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Dodgers minor league report June 25: Trio of homers lead Quakes over Mavericks

Chris Jacobs, Brandon Dixon, and James Baldwin all went deep for the Quakes on Wednesday

Chris Jacobs
Chris Jacobs
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Minor League Player of the DayChris Jacobs (HiA) - 3 for 4, 1 HR, 1 2B, 4 RBI's.  Brandon Trinkwon and his 4 hits made a case for this award, but Jacobs gets the nod thanks to the homer and 4 RBI's.  For Chris it was his 15th homer of the season, and while he has cooled off a bit in June his overall OPS is still above .900.

AAA – Off day

AA – While Wednesday's game didn't feature any of the big home runs that Tuesday's contest had, it was just as exciting as the Lookouts walked off with a 4 - 3 win over the Blue Wahoos (Reds).  Down by one heading into the bottom of the 9th, Casio Grider led off with a walk and then moved to 3rd on Darnell Sweeney's single.  Another single by Alberto Rosario tied the game, then one out later O'Koyea Dickson had the finishing blow with a walk off single to left.  Scott Schebler wasn't part of the 9th inning magic but he had another solid day at the plate as he went 2 for 4 with a triple.  On the mound Matt Shelton allowed just 4 hits and 2 runs over 5.1 frames, then Juan Gonzalez got through the next 1.2 innings unscathed.  Robert Carson gave up a run in the 8th but settled down after that to record the win.

HiA – The Quakes defeated the Mavericks (Mariners) 9 to 7 on Wednesday despite an off night from Corey Seager.  While everyone else in the lineup had at least one hit, Seager went 0 for 5.  His teammates more than made up for his lack of offense, however, especially Chris Jacobs who went 3 for 4 with a homer, a double, and 4 RBI's.  James Baldwin also went deep with a 3-run bomb, while Brandon Dixon's 2-run shot was his 3rd of the season.  Starter Tom Windle got the win after allowing 5 hits and 3 runs over 5 frames.  All three relievers also gave up at least one run, but Rob Rogers was still able to shut the door for his 2nd save of the year.

LoA – The Loons moved to .500 for the season as they grounded the Silver Hawks (Dbacks) 5 to 1.  Starter Jonathan Martinez limited South Bend to just 1 run on 5 hits over 6 frames, striking out 5 and lowering his ERA to 3.32.  Relievers Ralston Cash, Matt Campbell, and Victor Araujo followed with a scoreless inning each to preserve the victory.  On offense Brandon Trinkwon had the big game at the plate as he went 4 for 5 and fell a homer shy of the cycle while scoring two runs and driving in one. Josmar Cordero did have a homer in the game, a 2-run shot, while Paul Hoenecke went 2 for 4 with a double and a RBI.

Rookie Ogden – Down by 4 late in the game the Raptors made things interesting by tying things up in the top of the 9th, but Ogden eventually fell to the Rockies 5 to 4 in 13 innings.  Walks, wild pitches, and errors are what helped out the Raptors late rally as the club managed only 6 hits in the game and they were all singles.  Starter Victor Gonzalez was solid over the first 4 frames, but eventually gave up 4 runs in the middle innings.  Joe Broussard and Billy Flamion were excellent out of the bullpen as they combined for 6.2 scoreless frames, however Lenix Osuna allowed the walk-off single int he 13th.

Rookie Arizona – The Arizona Dodger rallied from an early deficit but eventually fell to the Brewers 7 to 6.  2014 second round pick Alex Verdugo connected on his first professional homer in the 7th, a 2-run shot, but that was just one of four hits for the offense.  Tyler Wampler had the only other RBI and went 1 for 4.  Starter Jairo Pacheco threw just 3 innings and gave up 3 runs on 4 hits.  A quartet of relievers all got into varying degrees of trouble, but Karch Kowalczyk got the worst of hit after allowing a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 9th.

DSL – The Dominican Dodgers scored a run in the top of the 9th to get by the Royals 4 to 3.  With the game tied in the final frame, left fielder Rafael Gomez took matters into his own hands as he tripled with two outs and then scored the eventual game winning run on a wild pitch.  Leadoff man Carlos Aquino had the only other notable game at the plate as he went 2 for 5 with 2 RBI's.  On the mound starter Hector Rodriguez allowed just 1 run over 4 frames, but reliever Roniel Longa gave up 2 runs in just one-third of an inning.  Max Gooding picked up his first save with a flawless 9th.

Coming up – Everyone is back in action tomorrow, and a couple of former 1st round picks will be throwing as Chris Reed gets the ball for the Lookouts and Chris Anderson takes the mound for the Quakes.  The only other starters to be announced are Zachary Bird for the Loons and J.D. Underwood for the Raptors.

Minor League Transactions – AAA: Clint Robinson got the call up to LA, although his spot on the Isotopes roster has yet to be filled.

Chattanooga Lookouts Box Score (AA)

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Box Score (HiA)

Great Lakes Loons Box Score (LoA)

Ogden Raptors Box Score (Rookie)

Arizona Dodgers Box Score (Rookie)

Dominican Dodgers Box Score (DSL)

Minor League Central - Daily Dodger Recap