A winning night on the Dodgers farm was highlighted by a group of prospects pounding on an old Dodger foe in Rancho Cucamonga.
Player of the day
DJ Peters only had two hits on Wednesday night, and both came in the same inning. Those hits, however, left the yard against long time Dodger foe Madison Bumgarner, who was rehabbing with San Jose. Peters two home runs give him five over his last four games, and extended his hit streak to ten games, where he is hitting .436 over that span.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers held the Iowa Cubs to just three hits in an 8-0 win Wednesday. Justin Masterson struck out ten over seven scoreless innings, walking just two in earning his seventh victory of the year. He was followed by two scoreless innings from Justin Marks.
Every Dodger starter got a hit for the offense, with O’Koyea Dickson leading the way with his 18th home run of the season, and Max Muncy, who had a pair of hits, including his eighth home run. Alex Verdugo (18th) and Willie Calhoun (17th) each doubled in the winning cause.
The Drillers scored ten runs in the later innings to push the passed the Frisco Rough Riders (Rangers) 12-3. Walker Buehler was less efficient in his start, going just four and a third innings but struck out five while allowing two runs. Karch Kowalczyk earned the win with a scoreless inning of relief, while Yaisel Sierra earned the hard save by pitching the final three innings while allowing just one earned run.
Like Oklahoma City, every Driller starter had a hit in this game. Matt Beaty had three hits in five at bats, driving in two runs. Quincy Latimore went two for four with his first home run for Tulsa.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes obliterated Bumgarner and the San Jose Giants in a 14-1 victory. In addition to Peters’ two home runs, Bumgarner was also taken deep by Drew Jackson (two for three) and Ibandel Isabel (three for five) before exiting after four innings, having surrendered nine runs. Luke Raley also had three hits, including a triple, from the designated hitter slot.
Caleb Ferguson outdueled the MLB star by going six innings and allowing just one run, striking out five. Ferguson was followed by scoreless relief outings by Dean Kremer and Daniel Corcino.
Class-A Great Lakes
A five run third inning was all the Loons would need to defeat the South Bend Cubs 5-2. Cody Thomas and Carlos Rincon each hit their fourteenth home runs of the year in the third, while Zach Reks led the Loons with a pair of hits out of the nine hole.
Dustin May won his fifth game of the season, allowing just one earned run over five innings, striking out two but walking just one. Angel German earned his fifth save with a scoreless inning in the ninth inning, striking out one.
The Raptors had 19 hits in a 17-3 clubbing of the Idaho Falls Chukars (Royals). Luis Paz went four for four with a double and home run, driving in four runs. Nick Yarnall also had four hits in five at bats, with a pair of doubles. Rylan Bannon also had three hits and a double for the winning cause.
Kam Uter took the win in following Osiris Ramirez in relief, going one and a third scoreless innings and striking out two. Zach Hartman allowed just one earned run in three innings, striking out four.
Rookie Arizona League Dodgers
The AZL Dodgers were off on Wednesday and resume Thursday against the AZL Giants.
Dominican League DSL Dodgers
The DSL Dodgers One lost to the DSL Royals 3-2. Sauryn Lao had three hits to raise his average to .315 on the year.
The DSL Dodgers Two fell to the DSL Pirates 7-1. Frank Sanchez hit his first home run in going two for four.
Triple-A: Oklahoma City placed RHP Trevor Oaks on the seven day disabled list, recalling RHP Colt Hynes from Double A Tulsa.
Double-A: To take Colt Hynes spot on the roster, the Drillers recalled RHP Andrew Thurman from Rancho Cucamonga.
Class-A: RHP Daniel Corcino was activated from the Rancho Cucamonga disabled list. Great Lakes made a pair of disabled list moves, activating RHP Vinny Santarsiero and disabling RHP Logan Crouse
Short Season: OF Starling Heredia was promoted from the AZL Dodgers to Ogden.
4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (Leonardo Crawford at South Bend (TBD)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Chris Rearick) vs. Frisco (Ariel Jurado)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Scott Barlow) vs. Iowa (Williams Perez)
6:15 p.m.: Ogden (Adalberto Pena) at Idaho Falls (TBD)
7:00 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Dennis Santana) at San Jose (Jake McCasland)