All four full-season affiliates played on Saturday with Oklahoma City and Tulsa recording wins. Rancho Cucamonga and Great Lakes each saw their opponents score late to beat them.
Player of the day
Brock Stewart made his 2018 debut at Iowa on Saturday and he was part of the Dodgers staff that kept the game scoreless until the tenth inning. Stewart struck out six and gave up two hits and two walks.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers have played three games thus far and two have gone into extra-innings. Last night, the Dodgers evened their extra-inning record as they beat the Iowa Cubs 6-5 in 11 innings.
A scoreless tie through nine innings, each team scored three runs in the tenth inning and the Dodgers would push across three runs again in the eleventh inning only to see the Cubs rally back but fall short by a run.
Adam Liberatore, who gave up the tying run in the tenth inning, got the win and Pat Venditte picked up the save despite giving up two runs.
Brock Stewart made his first start of the season and he went 5⅔ scoreless innings. Brian Moran, C.C. Lee, and Brian Schlitter would also throw zeros on the scoreboard until the tenth inning.
The Dodgers scored their first three runs on a Jake Peter single and Andrew Toles doubled home Peter and he scored on an error. But then the Cubs tied it by scoring three runs themselves.
In the eleventh, Rob Segedin singled home the first run and one of the newest members of the organization, Breyvic Valera, doubled home two more runs for the Dodgers.
The Drillers shutout the Frisco RoughRiders (Rangers) 5-0 to take their first series. Justin DeFratus and Daniel Corcino combined to give up three hits, two walks and struck out six.
Angelo Mora had three hits and Luke Raley and Keibert Ruiz each had two hits. As a team, the Drillers struck out 15 times and walked just once.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes lost 7-3 to Visalia Rawhide (Diamondbacks) as the Rawhide scored four runs in the seventh and two runs in the eighth. Prior to that, Jordan Sheffield had an encouraging 2018 debut.
Sheffield pitched five innings, gave a run, three hits, walked two and struck out five. Isaac Anderson pitched a scoreless sixth but then gave up four runs in the seventh to take the loss.
Hamlet Marte and Cristian Santana each had two hits, Rylan Bannon hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons remained winless losing to the Lansing Lugnuts (Blue Jays) 6-4 as they played their first road game in Lansing.
Starter Riley Ottesen did not make it through the first inning. Ottesen did not throw many strikes as he walked six and gave up two runs. Marshall Kasowski would give up two unearned runs in the second inning.
As the Loons started their rally back to tie the game, Wills Montgomerie pitched four scoreless innings with five strikeouts. But after the Loons tied the game, Zach Pop gave up two runs in the seventh inning which proved to be the Lugnuts winning margin.
Jared Walker paced the offense with two hits including a two-run homer. Carlos Rincon also hit his first home run of the season.
Class-AA: Tulsa placed infielder Wes Darvill on the 7-day disabled list, right-handed pitcher Emmanuel De Leon was assigned to Ogden, right-handed pitchers Vinny Santarsiero and Daniel Corcino were assigned to Tulsa.
10:05 a.m. PT: Great Lakes (Melvin Jiminez and TBD) at Lansing (Graham Spraker and Turner Larkins)
2:00 p.m.: Tulsa (Devin Smeltzer) at Midland (Norge Ruiz)
2:00 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Tony Gonsolin) at Visalia (Riley Smith)