Player of the day
Zach Lee was a little wild with five walks in five innings but he only allowed one hit and didn't permit a run as he lowered his 2.38 with five strong innings. Could he be the next Oklahoma City starter to make his Dodger debut?
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Player of the day Zach Lee was outstanding on the mound as the Dodgers defeated the Storm Chasers (Royals) 2-1 on Friday. Lee gave up just one hit over five shutout innings, and although he permitted five walks they didn't come back to haunt him. Ramon Troncoso followed with a couple of scoreless frames, and while Josh Ravin allowed a run in the eighth, David Aardsma was able to close the door for his ninth save of the season.
At the dish Oklahoma City managed just five hits, with only Corey Seager's triple going for extra bases. Seager ended up scoring two runs and also walked. Darwin Barney had the only multi-hit game and he also drove in an important run for the Dodgers.
The Drillers were rained out after playing into the third inning. The game was called after Yadir Drake slipped while trying catch a fly ball in the wet outfield. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader in June.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes rallied for a pair of runs in the top of the ninth to tie the game at five, but not long thereafter Rancho fell to High Desert 6-5 after they scored on a walk-off error by newcomer Tyler Wampler. The late comeback should be credited to Dillon Moyer who got his club to within one with a late RBI single, then Jeremy Rathjen tied the game with a based loaded walk. In the bottom on the 9th, however, reliever Ramon Benjamin allowed a one-out single, then the next battered doubled to bring the winning run to third base. A grounder to shortstop should have kept the game alive, but Wampler misplayed the ball which allowed the winning run to score.
Going back to the start of the game Scott Barlow punched out eight over 5 and 2/3 innings, giving up three runs along the way. Brandon Trinkwon had the big game at the dish with a solo homer during his 2-for-4 night.
And of course it should also be mentioned that Yasiel Puig homered during his rehab start, but also left the game after pulling up lame in the top of the 5th after a groundout to third base. After the game Puig said said he felt his hammy tighten up a little after the sun went down, and will take a few days off.
Low Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons did almost nothing on offense as they fell to the Captains (Indians) 6-0. Justin Chigbogu, batting just .153 for the season and hitting out of the 8th spot in the lineup, was the lone highlight at the plate as he went 2-for-4.
Great Lakes starter Brock Stewart actually threw relatively well as he allowed just two runs over six innings despite permitting eight hits. Jose Alberto Molina got rocked in relief as he gave up three runs while recording just one out.
Triple-A: Brian Burgamy was assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa. Matt Carson was traded to Nashville. P.J. Walters was assigned to Ogden in a paper move.
Double-A: Kyle Farmer assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Tulsa. Deck McGuire was assigned to Tulsa from the Ogden Raptors in a paper move. Finally Tulsa activated Shawn Zarraga from the 7-day DL.
Class-A: Spencer Navin assigned to Great Lakes Loons from Rancho Cucamonga.
Lo-Class-A: Brant Whiting assigned to Dodgers Extended Spring Training from Great Lakes.
Friday box scores
High Desert 6, Rancho Cucamonga 5
3:30 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) at Lake County (Justus Sheffield)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Randy Fontanez) at Omaha (Christian Binford)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Deck McGuire) vs. Springfield (TBD)
6:35 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Jeff Bringham) at High Desert (Cole Wiper)