The Dodgers organization took four of seven games played in a shorter night on the farm.
Player of the day
It hasn’t been an ideal season for Scott Van Slyke, but after going three for four on Wednesday night, he now has multiple hits in three of his last five games. Van Slyke had a pair of doubles and a home run, driving in three of the Dodgers four runs in a winning effort.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers rode Van Slyke’s hot bat to defeat the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals) 4-3. Willie Calhoun also went one for three with a double, bring his July slash line to .351/.424/.667. Todd Cunningham also went two for four with a double.
Scott Barlow ended a string of rough outings with a stellar five innings, striking out seven while allowing just one run. Madison Younginer earned the save after entering the game during the ninth to record the final out.
The Drillers struggled for runs to back starter Josh Sborz, falling to the Arkansas Travelers (Angels) 3-2. Sborz was solid over six innings, striking out six but allowing all three runs in taking the loss. Layne Somsen followed Sborz with two scoreless innings of relief work.
Errol Robinson and Erick Mejia paced the Driller offense, with each going two for four. Robinson also doubled and drove in a run. Blake Gailen also drove in a run, going one for two while walking twice.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes were off on Wednesday. They return to action Thursday against the San Jose Giants.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons jumped to an early lead on the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Twins) that they would not relinquish, winning 8-3. The Loons had thirteen hits, with eight of the starting nine recording at least one. Cristian Santana led the way with three hits, including a double and his third home run at the Low A level. Carlos Rincon also had three hits, including his eleventh double of the season.
Chris Mathewson earned in the win in striking out seven over five innings. Mathewson allowed three runs, though just one was earned. Jeremiah Muhammad stood out in relief, striking out five of the seven batters he faced.
The Raptors were off on Wednesday. They will travel to Missoula on Thursday to face the Osprey (Diamondbacks).
Rookie Arizona League Dodgers
The AZL Dodgers split a pair with the AZL Reds, losing game one 8-2, but winning game two 9-0. James Marinan made his professional debut in game one, striking out one and allowing no runs in his one inning of work. Jacob Amaya also doubled in his first start of the season.
Riley Otteson struck out three in two scoreless innings to start game two. Marshall Kasowski also made his professional debut, striking out a pair in a scoreless inning of relief. Pascal Amon, Felix Osorio, Kevin Aponte, and Ramon Rodriguez each had a pair of hits in the game two win.
Dominican League DSL Dodgers
The DSL Dodgers One defeated the DSL Rays One 5-1. Imanol Vargas went two for three and hit his first home run of the season.
The DSL Dodgers Two fell to the DSL Rays Two 7-3. Luis Rodriguez went one for three with a pair of runs and a stolen base.
Triple-A: Oklahoma City was assigned LHP Tommy Layne after he agreed to terms with the Dodgers as a free agent.
Double-A: The Drillers placed RHP Ralston Cash on the disabled list, while activating RHP Layne Somsen to take his place on the roster.
Class-A: RHP Nolan Long was promoted from Great Lakes to Rancho Cucamonga. The Loons received a trio of players from the AZL Dodgers, with C Connor Wong, RHP Melvin Jimenez, and RHP Dan Jagiello earning promotions. To make room, the Loons sent LHP Cristian Soto to Ogden and C Ramon Rodriguez to the AZL Dodgers.
Short-Season: The AZL Dodgers were assigned RHP James Marinan and LHP James Bruihl.
4:35 p.m.: Great Lakes (Imani Abdullah) at Cedar Rapids (Tyler Beardsley)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (David Hale) at Northwest Arkansas (TBD)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Walker Buehler) vs. Memphis (Luke Weaver)
6:05 p.m.: Ogden (Gregorio Sequera) at Missoula (Tyler Vail)
7:00 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Devin Smeltzer) at San Jose (Matt Krook)