Three of the four Dodgers full-season affiliates won on Saturday, with only Double-A Tulsa losing
Player of the day
He may have been a bit overshadowed thanks to Brandon McCarthy's rehab debut, but Mike Ahmed connected on a pair of homers and drove in four runs to lead the Quakes to victory. The 2013 20th round pick has now surpassed his previous season high of four homers with six so far during 2016.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers only managed six his on Saturday but still managed to defeat the Sounds (A's) 4-3. O'Koyea Dickson drove in two runs with a double and Zach Walters connected on his sixth homer of the season to lead the offense.
On the mound Nick Tepesch made his second start for OKC and had almost the exact same stat line as his first outing as he tossed five frames and allowed two runs on seven hits both times. Grant Dayton followed with two hitless frames, then Jacob Rhame got the two inning save despite allowing a run in the ninth.
The Drillers fell to the Cardinals 6-3 despite a couple of solid offensive performances by their top prospects. Willie Calhoun put on a show with three extra base hits, going 3-for-5 with a homer and two doubles. Alex Verdugo also had three base knocks including a pair of two-baggers.
Starter Jeremy Kehrt got his around a bit as he gave up four runs on seven hits and didn't make it out of the fifth inning. Kyle Hooper was the only reliever to get through the game without permitting a run.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
Craig covered the Quakes 7-4 victory over the Storm here.
Class-A Great Lakes
Victor Gonzalez but together an outstanding pitching performance to lead the Loons to an 8-6 win over the Captains (Indians). The 20 year old lefty allowed just two hits over six innings, permitting one run on a solo homer. Alexander Hermeling promptly gave up five runs in relief, but the Great Lakes offense had already put up eight runs as the point.
Most of the offense was generated via the home run as three long balls brought in six of the runs. Jake Henson had the big blast with a three-run shot, while Gage Green had a two-run bomb and Daniel Fields connected on a solo dinger.
Dominican Summer League - Dodgers 1 and 2
The Dominican Dodgers1 defeated the Giants 5-3 behind a perfect day at the plate from 17-year-old third baseman Oneil Cruz who went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles, while the Dodgers2 got blown out 20-3 vs the Marlins.
Triple-A: Jose Tabata was released. Double-A: Jordan Tarsovich was promoted from Rancho, while Drew Maggi was placed on the temporary inactive list. Class-A: The Loons activated Victor Gonzalez from the DL and released Marcus Crescentini
10:30 a.m. - Great Lakes (Michael Boyle) at Lake County (Casey Shane)
12:10 p.m. - Tulsa (Scott Barlow) at Springfield (Daniel Poncedeleon)
1:00 p.m. - Rancho Cucamonga (Hyun-jin Ryu, Tommy Bergjans) at Lake Elsinore (Walker Lockett)
4:05 p.m. - Oklahoma City (Eric Surkamp) at Nashville (Jose De Leon)