Archive for the ‘Down on the Farm’ Category

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Another ‘Just when you think you’ve seen everything’ baseball moment

During Thursday night’s exciting Cal League game between the Dodgers Advanced Single-A affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and the High Desert Mavericks (Mariners), something occurred that falls under the category of “Just when you think you’ve seen everything.” Trailing 10-5 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and a runner on second base, rehabbing […]

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Is there more to Alex Guerrero’s assignment at Rancho than just to rehab?

Although we will never really know for sure, there is every reason to believe that had Dodgers infield prospect Alex Guerrero not had his ear bitten off by banished former MLB catcher Miguel Olivo, he would have been called up to the Dodgers – ahead of Erisbel Arruebarrena, ahead of Carlos Triunfel, ahead of Jamie Romak and ahead of Miguel […]

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Quakes finally snap brutal losing streak

After their remarkable record-setting nine-game winning streak, the Dodgers Advanced Single-A affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes went on an excruciatingly painful 10-game losing streak which, mercifully, came to an end on Monday night with a dominating 10-4 win over the Bakersfield Blaze (Reds) at historic Sam Lynn Field in Bakersfield. Much like the Dodgers themselves, the […]

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Do Dodgers have the next Mike Piazza Down on the Farm?

Most Dodger fans will remember Carlos Santana – some more than others. They will recall that the switch hitting catcher was most likely the best catching prospect the Dodgers had since Mike Piazza. Even more so they will recall Santana was traded to the Cleveland Indians for third baseman Casey Blake just before the trade […]

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Caughel strengthens case for promotion to Chattanooga Quakes improve second-half record to 18-2 with shutout win over Lake Elsinore

In case you haven’t noticed, the Dodgers Advanced Single-A affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes are doing something extraordinary right now – they are on a historic 18-2 run in the second half (19-2 if you count the final game of the first half) and have increased their lead over the Lake Elsinore Storm to six games in the […]

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Dodgers top pitching prospect Julio Urias suffers minor groin strain but still a ‘Go’ for Futures Game

ThinkBlueLA has learned that 17-year-old top pitching prospect Julio Urias suffered what is being described as a “very minor” groin strain during his July 4 start against the JetHawks at The Hangar in Lancaster. Sources say that the injury will most likely only cause Urias to miss his next scheduled start on Wednesday, July 9 […]

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Quakes winning streak snapped at nine

The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes’ record-setting nine-game winning streak came to an end on Saturday evening when they fell to the Jethawks 6-5 in front of a near sellout crowd at The Hangar in Lancaster. Even though the Quakes got on the board quickly with a first-inning solo home run by second baseman Brandon Dixon, they were then held […]

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Something historic is going on with the Quakes right now

When the Dodgers Advanced Single-A affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes finished the first half of the 2014 season, they were a dismal 32-38 and in fourth place in the California League South Division a full 12 games behind the first place Lancaster Jethawks (Astros). Not only were the Quakes not hitting, they were playing poor defense […]

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Dodgers prospect Lindsey Caughel named Cal League Pitcher of the Week

Dodgers pitching prospect Lindsey Caughel has been named as the California League’s Pitcher of the Week for the week of June 23-29, 2014. Caughel, who has pitched for the Dodgers Advanced Single-A affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes for the last half of 2013 and first half of 2014, has had an outstanding 2014 season thus far. […]

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Caughel continues to dominate in latest Quakes win

While most Dodger fans have been closely watching their beloved team climb back into the NL West race and now find themselves only one game back of the hated Giants, there is another Dodgers team that is enjoying tremendous success as well. On Saturday night the Dodgers Advanced Single-A affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes won their […]

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