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Dodgers minor league report July 4: Quakes win 9th straight, Corey Seager goes 2-for-4

Reigning Cal League pitcher of the week Lindsey Caughel
Reigning Cal League pitcher of the week Lindsey Caughel
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Minor League Player of the DayChris Jacobs - 1 for 3, 1 home run, 2 RBI. Chris Jacobs hit his 17th home run of the season to give the Quakes a first inning 2-0 lead.  That home run helped the Quakes win their ninth straight game.

AAA – The 51s (Mets) took a one run lead in the tenth but a walk-off walk in the bottom of the inning gave the Isotopes a 7-6 winJeff Bennett continued his string of solid starts going 6.2 innings, allowing three runs, five hits, one walk and Bennett struck out six.  Last year at this time, Jose Dominguez was brought up to the Dodgers to add some heat to the bullpen.  Dominguez had a nice June but on Friday, Dominguez blew the save with two runs on two hits in 1.1 innings.  Yimi Garcia gave up the go-ahead run in the top of tenth but then Garcia became the beneficiary of the bottom of the inning.

Jamie Romak singled, his third hit of the game, to start the inning.  Griff Erickson singled to put runners on first and second.  With two outs, Walter Ibarra, who also had three hits, walked to load the bases.  The just-arrived Carlos Triunfel hit a ground ball to third that was misplayed to allow the tying run to score.  And then Alex Liddi walked to score Erickson with the winning run.

AA – The Lookouts were shutout by the Suns (Marlins) 3-0. The Suns put two runs on the board in the first inning off Nick Struck.  Struck pitched 5 innings, allowed all three runs, two earned, three hits, four walks and struck out four.  The Lookouts outhit the Suns seven to three but could not push across anything.  Scott Schebler and Bobby Coyle each had two hits.

HiA – It was a prospect duel in Lancaster as Julio Urias faced Mark Appel. But the duel was short-lived as Urias just pitched 1.2 innings in a scheduled short outing. Appel gave up four runs as the Quakes won their ninth straight game beating the JetHawks (Astros) 4-2. Urias struck out three in his outing.  Lindsey Caughel got the win by pitching the final 6 innings, allowing a run on four hits.  Caughel walked three and struck out six.

Corey Seager was 2 for 4 with a run scored.  Chris Jacobs hit his 17th home run.  This is the third straight season where Jacobs has 17 home runs, he hit 17 in both 2012 and 2013.

LoANot everyone loves "free baseball" particularly when Fourth of July fireworks await the end of the game.  But the Lugnuts (Blue Jays) and Loons put up zeros for thirteen innings before each scored in the 14th with the Lugnuts scoring two to the Loons one to pick up the win 2-1. In the top of the 14th, Josmar Cordero singled in Jacob Scavuzzo to give the Loons the lead.  An error in the bottom of the 14th put runners at first and second and that extra out proved costly as the missed double play allowed the winning run to score.

Four Loon pitchers combined to pitch 13 scoreless innings, Victor Arano started and pitched 5 innings.  Arano gave up four hits and two walks, striking out three.

Rookie Ogden –  The Chukars (Royals) scored five runs in the bottom of the 4th to take the lead and they held it beating the Raptors 8-4. Bernardo Reyes started for Ogden and Reyes went 3.2 innings, allowing six runs (four earned), six hits, two walks and striking out two.  Julian Leon was the DH, Leon hit a home run and went 2 for 4.

DSL – The Dominican Dodgers defeated the Astros Blue (Astros) 4-3.  Dennys Chica started, the 18-year old pitched 4 innings, gave two runs, two hits and struck out four.  Chica has pitched 27 innings this season, striking out 26 and walking four.

Coming up –  Albuquerque will play a day/night double header and outfielder Carl Crawford will begin his rehab in the night game.  Isotopes have not named a starter for the 11:05 a.m. PDT game and in the second game, Zach Lee will start at 6:05 p.m.  Matt Shelton will take the mound for the Lookouts at 4:05 p.m.  Fabio Martinez will hope to make in 10 straight for the Quakes at 6:00 p.m.  Jonathan Martinez, who just turned 20, will toe the rubber for the Loons at 4:05 p.m.  Lefthander Victor Gonzalez will make his fourth start for the Raptors at 6:15 p.m.  The Arizona Dodgers and Dominican Dodgers will also play on Saturday.

Minor League Transactions – AA: Jeremy Hazelbaker returned to Chattanooga after a one-day trip to AAA.

Albuquerque Isotopes Box Score (AAA)

Chattanooga Lookouts Box Score (AA)

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Box Score (HiA)

Great Lakes Loons Box Score (LoA)

Ogden Raptors Box Score (Rookie)

Dominican Dodgers Box Score (DSL)

Minor League Central - Daily Dodger Recap