It’s the All-Star break for two Dodgers levels, and one minor league outfielder put on a show in his home park on Monday night.
Player of the day
Carlos Rincón has had his ups and downs in his first season in domestic full-season ball, hitting .230/.299/.464 with Class-A Great Lakes. But the 19-year-old has shown power, with a team-leading 11 home runs in 201 plate appearances, and on Monday night was the man of the hour during the Midwest League Home Run Derby.
At his home park at Dow Diamond in Midland, Mich., Rincon hit five home runs in the first round, moving on as one of the top four finishers. Teammate Brendon Davis hit one home run and was eliminated. In the second round, Rincon led the way with 13 home runs, setting up a final round with prized prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
In the final round, Guerrero hit five home runs, but Rincon went nuts, hitting a whopping 20 to take the crown, giving him 38 total home runs on the night.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Bobby Wilson and Trayce Thompson each hit home runs, but Oklahoma City lost the the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers), 9-3.
Wilmer Font struck out seven but was otherwise unimpressive, walking six and allowing five runs in four innings to take the loss.
Edwin Rios and Matt Beaty each homered in the Drillers’ 5-2 win over the Springfield Cardinals on Monday night. Both home runs came in the sixth inning for Tulsa, a four-run inning.
Tulsa ended its first half at 33-37, and opens up the second half on Tuesday.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
Ibandel Isabel hit six home runs in the first round of the Cal League Home Run Derby on Monday night in Visalia, but did not advance.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons were off, with the Midwest League All-Star Game set for Tuesday.
Catcher Hendrik Clementina had four hits, including a double, and four RBI. Third baseman Cristian Santana reached base five times with a home run, a single, and three walks, scoring three runs in the win.
Triple-A: The Dodgers optioned relief pitcher Josh Fields to Oklahoma City. Double-A: Tim Shibuya was activated from the disabled list to start for Tulsa, and went four innings; Isaac Anderson was placed on the temporary inactive list by the Drillers.
4:05 p.m. PT: Midwest League All-Star Game
4:30 p.m.: Tulsa (Walker Buehler) at Springfield (Sandy Alcantara)
5:40 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Justin Masterson) at Colorado Springs (Taylor Jungmann)
6:05 p.m.: Ogden (TBD) at Orem (Elvin Rodriguez)
7 p.m.: Cal League All-Star Game