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Oklahoma City and Great Lakes hit hard in playoff losses

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DJ Peters homered, doubled, and drove in three runs in the Loons defeat.
DJ Peters homered, doubled, and drove in three runs in the Loons defeat.
Cathleen Allison | Western Nevada Athletics

Both Oklahoma City and Great Lakes were hit hard in playoff losses, surrendering a combined twenty-six runs.

Player of the day

DJ Peters came up big for the Great Lakes Loons despite the loss, going two for two with a home run, double, three RBI, and two walks.  Peters has hit in two of the three playoff games he's been a part of since being called up, providing needed pop for a lineup that has lacked offense at times this season.  Though Peters might have been a candidate for an earlier promotion, he was instrumental in helping Ogden reach the Pioneer League playoffs and has been rewarded with playing time now in the Midwest League playoffs.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers surrendered four runs in the fifth and three in the sixth to blow open a close game, losing to the El Paso Chihuahuas (Padres) 10-4.  Chase De Jong could not escape the fifth inning, pitching four and a third innings while allowing five runs on seven hits and three walks.  Seth Frankoff also struggled, giving up three runs in the sixth inning, his only inning of work.

The Dodgers managed fourteen hits, but none went for extra bases in an inefficient offensive performance.  Kyle Farmer and Drew Maggi led the way with each rapping three hits in five at bats.  The dodgers lost one of their leading power producers when O'Koyea Dickson left the game in the first inning with an injury.  Alex Verdugo got his first Triple A hit with a single in his only pinch hit appearance.

Low Class-A Great Lakes

An eight run fourth inning proved to be too much for the Loons, as they failed to comeback in a 16-6 defeat to the Clinton LumberKings (Mariners).  Jordan Sheffield started and pitched two innings, allowing two runs in the first.  The pitching struggled for most of the evening, with each pitcher allowing at least one run.  Dennis Santana was hit the hardest, surrendering five runs in just a third of an inning, walking four batters.

DJ Peters led the offense with a home run, double, and two walks while driving in three runs.  Omar Estevez had a triple, while Brendon Davis went two for five with a pair of runs scored.  In addition to shaking pitching, the Loons also committed four errors.

Transactions

Triple A: The Loons added Leonardo Crawford and Walker Buehler to the roster, while sending Erick Meza and Jose Santos to the AZL.

Tuesday box scores

El Paso 10, Oklahoma City 4

Clinton 16, Great Lakes 6

Thursday schedule

4:30 p.m.: ET: Great Lakes (Walker Buehler) at Clinton (Pablo Lopez)