Player of the day
Chris Anderson pitched the first nine inning complete game of his career and struck out eight while picking up the win on Friday. The 2013 first round pick lowered his ERA to 3.34 for the season, which ranks sixth in the Texas League.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Trevor Cahill was solid in his Oklahoma City debut as the Dodgers defeated the Express (Rangers) 3 to 2. Cahill allowed just two hits and one run over 4⅔ frames, striking out three and walking one. His only blemish was the solo homer that he permitted as he made 79 pitchers. Ian Thomas picked up the win with 2⅓ innings of perfect relief while Juan Gonzalez recorded his fourth save with a scoreless ninth and lowered his ERA to 1.23.
At the dish the Dodgers scored all three of their runs in the sixth inning, with two of them coming on a two-run homer from Chris Heisey. Corey Seager plated the other run with a sacrifice fly, while Scott Schebler reached base twice via a triple and a walk.
Player of the day Anderson pitched the best game of his professional career on Friday as the Drillers defeated the Travelers (Angels) 2 to 1. As mentioned above Anderson tossed a complete game and allowed just four hits while striking out eight. While the Tulsa offense managed just four hits themselves, newcomer Erisbel Arruebarrena provided half of the offense with a solo homer in his Driller debut. Lars Anderson had an interesting day at the plate as he walked in all four of his plate appearances.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes game in the High Desert was postponed due to the fire along the 15 freeway. The game will be made up as part of a double header on August 12th.
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Low Class-A Great Lakes
Pablo Fernandez got rocked in his second start with the Loons as Great Lakes fell to the Hot Rods (Rays) 9 to 2. Fernandez gave up seven hits and seven runs in the loss, although only four of the runs were earned. David Reid-Foley threw well in relief as he permitted just one additional run over the next 4⅓ frames.
The Loons managed just five hits in his game, with Federico Celli collecting two of them including a solo homer. Justin Chigbogu's double was the only other extra base hit for Great Lakes.
2015 35th round pick Gage Green's first professional homer turned out to be a big one as the Raptors walked-off against the Voyagers (White Sox) 5 to 4. Green, who entered the game as a defensive replacement in the fifth inning, connected on a walk-off bomb as the leadoff man in the bottom of the ninth to give the Raptors the win. Michael Medina and Nick Sell also contributed to the victory as they both went 2-for-4 with a double and a RBI in the win.
On the mound Isaac Anderson was great in the first start of his professional career as he tossed three shutout frames. The bullpen wasn't great, but a quartet of relievers secured the win.
The AZL Giants managed just two hits on Friday, but they still managed to defeat the Dodgers 2 to 1. Rehabbing starter Scott Barlow struck out five of the six batters he faced, then Sven Schuller tossed four scoreless frames. Nolan Long, the Dodgers 2015 16th round pick was the one who permitted the winning run
At the dish Carlos Aquino drove in the only run for the Dodgers. Hendrick Clementina was 2-for-4 with a double to lead the game.
Dominican Summer League
The Dodgers made four errors on Friday as they lost to the Mariners 7 to 4. Two of those errors were committed by 18 year old Jefrey Souffront, who now has 12 miscues on the season. Souffront did double in the game, however, just one of two extra base hits for the Dodgers. 16 year old Jerson Dometilia had the other extra base hit, also a two-bagger, and drove in a run.
On the mound 17 year old Felix Lacen got hit hard in his fifth start of the year as he allowed five runs in just three innings of work. Johan Diaz threw well out of the bullpen as he permitted just one score over four frames, but despite his 1.23 ERA he isn't much of a prospect as a 22 year old.
Triple-A: Catcher Shawn Zarraga was promoted from Tulsa to OKC while Ralph Henriquez was placed on the DL. Trevor Cahill was also added to the roster and Deck McGuire was sent to the Double-A.
Double-A: Erisbel Arruebarrena was promoted to Tulsa.
Class-A Advanced: RHP Brock Stewart and infielder Dillon Moyer were activated from the DL
Class-A: 2015 eighth round pick Tommy Bergjans was promoted to Great Lakes from Ogden. To make room on the roster Luis De Paula was placed on the DL
Friday box scores
4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Kevin Guzman) vs. Lansing (Chase Mallard)
5:05 p.m. PT: Oklahoma City (Zach Lee) vs. Round Rock (Alec Asher)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Jeremy Kehrt) vs. Arkansas (Michael Brady)
6 p.m.: Ogden (Michael Boyle) vs. Missoula (Bo Takahashi)
7 p.m.: AZL Dodgers (TBD) at AZL Royals (TBD)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (John Richy) vs. Visalia (Anthony Banda)