Dustin May wins June 4th FFA
There was some heated competition for the Dodger Farm Factory Award for the week ending on June 4th but it involved mostly pitchers and Nineteen-year-old Dustin May got the nod.
Wilmer Font had the best game of the week when he struck out ten in a six-inning two-hitter.
Trevor Oaks had the most interesting game. Oaks pitched a seven-inning two-hit gem with zero walks and seven strikeouts. That was a sweet pitching performance but what made this game stand out was that Oaks also hit a three-run home run off of ex-Dodger Javy Guerra. Even stranger was that Oaks hit the home run in the top of the 8th and would not pitch the 8th inning.
Dustin May won the award for pitching two games in the week. His second game was the gem, but he combined for thirteen innings, eleven hits allowed, three earned runs allowed, zero walks, and thirteen strikeouts. On the year Dustin May has struck out fifty-four with only eight walks.
On the hitting side, it was nice to see Yusniel Diaz finish the week on a hot note. He started out zero for ten but finished with three straight multi-hit games going eight for fourteen with two home runs.
Oneil Cruz had a four-hit game on Sunday, the first time in his professional career he had four hits in a game on the mainland. Heck, it was the first time he had more than two hits in a game on the mainland.
Continuing to muddle the waters at Shortstop for the Great West Loons, the Dodger added 6th round 2016 draft pick Errol Robinson to the mix. Robinson started at SS on Sunday and collected four hits and stole three bases. Robinson is older than his other shortstop competition. Robinson has now played nine games at 2nd, one at 3rd, three at SS, and two in CF. He’s the Kiké Hernandez for the Loons. The strange part of this is that Gavin Lux spent most of the week playing 2nd base. Lux now has more starts at 2nd, than he does at SS. Go figure.