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Jose De Leon strikes out nine in OKC victory

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De Leon struck out nine in six and a third innings of work for Oklahoma City.
De Leon struck out nine in six and a third innings of work for Oklahoma City.
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Close games abound on the farm, with Dodgers' affiliates winning three of five one run games.

Player of the day

Jose De Leon continues to round into form in Oklahoma City.  While some may point to the nine strikeouts in six and a third innings as the highlight, De Leon's pitch count of ninety-seven pitches might be more significant, as De Leon looks to make himself an option for a second half call up to Los Angeles.  Both runs scored against De Leon came off a home run by Milwaukee top prospect Orlando Arcia in what was otherwise a solid night.  Since returning to the Triple A rotation in June, De Leon has thirty-five strikeouts in twenty-four and two-thirds innings.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers won a tight one against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers) 3-2.  De Leon allowed just four hits over six and a third innings, also walking three.  The bullpen behind De Leon closed the door on the Sky Sox, With Sam LeCure and Grant Dayton combining for two and two-thirds perfect innings.

Austin Barnes led the offense with three hits in four at bats, including a double.  Micah Johnson added a pair of hits in four at bats, while also scoring the winning run on a wild pitch in the seventh inning. .

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers rallied for three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to overcome the San Antonio Missions (Padres) 6-5.  Lisalverto Bonilla struck out eight in five innings, allowing just one unearned run.  Gus Schlosser earned his first save of the season shutting the door on the Missions in the ninth after the late Driller comeback.

Willie Calhoun hit his fifteenth home run of the season in his only hit in five at bats.  Jacob Scavuzzo went two for three with a double, while Jordan Tarsovich added a pair of hits and a walk to the offense.

High Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes rallied to tie the game in the top of the ninth inning, only to lose in walk off fashion in the thirteenth inning to the Inland Empire 66ers (Angels) 5-4.  Erick Mejia scored a pair of runs for Rancho Cucamonga in a three for six game.  Edwin Rios also went two for six with a double, while Ariel Sandoval had a hit, a walk, and a run scored in six plate appearances.

Tommy Bergjans struck out eight but walked four and allowed three runs in six and a third innings.  Jeff Malm pitched two and two-thirds scoreless in relief, and Derrick Sylvester followed with two perfect innings behind him.

Low Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons ambushed West Michigan in the tenth inning for four runs to beat the Whitecaps (Tigers) 6-2.  Darien Tubbs continues to impress at Great Lakes with two hits in six at bats.  Dian Toscano also added a pair of hits as he continues to find his footing in the organization.  Matt Jones also went two for four with his seventh home run.

Nolan Long allowed just one run in five innings, giving up two hits and walking two.  Gavin Pittore followed Long with two scoreless innings of relief, and Angel Guzman shut the door with a scoreless inning in the tenth.

Short Season Ogden

The Raptors walked off winners in the tenth inning, defeating the Idaho Falls Chukars (Royals) 4-3.  DJ Peters drove in Cody Thomas for the win as part of a three for four day.  Cody Thomas went two for four with his first home run as a Raptor.  Jared Walker went one for four with a double.

The bullpen was rock solid for Ogden, throwing six scoreless innings to earn the win.  MJ Villegas, Tony Gonsolin, and Jose Santos each threw a pair of innings, with Santos earning the win.

Rookie AZL Dodgers

The AZL Dodgers rode an eight run third inning to defeat the AZL Indians 9-2.  Dustin May made his professional debut and struck out two in two clean innings.  Andre Scrubb followed with two innings and a strikeout of his own.

Gavin Lux had a hit and a walk in six plate appearances.  Nick Yarnell was the big contributor with three hits in five at bats, including his first double of the season.

Dominican Summer League Dodgers 1 and 2

The DSL Dodgers 1 fell to the DSL Twins 5-3.  Jair Camargo had a pair of hits in four at bats.

The DSL Dodgers 2 lost to the DSL Athletics 2-1.  Starling Heredia had a single and double in four at bats.


Low A: Jeff Paschke was added to the Loons via the AZL Dodgers.

Rookie:  Joel Toribio was assigned to the AZL Dodgers.

Tuesday box scores

Oklahoma City 3, Colorado Springs 2

Tulsa 6, San Antonio 5

Inland Empire 5, Rancho Cucamonga 4 in 13 innings

Great Lakes 6, West Michigan 2 in 10 innings

Ogden 4, Idaho Falls 3 in 10 innings

AZL Dodgers 9, AZL Indians 2

DSL Twins 5, DSL Dodgers One 3

DSL Athletics 2, DSL Dodgers Two 1

Thursday schedule

4:00 p.m.: ET: Great Lakes (Dennis Santana) at West Michigan (Eudis Idrogo)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Jharel Cotton) vs. Omaha (Jonathan Dziedzic)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Jeremy Kehrt) vs. San Antonio (Dinelson Lamet)

6:00 p.m.: Ogden (TBD) vs. Idaho Falls (Jace Vines)

7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers at AZL Diamondbacks

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Grant Holmes) at Inland Empire (Jeremy Rhoades)