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Gavin Lux stands out in Ogden Debut

Gavin Lux went three for four in his Pioneer League debut.
Gavin Lux went three for four in his Pioneer League debut.
Tom Kernfield

The Dodgers' affiliates took some hard losses in playoff chases, with Ogden the lone winner.

Player of the day

Gavin Lux made a big splash in his Ogden debut, going three for four with a stolen base in aiding the Raptors' victory.  Lux finished his Arizona Rookie League season on a four game hit streak, and his three hits in his Pioneer League debut upped his minor league slash line to .291/.372/.393 in forty-nine games.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers were washed out due to rain.  The game will not be made up.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers were walked off Wednesday night after rallying in the eighth inning to tie the game, eventually losing to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Royals) 5-4 in eleven innings.  Willie Calhoun had a pair of hits in five at bats, As did Edwin Rios, though he struck out in his other three at bats.  Alex Verdugo doubled for his only hit in six at bats.

Seth Frankoff struck out five over five innings, allowing three runs on seven hits.  Josh Sborz allowed a run to score in his two innings of relief work, though he also struck out four.  Scott Griggs took the loss after Joe Broussard allowed an inherited runner to score in the eleventh inning.

High Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes were pummeled by the Lancaster Jethawks (Astros) 15-1, pitching only two scoreless innings Wednesday night.  Each Quakes pitcher allowed at least three runs, with Felipe Gonzalez saddled with the loss by allowing four runs across the game's first four innings.  Alex Hermeling was hit especially hard, surrendering four runs in one inning of work.

Andre Ethier continued his rehab with the Quakes, going two for four with a walk.  Ariel Sandoval was the only other Quake to get a pair of hits.  Will Smith went one for three with a walk.

Low Class-A Great Lakes

A first inning error opened up the floodgates on the Loons, and Great Lakes failed to overcome an early deficit to fall to the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres) 6-4.  Victor Gonzalez took the loss despite allowing no earned runs to score in his four innings of work, though five total runs scored on his watch.  Ivan Vieitez struck out a pair of hitters in two scoreless innings.

Logan Landon went two for four with a triple and two runs scored.  Brendon Davis also drove in a pair with a hit in four at bats.  Saige Jenco went two for five with his fourteenth stolen base.

Short Season Ogden

The Raptors jumped on the Idaho Falls Chukars (Royals) early in route to a 9-5 victory.  DJ Peters reached double digits in home runs, hitting his tenth for his only hit in five at bats.  Cody Thomas also went two for five with his thirteenth home run.  Gavin Lux made his Ogden debut at shortstop and had three hits and a stolen base.

Rob McDonnell earned the victory with five innings of two run ball, striking out five.  Conor Costello followed with two innings of relief, striking out one and allowing one run to score.


Triple A: Luis Avilan was called up from Oklahoma City to serve as the twenty-sixth man in the second game of the Los Angeles Dodgers' doubleheader.

Double A: Shawn Zarraga was moved from Tulsa up to Oklahoma City.

Short Season: Gavin Lux and Adalberto Pena were added to the Ogden roster after their Arizona League season had come to a close.

Tuesday box scores

Northwest Arkansas 5, Tulsa 4 in 11 innings

Lancaster 15, Rancho Cucamonga 1

Fort Wayne 6, Great Lakes 4

Ogden 9, Idaho Falls 5

Thursday schedule

4:05 p.m.: ET: Great Lakes (Yadier Alvarez) at Fort Wayne (TBD)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Lisalverto Bonilla) vs. Memphis (Kurt Heyer)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Andrew Sopko) at Northwest Arkansas (Ashton Goudeau)

5:30 p.m.: Ogden (Nolan Long) vs. Idaho Falls (Arnaldo Hernandez)

6:35 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Chris Anderson) at Lancaster (Akeem Bostick)