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OKC Dodgers mount late comeback in Mike Bolsinger's 1st rehab start

Mike Bolsinger made a rehab start on Saturday
Mike Bolsinger made a rehab start on Saturday
Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Despite another split day for the Dodger minor league affiliates, the theme of the two winning teams was late runs as the OKC Dodgers mounted a take comeback and the Quakes scored eight runs over their final three innings.

Player of the day

2015 12th round pick Matt Beaty was a big part of the Quakes late offensive outburst on Saturday as both of his homers came after the seventh inning. On the night Beaty reached base four times and drove in a trio of runs.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers scored three runs in the top of the ninth to come from behind and defeat the Sky Sox (Brewers) 4-3. Prior to the final frame the OKC offense had been held mostly in check as their only run had come on an RBI single in the second by Micah Johnson. A lead off walk to Rob Segedin opened the door in the ninth, however, and Jose Tabata made Colorado Springs pay with a game tying 2-run homer. A Johnson double then put the go-ahead run on base, and a James Ramsey RBI single plated the winning run.

On the mound Mike Bolsinger made his first rehab appearance and threw pretty well. Over four innings Bolsinger gave up just three hits and struck out three, although he also permitted a pair of runs including a solo homer. Five relievers were used out of the bullpen, with Jharel Cotton picking up the win and Chin-hui Tsao recording the save with a scoreless frame each.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers' brief two-game winning steak was snapped on Saturday after a 6-4 loss to the Cardinals. Tulsa starter Chris Anderson got roughed up in this one as he allowed eight hits, six runs, and walked four in just four innings of work. The Driller bullpen was magnificent as they combined to give up just hit over the final five frames, including three hitless innings from Tim Shibuya who was making his Tulsa debut, but the early damage was just too much to overcome.

At the dish Devan Ahart had the big game as he was  2-for-3 and connected on a two-run homer in the ninth to give his team a late comeback opportunity. Kyle Farmer was 1-for-4 and his double was the club's only other extra base hit.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes scored five early runs, then poured it on late as Rancho defeated High Desert (Rangers) 14-5. Kyle Garlick provided most of the early offense as his eighth homer of the season was a three-run bomb, while newcomer Pin-Chieh Chen had an impressive Rancho debut after going 2-for-4 with a triple and recording three RBI's. Player of the day Beaty was the best of the bunch, however, as he homered twice and reached base four times.

Rancho started Josh Sborz allowed six hits and four runs over 5 and 2/3 innings, but he also struck out seven and recorded the win. The bullpen was impressive in relief as Alex Burgos tossed 2 and 1/3 hitless frames and Luis De Paula struck out the side in the bottom of the ninth.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons were looking good early on Saturday after a strong start from Isaac Anderson, but the bullpen gave up nine runs and Great Lakes ended up falling to the Kernels (Twins) 10-7. Anderson allowed four hits and one run before leaving the game after five innings, but his relievers just couldn't continue the trend. Nolan Long got the worst of it as he gave up seven runs between the sixth and seventh innings.

Despite the loss the Loons offense put together a strong showing, led by Logan Landon who was 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI's. Deivy Castillo homered for the second time in three games and also walked thrice, while Ariel Sandoval drove in a pair.

Transactions

Triple-A: Bolsinger was sent to OKC on a rehab assignment.

Saturday Scores

Oklahoma City 4, Colorado Springs 3

Springfield 6, Tulsa 4

Rancho Cucamonga 14, High Desert 5

Cedar Rapids 10, Great Lakes 7

Sunday Schedule

11:05 a.m. PT - Springfield (Andrew Morales) at Tulsa (Trevor Oaks)

12:35 p.m. - Oklahoma City (Sam LeCure) at Colorado Springs (Taylor Jungmann)

1:05 p.m. - Rancho Cucamonga (Andrew Sopko) at High Desert (Yohander Mendez)