Jarret Martin had one of the best performances of his Dodger career on Wednesday night, but it wasn't enough to propel the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes to victory.
Martin's line was rather impressive: 6 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K.
The Stockton Ports scored their only two runs of the night in the first inning, aided by a Darnell Sweeney error -- his 13th in 24 games. Addison Russell was on first when Martin gave up a booming triple off the center field wall to Antonio Lamas. Lamas would later score on a sacrifice fly.
But Martin was the story for the Quakes. He gave up just two hits, zero walks and struck out eight. Martin had a start last season for the Great Lakes Loons which was as follows: 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K. That was against lesser competition, so I'm calling tonight's outing the best of his Dodger minor-league career.
Martin used an overpowering fastball that sat in the 92-94 MPH range and touched 96 -- including the last pitch of his evening. His slider sat ar...