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Isaac Anderson and bullpen combine for a 4-0 Loons win

Isaac Anderson
Isaac Anderson
Great Lakes Loons

Though all four affiliates had solid starting pitching, only two teams, Rancho Cucamonga and Great Lakes won on Monday.

Player of the day

Great Lakes starting pitcher, 2015 40th-round pick Isaac Anderson, combined with three other pitchers on a 4-0 shutout.  Anderson in five starts has pitched 25 innings this season, striking out 25 while walking seven.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers had tied the game at two in the bottom of the eighth and their bullpen had tossed zeros for four innings to send the game to extra innings.  However, in the tenth, Jharel Cotton gave up a solo home run to the first batter he faced that led to the 3-2 win for the Zephyrs.

Sam LeCure started for the Dodgers and he pitched five innings.  LeCure gave up two runs (one earned), three hits, four walks ands struck out four.  Joe Thatcher, Matt West and Jacob Rhame combined to pitch four innings and give up three hits and struck out seven.

Cotton has now given up a home run in each of his last three appearances.  Cotton started in his four appearances this season but has now relieved twice in the last four days.

The Dodgers had eight hits and received 10 walks but could only push across two runs, one of those was on a home run by Corey Brown.  The Dodgers were 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and left 15 runners on base.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers were looking for the win as they took a one-run lead to the the ninth.  The Naturals (Royals) then scored seven runs to overwhelm the Drillers and they took a 9-3 win.

Chris Anderson started for the Drillers and pitched six innings.  Anderson struck out six, walked three, allowed two runs (one earned).  Grant Dayton and Jordan Schafer each pitched a scoreless inning, Dayton struck out two and Schafer struck out one.

Dale Thayer had allowed a run in only two of his prior six appearances.  Thayer gave up six runs (four earned) in ⅓ inning.  Seth Prankoff finished up the game.

Jacob Scavuzzo had two hits, Drew Maggi was 2-for-4 with his first home run of the season.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes took a 4-0 lead over the Blaze (Mariners) and then held on as they saw the Blaze post single runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings. Scott Griggs pitched a scoreless ninth and the Quakes won 4-3.

Josh Sborz started and pitched seven innings for the third time this season.  Sborz gave up two runs, three hits, walked two and struck out six.

Matt Beaty was 3-for-3, Erick Mejia was 2-for-4 with a double. The Quakes received nine walks and their first run was a result of a bases-loaded walk.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons shutout the River Bandits (Astros) 4-0 to win the first game of their series.  Isaac Anderson pitched five innings and allowed four hits, two walks and struck out five.  2015 3rd round pick Philip Pfeifer pitched his second two-inning appearance in the last four days.  Pfeifer didn't allow a hit and struck out three.

Matt Jones was 2-for-4 with three RBI.

[Local recap]


Triple-A: Right-handed pitcher Logan Bawcom assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa; left-handed pitcher Sean Burnett released from contract.  Double-A: Activated outfielder Adam Law from the 7-day disabled list.

Monday Scores

New Orleans 3, Oklahoma City 2

NW Arkansas 9, Tulsa 3

Rancho Cucamonga 4, Bakersfield 3

Great Lakes 4. Quad Cities 0

Tuesday Schedule

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

5:05 p.m. - New Orleans (Dylan Axelrod) at Oklahoma City (Jose De Leon)

5:10 p.m. - Tulsa (Trevor Oaks) at Arkansas (Angels) (Blayne Weller)

7:05 p.m. - Bakersfield (Andrew Moore) at Rancho Cucamonga (Andrew Sopko)