Farm Fresh: Trevor Oaks fans 11 in complete game
By Bart Harvey
Oklahoma City’s Trevor Oaks threw a three-hitter Monday in an 8-1 victory — finishing a four-game sweep by the Dodgers’ Triple-A team over El Paso.
The 23-year-old Oaks, who took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, notched a career-high 11 strikeouts in addition to registering his first complete game this season. The right-hander has pitched well of late, recording seven quality starts in his last eight outings with a 2.40 ERA.
“The last two outings I’ve had, I’ve started throwing my cutter more,” Oaks told Tyler Maun of MiLB.com. “I was doing that a lot in Tulsa, and then when I first came here, I kind of stopped and got away from that. I started going back to that and it worked out really well.”
Earlier this year, Oaks was named a Texas League All-Star for his work as a member of the Double-A Tulsa Drillers. Before getting called up to Triple-A Oklahoma City on June 21, Oaks went 8-1 with a 2.14 ERA in 63 innings (10 starts) with the Drillers.
Oaks was selected in the seventh round of the 2014 draft by the Dodgers.
In other news in the farm system…
- Devan Ahart helped lead Rancho Cucamonga to a 4-2 victory over Modesto, thanks to a triple in the ninth and a double in the 10th. Ahart finished the night 3 for 4 and has recorded multiple hits in three of his last four contests. In six games since August 10, Ahart has gone 10 for 22 to raise his batting average to .272.
- Gavin Lux of the Arizona League (Rookie) Dodgers extended his hitting streak to eight games and is batting .394 (13-for-33) with four extra-base hits during the run. This year’s first-round draft pick has a .387 on-base percentage in 38 games.