Player Of The Day
Zach Lee pitched seven solid innings on Thursday night to record his 11th win of the season for the Dodgers. Lee allowed two runs, seven hits and struck out five.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers won their fourth straight game as they defeated the Cubs 8-3. Zach Lee, Carlos Frias and Juan Gonzalez allowed three runs and eight hits.
Elliot Johnson went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI. O'Koyea Dickson hit a two-run home run. Jose Tabata went 1-for-3.
The Dodgers will play their final home series of the regular season on Friday when they open up a four-game set against the Redbirds (Cardinals).
Jose De Leon started his final regular season game and saw a one-out error in the fifth lead to four unearned runs off the prospect. However, the Drillers posted five runs in the bottom of the fifth and then held on to beat the Naturals (Royals) 5-4.
The Drillers still have a slim chance at the playoffs as they play one more home game before beginning their last road three-game series against the Cardinals.
De Leon had allowed no runs in his first four innings of work but then with one out in the fifth, shortstop Brandon Trinkwon committed an error. A single put runners on first and third.
De Leon got the next batter to ground out which scored the runner on third. The next two batters, Lane Adams and Bubba Starling homered to give the Naturals a four run lead.
In the bottom of the fifth, Trinkwon singled and Yadir Drake walked. After one out, the Drillers would hit four consecutive doubles by Daniel Mayora, Jeremy Rathjen, Peter Lavin and Brandon Dixon scored five runs to take the lead.
Five Driller relievers held the Naturals scoreless for the remaining four innings.
The Quakes had a 21-4 record against the Storm (Padres) and had already won their series before losing 5-1 at Lake Elsinore. The Storm took an early 2-0 lead and would never look back.
James Campbell made his first start of the season for the Quakes. Campbell pitched four innings and gave up two runs and four hits. David Reid-Foley pitched two innings and allowed three runs. Joe Broussard pitched two scoreless innings.
Alex Verdugo and Josmar Cordero each had two hits.
The Quakes return home to LoanMart Field for a four-game series against the 66ers (Angels) before they start their playoff series next weekend.
Low Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons and Lugnuts each scored four runs in the first inning. The Loons scored single runs in the third and sixth inning which was enough to beat the Lugnuts 6-5.
Colin Hering got the win and J.D. Underwood picked up the save.
Nick Dean, Justin Chigbogu, Brian Wolfe, and Mike Ahmed each had two hits.
The Loons play one more game against their first round playoff opponent and then the Loons will host the Whitecaps (Tigers) for a three-game series to end the regular season.
Rookie - Pioneer League - Ogden
It has been a rough three days for the Raptors. They have gone from first place to two games down with five games to go. On Thursday, the Raptors scored eight runs and that wasn't near enough as they lost to the Rockies 16-8.
Kevin Brown, Jose Santos, Misja Harcksen gave up 13 runs in the first five innings. The Raptors tried to battle back but could not overcome that lead.
Gersel Pitre and Deion Ulmer each had three hits. Jordan Paroubeck and Scott De Jong had two hits apiece.
The Raptors play their final home game against the Rockies on Friday and then go to Grand Junction for a four-game series to end the regular season.
Triple-A: Dodgers selected contract of infielder Corey Seager; Dodgers designated infielder Andy Wilkins for assignment; Dodgers recalled pitcher Yimi Garcia; Oklahoma City activated catcher Ralph Henriquez from the 7-day disabled list and; shortstop Nate Samson promoted to Oklahoma City from Rancho Cucamonga.
Class-A: Activated infielder Delvis Morales from the 7-day disabled list.
Low Class-A: Outfielder Gage Green assigned to Great Lakes from Ogden and placed outfielder Logan Landon on the 7-day disabled list.
Rookie: Catcher Garrett Hope was assigned to Ogden from AZL Dodgers (or maybe from his home in West Virginia)
Long day... Morgantown ✈️✈️ Ogden, Utah. #Raptors— Garrett Hope (@GarrettHope11) September 3, 2015
Thursday box scores
4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) at Lansing (Justin Shafer)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (TBD) vs. Memphis (Cardinals) (TBD)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Jeremy Kehrt) vs. NW Arkansas (Jonathan Dziedzic)
6:00 p.m.: Ogden (Gregor Mora) vs. Grand Junction (Gavin Glanz)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Chase De Jong) vs. Inland Empire (Angels) (TBD)