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Minor league starters shut out opposition

All four of the Dodger minor league starters tossed at least six scoreless innings on Friday

Scott Baker tossed seven scoreless innings on Friday
Scott Baker tossed seven scoreless innings on Friday
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Player of the day

All four of the Dodger minor league starters could have won this award on Friday, but I'm going with Scott Baker as he lasted seven shutout innings and allowed just three hits. For Baker it was an outstanding rebound performance after he got knocked around on Monday.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Scott Baker rebounded from a disastrous outing on Monday to toss seven shutout innings which led the Dodgers to a 8-3 victory over the Zephyrs (Marlins). Baker was outstanding on Friday as he allowed just three hits while striking out six and walking nobody. Eury De La Rosa gave up three runs in the eighth, but Chris Reed was solid in the ninth as he lowered his ERA to 1.29.

At the dish Kyle Jensen crushed a pair of homers to drive in half the runs for Oklahoma City. Corey Seager went 3-for-5 and scored twice, while Buck Britton had a couple of hits and knocked in a pair.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers just couldn't get anything going offensively on Friday as they fell to the Travelers (Angels) 1-to-0 in 11 innings. Tulsa had just three hits in this game, with Yadir Drake going 1-for-5 and Jeremy Rathjen connecting on the club's only extra base hit, a double.

Driller starter Jeremy Kehrt was outstanding on the mound as he allowed just two hits over six shutout innings. Reliever Ryan Dennick was nearly flawless in relief as he struck out seven of the eight batters he faced, but later in the game Blake Smith allowed the winning run to score via a walk-off sacrifice fly.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes won without the aid of an extra base hit as Rancho defeated Lake Elsinore (Padres) 2-0. Dillon Moyer went 2-for-4 and scored both runs to be the hero in this one. Brandon Trinkwon didn't have a base knock, but he drove in one of the Quakes' two runs thanks to an RBI ground out.

Starter Scott Barlow tossed six scoreless innings in the Rancho victory, permitting four hits and punching out five. Daniel Tilman picked up his second save by recording the final four outs.

Low Class-A Great Lakes

Grant Holmes pitched a gem and Brian Wolfe provided the only run of the game in the form of a sacrifice fly as the Loons defeated the Cubs 1-0. Holmes allowed just two hits over six shutout innings, striking out seven and walking just two as he won his second game of the season. It was the third solid start in a row for the 2014 first round pick after a rocky start to his season. Bubby Rossman provided outstanding relief as he struck out five over two scoreless frames to lower his season ERA to 0.57, then Joe Broussard picked up his third save of the year.

The Loon offense managed just five hits in this game, with only Jimmy Allen's double going for extra bases. As mentioned Wolfe drove in the only run of the game, and he also finished a perfect 1-for-1 thanks to a single and a walk.


Triple-A: Los Angeles optioned Daniel Coulombe to Oklahoma City

Double-A: Jeremy Kehrt was assigned to Tulsa, while Nate Samson was placed on the 7-day disabled list

Class-A: Austin Chubb assigned to the Loons from Rancho Cucamonga

Lo-Class-A: Great Lakes placed Tyler Wampler on the temporarily inactive list

Friday box scores

Oklahoma City 8, New Orleans 3

Arkansas 1, Tulsa 0

Rancho Cucamonga 2, Lake Elsinore 0

Great Lakes 1, South Bend 0

Saturday schedule

4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Trevor Oaks) vs. South Bend (Ryan Williams)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Joe Wieland) vs. Iowa (Carlos Pimentel)

5:10 p.m.: Tulsa (Daniel Corcino) at Arkansas (TBD)

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Jeff Bringham) vs. Lake Elsinore (Rafael De Paula)