The Oklahoma City Dodgers had the bases-loaded and two out in bottom of the 10th needing one run to tie the game. But it was not to be so Oklahoma City took the one loss for the Dodger affiliates as the other three teams staged comebacks to win their games.
The Dominican Summer League starts today, the Dodgers have two teams, aptly named DSL Dodgers 1 and DSL Dodgers 2, who play in different divisions.
The league runs Monday through Saturday and the regular season concludes on Saturday August 26th.
Player of the day
Ibandel Isabel hit his California League leading 13th home run on Friday night that provided the go-ahead runs in the Quakes successful comeback. The 21-year old first baseman continues to show good power has we head towards the halfway point of their season.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers had a very frustrating night as they lost 1-0 to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers) in ten innings. Mike Freeman came up with the bases-loaded and flew out to end Oklahoma City’s last chance.
That final out typified the offense for the Dodgers, they went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position. They could only produce six singles and drew six walks in the game.
On the mound, the Dodgers matched up well with the Sky Sox. Wilmer Font struck out ten in his six-inning start. Font gave up just two hits and walk. Josh Ravin, Joe Broussard and Madison Younginer combined to throw three scoreless innings.
Jacob Rhame came in to pitch the 10th, he gave up a leadoff single to Garrett Cooper and Cooper would score from second on a two-out single by Yadiel Rivera.
As noted, the Dodgers would load the bases on a single, a walk and a hit-by-pitch with two out in the 10th but they could not get the hit for the win.
The Drillers found three runs in the 9th inning and came back to win 5-4 over Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros). They did it the hard way, three consecutive two-out singles scored a run each, the last single by Winston Sawyer was the walk-off winner.
Corpus Christi scored three runs off starter Josh Sborz. Sborz went five innings, he gave up five hits and a walk along with the three runs. Colt Hynes had two scoreless innings but then Yaisel Sierra allowed a run in the 9th that gave Corpus Christi an insurance run.
However, with two-out and two on, singles by Matt Beaty, Michael Ahmed and Sawyer scored the three runs needed to win the game.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes had lost five in a row so falling behind by six runs early was not a hopeful sign. But the Quakes immediately scored four runs in the 4th and then a pair of two runs in both the 6th and 7th innings gave them a 9-8 win over Visalia Rawhide (Diamondbacks).
Dennis Santana did not pitch well, lasting only 1⅔ innings on Friday. Santana gave up five hits, five runs (three earned), walked three and struck out two. Ivan Vietez would give up two more runs and another run scored off Kevin Brown.
Brown turned the tables and got the win. Andrew Istler got his fifth save.
The Quakes comeback began when with one out and the bases-loaded, Victor Roache hit his second home run for the Quakes, and this one was a grand slam to bring the Quakes within two runs.
In the 6th inning, Luke Raley doubled home the tying runs and an inning later, the Quakes went ahead on Ibandel Isabel’s home run.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons scored a run in the 6th that was the difference in their 3-2 win against the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays). With two out and a runner on second, Oneil Cruz doubled home Cody Thomas with the tie-breaking run.
A.J. Alexy struck out six in four innings pitched. Alexy gave up three hits, two runs and walked three. Nolan Long, who got the win, pitched two scoreless innings, that was followed by Miguel Urena’s three innings. Urena got the save.
Triple-A: Los Angeles optioned left-handed pitcher Jason Wheeler to Oklahoma City.
Class-A: Left-handed pitcher Devin Smeltzer assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Great Lakes; Rancho Cucamonga placed right-handed pitcher Chris Powell on the 7-day disabled list. Great Lakes activated right-handed pitcher Patrick Duester from the 7-day disabled list.
4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Jordan Sheffield) vs. Bowling Green (TBD)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Julio Urias) vs. Colorado Springs (Brandon Woodruff)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Walker Buehler) vs. Corpus Christi (Kyle Smith)
7:00 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Adam Bray) at Visalia (Cody Reed)