The Dodgers minor-league affiliate teams were in full force on the 4th of July, with every single level participating in a game on Thursday. Three of four rookie teams lost while four of five minor league teams came out with the victory.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers scored a baker’s dozen in their win over the Round Rock Express to break their three-game losing streak.
Daniel Corcino started on the mound for the Dodgers, giving up just two runs in six innings pitched. He held the Express to three hits — including two solo home runs — and struck out four batters.
Four Dodgers hit home runs on Independence Day, including Shane Peterson (9) and Connor Joe (9). Gavin Lux also had a good night, going 4-for-6 with one RBI and four runs scored.
Nashville threatened a comeback with a five-run eighth inning, cutting the Dodgers’ lead to three runs. The Dodgers quickly came back and answered with three of their own runs to widen that lead. The 13-7 score held through to the end of the game.
The Drillers dropped the series opener to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals 7-2 for their third-straight loss.
Parker Curry allowed four hits in the first inning to give the Naturals an early 2-0 lead. The Drillers quickly responded with a pair of their own runs. Cristian Santana and Chris Parmelee each knocked in an RBI. The Drillers offense was quiet for the rest of the night.
All four Drillers pitchers allowed at least one run to score. Curry earned his third loss of the season and raised his ERA just a tad, from 3.58 to 3.79.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes shut out the Inland Empire 66ers on the 4th of July, winning 3-0. The Quakes three runs were all scored via the home run. Marcus Chiu and Starling Heredia each homered to give Rancho Cucamonga a win.
Leo Crawford had a great outing, tossing 5 2⁄3 scoreless innings. He allowed seven hits and one walk while striking out eight batters.
A.J. Pollock made his first minor league rehab appearance, going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons scored five runs in the sixth inning to propel them to an 8-1 win over the Lansing Lugnuts. Luke Heyer contributed four RBIs in this big inning with a grand slam for his ninth homer of the season.
Jose Martinez pitched five innings for the Loons, keeping the Lugnuts to just three hits and one run. He only allowed one walk and struck out six batters on the night. With Thursday’s victory, he earned his fifth win of the season.
The three Loons relief pitchers each had scoreless outings to hold the lead Martinez handed off to them.
Advanced Rookie Ogden
A double steal in the fifth inning contributed to the Raptors’ 4-2 win over the Rocky Mountain Vibes on Thursday. Sauryn Lao stole home for his first stolen base of the season. Sam McWilliams and Zac Ching each had an RBI in the victory.
Alfredo Tavarez started for the Raptors. He pitched five innings and allowed one earned run to score from seven hits and no walks. He also struck out six batters, tying his season-high this season.
- Oklahoma City Dodgers activated RHP Daniel Corcino from the temporarily inactive list
- 2B Brandon Montgomery assigned to Oklahoma City Dodgers from Tulsa Drillers
- Tulsa Drillers activated 2B Omar Estevez from the 7-day injured list
- Los Angeles Dodgers sent CF A.J. Pollock on a rehab assignment to Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
- Rancho Cucamonga Quakes sent C Stevie Berman on a rehab assignment to AZL Dodgers Lasorda
- C Cesar Mendoza assigned to Ogden Raptors from AZL Dodgers Mota
- 3B Brandon Lewis assigned to Ogden Raptors from AZL Dodgers Lasorda
- 2B Kenneth Betancourt assigned to AZL Dodgers Mota from Ogden Raptors
2:35 p.m. PDT: [Game One] Oklahoma City (Mitchell White) vs. Round Rock (TBD)
[Game Two] Oklahoma City (TBD) vs. Round Rock (TBD)
4:05 p.m. PDT: Great Lakes (Jose Chacin) vs. Lansing (Sean Wymer)
5:05 p.m. PDT: Tulsa (J.D. Martin) vs. NW Arkansas (Jackson Kowar)
6:00 p.m. PDT: Ogden (Antonio Hernandez) vs. Rocky Mountain (TBD)
7:05 p.m. PDT: Rancho Cucamonga (Austin Hamilton) vs. Inland Empire (Travis Herrin)