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Corey Seager homers twice for Oklahoma City

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Corey Seager homered twice in a Wednesday afternoon loss.
Corey Seager homered twice in a Wednesday afternoon loss.
Photo: Oklahoma City Dodgers

The Dodgers top prospect showed why he's the top prospect on Wednesday afternoon.

Player of the day

Corey Seager smacked two home runs in a Wednesday evening loss, bringing his AAA total to six, and his season total to eleven.  Seager raised his OPS to .806 for the level, after two straight hitless games had lowered his average eleven points.  Seager has yet to set this level on fire the way he had AA, but that can partially be attributed to the down talent in the Texas League.  Seager is still extremely young for the Pacific Coast League yet is holding his own in the middle of the Oklahoma City lineup and is running out of faults to fix at the minor league level.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers were one out away from polishing off a six to three home victory before calamity ensued, resulting in a seven to six loss to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers).  Despite his offensive production in the early innings, Seager's defense would let him now on a two out error in the ninth that precluded a three run home run.  David Huff was saddled with all four ninth inning runs, though none would be earned.

Deck McGuire pitched five average innings to start the game, but contributed two hits to the cause.  Darwin Barney would also go three for five with a double.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers narrowly avoided the same fate as their Turner Turnpike brethren, stopping the Springfield Cardinals (Cardinals) eighth inning rally at three to hold on to a six to five victory.  Chris Anderson's season of some good, some bad continued.  While he went six innings and allowed only one earned run, he walked four while only striking out three.

Kyle Farmer had been the offensive catalyst of late, and while he did add a double at the plate, his most important contribution came on the other side.  After starting the game at third, Farmer moved behind the plate in a double switch and gunned down a would-be base stealer to end an eighth inning rally that had threatened the Drillers' lead.  Lars Anderson contributed at the plate with two doubles, while Adam Law also had a double in two hits and a stolen base.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes return from the All-Star break tomorrow in Lake Elsinore.

Low Class-A Great Lakes

Also wrapping up an All-Star break, the Loons will pick up play Thursday at home against Fort Wayne.

Short Season Ogden

The Raptors jumped out in front early on the Idaho Falls Chukars (Royals) to win six to four.  Two top ten picks from the 2015 draft made their season debut on the mound tonight.  Tommy Bergjans and Kevin Brown both pitched one spotless inning with a strikeout apiece, and Bergjans was credited with the victory.

Yensys Capellan had a double and triple as part of three hits on the night to lead the Raptor offense.  Chris Godinez also contributed with his first professional home run.

Arizona Rookie League Dodgers

The Dodgers had the night off and will play the Reds' affiliate Thursday.

Transactions

Double A:  Hunter Redman was assigned to the Drillers from Ogden.

Short Season:  Garrett Kennedy was assigned to the team, having signed after being eliminated with the Miami Hurricanes from the College World Series last week.  Kyle Garlick was also promoted from the Arizona Rookie League, and to make room, Reymundo Torres was released.

Tuesday box scores

Colorado Springs 7, Oklahoma City 6

Tulsa 6, Springfield 5

Ogden 6, Idaho Falls 4

Thursday schedule

4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Fort Wayne (TBD)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Eric Surkamp) vs. Colorado Springs (Tyler Thornburg)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (TBD) at Northwest Arkansas (J.C. Sulbaran)

6:00 p.m.: Ogden (Jairo Pacheco) vs. Idaho Falls (TBD)

7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers (TBD) vs, AZL Reds (TBD)

7:00 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (TBD) at Lake Elsinore (TBD)