Player of the day
Like Brock Stewart, Trevor Oaks started the season with the Quakes but has advanced quickly thanks to great numbers. After a rough debut in OKC last week, Oaks rebounded nicely with eight innings of one run ball, striking out five and walking zero. It wouldn't be shocking to see the 23 year old in LA at some point over the next few months.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Player of the day Oaks tossed eight strong innings as the Dodgers downed Nashville (A's) 5 to 1. Oaks allowed a solo homer in the fifth, but that was it as he led OKC to victory. Matt West got the final three outs to seal the victory.
Zach Walters led the club at the dish as he went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and a double. Micah Johnson and Cole Figueroa also drove in runs in this game.the
Alex Verdugo had a perfect day at the plate as the Drillers defeated the Missions (Padres) 9 to 2. Verdugo was 3-for-3 with two walks, two RBI's, and two runs scored as he increased his batting average to an even .300 for the season. Brandon Trinkwon also drove in two runs, while Kyle Garlick had a couple of hits including a double.
Tulsa starter Jeremy Kehrt threw six great innings as he allowed just four hits and one run. Jordan Schafer followed with two frames and gave up just one unearned run to loser his ERA to 1.35, then Ralston Cash got the final three outs.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes won their third game in a row as Rancho defeated Stockton (A's) 8 to 4. Grant Holmes picked up the win despite a somewhat rocky start as he walked four and allowed six hits and three runs over five innings. He did punch out seven, however, and still has a 3.38 ERA in the hitter friendly California League.
Matt Beaty led the offense by going 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored. Ariel Sandoval also doubled and drove in a run in his Quakes debut, while Edwin Rios continued his solid season with a couple of hits and a pair of RBI's.
Class-A Great Lakes
Will Smith drove in two runs in his Great Lakes debut as the Loons defeated the Hot Rods (Rays) 5 to 3. Smith had just one hit, but it came during the critical sixth inning with the bases loaded and resulted in the winning runs. Omar Estevez and Darien Tubbs had the other RBI's for Great Lakes.
All star starter Dennis Santana didn't get the win, but he allowed just four hits and two runs over five frames while punching out six. Nolan Long got the win in relief with three solid innings, then Alexander Hermeling picked up his fifth save of the season with a perfect ninth.
Rookie - Ogden
The Raptors were the only Dodger affiliate to lose on Saturday as Ogden fell to the Owlz (Angels) 8 to 2. Starter Roberth Fernandez allowed eight hits and six runs in less than five frames to take the loss. Johan Diaz gave up the other two runs in relief.
The Raptor offense was limited in this game, however 2015 second round pick Mitchell Hansen continued the strong start to his season by going 2-for-3 with his third homer of the season, a two-run shot.
Rookie - Arizona
The AZL Dodgers dominated the Brewers 11 to 1 on Saturday. Starter Yadier Alvarez continued to thrive against the younger competition as he hurled five shutout innings, allowing just two hits while striking out six. Four different relievers finished the game without permitting much of anything.
The Dodgers connected on three homers in this game, including a pair of long balls in the fourth inning as Dylan Cook hit a solo shot while Hendrik Clementina went deep with a two-run shot. Cody Thomas had the other homer in this game and also tripled while scoring three runs.
Dominican Summer League - Dodgers1 and Dodgers2
The game between the Dodgers 1 team and the Rojos was suspended due to rain, while the Dodgers 2 team beat the Royals 6 to 3 behind a 3-for-5 effort from Ronny Brito who doubled and recorded a couple of RBI's.
Double-A: Paul Hoenecke was placed on the DL while Vinny DiFazio was assigned to the Drillers; Adam Law was traded to the Mariners for cash. Class-A: 20-year-old Ariel Sandoval and Derrick Sylvester were promoted from the Loons to the Quakes. Bubby Rossman and Spencer Navin were placed on the Quakes DL. 2016 Supplemental 1st round pick Will Smith and 2016 7th rounder Luke Raley were promoted from Ogden to the Loons. Dian Toscano, who was acquired from the Braves in the Bud Norris trade, was also assigned to Great Lakes. Jared Walker left the Loons and was assigned to the Raptors while Brant Whiting was sent to Arizona.
11:05 a.m. PT - Bowling Green (Roel Ramirez) at Great Lakes (Isaac Anderson)
3:05 p.m. - Ogden (Dean Kremer) at Orem (Brandon Glazer)
4:35 p.m. - Oklahoma City (Ross Stripling) at Nashville (Zach Neal)
5:05 p.m. - Tulsa (Scott Barlow) at Corpus Christi (Kent Emanuel)
7:00 p.m. - AZL Dbacks at AZL Dodgers
7:05 p.m. - Stockton (Kyle Friedrichs) at Rancho Cucamonga (Joshua Sborz)