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Scott Barlow has another solid six inning start, Tulsa loses in extras

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Barlow has now made five straight six-inning starts, OKC wins, Rancho Cucamonga loses road opener

Scott Barlow with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
Eric Stephen - True Blue LA

Tulsa was almost part of two records you don’t want to be near, most strikeouts by one team and by both teams in a Texas League contest. Tulsa lost 2-1 in 14 innings. Oklahoma City scored four runs on one swing to take their game, the Quakes scored four runs in the ninth inning but it wasn’t enough. And Great Lakes had their game postponed due to field conditions.

Player of the day

Scott Barlow did not get a decision but he did make his fifth straight six-inning start for Tulsa. Barlow had a season-high ten strikeouts. He allowed a run and three hits, he also walked three.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers got two big home runs to comeback and defeat the Albuquerque Isotopes (Rockies) 8-6 on Tuesday. Charlie Culberson hit a three-run homer to put the Dodgers ahead by two. However, former Dodger farmhand Noel Cuevas hit a two-out three-run shot to give the Isotopes a two-run lead.

In the eighth inning, the Dodgers loaded the bases and Bobby Wilson, who has just 22 hits in 2017 but he does have some pop, hit his seventh home run of the season, a grand slam, to put the Dodgers ahead to stay.

Justin Masterson, who had given up a total of five runs in his last five starts, did not make a left turn at Albuquerque and instead, he gave up all six runs in seven innings pitched. But he did pick up his fourth win of the season. Madsion Younginer pitched two scoreless innings to get his fourth save.

The Dodgers had four players with two hits, Drew Maggi and Kyle Farmer joined Culberson and Wilson with two hits apiece.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers struck out 24 times in their 14-inning 2-1 loss to the San Antonio Missions (Padres). If they had struck out one more time, they would have tied the Texas League record for one team.

The Drillers’ pitchers struck out 18 Mission batters. The 42 strikeouts recorded by both teams was one short of the Texas League record for both teams in one game.

Scott Barlow and Kyle Lloyd were long gone with no decisions for their efforts. Barlow allowed a run in six innings, Lloyd gave up a run in 6⅓ innings.

In the fourteenth inning, Tulsa reliever Karch Kowalczyk was pitching his third inning. With two out and runners at second and third, Matt Beaty made an error that allowed the winning run to score. Kowalczyk was the only pitcher out of the ten that pitched in this game, that did not record a strikeout.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes fell behind by six runs to the Modesto Nuts (Mariners) and they were pretty lifeless until the ninth inning. That is when they scored four runs and had the go-ahead run at the plate twice before losing 7-5 in the first game of their series at Modesto.

In that ninth inning, Luke Raley was hit by a pitch and then Omar Estevez got on via an error. A wild pitch would score Raley and move Estevez to second. Ibandel Isabel singled home Estevez and now the Quakes were down by four.

With one out, down by four with the bases-loaded, Will Smith would draw a walk to move the Quakes within three runs with one out and all the bases occupied by Quakes.

Yusniel Diaz would drive in the fourth run with he hit a sacrifice fly but D.J. Peters struck out to end the game.

Dean Kremer started for the Quakes and he pitched four innings, allowing five runs and eight hits. Kremer struck out five and walked two. Daniel Corcino gave up the last two runs, which proved to be decisive.

Raley and Isabel each had two hits but the Quakes offense was non-existent for most of the game. The Quakes went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and as team, they struck out 14 times.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons game against the Dayton Dragons (Reds) was postponed due to poor field conditions. They are scheduled to play a double-header today.

Transactions

Triple-A: Los Angeles optioned right-handed pitcher Josh Ravin to Oklahoma City; catcher Kyle Farmer was assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa; catcher Jack Murphy was placed on the 7-day disabled list and left-handed pitcher Logan Darnell was activated off the 7-day disabled list.

Double-A: Infielder Erick Mejia was assigned to Tulsa from Rancho Cucamonga.

Tuesday Scores

Oklahoma City 8, Albuquerque 6

San Antonio 2, Tulsa 1 (14)

Modesto 7, Rancho Cucamonga 5

Wednesday schedule

9:05 a.m.: Tulsa (TBD) at San Antonio (T.J. Weir)

3:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (TBD & TBD) vs. Dayton Dragons (Tony Santillan & Jesse Adams)

6:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Trevor Oaks) at Albuquerque (Barry Enright)

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Adam Bray) at Modesto (Anthony Misiewicz)