The Dodgers got some more good pitching performances down on the farm on Tuesday, but the biggest story was the organization's best prospect, who continued to rake in Double-A.
Player of the day
Corey Seager kept his hitting barrage of the early season going with three more hits for Double-A Tulsa on Tuesday afternoon, including his first home run of the season.
Seager is 14-for-24 (.583) in the early going this season, including five multi-hit games in six games. Since reaching Double-A in July 2014, Seager has 23 multi-hit games in 44 games, and is hitting .378/.405/.564 with 17 doubles, three home runs and three triples.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City forced extra innings with a ninth-inning tally but fell in 10 innings to the Nasahville Sounds (Athletics) 7-6 on Tuesday night. Austin Barnes continued to hit, going 2-for-4 with a walk and two RBI, and on the season the Dodgers' third-string catcher is hitting .412/.500/.647 through five games. Scott Baker had another solid start in his second OKC outing, striking out six with no walks in five innings, allowing just one run on five hits.
Seager drove in both runs in Tulsa's 2-1 victory over the Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros), but he wasn't the only star for the Drillers. Starting pitcher Chris Anderson picked up his second win in as many starts thanks to seven strikeouts in his six scoreless innings, with only two hits and two walks allowed.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes lost a third straight game, 4-2 on Wednesday to the Inland Empire 66ers (Angels). The bright spots on offense included shortstop Dillon Moyer, who tripled, doubled and drove in two runs; and left fielder Devan Ahart, who was 2-for-4 with a run scored and is 6-for-18 (.333) in five games.
Jose De Leon in his second start of the year began strong by striking out the side, but ended up just lasting four innings, allowing two runs on five hits without another strikeout after the first. A 25-pitch fourth inning ended his night.
Low Class-A Great Lakes
Trevor Oaks had a strong season debut, leading the Loons over the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers) 6-0. Oaks, the Dodgers' seventh-round pick in 2014 out of nearby Cal Baptist, pitched five scoreless innings, allowing only one hit while striking out two. Oaks faced the minimum 15 batters in his five innings.
Alex Verdugo was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI, while catcher Julian Leon was 2-for-5 with a run scored.
Triple-A: With left-handed pitcher David Huff starting in Los Angeles, Oklahoma City added left-handed pitcher Rudy Owens to its roster from extended spring training. Owens allowed a run in the 10th inning in his Dodgers debut, suffering the loss.
Tuesday box scores
Wednesday schedule & pitchers
3:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Victor Gonzalez) vs. Lansing (Chase De Jong)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Carlos Frias) vs. Nashville (Barry Zito)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Julio Urias) at San Antonio (Colin Rea)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (John Richy) at Inland Empire (Victor Alcantara)