Player of the day
Brandon Beachy turned things around in a big way on Saturday as he tossed seven shutout frames while permitting just one it. Beachy also struck out seven as he finally flashed the stuff that once made him a solid big leaguer.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Player of the day Brandon Beachy was outstanding on Saturday, but his bullpen let him down as the Dodgers fell to the Sky Sox (Brewers) 3 to 2. As mentioned above Beachy was nearly flawless in this game, with his only downfall the fact that he left with two more innings to play. David Huff permitted a run in the eighth, then the usually reliable Juan Gonzalez gave up a couple of scores in the top of the ninth to blow the save.
At the dish Austin Barnes led the offense by going 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored. Corey Seager was the only other OKC batter with more than one hit as he was 2-for-3 with a RBI.
The Drillers walked off with a 3 - 2 victory over the Naturals (Royals) on Saturday after a back and forth contest. After starter Ross Stripling fell behind despite a solid outing where during which he allowed just five hits over seven innings, the Tulsa offense plated a pair of runs in the eighth. Reliever Juan Jaime permitted a run in the top of the ninth, however, setting up the late inning heroics.
The winning run scored on a Adam Law sacrifice fly, his third RBI of the game. Kyle Farmer reached base five times thanks to a couple of hits and three walks, while Ronald Torreyes was 2-for-6 with a double.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
Chase De Jong put together another solid start on Saturday, but it wasn't enough as the Quakes fell to the Ports (A's) 1 to 0. De Jong allowed just six hits and one run over 7 2/3 frames, lowering his ERA to 2.79. After a rough start to his Dodger career, Chase has allowed just one run over his last 16 frames with 24 punch outs.
The Rancho offense managed just two hits in this game, with one each from Delvis Morales and Cody Bellinger.
Alex Verdugo went 4-for-5 at the plate and threw out two base-runners from center field to give him a Midwest League leading 19 outfield assists, but the Loons still fell to the Rattlers (Brewers) 5 to 3. Verdugo's four hit effort, which included a double, increased his average to an even .300 for the season, and he also scored a pair of runs. Kyle Garlick had the only other extra base hit for Great Lakes as he also contributed with a two-bagger.
On the mound starter Luis De Paula was actually very good as he gave up just four hits over five shutout frames to lower his season ERA to 2.89. It was James Campbell who blew the game in relief as he allowed all five runs to take the loss.
The game was postponed due to unplayable field conditions following a rainy Saturday morning
The middle of the Dodger lineup produced nine hits as they defeated the Arizona Giants 9 to 1. Newcomer Jimy Perez led the way by going 3-for-5 with two doubles and there RBI's, while Jordan Paroubeck and Gersel Pitre both had three hits and multiple RBI's as well.
Starter Jose Santos gave up the only run of the game during his three innings of work, then a trio of relievers shut out the opposition over the final six innings. Luis Rodriguez was the most impressive out of the pen as he punched out three over two hitless frames.
Dominican Summer League
The Dodgers were out-hit 14 to 3 on Saturday and fell to the Mariners 7 to 1. Jefrey Souffont was 2-for-4 for the Dodgers, but that was about it for the offense.
On the mound starter Algenis Soto permitted seven hits and four runs over three frames, then Felix Lacen gave up two more runs in four innings of relief.
Triple-A: Brandon Beachy was activated from the inactive list to start on Saturday
Class-A: Alex Santana was sent to Ogden while Nick Sell was promoted to Great Lakes
Saturday box scores
Colorado Springs 3, Oklahoma City 2
Stockton 1, Rancho Cucamonga 0
11:05 a.m. PT: Great Lakes (Joshua Sborz) vs. Wisconsin (Nathan Kirby)
12:05 p.m.: Doubleheader - Ogden (Jairo Pacheco, TBD) vs. Billings (Jacob Constante, TBD)
4:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Eric Surkamp) vs. Colorado Springs (TBD)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Chris Anderson) vs. NW Arkansas (Luke Farrell)
7:10 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Jon Richy) at Stockton (Matt Stalcup)