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4-24-15 De Leon FP

Quakes De Leon strikes out 6 in return from DL

If you look at only the line score from Friday night’s 7-2 loss by the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes to the Lake Elsinore Storm, it appears that Dodgers top-10 pitching prospect Jose De Leon pitched poorly in his first game back from the disabled list. But if you dig deeper into the game recap, you will see that De Leon struck out […]

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4-9-15 Jose De Leon 2 FP

Quakes top pitching prospect Jose De Leon to return to action on Friday

Dodgers Top-10 pitching prospect Jose De Leon is expected to be reactivated from the 7-day disabled list and is scheduled to make his third start of the season on Friday, April 24 when the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes take on the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres) at The Diamond in Lake Elsinore. De Leon, who suffered what was […]

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4-16-15 Kyle Farmer FP

There’s something special going on in Rancho Cucamonga

Although most Dodger fans are well aware that the Dodgers have won seven straight games, their longest winning streak since August 7-17, 2013 when they won 10 in a row, they may not be aware that there is another Dodgers team on a winning streak – the Dodgers Advanced Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, who picked […]

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4-16-15 Zach Bird FP

Down on the Farm – Week 2 Recap

* * * (Updated April 20, 2015 at 11:00 am PT) * * * Great Lakes Loons The Loons had a good week finishing 4-2 with three one run victories, all by a 5-4 score. They lost a sixteen inning game when they ran out of pitchers. First baseman Josmar Cordero was brought in to […]

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4-16-15 Hoenecke FP

Quakes third baseman Paul Hoenecke promoted to Double-A Tulsa

After only eight games with the Dodgers Advanced Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, 24-year-old utility infielder/outfielder Paul Hoenecke has been promoted to the franchises’ Double-A Tulsa Drillers. It is the first promotion of the new season from the Quakes. Hoenecke, who was selected by the Dodgers in the 24th round of the 2012 First Year Player Draft […]

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4-16-15 Bill Haselman 1 FP

It’s all business for new Quakes manager Bill Haselman

When you meet Rancho Cucamonga Quakes new manager Bill Haselman for the first time you will immediately notice two things about him: 1) He is a really nice guy; and 2) He is all business when it comes to managing his team. Haselman, who spent 13 years in the major leagues as a catcher for […]

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4-9-15 Jose De Leon 2 FP

Quakes place Jose De Leon on DL with groin strain

Dodgers Top-10 pitching prospect Jose De Leon has been placed on the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 7-day disabled list for what is being called a very very minor groin strain. “It’s not that bad,” said De Leon prior to Thursday night’s Home Opener at LoanMart Field. “I’m getting some really good treatment for it and it […]

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Meet Tulsa Drillers right-hander Matt Shelton and his new pitch

On Monday evening (April 13) I watched the Tulsa Drillers home game on MiLB.TV. When I tuned in right-hander Matt Shelton was taking the mound for the Drillers. His appearance was interesting, as it turned out, on two counts. First, Shelton has spent most of his minor league career in the Dodgers system as a […]

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2-20-15 Corey Seager BP 2 FP

Down on the Farm – Week one recap

The first week of minor league player began on Thursday, April 9th. Although it was an abbreviated week, there were certainly some highlights among the Dodgers four full-season affiliates, mostly with pitching. The rosters were announced earlier in the week and there were not many surprises, although as always, there were a few placements that […]

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4-9-15 Michael Johnson FP

Meet Quakes left-hander Michael Johnson and his ‘slurve’

The 2014 Great Lakes Loons produced one of the best bullpen stories that one can imagine. A group of nine relievers pitched 456 innings, gave up 323 hits and 142 walks while striking out 537. Their combined WHIP was just over one per inning at 1.02. Michael Johnson was the only left-hander in the group. […]

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