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Jose De Leon strikes out 7 in Quakes win

Jose De Leon
Jose De Leon
Craig Minami - True Blue LA

Solid wins for three Dodger affiliates on Thursday night.

Player of the day

Quakes pitcher Jose De Leon gave up a leadoff home run and then allowed no more runs as he pitched a season high six innings. Aside from the one run, De Leon gave up seven hits, one walk and struck out seven.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City took 13 innings to defeat Iowa (Cubs) 4-2. With two out and the bases loaded, Elliot Johnson beat out a grounder to third to score the tie-breaking run. Matt Carson then walked to score the second run of the inning.

Oklahoma City's bullpen pitched seven shutout innings, Chin-hui Tsao got the win and David Aardsma picked up his league leading seventh save.

Chris Heisey hit his seventh home run to tie the game. Scott Schebler has been on fire after a slow start. Schebler was hitting .125/.222/.156 and no home runs after 36 plate appearances. In his next 36 plate appearances, Schebler his hitting .324/.361/.794 with five home runs.

Double-A Tulsa

Tulsa had 18 hits and seven walks and trounced the Arkansas Angels 15-4. Tulsa batted around in the third inning when they scored six runs.

In that inning, after Brian Burgamy hit a two-run home run, Corey Seager came up and hit his fifth home run of the season.

Jeremy Hazelbaker went 4-for-6, Kyle Farmer had three hits in his AA debut and Lars Anderson had two hits.

Jacob Rhame pitched two scoreless innings, striking out three.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

Rancho Cucamonga had lost five out of their last six games before their three game set at Lancaster (Astros). But Jose De Leon pitched his best game of the year and the Quakes won 3-2. The win gave the Quakes a series win.

De Leon held Lancaster to one run in six innings, the bullpen was able to record the final nine outs though they faced some trouble in the eighth and ninth innings. A.J. Vanegas got the last two outs in the eighth with two runners on base. And then Michael Johnson got the final out of the game with the winning run in scoring position.

Joey Curletta hit his tenth double and drove in Cody Bellinger. Webster Rivas was 2-for-4.

Low Class-A Great Lakes

Bowling Green (Rays) scored five runs with two out in the first inning and that was more than enough in their 5-0 win over Great Lakes.

Trevor Oaks had pitched 17 innings and given up just one run before Thursday's start. After two out in the first inning, Oaks gave up four consecutive hits and before the dust cleared, five runs were on the board. Oaks recovered and pitched five consecutive scoreless innings but it was too late for that.

Johan Mieses had two hits on a quiet afternoon for the Loon's offense.


Triple-A: The Dodgers claimed pitcher Eury De La Rosa and optioned the left-handed pitcher to Oklahoma City. Bill Plunkett tweeted after Thursday's night games that shortstop Corey Seager was promoted to Oklahoma City.

Double-A: Catcher Kyle Farmer was promoted from Rancho Cucamonga.

Class-A: Activated outfielder Robbie Garvey from the disabled list. Transferred outfielder Yadir Drake to Ogden (paper move, league does not start until June 18th). Catcher Webster Rivas was assigned from Tulsa.

Thursday box scores

Oklahoma City 4, Iowa 2 (13)

Tulsa 15, Arkansas 4

Rancho Cucamonga 3, Lancaster 2

Bowling Green 5, Great Lakes 0

Friday schedule

4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Victor Gonzalez) vs. Dayton (Reds) (Mark Armstrong)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Chris Anderson) at Northwest Arkansas (Royals) (Miguel Almonte)

5:08 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Joe Wieland) at Iowa (Dallas Beeler)

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (John Richy) vs. Inland Empire (Angels) (Christopher Ellis)

Note: It is possible Kenley Jansen, who is scheduled to begin his rehab, will start for Rancho Cucamonga