There were no losses for the minor league teams tonight with two wins, a suspended game and a postponed game. Rancho Cucamonga and Great Lakes got the wins, Oklahoma City had their game suspended and Tulsa will play two today, weather-permitting.
Player of the day
Julio Urias had his longest start of the season, he pitched 5⅔ scoreless innings and he gave up two hits, walked three and struck out six. So far in 2017, Urias has pitched a total of 14 innings, allowing three runs, eight hits, walked nine and struck out 15.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City and Nashville Sounds (Athletics) were unable to finish their game as the power went out and they will continue this suspended 1-1 tie in June. This game was highlighted by Julio Urias’ longest start of the season.
Urias, as mentioned above, pitched 5⅔ innings and made 93 pitches. The Dodgers needed those scoreless innings as they were unable to put up much offense.
The Dodgers run scored after Cody Bellinger stole second with two outs in the first inning. Alex Verdugo singled him home to plate the Dodgers only run. The Sounds tied the game in the eighth on a Franklin Barreto solo home run.
The Drillers and NW Arkansas Naturals (Royals) game was postponed due to weather, they are scheduled to play a doubleheader today.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes had a pleasant start to their seven-game home stand as they defeated Inland Empire 66ers (Angels) 5-4.
Walker Buehler started and went three innings. Buehler gave up no runs, a hit and struck out three, was hitting 97-98 MPH in the first two innings with a number of 99 MPH fastballs. In the third inning, he was sitting 96-97 MPH.
Ibandel Isabel hit his fourth home run of the season, D.J. Peters doubled in a run. The Quakes still had issues with runners in scoring position going 1-for-9 but for one night, that was enough.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons had a back and forth game with the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres) until they finally took the lead and beat them 6-4. The game was tied going to the bottom of the seventh when the Loons scored twice without benefit of a hit.
Two walks and a hit-by-pitch loaded the bases with one out, Carlos Rincon was the second batter to get hit and that meant one run. Cody Thomas followed with a walk to score the second run of the inning.
A.J. Alexy started and went three scoreless innings, he allowed a hit and struck out three. Patrick Duester pitched two innings for the win and Parker Curry got the save as he struck out the side.
The top three in the Loons lineup did well, Brendon Davis was 2-for-4 with a double, Gavin Lux was 2-for-3 with two walks and Rincon had three hits.
Class-A: Right-handed pitcher Chris Powell assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Dodgers Extended Spring Training; right-handed pitcher Chris Mathewson assigned to Dodgers Extended Spring Training from Rancho Cucamonga; Rancho Cucamonga released catcher Peter Summerville, Summerville will remain with the Dodgers as a Performance Science Coach.
11:05 a.m.: Great Lakes (Jordan Sheffield) vs. Fort Wayne (Austin Smith)
2:35 p.m.: Tulsa (Ivan Vieitez) & (TBD) at NW Arkansas (Christian Binford) & (Corey Ray)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Trevor Oaks) vs. Memphis Redbirds [Cardinals] (Daniel Poncedeleon)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Yadier Alvarez) vs. Inland Empire 66ers (Jaime Barria)