When position players Tyler Goeddel and Steve Berman each pitching a scoreless innings are considered highlights, you know that it was a rough night for the Dodger minor league affiliates.
All four full-season Dodger affiliates, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Rancho Cucamonga and Great Lakes, lost on Friday night. That in itself is not too unusual. The fact that three of them, Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Rancho Cucamonga lost by a combined score of 43-3 is pretty unusual.
Three of the four Rookie teams won their games.
Player of the day
Great Lakes right-handeder Alfredo Tavarez started August with another fine performance. Tavarez, who had given up just three runs in his last five starts in July, gave up three hits and no runs in seven innings pitched on Friday. Tavarez struck out four and had one walk.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers could not complete their three-game sweep as the Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners) defeated the Dodgers 13-1. Daniel Corcino took the loss, he pitched six innings and gave up six runs and nine hits. Adam Liberatore had his second straight poor outing, on Friday he pitched one inning where he allowed five runs and six hits.
Rocky Gale led the Dodgers with two hits including a double. Gale scored the lone Dodger run.
The Arkansas Travelers (Mariners) piled up 17 hits in their 9-1 win over Tulsa. All nine hitters in the Travelers lineup had at least one hit.
In his Texas League debut, Dustin May had made through the first three innings without allowing a run. But in the fourth inning, May gave up five straight hits which produced two runs.
A fielder’s choice brought in the third run. May then struck out the next hitter but a double by Donnie Walton scored two more runs and May was taken out.
In the ninth inning, Tyler Goeddel, brother of Los Angeles Dodger relief pitcher Erik Goeddel, came in to pitch. Goeddel gave up a leadoff single but that was erased by a double play. He then got the next hitter to ground out.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes had one of those nights in Lancaster as the JetHawks (Rockies) beat them 21-1 to start their three-game weekend series. The JetHawks had 21 hits and received seven walks. They went 13-for-22 with runners in scoring position.
It was the kind of game where the Quakes had two position players, Nick Yarnell and Steve Berman pitch the final 2⅓ innings. Berman had the better night as he pitched a scoreless eighth inning.
Doubles from Jared Walker and Cody Thomas produced the Quakes lone run.
Class-A Great Lakes
The West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers) scored twice in the ninth inning to defeat the Loons 2-0. A leadoff double from Reynaldo Rivera followed by Dylan Rosa’s triple scored the first run. Jordan Pearce hit a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0 and that was enough to win the game.
Prior to that, Alfredo Tavarez pitched seven scoreless innings to continue his recent fine pitching.
The Loons could only scratch out two hits in this game. They did put the tying runs on with no outs in the ninth inning. But Devin Mann hit into a double play to end the game.
The Raptors scored three runs in the first inning on their way to a 9-4 win over the Orem Owlz (Angels). Raptor starter Caleb Sampen pitched three scoreless innings with five strikeouts.
All nine Raptor starters in the lineup had at least one hit. Jon Littell went 3-for-5 with two doubles. Daniel Robinson also hit two doubles.
Arizona-Rookie AZL Dodgers
The AZL Dodgers scored twice in the ninth to beat the AZL Indians One 4-3. Sauryn Lao hit his fourth home run of the season to tie the game. And then an error and a single ended up putting runners on second and third and no outs.
A sacrifice fly from Luis Rodriguez scored the winning run.
One of the AZL Dodgers relievers in this game, Antonio Hernandez, pitched three innings and he gave up a hit and struck out three.
Hernandez has now pitched 15⅔ innings for the AZL Dodgers this season. In those innings, Hernandez has allowed ten hits and three unearned runs. He has struck out 14 with two walks.
Class-A: Right-handed pitchers Sven Schueller and Wills Montgomerie assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Great Lakes.
Right-handed pitcher Mark Washington assigned to Great Lakes from Ogden.
Rookie: Infielder Luis Rodriguez assigned to AZL Dodgers from Tulsa.
4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Lake County [Indians] (TBD)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Ben Holmes) vs. Arkansas (Anthony Misiewicz)
6:00 p.m.: Ogden (Brett De Geus) vs. Orem (TBD)
6:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (TBD) at Lancaster (Antonio Santos)
7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers vs. AZL White Sox
7:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Kyle Lobstein) at Reno [Diamondbacks] (Jake Buchanan)