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Jose Peraza displays versatility and feel for hitting in Oklahoma City

Jose Peraza continues to hit while playing around the diamond for Oklahoma City
Jose Peraza continues to hit while playing around the diamond for Oklahoma City
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Jose Peraza continues his hot hitting, while Carlos Frias suffers a minor setback in a rehab start.

Player of the day

Jose Peraza came to the Dodgers with a reputation for being fast and having a plus feel for contact, though his power may be lacking.  In a small six game sample, Peraza has brought all the barrel control we expected but has surprised with some pop.  After a 2-5 game with a double Wednesday night, Peraza is hitting .478/.500/.739 with the Dodgers, including three doubles and a home run.  Peraza has also displayed positional versatility, starting in centerfield for the first time with the Dodgers Wednesday.  One of Andrew Friedman's more notorious acquisitions in Tampa Bay was the versatile Ben Zobrist, and while it would be presumptuous to compare the two players, Peraza's versatility will be highly valued by the new Dodger regime.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers had to scramble to make up the innings for Carlos Frias and Joe Weiland allowed all six runs in his five innings of relief work to lose to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers) 6-2.  Daniel Coloumbe and Ian Thomas eached worked scoreless innings around Weiland's rough outings.

Corey Seager returned to shortstop and had a pair of hits, including a double.  Austin Barnes also doubled while Scott Schebler had a pair of hits for the Dodgers.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers jumped out to an early lead that they would not relinquish, defeating the Springfield Cardinals 6-2.  Peter Lavin led the charge with a home run in the first inning, his first of two hits on the evening.  Brandon Trinkwon and Erisbel Arruebarrena each had a pair of hits, while Lars Anderson had two RBI.

Jeremy Kehrt threw seven solid innings of one run ball, striking out six.  Juan Jaime was perfect in relief of Kehrt, striking out one, while Ralston Cash finished the game with one run allowed in the ninth inning on a solo home run by Bruce Caldwell.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The night started bad and would only get worse for the Quakes, falling 11-4 to the High Desert Mavericks (Rangers) 11-4.  Matt Shelton started and allowed six runs in the first, and three in the second before exiting after the fourth inning, taking the loss.  AJ Vanegas threw two scoreless innings of relief, lowering his season ERA to 1.93 while striking out two.

Johan Mieses had a pair of hits and is now hitting .343 over his last ten games.  Tim Locastro added a pair of hits, while Brandon Dixon provided a double and walk to the effort.

Low Class-A Great Lakes

An Alex Santana error with two outs in the third inning provided the Beloit Snappers (A's) with enough runs to win a hard fought 2-1 game.  Isaac Anderson took the loss with both unearned runs charged to him, but he has yet to allow an earned run in three Low A starts.  James Campbell and David Reid-Foley combined for four perfect relief innings, striking out five.

Garrett Kennedy's full season debut was a memorable one, with two hits, including a home run for the Loons only run.  Willie Calhoun also had a pair of hits with a double, continuing his hot start to the Midwest League.

Short Season Ogden

Ogden was off Wednesday but resumes the second half of their season Thursday in Billings.

Arizona Rookie League Dodgers

A rare rookie league game with runs at a premium, the Dodgers wound up in the losing column in a 2-1 defeat to the Cubs.  Dennis Santana allowed one hit and a run in five innings, striking out five.  The Cubs walked off winners on Drayton Riekenberg after Ibandel Isabel committed a game ending error with two outs in the ninth.

The Dodgers only mustered four singles on offense, hit by Logan Landon, Ariel Sandoval, Gersel Pitre, and Moises Perez.


Double A: Jeremy Rathjen was placed on the disabled list.  Jeremy Kehrt was activated from the temporary inactive list to take his place.

Tuesday box scores

Colorado Springs 6, Oklahoma City 2

Tulsa 6, Springfield 2

High Desert 11, Rancho Cucamonga 2

Beloit 2, Great Lakes 1

AZL Cubs 2, AZL Dodgers 1

Thursday schedule

4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Tommy Bergjans) vs. Benoit (Heath Fillmyer)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Trevor Cahill) vs. Colorado Springs (Josh Roenicke)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Jose De Leon) vs. Northwest Arkansas (Christian Binford)

6:05 p.m.: Ogden (TBD) at Billings (Franderlyn Romero)

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Scott Barlow) at Stockton (Daniel Mengden)

7:30 p.m.: AZL Dodgers (TBD) at AZL Giants (TBD)