Another good day for the Dodger minor league affiliates. Tulsa won their fifth straight game. Great Lakes swept a three-game series for the first time this season. Rancho Cucamonga and Ogden also won. Oklahoma City took a loss and the Dominican Summer League teams split their games.
Player of the day
Jacob Scavuzzo repeated his feat of hitting two home runs in a game as he went 4-for-4 with two home runs on Monday. On Sunday, Scavuzzo had three hits including two home runs.
The 24-year old outfielder was drafted by Dodgers in 2012 and he has played in the Dodger organization for seven years, the last five being assigned to a full-season affiliate.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers came home and lost 5-1 to drop the first game of their series against the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins). Brock Stewart started and he gave up all five runs in 6⅓ innings pitched. Stewart struck out four and walked two.
The Dodgers scored their one run in the first inning when with two out, Kyle Farmer drove in Donovan Solano. Farmer would end with two of the Dodger four hits.
Farmer played a role in the runs scored by the Baby Cakes as he made two throwing errors in the fourth inning. Jake Peter also made a throwing error in the inning where two of the five Baby Cakes runs were unearned.
Alex Verdugo started in centerfield and he went 1-for-4.
The Drillers hit four home runs in their 11 -3 win over the Arkansas Travelers (Mariners). The win extended their winning streak to five games. They are in first place with a 18-5 record in the second half and they have a 11½ game over the third place Springfield Cardinals. Arkansas is in second but they have already secured a playoff spot by winning the first half.
Jacob Scavuzzo again hit two home runs like he did the day before against the Travelers.
DJ Peters and Luke Raley also homered. Tony Gonsolin made his Tulsa debut and struck out eight in six innings pitched.
Errol Robinson and Will Smith each had two hits for the Drillers.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes held on to a 5-3 win over the Inland Empire 66ers (Angels). Trailing 2-1, the Quakes scored four times in the sixth inning to take the lead. The Quakes are now 21-5 in the second half.
In the sixth inning, Steve Berman singled with two on to score the tying run with one out. A wild pitch would score a second run and then Jared Walker tripled in Berman. Walker would later score the Quake’s fourth run of the inning on a fielder’s choice.
Gavin Lux went 1-for-3 with a double, two walks and a run driven in.
Isaac Anderson won the game, pitching five innings and giving up two runs and four hits. Marshall Kasowski recorded his fourth save. Kasowski has pitched 21⅓ innings for the Quakes, giving up two runs and ten hits. Kasowski has now struck out 40 against nine walks for Rancho Cucamonga.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons completed the rarest of a series sweep by shutting out the Burlington Bees (Angels) 5-0 on Monday. That made it three games and three shutouts.
Edwin Uceta pitched a brilliant seven innings, giving up three hits and striking out nine. Melvin Jiminez pitched the final two innings and he struck out two and allowed one hit.
Josh McLain, Luke Heyer, Brandon Montgomery, Gersel Pitre and Brock Carpenter each had two hits. Montgomery also scored twice, Pitre drove in two runs
Rookie - Pioneer
The Raptors won their fourth straight game and swept their three-game series against Helena Brewers by a 13-4 score. Tied 3-3, the Raptors scored two in the fifth inning, three runs in the sixth and then five runs in the eighth to put the game away.
Jacob Amaya and Drew Avans each had a triple among their two hits. Matt Cogen homered and drove in three runs.
Jose Chacin won his fourth game.
Rookie - Arizona League
The AZL Dodgers were off on Monday.
Triple-A: Right-handed pitcher Andrew Istler assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa. Los Angeles sent left-handed pitcher Edward Paredes outright to Oklahoma City.
Double-A: Right-handed pitcher Zach Pop assigned to Tulsa from Rancho Cucamonga.
Class-A: Left-handed pitcher Jason Richman assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Oklahoma City; right-handed pitcher Max Gamboa assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Great Lakes.
Left-handed pitcher Bryan Warzek assigned to Great Lakes from AZL Dodgers.
Rookie: Right-handed pitcher Yeison Cespedes assigned to Ogden from Rancho Cucamonga.
2:35 p.m. PT: Oklahoma City (Daniel Corcino & TBD) vs. New Orleans (Dillon Peters & Zach Neal)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Mitchell White) vs. Arkansas (Johendí Jiminian)