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Omar Estevez and Ibandel Isabel key Loons 4-3 comeback win

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Omar Estevez
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Great Lakes Loons

Oklahoma City and Great Lakes got big wins in their pursuit of the playoffs while only one of the Dodger Rookie affiliates picked up a win on Monday.

Player of the day

Oklahoma City right-hander Jose De Leon is the Player of the day for his outstanding seven innings of one-hit ball where he also had 10 strikeouts for the second consecutive start.  Eric Stephen wrote about his performance here.

Also, Oklahoma City right-handed pitcher Trevor Oaks was named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week, Eric also wrote about that honor here.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers got both some much needed scoring and a big pitching performance to shutout the Zephyrs (Marlins) 7-0 on Monday night.  Jose De Leon had his second straight seven inning start with ten strikeouts, and he improved upon it by allowing only a seventh inning single and no run.  Here's a video of one his strikeouts.

The Dodgers got on the board in the first when Yasiel Puig and Chris Taylor scored on a ground out and a walk, respectively.  Leading 4-0 in the fifth, Yasiel Puig led off the inning with his fourth home run for the OKC Dodgers.  Alex Hassan would later double in Will Venable to make it 6-0.

The win lowered the Dodgers magic number to seven.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers were off on Monday night.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes were off on Monday night.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons were trailing the TinCaps (Padres) 3-2 going to the bottom of eighth but then Ibandel Isabel hit a game-tying home run and in the ninth, Omar Estevez singled home the winning run as the Loons beat the TinCaps 4-3.

Isabel has now homered in three straight games, in 73 plate appearances at Great Lakes, he is hitting .308/.366/.662 and has six home runs this month.

Omar Estevez has had his second straight solid month at the plate, in 83 plate appearances, he is hitting .316/.365/.481.

The Loons are a ½ game out of the second half Wild Card spot with two weeks to go in the season.

Pioneer - Ogden

The Raptors were beaten 5-2 by the Owlz (Angels).  Nolan Long gave up all five runs in his five innings of work.  Long also gave up ten hits and two walks, he also struck out four.

The Loons were held to just four hits and only one extra-base hit, a double.  Cody Thomas had a tough day at the plate with three strikeouts.  Ogden struck out 13 times against Owlz pitching.

Arizona League - AZL Dodgers

Trailing by a run, the AZL Angels went on to outscore the AZL Dodgers eleven to one for a 13-4 win.  The only performance of note was Dodger right-handed reliever Louis Coleman making a rehab appearance.

Coleman "started" and pitched just one inning, he gave up no runs, one hit and struck out two.

Dominican Summer League - Dodgers One & Dodgers Two

Dodgers One were defeated 3-1 by the Rojos (Reds) and the Dodgers Two beat the Royals 3-2 in 11 innings.

Transactions

Triple-A: Right-handed pitcher Alfredo Figaro assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa.  Oklahoma City placed right-handed pitcher Ross Stripling on the reserve list. According to MILB.com, the reserve list is what teams use when they have more players on their roster that can be active for a game, so once that limit is set, the other players are technically on the reserve list.

Double-A: Right-handed pitcher Jeremy Kehrt assigned to Tulsa from Oklahoma City.

Rookie: Los Angeles sent right-handed pitcher Louis Coleman on a rehab assignment to AZL Dodgers.

Monday Scores

Oklahoma City 7, New Orleans 0

Great Lakes 4, Fort Wayne 3

Orem 5, Ogden 2

AZL Angels 13, AZL Dodgers 4

Rojos 3 , Dodgers One 1

Dodgers Two 3, Royals 2 (11)

Tuesday Schedule

4:00 p.m. PT - Oklahoma City (Alfredo Figaro) at New Orleans (Asher Wojciechowski)

4:05 p.m. - Fort Wayne (Jean Cosme) at Great Lakes (Leonardo Crawford)

5:00 p.m. - AZL White Sox at AZL Dodgers

5:05 p.m. - Arkansas (Angels) (Jordan Kipper) at Tulsa (Scott Barlow)

6:05 p.m. - Ogden (Willian Soto) at Orem (Sam Pastrone)

7:00 p.m. - AZL Dodgers at AZL White Sox

7:05 p.m.  - Lake Elsinore (Padres) (Brett Kennedy) at Rancho Cucamonga (TBD)