LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers pitcher Scott Baker was called up to pitch Sunday's series finale in San Diego, but his final start with Triple-A Oklahoma City was enough to capture Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week honors.
Baker came within one strike of a seven-inning perfect game last Monday in Iowa in the first game of a doubleheader, before Cubs infielder Addison Russell singled to break it up. Russell was promoted to the big leagues one day later.
Baker settled for a two-hit shutout with four strikeouts and no walks, and in three starts with Oklahoma City allowed only two runs with 17 innings, with 16 strikeouts and one walk. The right-hander took the loss on Sunday against the Padres, but did pitch seven innings and allowed three runs.
Oklahoma City has captured both Pitcher of the Week awards in the PCL so far this season, joining last week's winner Mike Bolsinger.
The path for Zach Lee and Joe Wieland to get a start with the Dodgers is clear — just win PCL Pitcher of the Week.