Tough Tuesday as all four Dodger minor league teams lose close games, two losses by two runs and the other two by three runs.
It was also a night where for the second night in a row, a Dodger pitching prospect, Mitch White, faced some adversity as he did not make it out of second inning in his start at Lancaster.
Player of the day
Luke Raley hit his first home run of the season and went 4-for-4 on Tuesday night at Lancaster. The Quakes outfielder had started the season 5-for-35 until his perfect night.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City fell behind by five runs and that was too much as the Nashville Sounds (Athletics) beat the Dodgers 5-3. Justin Masterson started for the Dodgers and gave up five runs (three earned), five hits, three walks and struck out six in four innings pitched.
O’Koyea Dickson, Alex Verdugo and Charlie Culberson each had two hits. Catcher Bobby Wilson hit his first home run of the season.
The Drillers were unable to put across any runs as they were shutout 3-0 by the Frisco RoughRiders (Rangers). Scott Barlow pitched well for Tulsa, he pitched five innings and he allowed a run, three hits and struck out five.
The Drillers only had four singles and were 0-for-2 with runners in scoring position.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes were down 10-3 after four innings and yet made it close but the Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies) held on for a 11-9 win. Mitch White made the start for the Quakes and after a scoreless first, he finally gave up some runs in a professional game.
White, who had not allowed a run in his first 32 innings pitched, saw that end when Mylz Jones doubled home two runs with one out in the second inning. A ground out scored the third run of the inning.
It might have ended there as White struck out Forrest Wall but the pitch got away and Wall made it safely to first. Things got strange after that, a hit batter, an error by shortstop Drew Jackson, an infield single and a bases-loaded walk. All of that scored three more runs and White was done.
Mitch White’s final line was 1⅔ innings pitched, six runs (three earned), four hits, one walk, and he struck out three.
The Quakes did try to mount a comeback and they had 15 hits, including four doubles and two home runs but it wasn’t enough. Besides Raley’s perfect night at the plate, Drew Jackson was 3-for-5 with a double and a home run and Erick Mejia was 3-for-4 with a double.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons dropped the second game of their series to the South Bend Cubs 9-6. The Cubs had two four-run innings and that was too much to come back from.
Leo Crawford pitched 3⅔ innings and gave up five runs (three earned), seven hits, and struck out two.
Zach McKinstry had three hits and Cody Thomas hit his second home of the season.
Triple-A: Los Angeles recalled right-handed pitcher Josh Fields from Oklahoma City; Oklahoma City placed outfielder Tyler Holt on the 7-day disabled list; right-handed pitcher Joe Broussard assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa.
Double-A: Right-handed pitcher Miguel Urena assigned to Tulsa from Ogden; outfielder Logan Landon assigned to Tulsa from Rancho Cucamonga; Tulsa placed outfielder Johan Mieses on the 7-day disabled list.
Class-A: Right-handed pitcher Tony Gonsolin assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Great Lakes; infielder Garrett Hope assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Arizona League Dodgers; Rancho Cucamonga placed right-handed pitcher Gavin Pittore on the 7-day disabled list. Right-handed pitcher Jose Santos assigned to Dodgers Extended Spring Training from Great Lakes; right-handed pitcher Patrick Duester assigned to Great Lakes from Ogden; left-handed pitcher Luis De Paula assigned to Great Lakes from Rancho Cucamonga.
10:05 a.m.: Tulsa (Isaac Anderson) vs. Frisco RoughRiders (Ariel Jurado)
4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (Dustin May) at South Bend (Dylan Cease)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Jair Jurrjens) vs. Nashville (Zach Neal)
6:35 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Caleb Ferguson) at Lancaster JetHawks (Peter Lambert)