Player of the day
Julio Urias struck out six and didn't allow a hit in 5⅓ innings for Double-A Tulsa, but also walked four and got stuck with the loss despite allowing just two runs.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Corey Seager went 4-for
-5 on Saturday to lead the Dodgers to a 6-3 win over the Zephyrs (Marlins). Five of the six OKC runs were scored during the final third of the game, which is why reliever Ramon Troncoso ended up with the win. Grant Dayton and Chin-hui Tsao were also solid out of the bullpen to aid in the victory, while starter Trevor Cahill permitted two earned runs over the first six frames.
While Seager led the offense with four hits, Kyle Jensen drove in a game high two runs with a couple of singles of his own. The Dodgers were actually held without an extra base hit in this contest, however Darnell Sweeney reached base four times via three walks and a single. Jose Peraza was 2-for-4 in his Dodger debut.
Julio Urias didn't allow a hit in his return to Tulsa but he walked four and took the loss as the Drillers fell to the Travelers (Angels) 3 to 1. Urias struck out six during his time on the mound, but is lack of control led to the defeat.
The Drillers actually out-hit the opposition 7 to 2 in this game, with two of the base knocks coming from Kyle Farmer who also drove in a run. Lars Anderson had the only other offensive highlight as he reached base three times via two walks and a single.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quake defeated the Storm (Padres) 8 to 5 on Saturday. Brandon Dixon had the big game at the plate as he mashed a pair of homers, finishing the day 3-for-5 with 3 RBI's. Cody Bellinger doubled twice and also drove in a run, while Paul Hoenecke had the other other multi-hit game.
On the mound starter Brock Stewart allowed just one hit over three shutout innings, however Joe Broussard was the one who picked up the win despite giving up a couple of runs. Kyle Hooper was the most impressive reliever as he permitted just one hit over two shutout frames and struck out a pair.
Low Class-A Great Lakes
Scott Barlow allowed eight runs in his return to Great Lakes as the Loons fell to the Captains (Indians) 9 to 6. Barlow returned to the Loons spending all of last season with the affiliate, but the results were not favorable in the loss. David Reid-Foley tossed the final three frames and gave up the final run of the game.
At the dish Justin Chigbogu continued to stay hot on the weekends as he crushed his 1oth homer of the season, while Alex Verdugo had two more hits to increase his average to .294 for the season.
Short Season Ogden
The Chukars (Royals) scored a run in the top of the 11th to defeat the Raptors 9 to 8 on Saturday. Idaho Falls scored their winning run against Rob McDonnell, who recorded his second loss since joining the organization last month. Going back to the start of the game Jairo Pacheco gave up five runs (three earned) over four frames, then Marcus Crescentini and Colin Hering allowed the game to get to extra innings.
At the plate Nick Sell was 3-for-6 and knocked in a trio while Garrett Kennedy had the only other extra base hit for Ogden and was 2-for-6 with a double and knocked in one of the other runs.
The Arizona Dodgers were not able to pull out a win on Saturday as they fell to the Reds 5 to 1. Mitch Hansen and Yensys Capellan both tripled and had the only extra base hits for the Dodgers, but neither drove in a run. Hendrik Clementina was the only one to drive in a run for the good guys, and that came on a sacrifice fly in the seventh.
On the mound the 6'8" starter Miguel Urena took the first loss of the 2015 season despite allowing zero earned runs over four frames. Gregor Mora was perfect for the next t then three frames, but then Caleb Ferguson permitted two scores while getting just one out.
Dominican Summer League
The Dodgers clipped the Orioles 8 to 5 on Saturday. 17 year old Romer Cuadrado had the only extra base hit for the Dodgers, and he made it count as he crushed a two-run homer. Carlos Mosquera had the only other multi-hit game for the good guys and he also drove in a run.
On the mound starter Adalberto Pena allowed three runs over five frames, but his relievers were solid and Rawel Peralta picked up the win with two shutout innings. 18 year old Raul Ascanio picked up the first save of his professional career thanks to a hitless 9th.
Triple-A: Pitchers Josh Ravin and Randy Fontanez were placed on the DL while Ryan Scott was assigned to Great Lakes. On the flip side Webster Rivas and Jose Tabata were assigned to OKC.
Double-A: Jeremy Kehrt was placed on the DL while Caleb Dirks was promoted to AA and Brock Stewart was activated from the Quakes DL.
Low Class-A: Luis De Paula was activated from the DL in addition to the moves above.
Saturday box scores
Oklahoma City 6, New Orleans 3
Rancho Cucamonga 6, Lake Elsinore 3
1:05 p.m. PT: Double-Header - New Orleans (TBD, TBD) at Oklahoma City (Eric Surkamp, TBD)
3:05 p.m.: Idaho Falls (TBD) at Ogden (Adam Bray)
3:30 p.m.: Great Lakes (TBD) at Lake County (Thomas Pannone)
4:10 p.m.: Tulsa (Ross Stripling) at Arkansas (TBD)
5:05 p.m.: Lake Elsinore (Kyle Lloyd) at Rancho Cucamonga (Pablo Fernandez)
7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers vs. AZL Angels