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Dodgers minor league report August 17: Chris Anderson has career day

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2013 first round pick Chris Anderson set career highs with 10 strikeouts and seven innings pitched on Sunday

Chris Anderson was excellent on Sunday.
Chris Anderson was excellent on Sunday.
Steve Saenz | RC Quakes

Minor League Player of the DayChris Anderson (HiA) - 7 IP, 5 hits, 1 walks, 2 runs, 10 K's.  Anderson had one of the best starts as a professional on Sunday as he set career highs in both strikeouts and innings pitched.

AAA – The Isotopes used a pair of homers and a solid outing from starter Jeff Bennett to down the Sounds (Brewers) 4-2.  Bennett scattered nine hits over six innings, but only gave up one run to pick up his seventh win of the season.  Scott Elbert tossed a scoreless seventh, then Yimi Garcia struck out four and recorded a two-inning save despite allowing a run.  At the plate Clint Robinson and Walter Ibarra were responsible for the Albuquerque homers, while Alex Guerrero went 1-for-3 with a stolen base.  Joc Pederson also went 1-for-3, but failed to move a step closer to 30-30 after he was picked off.

AA – Starter Andres Santiago allowed 7 early runs as the Lookouts went on to lose to the Barons (White Sox) 10-5.  Santiago didn't make it out of the 2nd inning after walking three and giving up five hits as he lost his eighth game of the season.  Mike Thomas threw very well in relief as he permitted just one hits over 3⅔ scoreless frames, but then Juan Gonzalez allowed three more runs to put the game out of reach for good.  Despite the loss the offense collected 14 hits as everyone in the lineup had at least one base knock.  Scott Schebler connected on his 25th homer of the season, while O'Koyea Dickson was 2-for-5 with a triple and a RBI.  Corey Seager also went 2-for-5 to increase his season average to .355.

HiA – The Quakes held the Storm (Padres) scoreless for 6 innings, but still managed to lose to Lake Elsinore 8-4 in 10 innings.  Player of the day Chris Anderson was outstanding for the first six frames as he allowed just two hits and no runs during that time, but in the seventh he ran into a little trouble and permitted 2 runs.  Geoff Brown then allowed the Storm to tie the game, and in the 10th Daniel Tillman got rocked for four runs and took the loss.  At the dish the Quakes had just seven hits, but three were homers as Jeremy Rathjen, Chris Jacobs, and James Baldwin all went deep.  For Rathjen it was his third homer of the week and second in as many days.

LoA – Down by 4 heading into the bottom of the ninth the Loons staged an amazing comeback to tie the game, but Great Lakes eventually fell to West Michigan (Tigers) 7-5 in 13 innings.  Devan Ahart's double, his third hit of the game, really got the ninth inning really going as he drove in the first run, then a couple of RBI ground outs brought the Loons to within one.  Things still looked bleak, however, as Great Lakes had nobody on with two outs, but back to back doubles by Joey Curletta and Paul Hoenecke tied the game.  While they couldn't go anything going in the extra frames, other offensive highlights from earlier in the game include a 3-for-6 effort from Jose Capellan and a 2-for-6 game from Brandon Trinkwon that includes a double and a RBI.  On the mound starter Scott Barlow allowed just three hits over 5⅓ innings, but he also walked a pair and gave up three runs.  Reliever Matt Campbell then permitted two more runs to score, the first time he's allowed more than one run in an outing all season long.  After five scoreless frames from the bullpen, Jordan Hershiser gave up the two runs in the top of the 13th to take the loss.

Rookie Ogden – The Raptors scored three runs in the third and that's all they needed for a 3-2 win over the BrewersBilly Bereszniewicz started the Ogden scoring with an RBI triple, then was singled home by Cody Bellinger.  After Bellinger stole second base, he was driven home by Colin Hering to complete the scoring.  On the  mound starter Jeff Brigham threw just three innings and allowed just one run.  Francisco Martinez followed with three scoreless frames and picked up the win while permitting just one hit, and later on Brock Stewart recorded his third save despite allowing a run in the ninth.

Rookie Arizona – The A's overcame a 5 run deficit to defeat the Arizona Dodgers 7 to 6 on Sunday.  The Dodger offense scored all 6 of their runs in the 4th inning when they strung together 5 hits, 3 walks, and a HBP.  The rehabbing Erisbel Arruebarrena had a big 2-run double during the inning, while Ariel Sandoval plated two with a single.  Alex Verdugo also had a run scoring single and stole his 7th base of the year.  On the mound starter Misja Harcksen lasted just 2.2 innings and gave up a run, then a trio of relievers struggled out of the bullpen.  Adrian Rivero permitted 3 unearned runs and Carson Baranik took the loss after allowing the final run to score in the 7th.

DSL – Off day

Coming up – Everyone is back at it on Monday, with the highlight being Julio Urias taking the mound for the Quakes.  Barry Enright gets the call for the Isotopes, Nick Struck starts for the Lookouts, Luis De Paula toes the rubber for the Loons, and J.D. Underwood throws for the Raptors.

Minor League Transactions – AAA: Johnny Monell was placed on the DL while Delvis Morales was promoted from Great Lakes.  HiA: Delvis Morales was sent to the Loons from Rancho.  LoA: Tyler Wampler was promoted from Ogden to Great Lakes.

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)

Arizona Dodgers Box Score (Rookie)

Minor League Central - Daily Dodger Recap