Well, Tuesday saw a perfect day — for the Dodger minor league affiliates — they all won their games with a walk-off home run for the last winner punctuating the night air.
Player of the Day
Jose Miguel Fernandez will take a bow today though several other Dodger minor leaguers could also be at the podium today. Fernandez has played the first two months of minor league season at Tulsa.
The 29-year-old infielder has played second base nearly exclusively, though he’s played two games at third. Fernandez has put the ball in play when at the plate, striking out just 17 times in 176 plate appearances. Fernandez is hitting .304/.355/.452 with five home runs.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers lost their lead but then came back to beat the Iowa Cubs 7-5 in ten innings. After Kyle Farmer and Max Muncy got back-to-back hits to begin the tenth inning, Charlie Culberson doubled them home to put the Dodgers in front to stay.
The game was scoreless through the top of the fifth, Iowa would go in front by two when there runners on first and second and one out, Jacob Hannemann doubled in the first run and the second scored on a groundout to shortstop.
The Dodgers came back on a Trayce Thompson double that scored two and then a groundout to second made it 3-2 Dodgers.
The Cubs would tie the score in the seventh. The Dodgers would go in front by two in the ninth, back-to-back hits by O’Koyea Dickson and Alex Verdugo would bring in the runs.
Trevor Oaks tried to finish the game but he gave up three hits to start the bottom of the ninth for a run, Oaks would be replaced by Justin Marks who would give up a sacrifice fly to tie the game.
Brock Stewart continued his rehab, he pitched three scoreless innings to start the game. Luis Avilan followed Stewart with a scoreless inning. Josh Ravin would get the win for his ⅔ innings of work and Steve Geltz got the save.
The Drillers shutout the Arkansas Travelers (Mariners) 5-0 to win their second straight game. Scott Barlow had his second scoreless start, he pitched six innings, gave up four hits, two walks and struck out six.
Edward Paredes and Ralston Cash pitched the final three innings to complete the shutout.
Tulsa was just 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position. But the one hit was one of the four hits collected by Jose Miguel Fernandez. Fernandez’s single in the seventh inning would drive in two to put the Drillers ahead by four.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes lost a one-run lead in the ninth and it took a Luke Raley home run to beat the Modesto Nuts (Mariners) 5-4 in 11 innings. Raley was the last of three Quakes to hit a home run in this game. Garrett Kennedy and Zach McKinstry also homered for the Quakes.
Devin Smeltzer pitched his first game for the Quakes after starting the season at Great Lakes. Smeltzer pitched six innings and gave up three runs, a definition of a quality start.
Daniel Corcino got the win despite walking three in his one inning of work.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons scored twice in the seventh inning on their way to a Great Lakes 3-1 win over the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers). Angel German pitched 1⅓ innings for the win.
Two Loons each had two hits, Mitchell Hansen and Erick Meza, and Oneil Cruz went 1-for-3 with two runs scored and a stolen base.
Triple-A: Oklahoma City activated right-handed pitcher Steve Geltz from the 7-day disabled list; Oklahoma City placed catcher Jack Murphy on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 5, 2017; Oklahoma City placed right-handed Madison Younginer on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 4, 2017.
Class-A: Rancho Cucamonga activated right-handed pitcher Daniel Corcino from the 7-day disabled list. Right-handed pitcher Gavin Pittore assigned to Great Lakes from Rancho Cucamonga, and placed right-handed pitcher Vinny Santarsiero on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 3, 2017.
Rancho Cucamonga 5, Modesto 4 (11)
Great Lakes 3, West Michigan 1
DSL Dodgers2 19, DSL Indians/Brewers 7
10:08 a.m. PT: Oklahoma City (Jair Jurrjens) at Iowa (TBD)
4:00 p.m.: Great Lakes (TBD) at West Michigan (Anthony Castro)
5:08 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Chris Heston) at Iowa (TBD)
5:10 p.m.: Tulsa (Andrew Sopko) at Arkansas (Justin DeFratus)