Tulsa Trio Update – Bellinger slams 13th home run
All three of the Tulsa Trio picked up hits last night, but Cody Bellinger picked up the biggest hit with a grand slam and added a double for good measure making him the easy choice for PPOTD. Verdugo and Calhoun each had a hit to round out a productive evening for the trio.
Chase De Jong coming off his Minor League player of the week award, pitched his least effective game in months. Chase only got 15 outs, the fewest number of outs he’s gotten since June 6th. He gave up two runs, walked three, and struck out only one. Following a string of solid starts, this was a very pedestrian effort.
Lots of good news coming out of Rancho:
- Andy Sopko started and for the third game in a row didn’t walk anyone, going six full innings, allowing only two runs in the offensive infused league.
- Sopko was followed by a rejuvenated Yasiel Sierra who tossed two scoreless innings with nary a sign of his bugaboo walks. Sierra has now made five relief appearances, each lasting for two innings, and hasn’t walked anyone in his last four appearances.
- Edwin Rios blasted his 16th home run for Rancho, giving him 22 for the season
Imani Abdullah was hit hard in his start for the Loons and for the second time in four starts was only able to get 10 outs.
Cody Thomas, cf, Dodgers. The former backup Sooners quarterback turned back to baseball to this year and showed surprising power. He has carried that into a pro baseball career, slugging his sixth homer Wednesday in Rookie-level Ogden’s 6-5 loss to Helena. As good as teammate Mitch Hansen has been, Thomas has been even better, slashing .408/.470/.816 in the AZL and Pioneer League.