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Caleb Ferguson pitches six strong innings in Quakes 6-5 win

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Quakes have a five-game lead in second-half standings

Caleb Ferguson
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

A split day for the Dodger affiliates, Oklahoma City, Rancho Cucamonga and the AZL Dodgers won. Tough losses for Tulsa, Great Lakes and Ogden.

Player of the day

Caleb Ferguson has pitched very well in the second, including the no-decision on Sunday, Ferguson is 6-0 in nine starts with 52 innings pitched, he has struck out 62 while walking 18.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers rolled a three in the eighth and ninth innings to win 8-4 over the Las Vegas 51s (Mets). Justin Marks got the win in relief with Josh Ravin collecting his seventh hold for a scoreless eighth inning.

The Dodgers hit three home runs, solo home runs from Henry Ramos and Edwin Rios, the big blow was a pinch-hit three run homer from O’Koyea Dickson.

Drew Maggi had three hits, Ramos, Rios, Trayce Thompson and Bobby Wilson each had two hits in the win.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers lost 8-4 to Arknsas Travelers (Mariners) after the Travelers scored four runs in the sixth inning to break a 4-4 tie. With two out and one on, Arkansas got a double, single, single and double in successive order and that scored the four runs to give Arkansas back the lead and eventually the win.

Dennis Santana started for the Drillers. He pitched 4⅓ innings and gave up six hits, four runs and walked six. Santana also struck out six.

Shawn Zarraga had three hits. Matt Beaty, Peter O’Brien, Jacob Scavuzzo and Yusiel Diaz each had two hits in the loss.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes battled back for the second straight game and beat the Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies) 6-5 on Sunday afternoon. Trailing by a run in the eighth inning, Ariel Sandoval singled home the first run with a one-out single. Brandon Montgomery drove in the eventual winning run with a base hit.

Earlier, Luke Raley got an two-run triple and then later scored when the Quakes scored four runs in the sixth inning.

Caleb Ferguson struck out ten in his six inning start. Andrew Istler would pick up his 12th save of the season.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons lost 4-3 to Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres) when the game was called after six innings played due to rain. Chris Mathewson lost the game after pitching six innings and giving up four runs.

The Loons scored their runs on an RBI double by Jared Walker, a balk and a ground out.

Rookie Pioneer - Ogden

The Raptors saw the Billings Mustangs (Reds) score three runs in bottom of the ninth and walk-off with a 4-3 win. After scoring two runs, the tying run on a passed ball, Miles Gordon singled home the winning run off Patrick Duester.

Brock Carpenter was 2-for-4 with two RBI.

Rookie - AZL Dodgers

The AZL Dodgers pounded out 15 hits on their way to a 13-5 win over the AZL Padres. Marcus Chiu had five hits with a double, two runs scored and two RBI.

One note, first baseman Ike Davis pitched an inning and struck out the three hitters he faced.

Transactions

Triple-A: Oklahoma City placed right-handed pitcher Justin Masterson on the 7-day disabled list.

Class-A: Rancho Cucamonga placed right-handed pitcher Andrew Thurman on the 7-day disabled list and activated outfielder Luke Raley from the 7-day disabled list; Garrett Hope assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Ogden; right-handed pitcher Jordan Sheffield and shortstop Cristian Gomez assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Great Lakes. Rancho Cucamonga activated outfielder Victor Roache.

Great Lakes placed right-handed pitcher Dustin May on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 5, 2017; right-handed pitchers Marshall Kasowski and Alfredo Tavarez assigned to Great Lakes from AZL Dodgers.

Rookie: Infielder Samuel Ortiz assigned to Ogden from Rancho Cucamonga.; outfielder Shakir Albert assigned to AZL Dodgers from Great Lakes.

Sunday’s scores

Oklahoma City 8, Las Vegas 4

Arkansas 8, Tulsa 4

Rancho Cucamonga 6, Lancaster 5

Fort Wayne 4, Great Lakes 3 (6 innings - rain shortened)

Billings 4, Ogden 3

AZL Dodgers 13, AZL Padres 5

Monday’s schedule

4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Carlos Felix) vs. Fort Wayne (Michel Baez)

6:00 p.m.: Ogden (Gregorio Sequera) at Great Falls Voyagers [White Sox] (Brandon Agar)

6:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Wilmer Font) at Salt Lake Bees [Angels] (Daniel Wright)

7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers vs. AZL Rangers