Offense was tough to come by at the highest levels of the Dodgers farm on Thursday, but a few standout pitching performances highlighted the day.
Player of the day
Daniel Corcino struck out nine in seven strong innings for Oklahoma City, allowing just a run on four hits with no walks. Corcino, who pitched four innings in relief in two appearances with the Dodgers in June, has allowed two or fewer earned runs in four of his last five starts in Triple-A.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City had nine hits but could score just once in a 2-1 loss to the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals). Tim Locastro doubled from the leadoff spot and scored OKC’s only run.
Alex Verdugo was 2-for-4 and is hitting .347/.398/.490 on the season in Triple-A, and Kyle Farmer had the other Oklahoma City double in defeat. It was the fourth straight game with a double for Farmer, who has 17 doubles in his last 31 games.
The Drillers managed just three hits in a 2-1 loss to the Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros), with two of the hits coming from catcher Keibert Ruiz. Third baseman Errol Robinson singled, walked, stole a base and drove in Tulsa’s only run in the contest.
Ben Holmes kept things tied in his seven innings, striking out nine while allowing just a run on three hits. For the first time in seven games with the Drillers, shortstop Gavin Lux went without a hit
Advanced Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes were off on Thursday, returning home from a road series in San Jose. They open a weekend series at home against the Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies) on Friday night.
Class-A Great Lakes
Devin Hemmerich, Jasiel Alvino and Melvin Jiminez combined for seven shutout innings in relief in the Loons’ 4-3 win over the South Bend Cubs. Second baseman and 2018 draftee Deacon Liput hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning for what proved to be the game-winning hit.
The bullpen trio came to the rescue of Alfredo Tavarez, whose start ended after a three-run second inning and 50 pitches to record just six outs. Those were the first earned runs scored against Tavarez since July 12, 25 innings ago.
The Raptors fell 12-7 to the Billings Mustangs (Reds), but got two hits apiece from second baseman Jeremy Arocho, center fielder James Outman and designated hitter Matt Cogen.
Triple-A: Pat Venditte was optioned to Oklahoma City.
Class-A: The Loons added pitcher Joel Inoa from Ogden, and placed pitcher Jeronimo Castro on the disabled list.
Rookie: Outfielder Andrew Shaps was promoted from the Arizona League to Ogden
- Memphis 2, Oklahoma City 1
- Corpus Christi 2, Tulsa 1
- Great Lakes 4, South Bend 3
- Billings 12, Ogden 7
- AZL Dodgers 2, AZL Cubs 1
- DSL Dodgers Guerrero 3, DSL Red Sox 0
- DSL Dodgers Robinson 14, DSL Red Sox 6
- 4:35 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Andre Jackson) at South Bend (Brendon Little)
- 5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Kyle Lobstein) vs. Memphis (Connor Jones)
- 5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Mitchell White) at San Antonio [Padres] (Michel Baez)
- 6:05 p.m.: Ogden (Caleb Sampen) at Billings (James Marinan)
- 7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Wills Montgomerie) vs. Lancaster (Logan Longwith)
After a pair of appearances in the Arizona rookie league, Julio Urias is expected to pitch for the Quakes on Friday night. He is scheduled to pitch two innings, Dave Roberts said Thursday.