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Hyun-jin Ryu sharp in first rehab appearance, Quakes still lose

Hyun-jin Ryu threw 22 pitches in his two innings on Sunday.
Hyun-jin Ryu threw 22 pitches in his two innings on Sunday.
Photo: Ryan Walton | True Blue LA

One day after winning all of their games, the Dodger minor league teams did a complete 180 and lost each of their contests

Player of the day

Edwin Rios set a season high in total bases on Sunday with two doubles and a single while scoring a pair of runs for Great Lakes. The 2015 sixth-round pick has gotten off to a very slow start to his season, but hopefully this is a sign of things to come.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Zach Lee kept the Dodgers in their game against the 51s (Mets) on Sunday with a quality start, but Jharel Cotton got lit up in relief as OKC fell to Las Vegas 9-7. Lee met the minimum qualifications for the quality start as he gave up eight hits and three runs over six innings while striking out four. Cotton continued his struggles when coming out of the bullpen as he has now allowed 10 runs in 10 innings of relief work. On Sunday he permitted six of those runs.

Despite scoring seven runs the offense only had one extra base hit in the game, and that actually came on an RBI double by Lee. Corey Brown and Drew Maggi had a couple of runs batted in to account for most of the other scoring.

Double-A Tulsa

The had a rare Sunday off day as they travel to Missouri to start an eight-game road trip, starting with a four game set against the Springfield Cardinals.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

Despite a couple of rehabbing Dodgers on the Quakes roster, Rancho fell to Inland Empire (Angels) 7-1. As recapped earlier Ryu was a strike-throwing machine in his 2016 debut, notching strikes in 19 of his 22 pitches. He allowed just one single and punched out two. Bubby Rossman followed with a scoreless frame, but then Felipe Gonzalez gave up five runs, including a three-run homer, to take the loss.

Like OKC, the Quakes offense also had just one extra base hit and came on Joey Curletta's third homer of the season. Curletta also singled and walked. Alex Guerrero was the other rehabbing Dodger, and on Sunday he was playing left field while going 1-for-4 at the plate.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons had more than double the number of hits as the Dragons (14 to 6), but that wasn't enough as Great Lakes fell to Dayton (Reds) 5-4. Player of the day Rios led the offense with his three hits, while Ariel Sandoval and Omar Estevez also had multi-hit games. Logan Landon also had two hits while driving in a pair and stealing a base.

On the mound starter Dennis Santana had another solid outing as he allowed just one earned run over five innings while tossing a season high 96 pitches, although he did walk four. Wes Helsabeck was charged with the blown save after giving up two runs in the seventh, then Ivan Vieitez recorded the loss after permitting the game winning run in the eighth.

Transactions

Triple-A: Ian Thomas was placed on the DL with minor shoulder soreness, and to take his spot on the roster Grant Dayton was promoted from Tulsa. Class A: Hyun-jin Ryu was added to the Quakes roster for his rehab assignment.

Sunday Scores

Las Vegas 9, Oklahoma City 7

Inland Empire 7, Rancho Cucamonga 1

Dayton 5, Great Lakes 4

Monday Schedule

3:00 p.m. - Rancho Cucamonga (Yaisel Sierra) at Inland Empire (Justin Anderson)

4:30 p.m. - Tulsa (Chase De Jong) at Springfield (Mike Mayers)

5:05 p.m. - Las Vegas (Duane Below) at Oklahoma City (Jeremy Kehrt)