Two double-header sweeps highlight a good day for Dodger affiliates. With two-weeks left for the full-season affiliates, there is a good possibility that all four of those teams will be in the playoffs. Note that both domestic Rookie League teams, Ogden and AZL Dodgers have already qualified for their respective postseasons.
Player of the day
Tony Gonsolin won his fifth game for Tulsa on Sunday. He pitched five scoreless innings and gave up one hit. He struck out six and walked two. Overall, Gonsolin has struck out 44 in 37 innings pitched in the Texas League.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
DeFratus pitched six scoreless innings, giving up seven hits and walking two. The Dodgers scored three runs in the first inning, Edwin Rios got the big hit, a two-run double to make it 3-0. Later, pitcher Tyler Pill hit a pinch-hit solo home run in the seventh inning.
Corcino gave up two runs in his five inning start. Edward Parades and Joe Broussard finished up for the Dodgers with Broussard getting his ninth save. Tim Locastro went 3-for-3 with a run scored and one RBI. Kyle Garlick hit a two-run homer.
The Drillers defeated the San Antonio Missions (Padres) 3-1 on Sunday. Tony Gonsolin, Andre Scrubb and Shea Spitzbarth combined to strike out 11 Missions.
Spitzbarth picked up his third save.
Keibert Ruiz doubled and drove in two runs. Jacob Scavuzzo hit his 20th home run.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes could not complete their series sweep as the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres) scored the last six runs in the game to win 6-2. Edwin Uceta had his shortest start for the Quakes. Uceta pitched 1⅔ innings and gave up two runs and two hits.
The Storm only gave up two unearned runs. With two out in the first inning, Jeren Kendall hit a pop fly that was misplayed leading to two runs. That was all of the offense the Quakes could produce.
The Quakes went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position on Sunday.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons were shutout 3-0 by the South Bend Cubs on Sunday. Alfredo Tavarez pitched well in the loss, pitching six innings and giving up two runs (one earned).
The game was notable because Yu Darvish made a rehab start that only lasted one inning. Enrique De Los Rio followed with seven scoreless innings where he scattered six hits. Manuel Rodriguez struck out the side to get his third save.
The Raptors walked off with a 8-7 win in 11 innings against the Billings Mustangs (Reds). With one out and the bases loaded, Niko Hulsizer hit a sacrifice fly to score Daniel Robinson with the winning run.
The Raptors had 15 hits including home runs from Jon Littell and Marco Hernandez.
Arizona-Rookie AZL Dodgers
The AZL Dodgers beat the AZL Mariners 11-2 and 2-0 on Sunday.
In the 11-2 win, the Dodgers had 13 hits. Sauryn Lao and Aido Espinoza each had three hits. Luis Rodriguez, Starling Heredia and Frank Sanchez had two hits apiece.
Three pitchers combined to strike out nine in the 2-0 shutout win. Braydon Fisher, Jose Hernandez and Edward Cuello scattered three hits in the seven scoreless innings they combined to pitch.
Aldrich De Jongh hit a solo home run in the third inning to give the Dodgers their first run.
Triple-A: Right-handed pitcher Justin DeFratus assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa. Oklahoma City placed infielder Alex Burg on the 7-day disabled list. Oklahoma City activated infielder Matt Beaty from the 7-day disabled list.
4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) at South Bend (Erling Moreno)
5:30 p.m.: Ogden (Kevin Malisheski) vs. Great Falls [White Sox] (Matt Portland)
7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers at AZL Padres One