022
The Drillers ended up losing 15-5. However, Ryan Ward stays hot with his 22nd homer along with a single. Justin Yurchak, Andy Pages and Devin Mann each had two hits.
Great Lakes Loons
The Loons played 2 games today. The only real offense occurred in game 1 when they won 1-0. Jose Ramos provided the only run with a homer. The star of the game was the pitching, led by Nick Nastrini with 5 IP, 2 hits, 2 walks and 8 strikeouts.
Nick Nastrini had a second consecutive dominant outing for Great Lakes, pxp had the FB at 94-95, t96 several times. The line:
8 Ks⬇️ pic.twitter.com/8dYkiU7pz5
— Josh Thomas (@jokeylocomotive) July 16, 2022
Game 2 was a 7-0 loss with just two total singles by Jose Ramos and Alex De Jesus.
The Quakes overcame a rough start from rehabbing pitcher Andrew Heaney to win 10-5. Carlos De Los Santos, Peter Heubeck and Ronan Kopp did not give up any earned runs in their 6.1 innings. Austin Gauthier (6) and Julio Carrion (10) both homered while Yunior Garcia went 3 for 5 with a double and 3 RBI.
LHP Ronan Kopp makes his 19th appearance tonight in the top of the seventh inning.
Quakes lead 10-4 pic.twitter.com/6IlMOvllkV
— Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (@RCQuakes) July 17, 2022
The big story was that Dustin May made his first start since injuring his elbow in April 2021. As is well known he had Tommy John Surgery. Friend of the site, Jerry Espinoza was able to be at the game and he has reports on his Twitter account (@JEspinoza1634). He is a top notch photographer.
Los Angeles Dodgers Dustin May first live game action since his TJ surgery. 2IP 3K's, 2 busted bats. No walks, no hits, no ball left the infield. Kid looks very good. @d_maydabeast pic.twitter.com/8MZKY1FkyD
— TheJerryEspinoza (@JEspinoza1634) July 16, 2022
DH of the day, Rayne Doncon, hit his 3rd home run of the season. He also had a double and we wrote about him a few months ago. Luis Morales had 3 hits and 1 RBI while Roger Caraballo also had 2 hits. The Dodgers ended up winning 7-5.
DSL Mega and Bautista
DSL Mega won in extras in walk-off fashion, 4-3. 2B Derlin Figueroa singled in the winning run with his 2nd hit and 3rd RBI of the game. SS Reynerd Ortega had 3 singles on the game. The best pitching performance was from Lesther Medrano, a righty. Out of the bullpen he 2 innings, giving up 1 hit and striking out 2.
DSL Bautista did not play.