Player Of The Day
Andrew Sopko proved that a promotion to the Midwest League was no problem on Saturday as he allowed just one hit over five innings and struck out seven. The 2015 seventh round pick out of Gonzaga had a similar line score during his last outing with Ogden as he stuck out eight over four frames of one-hit ball.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers were shutout by Chien-Ming Wang and the Rainiers (Mariners) in a 2 to 0 loss. Wang allowed just three hits to OKC, and all were singles. Jose Peraza and Darwin Barney had a hit each, and they both stole a base as well.
Dodger starter Mike Bolsinger only allowed three hits of his own over seven innings of work, but one of those hits was a seventh inning solo homer which led to the loss. Bolsinger also struck out nine, which tied a season high. David Huff was solid but permitted the other run in two frames of relief.
The Drillers lost a close one to Midland, falling 5 to 4 on Saturday. Tulsa starter Chris Anderson managed to put together a quality start during his no decision as he allowed just two earned run on six hits over 6⅔ frames. He struck out four and walked a pair, but also gave up a couple of unearned runs which proved to be the difference in this game. Reliever Juan Jaime took the loss after permitting the eventual winning run to score in the bottom of the eighth.
At the dish Brandon Dixon connected on his sixth homer of the season for Tulsa, but it was hit first since returns to Tulsa. Kyle Farmer went 2-for-4 with a double and drove in a run, while Yadir Drake also had two hits and recorded a RBI.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
Craig was at the Quakes games game again on Saturday and has his recap here.
Player of the day Andrew Sopko was dominate in his Midwest League debut as he led the Loons to a 5-2 win over the LumberKings (Mariners). As mentioned above Sopko allowed just one hit over five shutout frames, striking out seven along the way. Jose Alberto Molina and Scott Griggs both allowed a run in relief, but Matt Campbell closed the door for his first save of the season.
Mike Ahmed led the offense by connecting on a two-run homer in seventh, while Brian Wolfe also drove in a pair with a triple for the only extra base hit for Great Lakes.
Rookie - Pioneer League
The Raptors put on an offensive show on Saturday as they blew out the Mustangs (Reds) 11 to 4. Scott De Jong led the hitting attack with three hits and three runs scored, finishing a homer shy of the cycle. Jordan Tarsovich also went 3-for-4 and drove in a pair, while Kelvin Ramos had three base knocks and 2 RBI's as well.
On the mound starter Jairo Pacheco walked four over four innings of work, but he also gave up just one hit while punching out six. Jose Santos picked up the win despite allowing a pair of runs.
Rookie - Arizona League
The Arizona Dodgers swept a doubleheader against the Reds on Saturday, winning the first game 8 to 1 and then walking off with a 5-4 victory in the nightcap. 19 year old Ariel Sandoval was the star of the first game as he connected on a pair of three-run homers to drive in six of the eight runs. Dennis Santana was also solid on the mound as he tossed a seven inning complete game while punching out eight.
The rehabbing Daniel Mayora helped the Dodgers walk-off with game two as his RBI single in the bottom of the ninth clinched the win. Mitch Hensen also had a big game at the dish as he was 3-for-4 with two double and three runs scored. On the mound Roberth Fernandez was the star as he pitched 5⅔ shutout innings of relief after starter Osiris Ramirez got hit hard to start the game.
Rookie - Dominican Summer League
The Dodgers allowed two late runs as they fell to the Mets 3 to 2. Dodger starter Johan Diaz pitched very well in this game as he allowed just two hits and an unearned run over five innings of work, then Algenis Soto followed with two shutout frames. Angel Bautista recorded the blown save and the loss, however, after permitting the final two runs to score.
Nobody had more than one hit in this game, nor did anyone have an extra base hit as the Dodger offense went down quietly.
Triple-A: Infielder Ronald Torreyes was assigned to Tulsa from Oklahoma City.
Double-A: Hunter Redman was placed on the DL while Daniel Mayora was sent to the Arizona Dodgers on a rehab assignment.
Rookie: Third baseman Jimy Perez was assigned to the Raptors from Arizona.
Saturday box scores
Rancho Cucamonga 9, Lake Elsinore 4
12:00 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Isaac Anderson) at Clinton (Zack Littell)
12:00 p.m.: Tulsa (Eric Stults) at Midland (Sean Manaea)
3:00 p.m.: Billings (Jose Lopez) at Ogden (Adam Bray)
4:05 p.m.: Tacoma (Edgar Olmos) at Oklahoma City (Joe Wieland)
5:05 p.m.: Lake Elsinore (Travis Radke) at Rancho Cucamonga (Scott Barlow)
7 p.m: AZL Dodgers (TBD) at AZL Indians (TBD)