Player of the day
Kyle Farmer continues to lead the California League in hitting with a .356 average. Despite just one home run, Farmer is slugging .548 due to his 11 doubles and six triples.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers fell behind and could not catch up as they lost to River Cats (Giants) 5-4. The third straight loss to River Cats guaranteed the Dodgers first home series lost this season and it was also their fourth overall straight loss.
Deck McGuire started and he pitched six innings and gave up four runs, eight hits, one walk and struck out two. Ramon Troncoso returned from the disabled list and in his two innings, he gave up a run on two hits.
Darnell Sweeney went 3-for-4 and a double. Corey Seager had one hit and two walks. Scott Schebler had a triple and an RBI.
The big news in this game was the debut of Hector Olivera at third base for the Drillers. Eric Stephen and David Hood wrote about that here.
As for the game, it went 14 innings and the Rockhounds (Athletics) won 9-3.
The Drillers had a 3-0 lead until the seventh innings when the Rockhounds tied the game.
Mickey Storey started for the Drillers and he pitched 6⅔ innings. Storey gave up three runs, six hits, two walks and struck out two.
The score remained tied until the fourteenth inning when Chris Reed gave up six runs in ⅔ inning. Reed allowed four hits, two walks and one grand slam home run.
Adam Law was 3-for-5 with two walks.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes hit the road and took on the JetHawks (Astros). The Quakes were able to win the first game of their road trip, outscoring the JetHawks 8-5.
A familiar face started his rehab with the Quakes in Lancaster. Outflelder Yasiel Puig started in right field on Thursday night and Eric Stephen wrote about his evening here.
The game was tied 2-2 going to the third inning and then the Quakes scored three runs to take the lead. With one out, Kyle Farmer singled and then Cody Bellinger hit his eleventh home run of the season. A sacrifice fly scored the third run.
Farmer doubled in another run to make it 6-2. The JetHawks made it 6-4 but then a two-run home run by Tyler Ogle put the game out of reach.
Erik Bedard started and he went 4⅓ innings and he gave up four runs on six hits. Ramon Benjamin got the win and Rob Rogers picked up his third save.
Low Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons moved over .500 with their 7-3 win over Chiefs (Cardinals). The Loons went to 27-26 and took the first two games of this three game series.
Trailing 1-0, the Loons scored three runs in the third inning. Alex Santana drove in the first run with a sacrifice fly. Ivan Vela singled in the next two runs.
Jacob Scavuzzo hit his fourth home run.
Joe Broussard pitched a strong four innings, allowing one run on six hits. Despite giving up two runs in 2⅔ innings, Derrick Sylvester got the win.
Johan Mieses, Jimmy Allen and Scavuzzo each had two hits.
Triple-A: Dodgers released David Aardsma. Placed third baseman Brian Burgamy on the 7-day disabled list. Activated pitcher Ramon Troncoso from the 7-day disabled list.
Double-A: Infielder Hector Olivera assigned to Drillers.
Class-A: Outfielder Yasiel Puig assigned to Quakes. Pitcher Rudy Owens assigned to Raptors. Pitcher Ramon Benjamin assigned to Quakes.
Thursday box scores
Rancho Cucamonga 8, Lancaster 5
7:30 a.m. PT: DSL Dodgers vs. DSL Mariners
4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (Trevor Oaks) at Perioa (Austin Gomber)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Jose De Leon) vs. Frisco (Rangers) (Andrew Faulkner)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Scott Baker) vs. Sacramento (TBD)
6:30 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Jharel Cotton) at Lancaster (Troy Scribner)