Prospect of the day – Chase De Jong
Another day, another day of fine performances by the prospects, but ultimately Chase De Jong takes the daily title by virtue of his complete game victory. De Jong only had to go seven innings to get his complete game because Tulsa was playing a double header. In those seven innings, De Jong twirled a no-hitter for six before giving up a leadoff single in the seventh. De Jong ended up the game with a two-hitter, one earned run, two walks, and seven strikeouts.
Other notable performances:
- Cody Bellinger scored three times in the first game and blasted his 12th home run in the nightcap.
- Willie Calhoun hit his 21st home run while collecting three hits in the first game
- Andrew Sopko piggybacked off of a Yimi Garcia rehab game to pitch six great innings, giving up just one run, zero walks, and striking out nine.
- Speaking of Yimi, he started his rehab game and pitched two innings giving up one run, and striking out four of the six batters he faced
- 2015 13th round pick Michael Boyle pitched six innings of two-hit scoreless ball with zero walks, and five strikeouts to pick up a win for the Great Lake Loons
- I’m going to vary from my practice about not writing about short season players because DJ Peters is simply doing too much for me to ignore. DJ reached base 11 straight times over a two game span, and went 9 for 12, and five walks over a three-game span. Odgen is Odgen but this is awesome even for Ogden.