Archive for the ‘Down on the Farm’ Category

Zach Lee & Alex Verdugo FP

Dodgers name Lee and Verdugo 2015 Branch Rickey Award winners

The Dodgers have named right-handed pitcher Zach Lee and outfielder Alex Verdugo as the Minor League Pitcher and Player of the Year respectively. Lee, who turned 24 on September 13, is a two-time recipient of the prestigious award, having won the honor in 2013 as well. This season he ranked among the Pacific Coast League leaders in wins […]

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9-17-15 Tyler Ogle & Bill Haselman FP

Don’t do it Dodgers … Don’t do it Dodgers front office would be ill advised to mess with Quakes coaching staff

There is no way to describe it. It was something that you couldn’t put your finger on but immediately felt the instant you saw the team together for the first time back on Opening Day. No, it wasn’t the Dodgers, but rather their Advanced Single-A affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. You could feel right then – on April […]

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9-17-15 Chase De Jong 1 FP

Quakes confident heading into Game-3 of Cal League Finals Up two games to none, team likes their chances to win Cal League title

Anyone who has spent any time around professional baseball knows first-hand that it is, without exception, the most confidence-driven game in all of professional sports. There is no greater example of this than last Wednesday’s exciting game between the High Desert Mavericks and Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in the fifth and final game of the California League […]

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9-18-15 Scott Barlow FP

Quakes one win away from Cal League Championship

If you’re going to have the game of your career, what better time to do it than in a championship series game. That’s exactly what Dodgers pitching prospect Scott Barlow did on Friday night in Game-2 of the California League Championship Series when he led the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes to a 4-3 win over the San […]

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9-17-15 Tyler Ogle HR FP

Quakes pound Giants in Cal League Championship opener Explosive 6th inninh gives Rancho Cucamonga early 1-0 lead in best-of-five series

After a bit of a slow start, the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning in what ended up being a 12-3 rout of the San Jose Giants on Thursday evening at LoanMart Field. The inning started with the teams tied 2-2 – the result of two-run home […]

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Quakes enter Cal League Finals ‘Good to Go’

Anybody who says that the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes exciting bottom of the ninth, down to their last out, down to their last strike, come-from-behind 6-5 win over the High Desert Mavericks on Wednesday night to advance to the California League Championship Series wasn’t a miracle or didn’t involve a little divine intervention is lying – it’s as simple […]

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9-16-15 Quakes Win FP

Quakes pull off miracle win to advance to Cal League Championship Series

The Dodgers Advanced Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes pulled off what can only be described as a miracle win over the High Desert Mavericks (Rangers) on Wednesday night at LoanMart Field to advance to the 2015 California League Championship Series, which begins this evening – also at LoanMart Field. After jumping out to a quick 3-0 lead […]

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9-12-15 Cody Bellinger HR FP

Quakes follow script in dramatic walk-off win over Mavericks Bellinger's 10th-inning walk-off blast give Rancho Cucamonga 3-0 win and 1-0 lead in best-of-five series

When you think of what a baseball playoff game should be like, you immediately think of two evenly matched teams fighting it out like a couple of heavyweight prize fighters. That’s exactly what the 3,084 fans at LoanMart Field got on Saturday night in Game-1 of the California League South Division playoffs between the Rancho […]

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8-24-15 Willie Calhoun & Bill Haselman FP

Quakes manager Haselman likes his chances heading into playoffs Veteran manager calls his offense 'Very good'

When Bill Haselman was named manager of the Dodgers Advanced Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes last February, he brought with him two things: a tremendous amount of experience that included 13 years as a major league catcher; and a winning attitude that is absolutely infectious. In addition to his major league experience, Haselman has served as a […]

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9-7-15 Alex Verdugo FP

Quakes Alex Verdugo named Cal League Player of the Week

When the Dodgers selected 18-year-old Alex Verdugo in the second round of the 2014 MLB First Year Player Draft out of Sahuaro High School in Tucson, Arizona, they had hopes that he would become yet another star outfielder of the likes of Yasiel Puig, Joc Pederson and Scott Schebler. And while the now 19-year-old Verdugo has had […]

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