On Tuesday the Dodgers farm system was littered with outstanding pitching performances.
Player of the day
Joe Wieland allowed just six hits and no walks in seven scoreless innings for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday night, with seven strikeouts. It has been a rough year for Wieland, who has a 4.90 ERA after the win, but after failing to last past five innings in any of his first 16 starts this season, including one major league start, he has pitched seven innings in two of his last three outings.
Wieland's seven strikeouts on Tuesday were his most since fanning nine in his first start of the year.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Kyle Jensen drove in four runs with a home run and a double, leading a strong offensive attack behind Wieland in OKC's 9-0 win over the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins). Scott Schebler played center field and had two singles, two walks and a stolen base, and the Dodgers got two hits each out of Corey Seager, Austin Barnes, and O`Koyea Dickson as well.
Darnell Sweeney played his second game at third base, and went 0-for-4 with a walk and a run scored.
Chris Hatcher, eligible to return from the disabled list as early as Friday, pitched a scoreless eighth inning, allowing one single
Eric Stults pitched into the seventh inning and allowed just one run in the Drillers' 6-1 win over the Frisco RoughRiders (Rangers). Center fielder Peter Lavin had three hits and drove in three, including a two-run double in a four-run fifth inning that helped put the game away.
Juan Jaime pitched 1⅓ scoreless frames but also walked two and struck out two. Control has been an issue in his nine games with Tulsa, with 16 strikeouts (35.6-percent rate) but 11 walks (24.4 percent) in 9⅔ innings
Designated pinch runner Robbie Garvey entered the game at first base with one out in the seventh inning. He stole second base, then scored on a single. Garvey has eight steals in 12 attempts with the Drillers and has scored five times.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes got home runs from Tyler Ogle and the red-hot Jacob Scavuzzo in a 13-2 drubbing of the High Desert Mavericks (Rangers) on the road, in a game that was scoreless after four inning in Adelanto.
The 21-year-old Scvauzzo was struggling in his repeat year at Great Lakes, but has blossomed since his promotion to Rancho Cucamonga in late June. Scavuzzo was 2-for-6 with a double and a home run, driving in five runs on Tuesday. With the Quakes the left fielder is hitting .331/.382/.590 with 19 extra-base hits in 37 games.
Brandon Dixon had three hits and walked twice, scoring three ties, and Paul Hoenecke had two doubles and three RBI in the win.
Scott Barlow allowed one run in six innings for the win, striking out five with two walks, and Rob Rogers allowed one run in the final three frames for a three-inning save.
Low Class-A Great Lakes
A five-run first inning was too much for starter Isaac Anderson and the Loons, who lost 9-1 to the Kane County Cougars (Diamondbacks). Anderson lasted just the one inning, allowing five runs (two earned), after allowing no earned runs (two unearned) in 14 innings in his first three starts for Great Lakes.
The Loons had six hits, all singles. One was by 2015 fourth-round pick Willie Calhoun, who was hitless in his first game with Great Lakes but has a nine-game hitting streak since.
J.D. Underwood struck out three in two scoreless innings of relief, lowing his ERA to 2.13 on the season. The Dodgers' fifth-round draft pick in 2013 has 59 strikeouts and just 12 walks in 63⅓ innings this season, with a 23.6-percent strikeout rate and 4.8-percent walk rate.
Center fielder Gage Green had three hits, including two doubles, pacing an 11-hit attack in the Raptors' 9-0 win over the Helena Brewers. Left fielder Matt Jones had two hits of his own, including a three-run home run in the seventh inning.
Michael Boyle, drafted by the Dodgers in the 13th round this year, pitched five scoreless innings with six strikeouts and just two singles allowed, with no walks.
Dominican Summer League
18-year-old left-hander Leonardo Crawford got back to his scoreless ways with three scoreless frames in a 3-1 win over the DSL Rockies. Crawford did not allow a hit in his three innings, but walked two and struck out two. Signed out of Nicaragua in July 2014, Crawford has held his opponent scoreless in eight of his 13 professional games (plus one other start with only one unearned run allowed), and on the season has a 1.58 ERA with 64 strikeouts and 10 walks in 57 innings.
Triple-A: With infielder Jose Peraza in Los Angeles, infielder Ronald Torreyes was promoted from Tulsa to OKC, and started at second base. Torreyes had three hits in his first game with OKC.
Double-A: Infielder a Jarek Cunningham was activated from the disabled list.
Tuesday box scores
4 p.m. PT: Oklahoma City (Trevor Cahill) at New Orleans (TBA)
4:30 p.m.: Great Lakes (Tommy Bergjans) at Kane County (Josh Taylor)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Jose De Leon) at Frisco (Jose Leclerc)
6 p.m.: Doubleheader, Rancho Cucamonga (Brock Stewart, Joe Broussard) at High Desert (David Ledbetter, David Perez)
6:05 p.m.: Ogden (Ivan Vieitez) at Helena (Conor Harber)