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Dodgers minor league report April 30: Joc Pederson homers, Julio Urias perfect for 3

Two of the Dodgers' top four prospects strutted their stuff on Wednesday.

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The Dodgers minor league affiliates lost three one-run games for the second day in a row, but thanks to Great Lakes the farm saw a win on Wednesday.

Minor League Player of the Day

Joc Pederson went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk, and scored twice. The center fielder in 26 games in Triple-A is hitting .398/.504/.663 with six home runs, eight doubles, 22 runs scored and 14 RBI. He also stole a base, his ninth of the year.

Pederson narrowly beat out the 17-year-old Julio Urias in San Bernardino.


Triple-A Albuquerque: The Isotopes lost 7-6 to the Salt Lake Bees (Angels) thanks to a six-run third inning against starter Carlos Frias, who was promoted from Double-A earlier in the day. Frias allowed seven runs in his five innings and struck out five. Yimi Garcia pitched two perfect innings of relief with three strikeouts, and Stephen Fife pitched a scoreless inning in relief as well. In addition to Pederson's homer, the Isotopes also got home runs from Alex Guerrero (2-for-4) and catcher Griff Erickson (1-for-4).

Double-A Chattanooga: The Lookouts got a pretty good performance on the mound from Clayton Kershaw, who whiffed nine in five innings in his second minor league rehab start. Kershaw left in a 2-2 tie, but Chattanooga ended up losing 4-3 to the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs). Erisbel Arruebarrena entered the day batting .139 (5-for-36) but was 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, two runs scored and an RBI in the loss.

Advanced Class-A Rancho Cucamonga: In his first start in 16 days, Urias retired all nine batters he faced, including five by strikeout. But the Quakes lost 1-0 to the Inland Empire 66ers (Angels), their second straight one-run loss in San Bernardino. Geoff Brown followed Urias with four scoreless innings of relief for the Quakes.

Class-A Great Lakes: The Loons went off for 15 hits, including five doubles in a 15-4 win on the road over the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres). Pretty much the entire lineup contributed, but a pair of 2013 draftees stood out. Catcher Kyle Farmer went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three runs batted in, and shortstop Dillon Moyer went 3-for-5 with a double and four runs scored.

Joey Curletta went 3-for-6 with a double, and provided the highlight of the game with this foul pop fly in the fifth inning:

TinCaps first baseman Fernando Perez ran in pursuit of the ball and accidentally kicked a sprinkler head. Water shot 20 feet in the air and caused an 18-minute delay as the field was dried out.

Coming up

Matt Magill is the scheduled starter for Albuquerque against Salt Lake in an early start (10:05 a.m. PT) ... Jonathan Martinez starts for the Loons against the TinCaps at 4:05 p.m. ... Tyson Brummett starts for Chattanooga against Tennessee at 4:15 p.m. ... Lindsey Caughel starts for Rancho Cucamonga at 7:05 p.m. against Inland Empire.

Minor League Transactions

Miguel Olivo was called up from Albuquerque to the Dodgers, with Frias promoted to the Isotopes from Double-A Chattanooga. Catcher Tim Federowicz was optioned back to Triple-A and will rejoin them in a few days.

Scores & Reports

Triple-A: Salt Lake 7, Albuquerque 6

Double-A: Tennessee 4, Chattanooga 3

Advanced Class-A: Inland Empire 1, Rancho Cucamonga 0

Class-A: Great Lakes 15, Fort Wayne 4

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