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Grant Holmes has another solid start in May, Quakes win 4-2

Grant Holmes
Grant Holmes
Craig Minami True Blue LA

Tulsa and Rancho Cucamonga win behind solid pitching while Oklahoma City and Great Lakes are on the wrong side of lopsided scores.

Player of the day

Grant Holmes continued to pitch well in May.  On Tuesday night, Holmes pitched six innings, allowed two runs, six hits, two walks and struck out four on 110 pitches.  For the month, Holmes has pitched 21 innings, 24 hits, 14 runs (6 earned) for a 2.57 ERA.  Holmes also has 25 strikeouts and six walks in May.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The best thing about this game for the Dodgers was the pitching performance by catcher Jack Murphy in the eighth inning.  Other than that, there was nothing memorable in the 14-3 drubbing by the Grizzlies (Astros).  Sam LeCure gave up nine runs in 4⅔ innings and then in his AAA debut, Shea Spitzbarth allowed five runs in 2⅓ innings.

Murphy had pitched once before, in 2015, he allowed a run in one inning of work.  On Tuesday, he retired the side in order on fly balls.

Scott Van Slyke was 0-for-4 in his first rehab game with the Dodgers.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers shutout the RoughRiders (Rangers) 3-0, as Chase De Jong, Caleb Dirks and Scott Griggs combined to allow no runs and just four hits with six strikeouts.

De Jong has had a great May, giving up just two runs in 25 innings.  He's allowed eight hits, walked seven and struck out 27.

Scott Griggs retired the side in order to record a save in his first AA appearance.  Griggs threw 94-95 MPH fastball and demonstrated a solid breaking ball.

Jacob Scavuzzo was 2-for-4 while the rehabbing Alex Guerrero broke through to get his first hit for the Drillers.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes gave up 11 hits and four walks to the Blaze (Mariners) but were still able to produce a 4-2 win.  Grant Holmes got the win and Joe Broussard picked up his first save.  A pitcher to watch is 2015 3rd round pick Philip Pfeifer, who could be a multi-inning lefty reliever.

The Quakes scored all of their runs with two outs, the key hit was a bases-loaded clearing triple off the bat by Joey Curletta.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Cubs scored five runs in the third inning to take a 7-1 lead and they never looked back, winning 8-3 over the Loons.  Last week, Imani Abdullah had pitched five innings in his first start against the Cubs, on Tuesday, he only made it through 2⅔ innings, allowing seven runs (three earned).  Ivan Vietez and Wes Helsabeck gave just a single run after that but the damage had been done.

Ariel Sandoval hit his fifth home run of the season but that wasn't enough to mount a comeback.

Transactions

Triple-A: Los Angeles sent outfielder Scott Van Slyke on a rehab assignment to Oklahoma City

Tuesday Scores

Fresno 14, Oklahoma City 3

Tulsa 3, Frisco 0

Rancho Cucamonga 4, Bakersfield 2

South Bend 8, Great Lakes 3

Wednesday Schedule

7:35 a.m. - Great Lakes (Isaac Anderson) at South Bend (Kyle Twomey)

11:05 a.m. - Oklahoma City (Hyun-jin Ryu) at Fresno (Joe Musgrove)

5:05 p.m. - Frisco (Victor Payano) at Tulsa (Tim Shibuya)

7:30 p.m. -  Rancho Cucamonga (Felipe Gonzalez) at Bakersfield (Anthony Misiewicz)