Player of the day
Picked in the final round of the 2015 draft, 22-year-old Isaac Anderson put together one of his best starts as a pro as he allowed just one hit over six innings while punching out five and walking just one. The 6'2" right-hander out of Wichita State. While his ERA is over four thanks to a few bad starts, over 76 frames Anderson has struck out more than a batter per inning so far in 2016.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodger pitching staff held the Nashville Sounds (A's) to just three hits on Sunday as OKC cruised to a 4-1 victory to sweep New Orleans. Ross Stripling started and while he didn't make it through four innings, he did hold Nashville scoreless and struck out three. Carlos Frias gave up a run in the sixth, but Sam LeCure and Jacob Rhame held the opposition hitless for the rest of the game.
Micah Johnson led the offense by connecting on a double and a triple while driving in a run. Cole Figueroa also tripled and knocked in a run while also scoring twice.
The Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros) doubled up on the Drillers 12-6. Starter Scott Barlow had the worst game of his professional career as he allowed 11 hits and 10 runs while not making it out of the fourth inning. The relievers threw relatively well, but at that point it was much too late for the offense to recover.
At the dish the Drillers actually accumulated 14 hits, but only one went for extra bases. That was a double by Lars Anderson who went 3-for-5. Jacob Scavuzzo and Kyle Garlick also both had multi-hit games.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes were held scoreless through eight innings, but a couple of sacrifice flies in the ninth gave them a walk-off, 2-1 victory over the Stockton Ports (A's). Rancho was held without an extra base hit in this game, but Tim Locastro and Matt Beaty started the bottom of the ninth with a couple of singles. Ariel Sandoval drove in the tying run with a fly ball to right, then three batters later Joey Curletta did the same thing to start the celebration.
Starter Josh Sborz allowed just two hits and one run over four frames, lowering his ERA to 2.66 for the season. Felipe Gonzalez followed with four shutout frames, then Jeff Malm got the win with a scoreless ninth.
Class-A Great Lakes
Player of the day Anderson allowed just one hit over six innings and 18-year-old Omar Estevez doubled three times, but the Loons still fell to the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays) 3-2. Anderson ended up allowing two unearned runs thanks to a couple of errors, but it wasn't until Chris Powell gave up a run in the top of the ninth that Great Lakes lost the game.
Estevez set a career high with six total bases, although he failed to drive in a run and scored just once. Second baseman Noah Perio had the only other noteworthy game as he was 2-for-4 with a two-bagger and a RBI.
Rookie - Ogden
The Raptors fell behind early and weren't able to make up ground as Ogden fell to the Orem Owlz (Angels) 6-4. Starter Dean Kremer gave up two early runs and was pulled in the second inning, then William Soto got roughed up in relief to take the loss.
2016 4th round pick DJ Peters led the offense with three hits, knocking in one. Brazilian born Luis Paz reached base three times and hit his first stateside homer, while Moises Perez was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.
Rookie - Arizona
The AZL Dodgers pulled ahead early, but needed three runs in the eighth to defeat the D-Backs 9 to 6. Most of offensive damage was done by just two players as 19 year old Shakir Albert went deep twice, including a grand slam in the third inning, and 2016 13th round pick Cody Thomas went 3-for-4 including a two-run bomb in the aforementioned eighth inning.
40-year-old Randy Choate continued his quest to make it back the big leagues as the started the game with a scoreless frame, then Logan Crouse took on the majority of the work by making it through the next four innings. Jose Santos was charged with the blown save, but also picked up the win by getting the final five outs.
Dominican Summer League
The Dominican teams were off on Sunday.
Class-A: Catcher Jake Henson was placed on the DL while fellow backstop Garrett Hope was promoted from Ogden.
4:00 p.m. PT - Great Lakes (Imani Abdullah) at West Michigan (Sandy Baez)
5:00 p.m. - Ogden (Garrett Harrison) at Idaho Falls (Igol Feliz)
5:05 p.m. - Colorado Springs (Jorge Lopez) at Oklahoma City (Logan Bawcom)
5:05 p.m. - Tulsa (Chase De Jong) at Corpus Christi (Edison Frias)
7:05 p.m. - Rancho Cucamonga (Andrew Sopko) at Inland Empire (Alex Kionowski)