Player of the day
Chris Anderson did not allow an earned run over seven innings on Saturday while picking up his fourth win of the season for Tulsa. The 2013 first round pick stuck out six and allowed just five hits while lowering his season ERA to 3.58.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Oklahoma City Dodgers scored four times in the seventh to come away with a come from behind 6-4 win over the 51's (Mets). A pinch hit double by Brian Burgamy tied the game in the seventh, then a passed ball and a sacrifice fly allowed the final two runs to score. Scott Schbeler had the best game at the dish as he went 3-for-4 and finished a homer shy of the cycle.
On the mound starter P.J. Walters gave up four runs over six innings of work, but he picked up the win after leaving the game. The Dodger bullpen was outstanding in this one as Chin-hui Tsao struck out two in a scoreless eighth while David Aardsma picked up his 13th save with a perfect 9th.
Brandon Dixon hit a big three-run homer and Chris Anderson was masterful on the mound as the Drillers downed the Naturals (Royals) 7 to 2. Dixon's big hit was hit 4th long ball of the season, and while most of his 2015 stats appear to be pretty impressive as he has 10 SB's and a .280 average, his OPS is just .720 and he has 50 K's vs. just three walks for the season. Yadir Drake went 3-for-5 and scored two runs while Adam Law was 2-for-3 with a double and also crossed the plate twice.
On the mound Anderson won his fourth game of the season with seven strong innings, allowing just one unearned run on five hits. Chris struck out six and walked a pair. Dustin Richardson continued his solid relief with a perfect frame, then Jeremy Horst got the final three outs while permitting a run.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes got crushed by the Giants in a 11-0 loss. Starter Jon Richy had his worst game of the season as he allowed 11 hits and eight runs over six innings. Reliever Luis Meza also got hit hard as he as he gave up three additional runs.
The Rancho offense managed eight hits in the shutout, but all of them were singles. Cody Bellinger reached base twice with a single and a walk and also stole his sixth base of the season.
Low Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons won their fourth straight game and evened their record at 20 with a 5-2 win over the Captains (Indians). Starter Kevin Guzman pitched a solid game as he allowed just five hits and one earned run over 6⅓ frames. He struck out six and lowered his ERA to 3.02. Karch Kowalczyk continued his great relief work as he recorded his sixth save with another scoreless outing.
At the dish Josmar Cordero had the big game as he went 2-for-4 with a couple of doubles and two RBI's. Jimmy Allen also left his mark on this game as he had three hits and scored a couple of runs, one of them coming on a RBI single from Alex Verdugo.
Triple-A: Austin Barnes was recalled to Los Angeles, and fellow catcher Austin Chubb was added back to the OKC roster
Low Class-A: Derrick Sylvester assigned to the Loons, while Brandon Martinez was sent to Ogden in a paper move
Saturday box scores
San Jose 11, Rancho Cucamonga 0
11:05 a.m. PT: Great Lakes (Robert Fernandez) vs. Lake County (Justus Sheffield)
12:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Zach Lee) at Las Vegas (Darin Gorski)
1:00 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Zack Bird) at. San Jose (Chase Johnson)
4:05 p.m.: Tulsa (TBD) at NW Arkansas (Jonathan Dziedzic)