Player of the day
Edwin Rios, the Dodgers' sixth-round pick in 2015, went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a walk in defeat. In his last nine games with the Raptors, Rios hit .333/.405/.667 with five doubles, two home runs and eight RBI.
Outfielder Alex Santana tripled, doubled and walked, and second baseman Kelvin Ramos was 2-for-5 with a double. Corey Copping, the Dodgers' 31st-round pick this year, pitched a scoreless eighth inning, striking out all three batters he faced.
Grand Junction first baseman Collin Ferguson hit a solo home run with two outs in the 10th inning against Shea Spitzbarth, working his second inning, to end the Raptors' season.
Despite the loss, Ogden finished the season on fire, with 24 wins in its last 32 games. The Raptors pulled a 1981 Cincinnati Reds, owning the best record in the Pioneer League over the entire season (43-33) but since they didn't win either half, Ogden will be home for the playoffs.
Ogden was 19-19 in the first half, five games behind Orem Owlz (Angels) and in third place in the South Division. In the second half, the Raptors were 24-14, one game behind the Idaho Falls Chukars (Royals)
As noted by Brett Hein of the Standard Examiner, the Raptors used 67 different players in 2015. The Ogden beat writer also passed along this tidbit:
Final Raptors record by uniform: Whites: 6-4 Grays: 3-5 Blue tops 32-19 (H: 15-6, A: 17-13) Camo: 0-2 Hawaiian: 2-3— StandardEx Raptors (@RaptorsSE) September 9, 2015
None, but with Triple-A Oklahoma City opening their Pacific Coast League playoffs on Wednesday, manager Don Mattingly was vague about the possibility or the timing of possible call-ups for relief pitchers Adam Liberatore or Carlos Frias.
"It could be any time. It could be after [the playoffs], it could be not at all, it could be tomorrow," Mattingly said. "We're just trying to make sure those guys continue to pitch."
Tuesday box score
4:05 p.m. PT: Game 1 of Midwest League Eastern Division Quarterfinal (best-of-three)
Lansing (Blue Jays) (Shane Dawson) at Great Lakes (Grant Holmes)
5:05 p.m. PT: Game 1 of PCL American Conference Finals (best-of-five)
Oklahoma City (Zach Lee) at Round Rock (Rangers) (TBD)