Dodgers minor league starting pitchers combined to allow three runs on four hits in 17 innings in three wins on Saturday, but it was a powerful PCL performance that caught my eye.
Player of the day
Chris Heisey went deep twice for Triple-A Oklahoma City, the first multi-homer game in the Pacific Coast League this season. Heisey hit a solo shot against Wandy Rodriguez in the fourth inning, then a two-run blast in the sixth against Cody Kendall.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Behind Heisey, Oklahoma City beat the Round Rock Express (Rangers) 8-2 on Saturday night. Zach Lee did well in his season debut, allowing one run on two hits and two walks in six innings, with six strikeouts to pick up the win. Lee retired 17 of his final 18 batters faced in the win.
Kyle Jensen also doubled twice in the win, scoring twice and driving in two runs.
Signed to a minor league contract just before the season began, 25-year-old Deck McGuire was stellar in his Drillers debut, leading Tulsa to a 4-2 victory over the San Antonio Missions (Padres). McGuire struck out six and walked one in his six innings, and the only hit he allowed was a solo home run in the first inning by Diego Goris. McGuire retired the next 11 hitters, and allowed just one run on the night.
Corey Seager was 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI. His double play partner Brandon Dixon was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a double, his third straight game with a double.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes got two hits and a home run from second baseman Brandon Trinkwon and from left fielder Jarek Cunningham in a 4-1 victory over the Bakersfield Blaze (Mariners). That was more than enough offense for Zach Bird, who allowed one run and one hit in five innings, with four strikeouts and three walks.
Jacob Rhame allowed a pair of hits but overcame it with five strikeouts in two innings, picking up his first save.
Low Class-A Great Lakes
The third time was not a charm as the Loons' were postponed for a third straight day. Great Lakes will now open its season on the road, on Sunday.
Saturday box scores
Sunday schedule & pitchers
10 a.m. PT: Great Lakes (Brock Stewart) vs. Fort Wayne (Thomas Dorminy)
12 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Scott Barlow) at Bakersfield (Carlos Misell)
12:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Mike Bolsinger) vs. Round Rock (Alex Gonzalez)
12:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Jeremy Kehrt) vs. Corpus Christi (Lance McCullers)