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DeFratus finishes what he starts

Justin DeFratus pitched a complete game shutout, OKC wins 2-0

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Oklahoma City is the only Dodger affiliate to win on Friday. Tulsa, Rancho Cucamonga and Great Lakes all go down to defeat.

Player of the day

Justin DeFratus pitched his first complete game since 2008. The 30-year old was drafted and signed in 2007. His first complete game was in a rain-shortened game where he pitched 5⅔ innings before the game was called.

His second complete game was a nine-inning shutout that he pitched last night.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers ended their home stand with a 2-0 win against the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals). Justin DeFratus completed the shutout in less than two hours, he gave up four hits and hit a batter. DeFratus also struck out four.

The game was scoreless until the bottom of the sixth, Breyvic Valera led off with his first triple of the season. Donovan Solano followed with a sacrifice fly to make it 1-0.

Kyle Garlick hit a solo home run in the eighth inning, it was his fourth for Oklahoma City and his ninth in 2018 when you add the home runs Garlick hit for Tulsa this year.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers jumped out and scored three runs in their first turn at bat. But that lead did not hold up as they lost 7-3 to the NW Arkansas Naturals (Royals). Frank Duncan gave up five runs in his 1⅓ innings pitched on Friday.

Duncan had his shortest start in his professional career, he also allowed eight hits. He did not record any walks or strikeouts.

Three Drillers drove in one run apiece in the first inning. Connor Joe was 1-for-2 with an RBI and two walks. Luke Raley drove in his run on a ground out. And Keibert Ruiz singled in the Drillers last run on Friday. Ruiz was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes welcomed both the Visalia Rawhide (Diamondbacks) and rehabbing Logan Forsythe on Friday night. However the guests were the ones who picked up a 3-1 win.

Dean Kremer struck out nine in 4⅓ innings pitched. This game had a total of 29 strikeouts between both teams, 15 strikeouts by Quakes pitchers.

Logan Forsythe, who started his first rehab assignment on Monday, struck out once in three turns at the plate. Justin Turner is supposed to start his rehab assignment later this evening for the Quakes.

The Quakes scored their lone run when Cristian Santana singled home Logan Landon to give the Quakes a brief lead in this game.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons were shutout 6-0 by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Brewers). The Rattlers staff on Thursday allowed five singles, two walks and struck out 11.

Max Gamboa started pitched four innings and gave up five runs and eight hits. Zach Pop pitched the final two innings and he struck out four.

Five different Loons had one hit. The team went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position.


Class-A: Infielder Logan Forsythe was sent by Los Angeles on a rehab assignment to Rancho Cucamonga.

Friday’s scores

Oklahoma City 2, Memphis 0

NW Arkansas 7, Tulsa 3

Visalia 3, Rancho Cucamonga 1

Wisconsin 6, Great Lakes 0

Saturday’s schedule

11:05 a.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) at Wisconsin (TBD)

4:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Mitchell White) at NW Arkansas (Scott Blewett)

5:00 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Tyler Pill) at Colorado Springs [Brewers] (Freddy Peralta)

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Jordan Sheffield) vs. Visalia (TBD)