The Dodgers’ farm only took one win out of five chances at the full season levels, as Manny Banuelos and the Oklahoma City bats stood out in victory.
Player of the day
Manny Banuelos recorded his first double-digit strikeout game as a pro, racking up 10 over 5.2 innings to lead the Dodgers over Sacramento. Banuelos has put together his best season since his top prospect days with New York and Atlanta, and now has a season K rate of 28.7% against a 7.7% walk rate.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City rode 13 hits and a strong performance from Banuelos to defeat the Sacramento River Cats (Giants) 9-3. Alex Verdugo paced all hitters with three hits in five at bats, including his sixth double of the season. Edwin Rios had his first home run of the year since returning from injury, and raised his slash line to .342/.390/.500 with Oklahoma City.
#Dodgers prospect Edwin Rios, in his 10th game for @okc_dodgers after starting yr in extended, just hit his first homer — a 427-foot moonshot off Giants’ Tyler Beede. Landed halfway up the hill in right at Raley Field.— Josh Jackson (@JoshJacksonMiLB) June 7, 2018
Banuelos earned his sixth win of the season with his strong start. Adam Liberatore struck out one in a clean inning of relief, and Josh Sborz finished off the River Cats by striking out the side in the ninth inning.
Tulsa dropped a pair of game to the Arkansas Travelers (Mariners), falling 5-3 in the first and 6-2 in the second. Parker Curry suffered the loss in game one, allowing five runs in 3.2 innings. Yusniel Diaz led the offense with his fourth home run of the season as part of a two hit game. Jacob Scavuzzo also had three hits in three at bats.
Logan Bawcom fared a little worse in game two, exiting after allowing four runs in just 1.2 innings to start the game. Zach Reks went two for four with a double, and Will Smith also doubled as part of a one for three game playing third base. Diaz also had a hit in game two to extend his hitting streak to six games.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes fell behind early and struggled to catch up, falling to the Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies) 6-4. Rylan Bannon led all hitters with four hits, coming a double shy of the cycle. His home run was his 15th of the season already. Cody Thomas also had a pair of hits and drove in a run.
Tony Gonsolin took the loss after allowing four runs over five innings, striking out five. Logan Salow struck out a pair over a clean 1.1 innings, and Marshall Kasowski struck out two in his only inning of work.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons struggled for offense in a 7-1 loss to the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers). Brayan Morales had his third triple of the season, and Moises Perez had a double as the only extra base hits for Great Lakes. The Loons struck out 12 times, with Romer Cuadrado and Starling Heredia each striking out three times.
Jose Chacin took the loss, allowing five runs in the fifth inning, spoiling a solid start. Melvin Jimenez allowed two runs over two innings of relief.
Dominican Summer League
The DSL Dodgers Robinson defeated the DSL Marlins 13-5. Yhostin Chirinos went 2-4 with a double and triple.
The DSL Dodgers Guerrero defeated the DSL Rangers One 10-9. Randy Rodriguez and Eynar Machin each had three hits.
Triple-A: The Los Angeles Dodgers selected the contract of LHP Caleb Ferguson from Oklahoma City, while optioning RHP Pedro Baez to Oklahoma City.
4:35 p.m.: Great Lakes (Leo Crawford) at West Michigan (Brad Bass)
5:10 p.m.: Tulsa (TBD) at Arkansas (Chase De Jong)
6:35 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Dean Kremer) at Lancaster (Rico Garcia)
7:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Tyler Pill) at Sacramento (Taylor Hill)