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Mitchell White taking it two at a time, Loons win fifth straight

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2016 2nd Round pick right-handed pitcher Mitchell White made his tenth two-inning appearance this season. That made it ten for ten in what his games have looked like thus far.

Mitchell White
Mitchell White
Santa Clara University Athletics

Every Dodger affiliate that played on Friday won, both Oklahoma City and one of the Dominican Dodger teams were postponed due to weather.  Drillers, Quakes, Loons and Raptors kept pace in their playoff chase while Arizona and Dominican League Dodger teams are winding down their seasons

Player of the day

Right-handed pitcher Mitchell White pitched two scoreless innings where he also struck out four on Friday evening.  White had made two appearances prior to joining Loons and he now has ten professional appearances and all ten are exactly two innings long and White has yet to allow an earned run.

White has struck out 28 and walked six in those 20 innings pitched.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers and the Sky Sox (Brewers) were postponed due to weather, they are scheduled to play a doubleheader on Saturday.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers won a low-scoring game with their 2-1 win over the Travelers (Angels).  Seth Frankoff struck out eight in his six innings and three relievers each pitched one scoreless inning each to close out the much needed win.

Dan Johnson, who was signed as a knuckleball pitcher, was in the lineup as the designated hitter.  Johnson walked twice and he scored after the second walk when he went to third on Lars Anderson's second double of the game.

Johnson would then score what would turn out to be the winning run on Edwin Rios' sacrifice fly.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes beat the 66ers (Angels) 6-3 in San Bernardino.  The Quakes won their fifth straight game.  Felipe Gonzalez started and went five innings, allowing a run and striking out two.

Mike Ahmed and Noah Perio each homered on Friday.  For Ahmed, it was a solo shot while Perio hit a two-run home run. Yusniel also had two hits and scored twice.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons shutout the Cubs 2-0 behind the efforts of four pitchers who combined to allow just three hits and two walks while striking out 12.

Yadier Alvarez made his eighth start for the Loons and combined with his five starts for AZL Dodgers, Alvarez has now pitched 55⅔ innings and he has struck out 78 while sporting a 2.10 ERA.

Mitchell White struck out four in his two innings of work.

Pioneer - Ogden

The Raptors took a one-run win when they beat the Rockies 6-5.  The Raptors came as close as you can in splitting a game between two pitchers.

Rob McDonnell started for the Raptors and pitched 4⅓ innings and allowed three runs.  McDonnell was followed by Zac Grotz.  Grotz pitched 4⅔ innings, he gave up two runs and five hits but also got the win.

Keibert Ruiz went 3-for-4 with a double and 3 RBI, DJ Peters, Luis Paz, and Brandon Montgomery each had two hit.

Arizona League - AZL Dodgers

AZL Dodgers didn't need or want to go extra-innings but they did and it took 16 innings before the Dodgers defeated the AZL Brewers 7-6.  Carlos Rincon hit two home runs, the second was the one that provided the Dodgers with the walk-off win.

Dominican Summer League - Dodgers One & Dodgers Two

Dodgers One beat the  Diamondbacks Two 3-1 while the Dodgers Two and Astros Blue's game was rained out.

Transactions

Triple-A: Los Angeles recalled right-handed pitcher Brock Stewart from Oklahoma City.

Rookie: AZL Dodgers activated right-handed pitcher Kenta Maeda, Maeda was optioned by Los Angeles to AZL Dodgers.

Friday Scores

Tulsa 2, Arkansas 1

Rancho Cucamonga 6, Inland Empire 3

Great Lakes 2, South Bend 0

Ogden 6, Grand Junction 5

AZL Dodgers 7, AZL Brewers 6 (16)

Dodgers One 3, Diamondbacks Two 1

Saturday Schedule

2:35 p.m. PT - Colorado Springs (Josh Hader & Wei-Chung Wang) at Oklahoma City (Lisalverto Bonilla & Trevor Oaks)

4:05 p.m. - Great Lakes (Jordan Sheffield) at South Bend (Cubs) (Casey Bloomquist)

4:10 p.m. - Tulsa (Andrew Sopko) at Springfield (Cardinals) (J.C. Sulbaran)

5:30 p.m. - Grand Junction (Yohander Quintana) at Ogden (Nolan Long)

7:00 p.m. - AZL Dodgers at AZL Giants

7:05 p.m.  - Rancho Cucamonga (Chris Anderson) at Inland Empire (Jake Jewell)