The Quakes were the only Dodgers minor league team not to lose on Sunday, while the Loons split their double header.
Player of the day
With just two wins and 13 losses heading into Sunday, Tommy Bergjans has had a bit of a rough season for the Quakes, despite more than a strikeout per inning and a strikeout-to-walk ratio of better than four to one. Against San Jose he picked up his first win since April by allowing just two hits over 6⅔ frames, striking out five, permitting just one unearned run, and walking none.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers lost their fourth game in a row on Sunday, falling to New Orleans (Marlins) 5-3. The OKC offensive woes continued as the club failed to record an extra-base hit. The highlights were Yasiel Puig and Will Venable both going 2-for-4, with Puig increasing his average to .419.
Jeremy Kehrt put together a quality start in the loss as the allowed six hits and three runs over six innings of work, punching out six. Ralston Cash tossed a solid seventh inning, but Sam LeCure got hit hard in the eighth and took the loss.
The RoughRiders (Rangers) scored four times in the sixth and that was enough to take down the Drillers 4-3. The Tulsa offense was held in check as the only extra base hits were doubles by Cody Bellinger and Kyle Garlick, with Garlick collecting the only RBI.
Starter Andrew Sopko cruised through five shutout innings before running into trouble in that fateful sixth inning. All four runs were charged to Sopko during that frame as he took the loss. Joshua Sborz was solid in relief as he finished the contest with two hitless innings.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
Johan Mieses hit his ninth homer of the month as the Quakes defeated the Giants 8-1. Mieses, who has an OPS of 1.221 in August, now leads the California League with 27 long balls. Noah Perio and Matt Beaty also went deep, while Ariel Sandoval connected on a pair of doubles.
Player of the day Bergjans was excellent as he pitched into the seventh without permitting an earned run. Gavin Pittore and Corey Copping threw well in relief to secure the victory.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons split their doubleheader on Sunday, defeating the Hot Rods (Rays) 7-1 in Game 1 before falling 2-1 in Game 2. In the first game Starter Imani Abdullah allowed a solo homer in the opening frame, but then completely shut down the opposition as he did not allow another hit over the next four innings to record the victory. Ibandel Isabel had a big game at the plate with a single and a two-run homer, while lead-off man Saige Jenco was 3-for-4 with a double and scored two runs.
Both offenses were silenced in the second game as the two clubs combined four just seven hits. Great Lakes only scored once on another homer by Isabel. Yadier Alvarez only gave up three hits over his four innings of work, but he also walked a pair and took the loss as two runs scored against him. 2016 second-round pick Michael White continued the brilliant start to his career with two more shutout frames, giving him 18 innings without an earned run to go along with 24 strikeouts and just six hits allowed.
Pioneer - Ogden
The Raptors were off on Sunday
Arizona League - AZL Dodgers
The AZL Dodgers fell to the Indians 7-4. The highlight was 19-year-old Cristian Santana connecting on a pair of homers.
Dominican Summer League - Dodgers One & Dodgers Two
The Dominican teams were off on Sunday
Triple-A: Gus Schlosser was placed on the DL and Andrew Toles was promoted to Los Angeles while Chris Taylor was optioned back to OKC.
4:00 p.m. PT - Oklahoma City (Jose De Leon) at New Orleans (Justin Nicolino)
4:05 p.m. - Fort Wayne (Emmanuel Ramirez) at Great Lakes (Yadier Alvarez)
6:05 p.m. - Ogden (Nolan Long) at Orem (Crusito Mieses)