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Brant Whiting goes 4-for-4 in Quakes comeback win

2017 1st round pick Jeren Kendall debuts for Ogden

Brant Whiting
Steve Saenz / Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

Oklahoma City, Rancho Cucamonga and Ogden won on Tuesday, Tulsa and both Dominican Summer League teams lost.

Player of the day

Brant Whiting caught the day game after the night game at Rancho Cucamonga. Whiting went 4-for-4 with his first home run and two RBI.

A special note that 2017 1st round pick Jeren Kendall began his Dodger career with an assignment to Ogden.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City defeated the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals) 4-1 on Tuesday. The Dodgers got a fine performance by Justin Masterson, who pitched seven innings, gave up one run, five hits and one walk. He also struck out five.

Justin Marks and Josh Ravin each pitched a scoreless inning to record a hold and a save respectively.

The Dodgers scored three runs in the third inning as Drew Maggi, Todd Cunningham and Scott Van Slyke each drove in a run.

Cunningham went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI.

Double-A Tulsa

Three times the Drillers gave up four runs in an inning and that made the Arkansas Travelers (Mariners) a 12-4 winner over the Drillers.

Andrew Sopko only got two outs in the first as he gave up four runs, three hits and three walks. Five relievers followed, Ralston Cash and Corey Copping gave up the other two four-run innings. Michael Johnson, Karch Kowalczyk and Brian Moran each had scoreless appearances.

Peter O’Brien hit his fifth home run.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes woke up with the sounds of a walk-off win the night before ringing in their ears, but soon the Stockon Ports (Athletics) ruined the brunch-timed game with an early 6-0 lead. But behind five home runs, the Quakes came back to win 12-10 and that gave them a three-game sweep.

The Quakes halved their six-run deficit with a two-run homer from Victor Roache and an RBI single by Brandon Montgomery. After the Ports added another run, the Quakes tied it with a pair of two-run homers, the first by Drew Jackson and the second from Brant Whiting.

Whiting would go on to go 4-for-4 in his second game with the Quakes. The Ports eventually took a three-run lead but in the sixth, a pair of home runs, the first, a two-run shot by Luke Raley and that was followed by a solo shot from Johan Mieses.

Tied at 8-8, a single by Whiting, Ariel Sandoval doubled home Whiting and then Sandoval moved to third on the throw home and he scored on a sacrifice fly to make it 10-8.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons were off on Tuesday, they begin a six-game road trip, starting with today’s game against the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Twins).

Rookie Pioneer - Ogden

The Raptors scored ten runs in the fourth and won 17-8 over the Helena Brewers. 2017 1st round pick Jeren Kendall made his professional debut and he was 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI. Kendall also stole two bases.

The Raptors had 18 hits and received seven walks. Moises Perez, Kendall and Starling Heredia all had three hits. Gersel Pitre, Hendrik Clementina and Ronny Brito each had three hits.

In the fourth, the Raptors scored ten runs. 15 hitters came to the plate, nine got hits, three walked, two struck out and one grounded into a force out.

Rookie - AZL Dodgers

The game between the AZL Dodgers and Reds was postponed due to rain.


Class-A: Chris Powell, a right-handed pitcher, was released by Rancho Cucamonga.

Rookie: 2017 1st round pick outfielder Jeren Kendall was assigned to Ogden; left-handed pitcher Jairo Pacheco was placed on the 60-day disabled list by Ogden. Christian Stolo, a left-handed pitcher, was assigned to Ogden from Great Lakes. Right-handed pitcher Joel Toribio was released by AZL Dodgers. Two 2017 draft picks, 13th round pick right-handed pitcher Marshall Kasowski and 36th round pick right-handed pitcher Riley Richert were assigned to AZL Dodgers.

Tuesday’s Scores

Oklahoma City 4, Memphis 1

Arkansas 12, Tulsa 4

Rancho Cucamonga 12, Stockton 10

Ogden 17, Helena 8

DSL Marlins 8, DSL Dodgers1 1

DSL Cubs1 10, DSL Dodgers2 8

Wednesday’s Schedule

4:35 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Imani Abdullah) at Cedar Rapids Kernels [Twins] (Domenick Carlini)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Scott Barlow) vs. Memphis (John Gant)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Josh Sborz) vs. Arkansas (Lindsey Caughel)

7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers at AZL Reds