Several strong relief performances and some good results for short season clubs Wednesday on the farm.
Player of the day
Short relief rarely gets its due in player of the day, but Caleb Ferguson has yet to allow a run across two stints and 9.1 innings for Triple-A Oklahoma City. Ferguson was strong again Wednesday night, striking out three over 1.1 innings of work. Ferguson looks primed for a big league return, with 14 strikeouts against just two walks and four hits in Triple-A.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City was undone early by a 12 run second inning, falling to the Nashville Sounds (Rangers) 14-11. Brock Stewart would last just one out into the second after allowing ten hits and 12 runs to score. The bullpen kept the Sounds at bay, led by Caleb Feguson striking out three in 1.1 innings of relief. Jaime Schultz also stood out with four strikeouts in two scoreless innings.
Shane Peterson led the Dodger comeback with his eighth home run of the season in a three hit night. Connor Joe also had a pair of hits, runs, and runs driven in.
After a long weather delay, the Drillers were walked off by the Springfield Cardinals 6-5. Edwin Uceta lasted 4.2 innings striking out seven but walking four in taking the no decision. Jordan Sheffield blew his second save of the season in a rough seventh inning, walking a pair and surrendering two runs against just two o0puts. Andre Scrubb ultimately suffered the loss by allowing the game winning run in the ninth inning.
Zach McKinstry hit his tenth home run of the season in a pinch hit at bat in the eighth inning. Errol Robinson, Cristian Santana, Keibert Ruiz, Cody Thomas, and Drew Avans each had a pair of hits on the evening.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes rode strong pitching by Andre Jackson to a win over the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres) 3-2. Jackson struck out seven while allowing just two hits and one run over five innings, notching his second win of the year. Darien Nunez pitched a scoreless ninth inning to record his first save of the season.
Deacon Liput hit his second home run of the year and drove in a pair in going one for three. Donovan Casey paced all hitters with two hits in four at bats.
Class-A Great Lakes
A three run eighth inning propelled the Lansing Lugnuts (Blue Jays) past the Great Lakes Loons 6-4. Zach Willeman took the loss in relief despite striking out seven in 4.2 innings. Stephen Kolek pitched 4.1 innings to start, allowing three runs and striking out five.
Jacob Amaya had a pair of hits including his third triple of the season. Hunter Feduccia also had a pair of hits with a double and a run driven in.
Short Season Ogden
The Raptors won a pair over the Orem Owlz (Angels), taking game one 7-2, and game two 3-1. Jeronimo Castro earned the win in game one with two runs allowed over five innings, while Melvin Jimenez struck out four in two scoreless innings of relief. Tre Todd drove in four runs on two hits, scoring a pair himself. Ryan Ward also went two for two with a pair of walks and runs scored.
Ogden wrapped up the win in game two, a completion of a suspended game from July second. Andy Pages had his sixth home run of the season. Elio Serrano earned his first win of the year, striking out six in five innings of work.
Rookie Arizona League
The AZL Dodgers Lasorda defeated the AZL Reds 4-2. Julio Carrion went one for four and hit his first professional home run. Eddys Leonard and Wladimir Chalo each added a pair of hits in the win. Carlos Duran struck out six and walked just one in four innings of work. Juan Morillo earned the win in relief with four perfect innings, striking out five.
The AZL Dodgers Mota were blanked by the AZL Indians Red 4-0. Jeremiah Vison was the only starter to get a hit, going two for four. Markus Solbach was strong in defeat, allowing just one run on five hits in five innings, striking out five.
Dominican Summer League
The DSL Dodgers Bautista fell to the DSL Red Sox One 10-3. Harold Restituyo led all hitters in going three for four.
The DSL Dodgers Shoemaker lost to the DSL Rangers One 8-2. Marlon Cairo raised his season average to .380 by going three for four.
Triple-A: Los Angeles optioned newly acquired RHP Casey Sadler to Oklahoma City. To make room, the Dodgers placed RHP Tony Gonsolin on the injured list.
Rookie: RHP Carlos Duran was called up from the Dominican Summer League to make his stateside debut for the Dodgers Lasorda. The Dodgers Mota received RHP Markus Solbach from Oklahoma City to begin his rehab assignment.
Nashville 14, Oklahoma City 11
Rancho Cucamonga 3, Lake Elsinore 2
AZL Indians Red 4, AZL Dodgers Mota 0
AZL Dodgers Lasorda 4, AZL Reds 2
DSL Rangers One 8, DSL Dodgers Shoemaker 2
DSL Red Sox One 10, DSL Dodgers Bautista 3
3:35 p.m.: Great Lakes (Jose Martinez) at Lansing (Troy Miller)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Daniel Corcino) vs. Round Rock (TBD)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (TBD) vs. Northwest Arkansas (Ofreidy Gomez)
6:00 p.m.: Ogden (TBD) vs. Rocky Mountain (TBD)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Leo Crawford) at Inland Empire (TBD)