Player of the day
Outfielder Jacob Scavuzzo has been on tear since his promotion to the Quakes and after his 4-for-4 night, Scavuzzo is hitting .370/.411/.610 in 105 plate appearances.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Randy Fontanez started in place of Brandon Beachy who was designated for assignment as part of the roster moves necessitated by the 3-team trade between the Dodgers, Atlanta Braves and Florida Marlins.
Fontanez gave up four runs in the first inning and then Josh Ravin faced nine batters in the seventh inning and allowed five of them to score to make the final score 9-0.
Scott Schebler and O'Koyea Dickson each had one hit. Kyle Jensen had two hits.
The Drillers were held to a run as they lost to Arkansas Travelers (Angels) 3-1 on Thursday night. Jeremy Khert pitched 4⅓ innings and allowed three runs, ten hits and two walks. Three relievers, including Jacob Rhame who struck out three in his inning of work, held the Travelers scoreless after that but it was too late.
Kyle Farmer caught and went 2-for-3. Lars Anderson homered to produce the Drillers lone run.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes had won all eight of their prior games at home against the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres) and on Thursday they made in nine for nine by doubling up 10-5 over the Storm.
Jacob Scavuzzo had four of the Quakes 15 hits, Brandon Dixon was 3-for-3 and Tim Locastro was 3-for-5.
John Richy started and gave up three runs and nine hits in six innings to pick up his ninth win of the season.
Low Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons saw the South Bend Cubs score a run in the top of the ninth to take the lead but then with two out, Alex Santana singled home Justin Chigbogu, who had just doubled home Matt Beaty to tie the game, to take a 3-2 win.
Scott Griggs continued his way back from injury to be the eventual winner, Griggs pitched 1⅓ innings and gave up the one unearned run and struck out two.
Tommy Bergjans started for the Loons and pitched 5⅔ innings and giving up a run, five hits and struck out six.
Alex Verdugo was 1-for-3 with a walk and strikeout.
Short Season Ogden
The Raptors had a tough fielding night in their 8-2 loss to the Idaho Falls Chukars (Royals). The Raptors made two errors in both the first and second innings and added one more in the third.
The errors produced two unearned runs and helped shorten starting pitcher Michael Boyle's night to 2⅓ innings. Michael Boyle gave up five runs, three earned, eight hits, three walks and struck out three.
Willie Calhoun was 2-for-4 with a walk.
Dominican Summer League
The Dodgers shutout the Twins 6-0 as lefthander Leonardo Crawford struck out a season high ten batters in his five innings of work. Crawford did not walk a batter, allowing just four hits along with the ten strikeouts.
Jimy Perez was 2-for-5 and hit his tenth home run of the season. Luis Paz was also 2-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI.
Triple-A: Los Angeles optioned infielder Jose Peraza to Oklahoma City; activated pitcher Randy Fontanez from the 7-day disabled list. Outfielder Chris Heisey and pitchers Chin-hui Tsao and Brandon Beachy were designated for assignment. Infielder Hector Olivera was traded to Atlanta Braves
Class-A: Pitchers Pablo Fernandez and Matt Shelton assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Great Lakes; pitcher Zack Bird was traded to Atlanta Braves; pitchers Jeff Brigham and Victor Araujo were traded to Florida Marlins
Low Class-A: Pitcher Scott Barlow assigned to Great Lakes from Rancho Cucamonga; pitcher Joshua Sborz assigned to Great Lakes from Ogden. Pitcher Kevin Guzman traded to Florida Marlins.
Rookie: DSL Dodgers placed pitcher Jesus Vargas on the 7-day disabled list; second baseman Samuel Ortiz assigned to DSL Dodgers.
Thursday box scores
4:00 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Scott Barlow) at Lake County (Indians) (Justus Sheffield)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (TBD) at Memphis (Nick Greenwood)
5:10 p.m.: Tulsa (Jharel Cotton) at Arkansas (Nate Smith)
6:05 p.m.: Ogden (Ivan Vietez) at Idaho Falls (TBD)
7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers vs. AZL Reds
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Carlos Frias) vs. Lake Elsinore (Matthew Shepherd)