The Dodgers' affiliates road home runs from hot hands Cody Thomas, Edwin, Rios, and Cody Bellinger for a handful of victories on the farm.
Player of the day
Though some of the hot bats from the first half of the season have cooled for the Raptors, DJ Peters continues to stand out offensively. Peters hit his ninth home run of the season, raising his season OPS to 1.049 in 205 at bats. Peters' spray chart shows that his power is not just pull, with five home runs to either dead center or right field.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers's bats fell silent in a 5-1 loss to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers). Sam LeCure took the loss in a spot start, surrendering four runs in just four and a third innings pitched. Roy Merritt made his Dodger debut in relief, allowing just one run across the final four and two-thirds innings, striking out four and walking none.
Jack Murphy was the only Dodger to record a pair of hits, with one being a solo home run, and the only run of the game. Chris Taylor went one for three with a stolen base, but struck out twice. The Dodgers combined to strikeout fifteen times on the night.
The Drillers were hit hard early and could not overcome a large early deficit, falling to the Arkansas Travelers (Angels) 8-4. Texas League Pitcher of the Year hopeful Chase DeJong had arguably his worst start in Double A, allowing six runs on eight hits in just one and two-thirds innings of work. Josh Sborz, freshly off being named the California League Pitcher of the Year, allowed two unearned runs in two innings of relief work in Tulsa. New knuckleballer Dan Johnson finished the game with two scoreless innings of work.
Kyle Garlick and Joey Curletta both homered for Tulsa as part of one for four nights. Kyle Farmer had a pair of hits in three at bats, scoring a run. The Drillers committed six errors contributing to the loss.
High Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes rode a late inning comeback to overcome an early deficit, defeating the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres) 4-2. Adam Bray made his best start since joining the Quakes' rotation, allowing just two unearned runs across six innings, striking out seven and walking none. Rob Rogers earned the win with two scoreless innings of relief, striking out two.
Brandon Trinkwon was the offensive hero for the Quakes, driving in three runs with three hits in four at bats. Mike Ahmed also had two doubles in three at bats, while Ariel Sandoval doubled and is now hitting .316 over his last ten games.
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Low Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons held the the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres) to just four hits but couldn't muster much offense in a 2-1 defeat. Caleb Ferguson left the game after five no-hit innings, striking out one and walking just one. Luis De Paula and Ivan Vieitez could not follow his form, with each allowing a run in relief.
Saige Jenco doubled and scored the Loons only run in a one for four game. Logan Landon tripled for his only hit of the night, while the TinCaps held the hot Ibandel Isabel hitless, ending his games with a home run streak at four.
Short Season Ogden
The Raptors edged out the Grand Junction Rockies in an 11-10 slugfest that saw the teams combine for thirty hits over ten innings. Erroll Robinson, Gersel Pitre, and Keibert Ruiz each had three hits, and it was a Pitre double and Robinson single that led to the walk off victory. DJ Peters and Brandon Montgomery each went two for five with a home run.
Roberth Fernandez was the only pitcher to allow an earned run, surrendering five over four innings. Brian Bass followed with two scoreless innings in relief, while Zac Grotz pitched a clean tenth inning to earn the victory.
Rookie AZL Dodgers
The AZL Dodgers were off Wednesday and will resume play Thursday against the Brewers' affiliate.
Dominican Summer League Dodgers 1 and 2
Both DSL Dodgers games were postponed.
Triple A: The Dodgers received a trio of players, as Shawn Zarraga and Roy Merritt were assigned to the team, and Louis Coleman was added to continue his rehab assignment.
Double A: Tyler Ogle was activated off of the seven day disabled list.
Tuesday box scores
Colorado Springs 5, Oklahoma City 1
Rancho Cucamonga 4, Lake Elsinore 2
Ogden 11, Grand Junction 10 in 10 innings
4:05 p.m.: ET: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Fort Wayne (Thomas Dorminy)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Logan Bawcom) vs. Colorado Springs (Hiram Burgos)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Seth Frankoff) vs. Arkansas (Alex Blackford)
5:30 p.m.: Ogden (Josh Kimborowicz) vs. Grand Junction (Alejandro Requena)
7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers at AZL Brewers
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Tim Shibuya) vs. Lake Elsinore (Jerry Keel)