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Joc Pederson shines in rehab assignment

Joc Pedeson was perfect at the plate on Saturday for OKC
Joc Pedeson was perfect at the plate on Saturday for OKC
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A rehabbing Joc Pederson reached base in all four of his plate appearances on Saturday even though the OKC Dodgers lost just like all of the other full-season minor league clubs did on Saturday.

Player of the day

Pederson was 2-for-2 with two walks in his second rehab game with OKC. Joc played six innings in center field, just as he did on Friday night. Pederson is scheduled for one more game with Oklahoma City before he is expected to join the Dodgers in Washington D.C.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Pederson was perfect at the plate in his second rehab game, but the OKC Dodgers fell to the Reno Aces (Diamondbacks) 8-3. Will Venable was 2-for-3 and his double was the team's only extra base hit, while Austin Barnes also had two hits and drove in a run..

Ross Stripling started this game and allowed seven hits and four runs over four innings, although he did strike out six. A trio of relievers also struggled out of the bullpen, including Jacob Rhame who gave up more than one run for the first time this season.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers split their doubleheader with the Arkansas Travelers (Angels), falling in 3-1 game one and then pulling through 2-1 in game two. Scott Barlow took the loss in the first game after his offense managed just two hits, one of them being the 10th homer of the season by Alex Verdugo.

In game two, the Driller offense still had its limitations as Tulsa managed just four hits, however Verdugo clubbed another long ball and finished the contest with an average at an even .300. Tim Shibuya tossed three shutout frames while allowing four hits, and Chris Anderson recorded the win while Daniel Corcino picked up his third save with five of his six outs coming via the strikeout.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes lost to the Lancaster JetHawks (Astros) on Saturday, and Craig wrote a separate recap here.

Class-A Great Lakes

Loons starter Michael Boyle got hit hard and failed to strikeout a batter as Great Lakes fell to the Peoria Chiefs (Cardinals) 4-3. All three of the Loons runs came in the final frame, with two of those runs coming on a two-run bomb by second baseman Noah Perio.

On the mound Boyle allowed 10 hits and four runs while not making it out of the fifth inning, although he kept his ERA below 3. Shea Spitzbarth threw well in relief with a couple of shutout frames.

Rookie - Ogden

The Raptors got crushed on Saturday, falling to the Helena Brewers 13-5. Every Odgen pitcher was hit hard on Satruday, starting with MJ Villegas who allowed five runs. Both Jairo Pacheco and Gregor Mora permitted three runs in relief.

The offense was led by Luis Paz who doubled and drove in a pair of runs in this contest. DJ Peters and Jordan Paroubeck also connected on two-baggers in the loss.

Rookie - Arizona

The Arizona Dodgers tied the game in the bottom of the ninth, then walked off with a 7-4 victory over the Athletics. Nick Yarnall tripled to lead-off the bottom of the ninth, then scored on a single by Cristian Santana. A rehabbing Yusniel Diaz then homered in the bottom of the 10th to walk-off with a victory. 20 year old Carlos Mosquera from Panama had the only other noteworthy game at the dish as he was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI's.

On the mound the rehabbing Yimi Garcia started with scoreless frame. Five different relievers had varying adgrees of success before 19 year old Saul Castellanos from Mexico recorded his third win of the season.

Dominican Summer League - Dodgers1 and Dodgers2

The Dominican teams were off on Saturday.


Triple-A: Zach Walters was recalled by Los Angeles while Brandon Hicks was reinstated from the disabled list. Class-A: A.J. Vanegas and Yusniel Diaz were sent to the Arizona Dodgers from the Quakes on rehab assignments. Jake Henson and Victor Gonzalez were placed on the Loons DL while Garrett Hope was activated from the DL and Caleb Ferguson joined the club from Ogden.

Saturday Scores

Reno 8, Oklahoma City 3

Arkansas 3, Tulsa 1

Tulsa 2, Arkansas 1

Lancaster 7, Rancho Cucamonga 4

Peoria 4, Great Lakes 3

Helena 13, Ogden 5

AZL Dodgers 7, AZL Athletics 4

Sunday Schedule

2:05 p.m. -  Lancaster (Brock Dykxhoorn) at Rancho Cucamonga (Tommy Bergjans)

3:00 p.m. - Great Lakes (Caleb Ferguson) at Peoria (Cardinals) (Dailyn Martinez)

3:00 p.m. - Helena (Michael Petersen) at Ogden (Nolan Long)

5:05 p.m.  - Tulsa  (TBD)  at Arkansas (TBD)

7:05 p.m. - Oklahoma City (Jharel Cotton) at Reno (Anthony Banda)