Player Of The Day
19-year-old Dennis Santana picked up in relief for the Arizona Dodgers on Friday, but was extremely impressive as he struck out a career-high 11 over six frames. Santana also struck out eight in his previous outing, but prior to that the most strikeouts he had ever had in a game during his two-year career was five.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Joe Wieland and a trio of relievers combined on a two-hitter as the Dodgers topped the Aces (Dbacks) 2-1. Wieland allowed both hits and the only run during his six innings of work, striking out four and winning his 10th game of the season. Ramon Troncoso tossed 1⅔ hitless frames, while Chin-hui Tsao picked up his seventh save with a perfect ninth.
At the dish Corey Seager drove in one the first run with a solo homer in the third, his 10th long ball since joining the club, then pinch hitter Buck Britton singled home the eventual winning run in the bottom of the sixth.
The Drillers lost an odd game to the RockHounds (A's) on Friday, falling to Midland 3-1 in 14 innings. First baseman Lars Anderson was the player of the game at the dish as he went 2-for-5 and drove in the only Tulsa run of the game with a solo homer in the seventh, but he was also the losing pitcher as the Drillers ran out of hurlers in the 14th and were forced to use their first baseman on the mound. Anderson gave up three runs in the final frame, including a homer, and took the loss.
Prior to Anderson's entrance into the game, Tulsa had used eight pitchers, with none of them going more than two innings. Chris Anderson got the start, but tossed just two frames in a planned shortened outing.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes lost to the Rawhide (Dbacks) by a score of 6-4. Starter Trevor Oaks lasted just three frames and gave up three runs on four hits, then reliever Brock Stewart had an almost identical outing as he picked up the loss. A.J. Vanegas finished the game with two scoreless frames to lower his ERA to 1.84 for the season.
At the plate Jacob Scavuzzo connected on his 11th homer since joining the Quakes, while Willie Calhoun improved his average to .417 with a 2-for-4 effort.
The Loons walked off with a 4-3 win on Friday, defeating the Dragons (Reds). Matt Beaty, a 2015 12th-round pick, was 4-for-5 in this game and drove in both the tying run in the winning run as he singled in the tying run in the eighth, then walked off in the ninth. Jordan Tarsovich had the other impressive game at the plate as he was 3-for-4 with two runs scored.
On the mound starter Isaac Anderson allowed just one run over five innings, lowering his ERA to 1.80. Bubby Rossman picked up the win in relief by striking out the side in the top of the ninth.
Rookie - Pioneer League
The Raptors had a rare off day on Friday, but they return to action on Saturday at Orem.
Rookie - Arizona League
The Dodgers had just one extra base hit on Friday, but they still managed to defeat the Indians 3-2. 17-year-old Federico Giordani, signed out of Italy, was 2-for-3 with a RBI double to lead an otherwise anemic offense.
Rehabbing starter Matt West tossed two scoreless frames, then player of the day Santana was extremely effective in six innings of relief as he allowed just three hits and struck out 11 while recording the win. Brian Bass recorded his first save of the year with a perfect ninth, lowering his ERA to 1.04 for the season.
Rookie - Dominican Summer League
The Dodgers got crushed on Friday, falling to the Orioles 14-2. The Orioles scored 10 of their runs in the third inning, but all eight runs scored against starter Johan Diaz were unearned thanks to a couple of Dodger errors. While the game was already out of hand, relievers Sebastian Martinez and Algenis Soto also got hit hard in relief.
On offense the Dodgers had just two hits, with their only RBI coming from Jerson Dometilia on a sacrifice fly in the ninth.
Triple-A: The OKC Dodgers activated Randy Fontanez from the DL, while Steve Smith was placed on the disabled list. Matt West was sent on a rehab assignment to Arizona.
Low Class-A: Bubby Rossman and Victor Gonzalez were both activated from the DL.
Friday box scores
4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Grant Holmes) vs. Dayton (Jake Paulson)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Eric Surkamp) vs. Reno (Aaron Blair)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Eric Stults) vs. Midland (Sean Manaea)
6:15 p.m: Ogden (Adam Bray) at Orem (TBD)
7:00 p.m.: Arizona Dodgers at Arizona Angels
7:00 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Scott Barlow) at Visalia (Markus Solbach)