Just like the Dodgers lost a one-run game in the majors on Monday night, all three of their minor league affiliates lost a total of four games by one run on Monday, including three of the four minor league games walk-off losses with the same score.
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Joc Pederson was 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout as the designated hitter in the first game of his rehab assignment with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga on Monday.
If all goes well with Pederson, sidelined with a groin strain, he will play with the Quakes through Wednesday, then take Thursday off and rejoin the Dodgers on Friday, his first day eligible to be activated from the disabled list.
Josh Ravin also began his rehab assignment on Monday, but after a much longer layoff then Pederson, having last pitched on March 13.
Ravin pitched the sixth inning on Monday for the Quakes. He allowed a leadoff single, then erased him on a double play, followed by a strikeout.
Player of the day
Jair Jurrjens struck out 10 batters for Triple-A Oklahoma City in six innings in the second game of a doubleheader, allowing just one run on four hits and just one walk.
The 31-year-old right-hander has a 2.51 ERA in five starts for OKC, with 25 strikeouts and seven walks in 28⅔ innings.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
There was not a ton of offense on a cold day in Omaha, where Oklahoma City got swept in a doubleheader by the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), by identical scores of 2-1. Both were walk-off losses.
Willie Calhoun homered in Game 1 for OKC, and Ike Davis homered in Game 2 for the Dodgers’ only runs.
The second game was an 11-inning contest that ended with Peter O’Brien hitting a walk-off home run against Brandon Morrow.
Adam Liberatore struck out four and walked one in two scoreless innings of relief in the second game. That, plus 10 punch outs from Jurrjens, helped OKC match a season high with 16 strikeouts as a team in Game 2.
Trayce watch: Trayce Thompson was 0-for-3 in the first game, falling to 0-for-19 since his single last week. On the season, Thompson is 1-for-49 in Triple-A, and 0-for-8 in the majors.
Jacob Scavuzzo homered and drove in four runs, but the Drillers fell at home to the NW Arkansas Naturals (Royals), 7-6. Scavuzzo hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning, then added an RBI double in the seventh inning.
Tulsa led 4-3 in the seventh inning, but the Naturals rallied for three runs against Ralston Cash, who also allowed a double.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
Walker Buehler struck out eight in 3⅔ innings, allowing a run, but the Quakes lost on a sacrifice fly in the ninth to the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres). Buehler on the season has 27 strikeouts and five walks in 16⅓ innings (42.9% of his batters faced), to go with his 1.10 ERA.
Rancho Cucamonga got doubles from Yusniel Diaz and Brandon Montgomery in the loss.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons were off on Monday. They start a three-game home series against the Burlington Bees (Angels) beginning Tuesday night.
Triple-A: Relief pitcher Josh Fields was recalled from Oklahoma City, though since Fields was just optioned out on Saturday he wasn’t even technically with OKC yet anyway.
Double-A: Tulsa added lefty pitcher Colt Hynes from extended spring training, with fellow southpaw Michael Johnson trsnferred back to extended spring.
Class-A: In addition to Pederson and Ravin joining the Quakes on rehab assignments, Rancho Cucamonga added pitcher Carlos Felix from extending spring, and sent pitcher Chris Mathewson back to extended spring.
4:05 p.m. PT - Great Lakes (A.J. Alexy) vs. Burlington (Sam Pastrone)
5:05 p.m. - Oklahoma City (Trevor Oaks) vs. Colorado Springs (Josh Hader)
5:10 p.m. - Tulsa (Isaac Anderson) at Arkansas Travelers [Mariners] (Tyler Herb)
6 p.m. - Rancho Cucamonga (Yadier Alvarez) at Lake Elsinore (Cal Quantrill)