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Caleb Ferguson had a 1.38 ERA in eight starts at Tulsa

Caleb Ferguson
Caleb Ferguson
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It was opposite Saturday as the three teams that won on Friday all lost yesterday while the Great Lakes Loons won their game quite handily.

Player of the day

Caleb Ferguson made his AAA debut and he pitched well. He went five innings, gave up no runs, three hits and three walks. Ferguson also struck out a season-high ten batters.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers were shutout 1-0 by the Nashville Sounds (Athletics). The only run was scored by Jake Smolinski who hit a one out home run off of Adam Liberatore in the sixth inning.

Caleb Ferguson started for the Dodgers and as described above, Ferguson struck out 10 in his five innings pitched. He gave up no runs, three hits and walked three.

Besides Liberatore, the only other reliever was Josh Sborz, who pitched two scoreless innings on Saturday.

No Dodger had two hits at the plate on Saturday, Tim Locastro and Matt Beatty each doubled. The Dodgers were 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers scored first but then saw the Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros) score seven times to lose 7-2. A one out three-run homer hit off Driller reliever Chad Girodo made the close game a five-run deficit.

Logan Bawcom gave up three runs in his five inning start. Nolan Long followed Bawcom and he gave up a run in his two innings of work.

The game had started well for the Drillers as Drew Jackson led off with a walk and then DJ Peters doubled him to third. Jackson would score on a wild pitch and Connor Joe hit a single to score Peters. But that would be all the scoring the Drillers would do in this game.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes tied the game in the top of the ninth but then the Inland Empire 66ers (Angels) pushed across the winning run for a walk-off 4-3 win. Jordan Zimmerman scored the winning run when he was singled home by David MacKinnon.

The Quakes had tied the game on a Omar Estevez sacrifice fly. Earlier, Estevez had doubled in a run in the first. That double was the one hit with runners in scoring position, the Quakes went 0-for-10 in their other chances.

Estevez and Gavin Lux each had two hits. Rylan Bannon had the other hit. The Quakes received eight walks, Nick Yarnell walked three times.

In 5⅔ innings, Tony Gonsolin allowed three runs and one hit. He struck out six and walked three. Zach Pop followed and he struck out three in his outing.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons won 8-1 over the Lake County Captains (Reds). The Loons had scored all of their runs before giving up a run in the bottom of the ninth.

Andre Scrubb got the win for his two innings of scoreless work. Marshall Kasowski continued his interesting work in his first full season in his professional career. Kasowski is averaging 16.5 strikeouts per 9 innings. He struck out four in two innings on Saturday.

Zach McKinstry had four hits, including a double and triple. Jared Walker, Romer Cuadrado and Moises Perez each had two hits. Walker hit his seventh home run.

Transactions

Triple-A: Left-handed pitcher Caleb Ferguson assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa; Oklahoma City placed right-handed pitcher Guillermo Moscoso on the temporarily inactive list.

Class-A: Great Lakes placed right-handed pitcher Edwin Uceta on the 7-day disabled list.

Saturday’s scores

Nashville 1, Oklahoma City 0

Corpus Christi 7, Tulsa 2

Inland Empire 4, Rancho Cucamonga 3

Great Lakes 8, Lake County 1

Sunday’s schedule

10:30 a.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) at Lake County (Francisco Perez)

2:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Dean Kremer) at Inland Empire (Erik Manoah)

4:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Mitch White) at Corpus Christi (Alex Winkelman)

4:35 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Manny Bañuelos) at Nashville (Kyle Friedrichs)