Three of the four Dodger affiliates won on Saturday. Oklahoma City, Rancho Cucamonga and Great Lakes won their games. But Tulsa, who had two chances to win, couldn’t do that as they dropped both games in their double-header against Arkansas.
Player of the day
O’Koyea Dickson is slugging .561 with ten home runs and nine doubles. Dickson’s other numbers are down from last season but he continues to provide power to Oklahoma City.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers tied the El Paso Chihuahuas (Padres) in the fifth and then O’Koyea Dickson hit a three-run home run to put the Dodgers ahead and they went on to win 7-3. Alex Verdugo had tied the game with a single just ahead of Dickson’s home run.
Dickson hit a solo home run in the seventh to end the scoring for the game.
Jair Jurrjens won his fifth game, he pitched five innings and gave up two runs, seven hits and three walks.
The Drillers lost both games of their double-header by 6-5 and 6-3 scores to Arkansas Travelers (Mariners). Ivan Vieitez started one of the games and pitched two innings and gave up four runs and six hits.
In that game, Tim Locastro and Kyle Garlick each had two hits and Michael Ahmed and Garlick each hit a home run.
In the other game, Andrew Sopko threw five scoreless innings on two hits and two walks. Sopko struck out five.
But then Michael Johnson came in and after a strikeout, Johnson gave up in succession, a grand slam, solo home run and another solo home run. That was three consecutive home runs. That is what made the final score 6-3 for the Travelers.
Jose Miguel Fernandez went 3-for-3 with a double. Matt Beaty had two hits.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes scored two runs in the eighth and held on to beat Visalia Rawhide (Diamondbacks) 3-2 at LoanMart Field on Saturday. Andrew Istler got his fourth save for pitching a scoreless ninth.
Mitch White started for the Quakes and pitched 5⅔ innings and gave up two runs (one earned) and two hits. White struck out six and walked two. Tony Gonsolin won his second game of the season.
Logan Forsythe started his second straight rehab game at third base and he struck out twice and was hit by a pitch.
Behind by one in the eighth, Will Smith walked and with one out, D.J. Peters singled to put runners at the corners. Omar Estevez tripled in both runs to put the Quakes ahead.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons had a solid outing from Dustin May and an 11 hit attack to beat Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres) 7-1 on Saturday. May pitched five innings and gave up a run and two hits. May struck out nine and walked one.
Gavin Lux had three hits and drove in two. Carlos Rincon had two hits and a double. Lux, Rincon, Erick Meza and Mitchell Hansen each drove in runs with two-out.
Triple-A: Right-handed pitcher Layne Somsen assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa; Oklahoma City placed right-handed pitcher Jacob Rhame on the 7-day disabled list.
Double-A: Left-handed pitcher Jeremy Bleich assigned to Drillers from Rancho Cucamonga.
Class-A: Right-handed pitcher Daniel Corcino assigned to Rancho Cucamonga.
10:05 a.m.: Great Lakes (Leo Crawford) at Fort Wayne (Jerry Keel)
11:05 a.m.: Tulsa (TBD) vs. Arkansas (Lindsey Caughel)
2:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Caleb Ferguson) vs. Visalia (Joel Payamps)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Wilmer Font) at El Paso (Matt Magill)