A pretty good day all around for the Dodgers and their minor league affiliates. Only Great Lakes and one of the Dominican Summer League teams lost yesterday. Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Rancho Cucamonga, Ogden and the DSL Dodgers1 went home victorious like their parent Dodger club.
Player of the day
The Quakes trailed for most of their game on Saturday but then they started hitting home runs (sound familiar) and the final home run hit by Ibandel Isabel proved to be the game winner. Isabel has gone back and forth with teammate DJ Peters as the home run leader in the California League, he now leads the league with 24 home runs.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers built a 5-1 lead and then handed the ball to Walker Buehler in the seventh inning. In the next inning, Buehler could only watch from the dugout as the Las Vegas 51s (Mets) tie the game.
However, on Saturday, the Dodgers were able to gather themselves and win 6-5 in 10 innings and have a chance to split their games in Las Vegas this weekend.
Trayce Thompson hit a booming double to center to score Max Muncy and Steve Geltz was able to finish it off in the bottom of the inning to get the win.
The Dodgers had built their behind a good game pitched by Justin Masterson and just enough offense.
Masterson pitched six innings and gave up a run and six hits. Thompson had three hits and scored twice, Tim Locastro also had three hits and scored two runs.
Adrian Gonzalez played his second rehab game, he would single and hit two sacrifice flies.
Buehler made his first relief appearance and several times, he could not finish off hitters after getting ahead of them. He pitched 1⅓ innings and gave up two hits and a walk while striking out two.
He also gave up three runs, two of those were from inherited runners that scored on a three-run home run hit off Jacob Rhame immediately after Buehler was taken out.
Buehler has now thrown 76⅔ innings so it will be interesting to see how many more innings he pitches in AAA vs a possible callup in September.
The Drillers won 13-1 over the Arkansas Travelers (Mariners) with an eight-run sixth inning putting the game away. The Drillers had 16 hits including three home runs on their good offensive night.
Yadier Alvarez started and pitched four innings, giving up three hits and a ru . He also had eight strikeouts and two walks.
Jacob Scavuzzo had four hits including a home run, Blake Gailen hit two home runs on his 3-for-5 night. Two hits apiece for Drew Jackson, Matt Beaty, and Erick Mejia.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes had lost the first two games of their four game series against the Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies) and on Saturday night at LoanMart Field, it looked like that would continue.
The JetHawks got out to a three-run lead and were still leading 4-2 when Ariel Sandoval hit his second solo home run of the game in the sixth to make it a one-run game. Zach Reks would tie it in the seventh with another solo home run.
And then Ibandel Isabel hit his 24th home run of the season to give the Quakes a two-run lead and the eventual 6-4 win over the JetHawks.
The Quakes got good bullpen work by Dean Kremer, Jason Richman and Andrw Istler that limited the JetHawks to a run in six innings.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons gave two runs in the ninth and one in the tenth thus losing 5-4 to the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres). This was after the Loons had taken the lead when they had a four-run sixth inning.
The TinCaps tied the game with the aid of a bases-loaded walk which was followed by a wild pitch to score the tying run. The winning run would score an inning later after an error by Gavin Lux allowed a runner to reach third with one out and then he would score on a fielder’s choice a batter later.
Leo Crawford a tough no-decison, he pitched six innings and gave up a two runs (one earned) and four hits while striking out nine.
Rookie Pioneer - Ogden
The Raptors gave up only one hit to the Billings Mustangs (Reds) but it took ten innings for them to win 4-0 over the Mustangs. The first two Raptors pitchers, Edwin Uceta, who was perfect for six innings and Devin Hemmerich did not give up a hit.
Matt Jones would give up the one hit but he also got the win, Miguel Urena would finish off the one-hitter by getting the last two outs.
Four straight singles in the tenth inning scored the first Raptor run. With one out and the bases loaded, Luis Paz would single in another run and that was followed by a two-run single by Tyler Adkison.
Rookie - AZL Dodgers
AZL Dodgers were off on Saturday.
Class-A: Rancho Cucamonga moved catcher Brant Whiting to temporary inactive list.
11:05 a.m. PT: Great Lakes (Chris Mathewson) vs. Fort Wayne (Ronald Bolaños)
12:05 p.m.: Ogden (Adalberto Pena) at Billings (Tyler Mondile)
2:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Caleb Ferguson) vs. Lancaster (TBD)
4:10 p.m.: Tulsa (Dennis Santana) at Arkansas (Nick Neidert)
7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers at AZL Padres
7:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Luke Farrell) at Las Vegas (Wilfredo Boscan)