Five Dodgers minor-league affiliates played on Saturday night, going 3-2 on the night.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The OKC Dodgers opened up a four-game series with the EL Paso Chihuahuas (Padres) and took game one with a 11-3 win.
Brock Stewart pitched 5 2⁄3 innings and struck out three batters. He gave up three runs from eight hits and a walk, including two home runs. J.T. Chargois came in to pitch a scoreless eighth inning to preserve the lead.
A six-run inning highlighted the victory, with eight straight Dodgers reaching base to start the game. The Dodgers combined for 15 hits on the night. Shane Peterson had the most, going 4-for-5 against El Paso. Connor Joe, Zach Reks, Will Smith and Edwin Rios also each had a pair of hits.
The Drillers dropped game two to the Sod Poodles (Padres) to tie the three-game series at one a piece.
Edwin Uceta earned his second loss of the season on Saturday, with his 1 1⁄3 inning start. He allowed five runs to score (four earned) from six hits and a walk, including a home run and two strikeouts.
The Drillers got on the board in the seventh inning, with six runs to show for it. Cristian Santana hit a grand slam to make for his seventh HR of the year. Eric Peterson also hit a home run to contribute to the score.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes defeated the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres) for the second night in a row. Saturday’s contest ended in an 8-3 RC victory.
Rancho Cucamonga mashed three home runs on the way to the win. Jeren Kendall, Jeter Downs and Nick Yarnall each it a solo homer to contribute. Downs also contributed with a sac fly to drive in his second run of the night. Downs leads the team in RBIs, with a total of 45 (including Saturday night’s runs).
Right-handed pitcher Andre Jackson was the starting pitcher in the game, throwing 4 1⁄3 innings and only allowing two runs from five hits and three walks. Connor Mitchell was the one who earned the win on his record for his scoreless sixth and seventh innings.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Midwest League First Half Champions lost to the Dayton Dragons (Reds) on Saturday in a 5-4 heartbreaker. The Loons got out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning before the Dragons scored four runs in the sixth to take the lead. The Loons responded with three runs of their own to tie the game up and force it to go into extras.
Brett de Geus pitched the final two innings in the contest and allowed the winning Dayton run to score in the 10th.
Advanced Rookie Ogden
The Ogden Raptors won their second-straight in a high-scoring ballgame. The Raptors got out on top with a 12-11 score.
Justin Yurchak and Tre Todd each homered to help lead the Raptors to win. The offense rallied in the eighth inning to secure the win.
Right-handed pitcher Jeronimo Castro had an O.K. outing, pitching four innings and striking out a pair of batters. He allowed five runs to score (four earned) from five hits and a walk. All other Raptors pitchers allowed at least two runs, with the exception of Darien Nunez. Nunez tossed 1 1⁄3 scoreless innings, allowing just one runner to reach from a walk. He struck out three.
- Tulsa Drillers placed RHP Marshall Kasowski on the 7-day injured list retroactive to June 13, 2019.
- Tulsa Drillers activated LHP Michael Boyle from the temporarily inactive list.
11:05 p.m. PDT: Great Lakes (Jose Chacin) vs. Dayton (Jhon De Jesus)
2:05 p.m. PDT: Rancho Cucamonga (Gerardo Castillo) vs. Lake Elsinore (Elliot Ashbeck)
3:00 p.m. PDT: Ogden (TBD) vs. Grand Junction (TBD)
4:05 p.m. PDT: Tulsa (Victor Gonzalez) vs. Amarillo (Jesse Scholtnes)
5:05 p.m. PDT: Oklahoma City (Rob Zastryzny) vs. El Paso (TBD)