The Quakes and Raptors were the only Dodgers mior league winners on Sunday as Edwin Rios had another big game for Rancho while D.J. Peters put on a show for Ogden
Player of the day
Peters, drafted in the fourth round this year, was a one-man wrecking crew for Ogden on Sunday as he reached base four times, doubled twice, homered, and scored three runs. Peters now has five doubles over the past four games, and it hitting .348 for the season.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Jharel Cotton continued to rack up the strikeouts on Sunday, but he also allowed five runs as the OKC Dodgers fell to the Reno Aces (Dbacks) 6-2. Cotton struck out nine, but walked three and permitted five hits including a homer. Mike Bolsinger tossed a scoreless inning of relief to lower his ERA to 2.42.
Austin Barnes led the offense by going 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, and RBI. Charlie Culberson also doubled, while Joc Pederson finished up his rehab by collecting a couple of singles in four at bats.
The Drillers played 11 frames on Sunday, but they came out on the losing side of the extra inning affair as Tulsa fell to Northwest Arkansas (Royals) 3-2. Starter Chase De Jong put together a quality start as he allowed just two runs over seven innings, then Ralston Cash and Scott Griggs combined for three hitless frames. Jordan Schafter permitted a solo homer in the top of the 11th, however, and that was it for the ballgame.
Cody Bellinger was the offensive leader in this game as he connected on his 11th homer, singled, walked twice, and stole two bases. Willie Calhoun was 2-for-5 with a walk, and Alex Verdugo drove in another run with a double.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes pounded out 13 hits, including a trio of homers, to defeat the Lancaster JetHawks (Astros) 10-7. Rios continued his white-hot hitting for Rancho as he 3-for-5 with a double and a homer, knocking in a pair. Since joining the Quakes Rios has an OPS of 1.117, and he how has seven homers over his last eight games. Tim Locastro also had three hits including a homer, while Mike Ahmed went deep as well.
Tommy Bergjans allowed six hits and three runs while pitching in the sixth, striking out seven and walking two. Bubby Rossman got lit up in his return from the DL, but Adam Bray was excellent in relief to record the win.
Class-A Great Lakes
Loons lost their sixth straight game, falling to the Peoria Chiefs (Cardinals) 5-2. The offensive woes continued for Great Lakes as the club managed just six hits. Brendon Davis reached base three times via a double and two walks and Darien Tubbs also doubled, but that was it for the highlights at the dish.
Starter Caleb Ferguson took the loss despite throwing relatively well as he allowed two runs over five frames with four strikeouts. Angel German gave up a run in relief, then Rob McDonnell's struggles continued as he permitted two more runs out of the bullpen.
Rookie - Ogden
The Raptors withstood a late charge by the Brewers to defeat Helena 5-4. After starter Nolan Long tossed six shutout innings of one-hit ball in his Ogden debut (after spending the first three and a half months of the season with Great Lakes), Bernardo Reyes got through the seventh inning without any issues. However in the eighth Andrew Istler gave up two unearned runs, and then led the lead was cut to one after Tony Gonsolin allowed a pair of scores in the ninth, but Gonsolin held on to record the save.
At the plate player of the day Peters led the offense with his three extra base hits, while Cody Thomas also had a pair of doubles and knocked in a pair. 2016 20th-round pick Brock Carpenter also joined the fun with his second homer as a pro.
Rookie - Arizona
The Arizona Dodgers were crushed by the Giants on Sunday, falling 14-7. Even though the Dodgers actually out-hit their opponents, they made three costly errors and only had four hits with runners in scoring position (compared to 10 for the Giants). Cristian Santana the main offensive bright spot as he fell a triple shy of the cycle while connecting on his first homer of the season.
Dodger starter Logan Crouse was hit with most of the damage as he allowed seven hits and seven runs over four frames. Kam Uter didn't fare too much better as he only recorded four outs and was charged with six runs, although only four were earned.
Dominican Summer League - Dodgers1 and Dodgers2
The Dominican teams were off again on Sunday.
Class-A: Isaac Anderson was promoted to Rancho from Great Lakes, while Bubby Rossman was activated from the Quakes DL. Wes Helsabeck was sent to the Loons, while A.J. Vanegas was released.
10:00 a.m. PT - Great Lakes (Wes Helsabeck) at Peoria (Brennan Leitao)
5:05 p.m. - NW Arkansas (Erick Skoglund) at Tulsa (Lisalverto Bonilla)
6:00 p.m. - Helena (Matt Smith) at Ogden (Roberth Fernandez)
7:00 p.m. - ARZ Dodgers (TBD) at ARZ Royals (TBD)
7:05 p.m. - Lancaster (Joshua James) at Rancho Cucamonga (Felipe Gonzalez)
7:05 p.m. - Oklahoma City (Trevor Oaks) at Tacoma (Zach Lee)