Player of the day
2014 seventh round pick Trevor Oaks, who played his college ball locally at Cal Baptist, fired six shutout innings on Friday to lower his ERA to 0.53 for the young season. While Oaks only has nine strikeouts over 17 innings to start the season, he has also only given up seven hits.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Nashville Sounds (Athletics) scored early and often against the Dodgers pitching on Friday as Nashville dominated Oklahoma City 8-1. Spot starter Jorge De Leon was touched up for five hits (including two homers) and four runs over just two innings of work, then Chin-hui Tsao gave up two more runs in his OKC debut.
That was way too much for the Dodger offense to overcome as the club managed just six hits. Austin Barnes had the only noteworthy night as he continued his strong start to the season by reaching base three times via two singles and a walk.
Tulsa beat the Naturals (Royals) for the second day in a row, this time by a 3-2 margin. The relatively unknown Peter Lavin had the big game at the plate for the Drillers, going 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, and two RBI. Corey Seager also doubled, although his 1-for-4 effort dropped his average to .411.
On the mound starter Jeremy Kehrt tossed seven strong innings, permitting just one earned run on six hits. Ryan Dennick and Blake Smith got the next four outs, then Jeremy Horst picked up his first save of the season by inducing a game ending double play.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes fell to the Lake Elsinore Storm 7-2 and Craig has the detailed game recap here.
Low Class-A Great Lakes
Oaks continued his domination of the Midwest League as the Loons downed the Lake County Captains (Indians) 4-2. The 2014 seventh round pick allowed just two hits over six shutout frames, lowering his league leading ERA to 0.53. Kyle Hooper wasn't great in relief, but Bubby Rossman was as he picked up his first save of the season by blanking Lake County for two innings.
At the dish newcomer Johan Mieses recorded two RBI without the aid of a hit, while Faustino Oguisten was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. Josmar Cordero and Michael Ahmed also had two hits with a double each in the victory.
Triple-A: The Dodgers sent Daniel Corcino outright to Oklahoma City, and Mike Bolsinger was optioned back to Triple-A. Steve Smith was also added to the roster after Sergio Santos had his contract selected by the Dodgers.
Double-A: Left-handed pitcher Dustin Richardson was assigned to the Drillers from extended spring training.
Class-A: Jose De Leon was activated from the DL while left-handed pitcher Ramon Benjamin was removed from the roster, sent in a paper move to rookie-level Ogden, which doesn't begin its season until June 18.
Low Class-A: Outfielder Brian Wolfe was assigned to Great Lakes and infielder Faustino Oguisten was activated from the DL. Outfielder Scott De Jong and infielder Tyler Wampler were sent to extended spring training.
Friday box scores
3:30 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Victor Gonzalez) at Lake County (Sean Brady)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Matt Shelton) vs. Northwest Arkansas ( )
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City () vs Omaha ( )
6:00 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga () at Lake Elsinore (Zech Lemond)