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Tommy Bergjans solid in Quakes loss, Jose De Leon ready to join Oklahoma City

Tommy Bergjans, drafted in the eighth round in 2015, struck out six and walked eight innings on Sunday.
Tommy Bergjans, drafted in the eighth round in 2015, struck out six and walked eight innings on Sunday.
Photo: Tomo San | LA Dodgers

On the Dodgers' farm on Sunday, Tulsa allowed too many runs early as their comeback attempt fell short, while the Quakes and Loons combined for one run. The OKC Dodgers were again rained out.

Player of the day

While it came in a loss, Tommy Bergjans was outstanding on Sunday as he allowed just one run over eight strong innings, striking out six and walking none. The 2015 eighth round pick had his longest outing as a professional, beating his previous best of seven innings set just last week.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Storm Chasers of Omaha were not able to chase the bad weather out of their city as their doubleheader with the Dodgers was postponed again. One of the games will be made up as part of another doubleheader on September 3, but the make up date for the other game is to be determined.

But more importantly, the Oklahoma City rotation is about to get an infusion, with Jose De Leon ready after a month in extended spring training.

Double-A Tulsa

Drillers starter Brock Stewart allowed four early runs, and while Tulsa put together some late offense it wasn't enough in their 7-5 loss to the Naturals (Royals). Stewart gave up all four of his runs over the first three frames, then settled in and ended up going six innings while striking out seven. Dustin Richardson permitted a run in relief, then Rob Rogers allowed two crucial runs in the top of the ninth that turned out to be the difference maker thanks to a late comeback attempt.

Down four heading into the bottom of the seventh, Erisbel Arruebarrena's odd season continued as he on a two-run bomb for his 4th long ball of the year. Arruebarrena now has six singles, zero doubles, zero triples, and four homers in his 17 games. Then in the bottom of the ninth, the recently promoted Paul Hoenecke's also hit a two-run blast that would have tied the game had it not been for the runs scored against Rogers. For Hoenecke it was his third hit of the contest, while Drew Maggi had the only other multi-hit game as he went 2-for-3 with a double.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes were blanked by the Mavericks (Rangers) 1-0 on Sunday which snapped their five game winning streak. Player of the day Bergjans threw extremely well in the loss as he allowed just a second inning run over his eight frames. At one point he retired 13 straight batters. Karch Kowalczyk tossed a shutout ninth to give the offense once last chance, but Rancho simply couldn't convert.

The Quakes had just five hits in total, with Andrew Toles double being the only one that went for extra bases. Johan Mieses was 2-for-3 to lead the team, however he was caught stealing twice and is just one for five on stolen base attempts this season.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons were swept by the Snappers (A's) in their doubleheader on Sunday, and have now lost six straight games. In game one Great Lakes was shutout 4-0 in a game where they generated absolutely no offense. The team managed just four singles, with two of them coming from Gage Green. Starter Michael Boyle got his hard over his 4 1/3 frames as he gave up seven hits and four runs. Gavin Pittore got the final five outs and didn't allow any runs despite being in constant trouble.

The Loons didn't hit much in game two either as they fell 3-1 in the nightcap. Green had two more singles and Brant Whiting gave his team their only extra base hit of the day with a double, but the end result was just the one run. Like Boyle before him Great Lakes starter Nolan Long gave up seven hits over 4 1/3 innings, but he ended up permitting one less run. Kevin Brown's relief work was one bright spot for the day as he tossed 1 2/3 hitless frames.


Class-A: Deivy Castillo was assigned to the Loons while Jordan Paroubeck was sent back to extended spring training.

Sunday Scores

NW Arkansas 7, Tulsa 5

High Desert 1, Rancho Cucamonga 0

Game 1: Beloit 4, Great Lakes 0

Game 2: Beloit 3, Great Lakes 1

Monday Schedule

9:05 a.m. - NW Arkansas (Christian Binford) at Tulsa (Chris Anderson)

4:05 p.m. - Quad Cities (Jose Hernandez) at Great Lakes (Isaac Anderson)

5:05 p.m. - New Orleans (Kendry Flores) at Oklahoma City (Jeremy Kehrt)

7:05 p.m. - Bakersfield (Eddie Campbell) at Rancho Cucamonga (Josh Sborz)