Hyun-jin Ryu returned to the mound as the Quakes were the only winners among Dodgers minor league affiliates on Sunday
Player of the day
Tommy Bergjans edged out Edwin Rios for this award after he closed out the Quakes victory with five shutout innings while allowing just two hits. For Bergjans it was a much needed outing as he had given up a combined 14 runs over his previous three starts.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
After collecting just six hits on Saturday, the Dodgers cut that number in half on Sunday as they fell to Nashville (A's) 7-4. The only offense of note from OKC was Rob Segedin's three-run homer, his ninth of the season.
Jose De Leon started for the Dodgers and struck out six over three innings of work while allowing just two hits, although he also walked a pair, permitted a homer, and gave up three runs. Carlos Frias kept the Sounds at bay over the next four frames, but he eventually gave up a run in the eighth and three in the ninth to take the loss.
Willie Calhoun connected on another homer, his fifth of the month, but it wasn't enough as the Drillers fell to Springfield (Cardinals) 4-3. Jordan Tarsovich also went deep, while Cody Bellinger drove in the final run in the ninth inning as Tulsa staged a late rally.
Driller's starter Scott Barlow didn't make it out of the fourth inning as he allowed six hits, three walks, and four runs. Daniel Corcino tossed two perfect innings of relief while Scott Griggs continued his outstanding season with another scoreless frame.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes swept their four-game series with the Storm (Padres) after defeating Lake Elsinore 5-2 on Sunday. Two and a half weeks after his last rehab appearance, Ryu returned to the mound and threw three solid innings, allowing one earned run on three hits with a trio of strikeouts. All told, 35 of Ryu's 46 pitches went for strikes, and while he said that he felt good after the game, he wasn't sure when his next appearance would be. Chris Anderson recorded the win with a perfect frame, then player of the day Bergjans shut down the opposing hitters over the final five innings.
At the dish Rios paced the offense by going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two RBI. Matt Beaty also doubled and drove in a run, while Devan Ahart had an RBI as well.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons built an early lead, but the Captains (Indians) scored the final four runs of the game and came away with a 4-3 victory. Omar Estevez drove in the first run of the game with a sacrifice fly (and later tripled), then Brendon Davis' second homer of the season, a two-run shot, gave the Loons a three run lead.
That seemed like enough for starter Michael Boyle who tossed five shutout innings. Unfortunately the bullpen was unable to hold the lead, and didn't get any help from the defense as Estevez's error in the seventh led to two unearned runs. Brian Bass took the loss after allowing a run in the eighth and was also on the mound when Estevez's second error of the game resulted in the walk-off win.
Triple-A: Frankie Montas was officially optioned to Oklahoma City, while Jacob Rhame was placed on the temporary inactive list.
Rancho Cucamonga 5, Lake Elisinore 2
9:10 a.m. - Tulsa (Trevor Oaks) at Springfield (Trey Nielsen)
2:35 p.m. - Doubleheader - Great Lakes (Imani Abdullah, Nolan Long) at Lansing (Jordan Romano, Jon Harris)
5:05 p.m. - Omaha (Miguel Almonte) at Oklahoma City (Brock Stewart)
7:05 p.m. - Lancaster (Dean Deetz) at Rancho Cucamonga (Josh Sborz)