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Jeter Downs has huge day at plate, leads Quakes to win

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Dodger affiliates go 2-2 on Saturday

Jeter Downs - Quakes
Jerry Espinoza

Jeter Downs had one of his best games of the season, hitting a homer and driving in four in the Quakes win. On Saturday, the Quakes and Loons were the only Dodger affiliates to pick up wins.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Four errors from the Dodgers helped the Grizzlies score four unearned runs, as they defeated Oklahoma City 9-4.

It was a nightmare ninth inning for OKC, as three consecutive errors allowed three runs to score. The Dodgers entered the ninth trailing by one, but allowed the Grizzlies to tack on four runs. Fresno only had two base hits in the inning.

Though they were outscored by five runs, the Dodgers actually had three more hits than the Grizzlies did. For OKC, they were just unable to capitalize when it mattered. With runners in scoring position, the Dodgers were 2-for-12. They stranded 11 runners on base. On the other end, the Grizzlies were even worse, as they were a combined 3-for-18 with runners in scoring position. They also left 13 runners on base. But it was the errors that proved to be costly when it was all said and done.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers offense went quiet, as they fell to the Arkansas Travelers, 6-0. For the game, Tulsa only had five hits, and were 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position.

A four-run inning from Arkansas in the fifth is what helped put the game out of reach. J.D. Martin was roughed up yet again, as he moved to 2-6 on the season. He allowed five runs and three walks in 4 23 innings of work, and his ERA on the year sits at 5.75.

Single-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes only scored in two innings, but it was enough as they beat the 66ers, 7-4.

Donovan Casey led off the second with his seventh homer of the year, giving Rancho the early 1-0 lead. Later that inning, Jeter Downs hit a two-run shot for his 10th homer of the season, putting the Quakes up three. For the game, Downs brought in four of the Quakes’ seven runs.

After a triple and back-to-back walks, Ryan Scott was up with the bases loaded. He was hit by a pitch, and the fourth run of the inning came in to score for the Quakes.

Rancho would be held scoreless until the sixth, when four hits and an error helped add three more runs.

Starting pitcher Wills Montgomerie allowed four runs and walked five in his short 4 13 innings of work. Luckily for him, the bullpen held things down to secure a win. The bullpen threw 4 23 innings of scoreless ball, allowing only two hits. They also recorded seven strikeouts.

High-A Great Lakes

Four different Loons had multi-hit games, as Great Lakes defeated the South Bend Cubs, 8-3. After scoring a run in the third, the Loons added three in the fourth inning. Jacob Amaya led the inning off with a walk, which was then followed by three consecutive hits. Two singles and a triple from James Outman would quickly make the score 4-0 in favor of the Loons.

Great Lakes scored one in the seventh, and three more runs in the eighth. Miguel Vargas had an RBI double, and then came in to score on a single from Hunter Feduccia. A single from Amaya would put Feduccia on third, who would then come in to score the eighth run of the game on a wild pitch.

Stephen Kolek was able to give the Loons nearly seven strong innings on the mound. Picking up his fourth win of the year, Kolek struck out four and allowed three runs on the night.

Transactions

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers placed RHP Louis Head on the 7-day injured list
  • Oklahoma City Dodgers activated RHP Luis Vasquez from the 7-day injured list
  • Tulsa Drillers placed LHP Michael Boyle on the temporarily inactive list
  • LHP Austin Drury assigned to Rancho Cucamonga Quakes from Great Lakes Loons
  • Rancho Cucamonga Quakes placed LHP Wes Helsabeck on the temporarily inactive list

Saturday scores

Fresno 9, Oklahoma City 4

Arkansas 6, Tulsa 0

Rancho Cucamonga 7, Inland Empire 4

Great Lakes 8, South Bend 3

Sunday schedule

11:05 a.m. PT: Arkansas Travelers (Andrew Moore) at Tulsa Drillers (Edwin Uceta)

11:05 a.m. PT: South Bend Cubs (Cam Sanders) at Great Lakes Loons (Robinson Ortiz)

2:05 p.m. PT: Rancho Cucamonga Quakes at Inland Empire 66ers

4:05 p.m. PT: Fresno Grizzlies (Kevin McGowan) at Oklahoma City Dodgers (Tony Gonsolin)