Player of the day
While he took the loss after allowing a couple of solo homers, Jose De Leon was still pitched a great game on Friday with 10 strikeouts and just four hits allowed over six innings.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Oklahoma City Dodgers swept the double header on Friday thanks to late scoring. In game one the Dodgers plated three runs in the top of the seventh (which was the final inning in this game due to the double-header) and ended up with a 6-3 win over the Sky Sox (Brewers). Kyle Jenson's double started the late rally, and he scored the tie-breaking run on a sacrifice fly by the rehabbing Carl Crawford, who was 0-for-3 on the night. Andy Wilkins then singled home a pair of insurance runs. Austitn Barnes also contributed to the victory with a two-run homer in the sixth.
On the mound Joe Wieland made his first start since June 18th and allowed one run on five hits over three innings of work. Daniel Coulombe blew the save but picked up the win while Juan Gonzalez recorded his third save with a perfect frame.
In game two the Dodgers scored two early runs, then put the game away with a five run fifth. Deck McGuire picked up the win after permitting two earned runs over five frames. On offense Jensen continued his hot night with a three run homer, while Elliot Johnson also went deep. O'Koyea Dickson contributed with four RBI's despite not collecting an extra base hit thanks to a two-run single and a couple of sacrifice flies. Finally Corey Seager was 2-for 3 with a double and three runs scored.
Player of the day De Leon was brilliant for most of the night on Friday, but a couple of bad pitches led to a 3 to 2 loss for the Drillers and the hands of Corpus Christi (Astros). De Leon was nearly flawless through four frames as he had allowed just one hit with seven punchouts, but in the fifth he gave up a pair of solo homers that would be the difference in the game. Overall Jose struck out 10 yet found himself taking the loss.
The Tulsa offense was mostly unimpressive outside of a homer and a triple by center fielder Peter Lavin. Driller new-comer Brandon Trinkwon reached base three times in just his fourth game with Tulsa thanks to a couple of singles and a walk.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
Not much to see here as the Quakes were shutout by the JetHawks (Astros) 10 to 0. The offense managed just two hits in this game, with a double each by Erisbel Arruebuena and Brandon Dixon. On the mound Jeff Brigham allowed five early runs, then Victor Araujo permitted four additional scores in relief.
Low Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons scored five runs in the sixth on Friday to comeback from a large deficit, but that wasn't enough as Fort Wayne (Padres) walked off with a 8-7 victory. Knuckle-baller Matt Shelton started this game and had trouble controlling his new pitch as he walked seven over six innings and allowed five runs. Newcomer Luis Paula then took over in the seventh and he didn't have much success as he permitted seven hits and three runs over just 2 1/3 frames, including a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth.
On offense Justin Chigbogu finally had a big game as he smacked a pair of solo homers. Julian Leon, who is also hitting below the Mendoza line, also had a big hit as his three-run jack gave his team the temporary lead. Jimmy Allen had the only other noteworthy performance with a 3-for-4 night.
The Raptors fell into a early hole that they couldn't climb out of in a 7 - 2 loss to the Voyagers (White Sox). Starter Jairo Pacheco was the main victim of the early Great Falls offense as he allowed seven hits and six runs in just 2 2/3 innings. The bullpen did solid work for the rest of the game, but the offense wasn't able to mount a comeback.
Catcher Garrett Kennedy, the Dodgers 14th round pick of this past draft, had the best game of his young professional career with three extra base hits as he connected on two doubles and a triple. Gage Green was 2-for-3 in his Ogden debut with a double and a run scored.
Julio Urias returned to the mound in a rehab assignment as the Arizona Dodgers defeated the Arizona Reds 3 to 2. Urias allowed just one hit over two scoreless frames, striking out three. Gregor Mora took over for next five innings and gave up a pair of runs while 20 year old Misja Harcksen from Netherlands recorded his first professional victory by getting the final six outs, with five of the coming via the K.
The Dodgers did not record an RBI in this game as all three of their runs scored on errors. Shakir Albert was 2-for-4 with a triple and Garrett Hope also had a couple of hits. The rehabbing Hector Olivera was 0-for-3 in his third game in Arizona.
The Dodgers dominated the Orioles in a 9 to 1 victory. 18 year old starter Leonardo Crawford, who had started his career with five scoreless starts before struggling during his last two outings, rebounded with four hitless frames and struck out five against just one walk. 19 year old Max Gooding out of Panama picked up the win in relief with three hitless frames that included five strikeouts.
At the dish the Dodgers collected 14 hits, with Frank Sanchez going 2-for-4 with three RBI's. Jefrey Souffront connected on the club's only homer of the game, while Carlos Mosquera was 2-for-3 with a RBI double and three runs scored.
Double-A: The Drillers activated Mike Thomas from the DL and also sent Julio Urias on a rehab assignment to Arizona
Class-A Advanced: In a flurry of moves John Richy and A.J. Vanegas were placed on the DL, Daniel Tillman and Chase De Jong were activated from the DL, Luis De Paula was demoted to Great Lakes, and Devan Ahart was sent on a rehab assignment to Arizona
Class-A: Derrick Sylvester was placed on the DL to make room for De Paula
Rookie Arizona: Brian Bass and Garret Hope were assigned to the Arizona Dodgers while Dennys Chica was released
Friday box scores
4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Trevor Oaks) at Fort Wayne (Michael Kelly)
4:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Chris Anderson & TBD) at San Antonio (Justin Hancock & Dennis O'Grady)
5:05 p.m. Oklahoma City (TBD) at Colorado Springs (Josh Roenicke)
6:00 p.m.: Ogden (Tommy Bergjans) at Great Falls (Zack Erwin)
7 p.m.: AZL Dodgers at AZL Indians
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Chase De Jong) vs. Inland Empire (Sean Newcomb)