Rancho Cucamonga wins their fifth straight game, Oklahoma City drops their home opener, Tulsa suffers second straight big loss and Great Lakes is shut out.
Player of the day
Quake Kyle Garlick went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Garlick hit 349/.397/.591 in his combined three minor league stops last year. The La Habra native turned 24 in January. Garlick was drafted in the 28th round in 2015.
Triple-A Oklahoma CIty
The Dodgers had their home opener on Friday and saw a two run lead disappear in their 5-3 loss to the Sounds (Athletics). Leading 3-1 going to the fifth inning, Jeremy Khert allowed a run to score to make it a one-run game.
Red Patterson made his first appearance since Tommy John surgery when he relieved in the sixth inning, Patterson gave up two solo home runs that gave the Sounds the lead. Jacob Rhame would then give up a run in the eighth to produce the final score. Luis Avilan pitched a scoreless ninth.
Jose Tabata drove in all three Dodger runs with one swing of the bat, Tabata hit a two-out bases-clearing double to score all of those runs.
The Hooks (Astros) trailed by three going to the fifth inning but then they scored four runs to take the lead followed by five runs in the sixth to put the game away winning 9-4 over the Drillers.
Felipe Gonzalez and Seth Frankoff allowed all the runs. Erisbel Arruebarrena had a key error, his fifth of the season, that ultimately made four of the five runs against Frankoff unearned. The error allowed the inning to go one extra batter and Alex Bregman hit a grand slam home run.
Devin Ahart, Kyle Farmer and Jacob Scavuzzo each had two hits.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes won their fifth straight game as they take the second of their series by a 5-3 score over the Storm (Padres). Tommy Bergjans pitched 5⅓ innings and gave up three runs, eight hits, one walk and struck out seven. Scott Griggs got his second save of the season with a one inning performance with one strikeout.
Kyle Garlick and Paul Hoenecke provided the offense, as mentioned above, Garlick scored twice as he had three hits while Hoenecke hit his first home run of the season.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons were shut out by the Captains (Indians) 4-0 as the Loons could only manage two hits and a walk against 11 strikeouts for the Captain's pitching staff.
Nolan Long started for the Loons and pitched three innings, giving up a run. Garrett Harrison allowed three runs in his three innings of work. Kevin Brown gave up zero runs in his two innings of work.
Ariel Sandoval had one of the two hits, a triple.
Triple-A: Los Angeles optioned Austin Barnes to Oklahoma City, Activated catcher Vinny DiFazio and placed catcher Shawn Zarraga to the 7-day disabled list; Double-A: Activated catcher Spencer Navin from the 7-day disabled list, pitcher Brock Stewart assigned to Tulsa from Rancho Cucamonga; Class-A: Pitcher Andrew Sopko assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Great Lakes, pitcher Alex Burgos assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Tulsa, pitcher Chris Powell assigned to Great Lakes from Rancho Cucamonga.
3:30 p.m. - Great Lakes (Isaac Anderson) at Lake County (Shao-Ching Chiang)
5:05 p.m. - Corpus Christi (Francis Martes) at Tulsa (Scott Barlow)
5:05 p.m. - Nashville (Sean Manaea) at Oklahoma City (Julio Urias)
6:00 p.m. - Rancho Cucamonga (Josh Sborz) at Lake Elsinore (Chris Huffman)