RANCHO CUCAMONGA — — The last game of the night saw the Quakes rally for a win. Prior to that, Tulsa was the only full-season affiliate to win. Oklahoma City, Great Lakes and Ogden went down to defeat.
Chris Taylor played seven innings for the Quakes on Saturday night. He went 1-for-4 at the plate with hard-hit single off an infielder’s glove. At second, Taylor started a nice 4-6-3 double play. So far, Taylor has played three games for the Quakes. He has gone 5-for-10 with a home run, a walk and four RBI.
Kiké Hernández played his second game in the Arizona League as he started at second base for the AZL Dodgers Lasorda. Hernández went 0-for-2 with two walks and he played five innings before being taken out.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Jamie Schultz and Victor Gonzalez did not allow any runs in their relief outings for the Dodgers. But that turned out to be too late as the Dodgers could do nothing at the plate.
The Dodgers had only four hits and they went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position. The Dodger batters struck out 14 times while walking just once.
Gavin Lux, Zach Reks and Austin Barnes each doubled but they were left stranded.
The Drillers scored four runs in the sixth to take the lead and they went to beat the Naturals (Royals) 6-2 on Saturday. The win put the Drillers in first place as they continue their fight to win the second half division title.
Markus Solbach pitched six innings and he allowed one and four hits. He struck out five and walked one.
Drew Avans had three hits and scored twice. Omar Estevez doubled twice and drove in three. Donovan Casey also drove in three runs.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes fell behind early but then were able to rally late to beat the Rawhide (Diamondbacks) 6-4 on Saturday at LoanMart Field. Hunter Feduccia came up with the score tied 4-4 in the eighth inning and he tripled home two runs to give the Quakes the lead.
Earlier in the eighth inning, Jacob Amaya came up with runners on second and third and he drove in the tying run while also getting on base when the Rawhide were unable to make the play at the plate. Amaya would later score on Feduccia’s triple.
Dillon Paulson hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to cut a three-run deficit to one run.
Jose Martinez was inserted as the starting pitcher just before the game started. The scheduled starter, Michael Grove, was a late scratch. Martinez gave up two runs in the first inning but he also impressed by pitching five innings and recording eight strikeouts.
Melvin Jiminez got the win as he pitched 1⅓ scoreless innings. Brandon Montgomery got the final two outs for the save.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons scored three runs in the ninth but that was not enough as the Cubs held on to a 4-3 win. Two errors and a double made the score 4-1 in the bottom of the ninth. A passed ball scored the second Loons run.
With a runner on third and no outs, the Loons got a ground out to make it 4-3 but then were unable to do anything else as they took the loss.
Kevin Malisheski had pitched his first game in 2019 for the Loons back in April. On Saturday, after stints at both Rancho Cucamonga and Ogden, Malisheski made his first start for the Loons.
Malisheski pitched five innings and gave up three runs. Malisheski who would take the loss, also struck out three. Edward Cuello would allow an unearned run in his relief appearance.
Advanced Rookie Ogden
The Raptors tied the game with two runs in the ninth only to see the Vibes (Brewers) get the walk-off 7-6 win. Joe Gray was the first hitter for the Vibes in the bottom of the ninth and he found a great time to hit his first home run for the Vibes to win the game.
In the top of the inning, the Raptors used four singles and a walk to tie the game.
Yeison Cespedes made the start for Ogden and he pitched 3⅔ innings and gave up four runs and nine hits. Corey Merrill would give up the walk-off home run to take his second loss of the season.
- Los Angeles recalled right-handed pitcher Casey Sadler from Oklahoma City
- Oklahoma City activated right-handed pitcher Daniel Corcino from the temporarily inactive list
- Rancho Cucamonga placed infielder Marcus Chiu on the 7-day injured list retroactive to August 13, 2019
- Rancho Cucamonga activated right-handed pitcher Max Gamboa from the 7-day injured list
- Right-handed pitcher Kevin Malisheski assigned to Great Lakes from Ogden
- Great Lakes placed right-handed pitcher Joel Inoa on the 7-day injured list
- Los Angeles sent IF/OF Enrique Hernandez on a rehab assignment to AZL Dodgers Lasorda
- Left-handed pitcher Francisco Martinez assigned to AZL Dodgers Lasorda
- Left-handed pitcher Sean Mellen assigned to AZL Dodgers Mota
- Left-handed pitcher Jordan Martinson assigned to AZL Dodgers Mota
11:05 am PDT: Great Lakes (TBD) at South Bend (Cam Sanders)
12:05 pm: Tulsa (Parker Curry) at Northwest Arkansas (Jackson Kowar)
12:05 pm: Rancho Cucamonga (TBD) vs. Visalia (Bryan Valdez)
12:30 pm: Ogden (Jeronimo Castro) at Rocky Mountain (Michele Vassalotti)
4:05 pm: Oklahoma City (TBD) at Round Rock (TBD)