Player of the day
Jharel Cotton struck out a season high ten while giving up just three hits in seven innings for the Drillers. Cotton has 41 strikeouts and eight walks in his 37⅔ IP at AA this season.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Behind a solid start by Zach Lee and two big innings, the Dodgers defeated the Storm Chasers (Royals) 12-4. Zach Lee went seven innings and allowed two runs, four hits and struck out five. Grant Dayton finished the game for the Dodgers.
The Dodgers scored four runs in the third inning and five runs in the eighth inning.
All nine Dodger starters had at least one hit, Chris Heisey and Shawn Zarraga led the 15 hit attack with three hits apiece, Heisey also had a double and three RBI while Zarraga scored a run and a RBI.
Darnell Sweeney was 1-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored, three RBI and two walks. Scott Schebler was 1-for-5.
In a game featuring 26 strikeouts, the Drillers shutout the Naturals (Royals) 6-0. Jharel Cotton had ten strikeouts, Jacob Rhame struck out the side in the eighth inning and Ralston Cash struck out two to finish the game. The Naturals struck out 11 Drillers.
Five Drillers had two or more hits, Lars Anderson had three hits while Brian Burgamy, Yadir Drake, Peter Lavin and Adam Law each had two hits.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes were again unable to score as the Rawhide (DBacks) threw a 3-0 shutout at Rancho Cucamonga. Zack Bird had a good start, going seven innings and allowing two runs, three hits, three walks and striking out five.
Rawhide starter Brandon Sinnery pitched a complete game five-hit shutout and allowed only Paul Hoenecke to reach third base (on Hoenecke's triple). The Quakes went 0-for-1 in their one at bat with a RISP.
Low Class-A Great Lakes
After making it a one run game, The Loons saw Lugnuts (Blue Jays) score four more runs and defeate the Loons 10-6. Matt Shelton started for the Loons and went six innings, allowing eight runs (five earned), seven hits, three walks and struck out five. J.D. Underwood gave up a solo home run in his three relief innings.
Alex Verdugo hit his fourth home run of the season, Alex Santana and Matt Beaty each had two hits.
The Osprey (DBacks) won 10-6 in a offensive showdown against the Raptors. The Osprey got out to a 10-0 lead before the Raptors began to chip away at that lead.
Dennis Santanna and Colin Hering each gave up four runs in three and two innings pitched respectively.
The Raptors banged out 11 singles but no extra-base hits on Monday night. Jake Henson had three hits, Nick Sell, Scott De Jong and Delvis Morales each had two hits.
Rookie-level Dominican Summer League
The Dodgers scored early and late in their 11-4 win over the Rockies. Catcher Kelbert Ruiz was 3-for-4 with four RBI. Shortstop Christian Santana was 3-for-5 with a double and home run.
Luis Paz and Felix Osirio each had two hits while Jimy Perez's solo shot was eighth home run this season.
Triple-A: Los Angeles recalled catcher Austin Barnes from Oklahoma City; catcher Hunter Redman assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa.
Double-A: Tulsa sent shortstop Faustino Oguisten on a rehab assignment to Ogden.
Low Class-A: Placed pitcher Kevin Guzman on the 7-day disabled list; pitcher Victor Gonzalez assigned to Great Lakes from Ogden.
Monday box scores
3:05 p.m. PT: Oklahoma City (Joe Wieland) and (TBD at Omaha (Aaron Brooks) and (Yohan Pino)
4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (Luis De Paula) at South Bend (Cubs) (Erick Leal)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Ross Stripling) vs. NW Arkansas (Cody Reed)
6 p.m.: Ogden (Jairo Pacheco) vs. Missoula (Yelfrey Ramirez)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Julio Urias) vs. Visalia (Blake Perry)