Player Of The Day
Erisbel Arruebarrena was a perfect 4-for-4 in what can probably be described in his best game since joining the Drillers. While he's been off the radar for a while, he could be a late addition to the Dodgers September roster thanks to his solid defense.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The OKC Dodgers went down quietly on Friday, falling to the Chihuahuas (Padres) 7 to 1. O'Koyea Dickson went 2-for 3 with a solo homer and Corey Seager doubled in this contest, but that was about it for the Dodger offense.
Starter Zach Lee allowed 10 hits and seven runs over five innings of work, but only three of those runs were earned thanks to a trio of errors. The rehabing Carlos Frias was solid in his two innings of relief work as he did not allow a run while striking out one and permitting two hits.
The Drillers scored five runs in the eighth inning to defeat the Travelers (Angels) 6 to 3. In the critical eighth inning Brandon Trinkwon started the rally with a leadoff double, then scored on a wild pitch. Kyle Farmer followed with a two run double, the back to back two baggers by Erisbel Arruebarrena and Daniel Mayora finished off the scoring. For Arruebarrena it was his fourth hit of the night to complete a perfect 4-for-4 day at the plate.
On the bump Deck McGuire allowed just two hits over five innings while permitting just one run, then the bullpen finished off the victory. The rehabbing Joel Peralta tossed a perfect inning of relief during what might have been the oldest appearance in the Texas League at 39 years old, while Ryan Dennick picked up the victory.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
Craig was at the Quakes game and has the recap here.
Low Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons bullpen had a nightmarish game as South Bend (Cubs) defeated Great Lakes 10 to 3. After starter Grant Holmes allowed four hits and two runs over three frames, a couple of relievers and an outfielder gave up eight runs over the final four frames. Victor Gonzalez was actually pretty solid over three innings and all four runs allowed by Bubby Rossman were unearned, but outfielder Brian Wolfe got crushed hit hard once the game was out of hand.
At the dish Logan Landon was 3-for-4 with a double and his first homer as a professional while Nick Dean had the only other multi-hit game by going 2-for-3 with a two bagger.
Rookie - Pioneer League - Ogden
The Raptors got a grand slam out of Michael Media as part of a 14-6 over the Owlz (Angels). Medina's seventh homer of the season proved to be the turning point in this contest, while Gage Green also went deep and finished the night 3-for-6. Alex Santana had another big game as he was 3-for-4 with two RBI's and two runs scored.
Starter Chris Powell won his first game since joining the Raptors with five solid frames, allowing five hits and two earned runs over five frames. Colin Hering and Clint Freeman finished off the game with a combined four innings of relief work.
Rookie - Arizona
The Dodgers used five pitchers on Friday to defeat the Giants 2 - 0 in their season finale. The 6'8" Miguel Urena started the game and tossed two shutout frames, then Roberth Fernandez followed with three hitless innings. Gavin Pittore recorded the win with a couple of shutout frames.
Ibandel Isabel was 2-for-4 with a homer, while Shakir Albert drove in the other run by going 3-for-4 with a double.
Triple-A: Jose Peraza was recalled by the Dodgers while Ronald Torreyes was assigned to OKC. Carlos Frias also joined the club on a rehab assignment.
Double-A: Jarek Cunningham was activated from the DL and Mike Thomas was assigned to the Drillers while Robbie Garvey was released.
Class-A: Kyle Garlick was placed on the DL while Travis Witherspoon was activated.
Friday box scores
4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Michael Boyle) at South Bend (Zach Hedges)
5:05 p.m.: Springfield (Alex Reyes) at Tulsa (Deck McGuire)
6:00 p.m.: Orem (Jelf Malm) at Ogden (Ivan Vieitez)
6:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Mike Bolsinger) at El Paso (Daniel McCutchen)
7:05 p.m.: San Jose (Christian Jones) at Rancho Cucamonga (Chase De Jong)