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Walker Buehler shines hours after trade deadline

Plenty of power in Tulsa’s and Rancho Cucamonga’s bats on Monday night

Walker Buehler
Walker Buehler
Josh Gurnick/Oklahoma City Dodgers

Not all the action took place in the Dodger front office today as all but one Dodger affiliate won on Monday. Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Rancho Cucamonga all won while Great Lakes scored seven runs and were never in their game. The Dominican Dodgers teams each swept their double-headers.

Player of the day

Walker Buehler looked the part of a number one prospect as he pitched five scoreless innings and picked up the win in Oklahoma City 3-1 over Tacoma.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers defeated the Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners) 3-1 behind solid pitching particularly from Walker Buehler made his second straight solid outing, this time throwing five scoreless innings, he gave up three hits and a walk while striking out six.

Todd Cunningham was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI, Alex Verdugo had a single and an RBI. Charlie Culberson also had two hits.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers hit five home runs on their way to a 12-1 win over the Springfield Cardinals. Josh Sborz got the win as he pitched eight strong innings and gave up an unearned run and three hits. Sborz also walked two and had four strikeouts.

The home runs were hit by Matt Beaty, Kyle Garlick, Blake Gailen, Errol Robinson and Shawn Zarraga.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes had home runs by Johan Mieses, Keibert Ruiz and DJ Peters and that powered them to a 6-3 win over the Modesto Nuts (Mariners). The Quakes bullpen game was won by Daniel Corcino. Corcino pitched 2⅔ innings and gave up one run, two hits with three strikeouts.

Mieses hit his eighth home run with the Quakes, Ruiz hit number five for him and DJ Peters hit number 22 of the season for himself and the Quakes.

Mieses also hit two doubles, scored two runs and drove in three.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons were beaten by the Lansing Lugnuts (Blue Jays) with the score 13-7 more accustomed to a football game. The Loons held a brief leads after scoring but the Lugnuts soon went ahead again.

Jeren Kendall hit his second triple with the Loons, Gavin Lux hit his sixth home run. Cody Thomas had three hits and Nick Yarnall had two hits.

Rookie Pioneer - Ogden

The Pioneer League is on their All-Star Break and will return to the field on Thursday.

Rookie - AZL Dodgers

The AZL Dodgers had Monday off.


Triple-A: Besides the trades that moved Willie Calhoun and Scott Van Slyke, Oklahoma City made the following transactions, first baseman Ike Davis was activated from the disabled list; right-handed pitcher Parker Curry was placed on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to July 30th and outfielder Henry Ramos was assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa.

Double-A: Los Angeles optioned left-handed pitcher Luis Ysla to Tulsa; Tulsa activated catcher Sean O'Connell from the 7-day disabled list; infielder Zach McKinstry was assigned to Tulsa from Rancho Cucamonga.

Class-A: Infielder Brendon Davis was part of the trade for Yu Darvish. Right-handed pitcher Daniel Corcino was assigned to Rancho Cucamonga Quakes from Tulsa Drillers.; infielder Samuel Ortiz assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from AZL Dodgers.

The Dodgers traded three players from the Great Lakes Loons, infielder Oneil Cruz and right-handed pitchers A.J. Alexy and Angel German. Great Lakes placed right-handed pitcher Wills Montgomerie on the 7-day disabled list; right-handed pitcher Evy Ruibal assigned to Great Lakes from AZL Dodgers.

Rookie: Ogden’s catcher Hendrik Clementina was traded with Scott Van Slyke to the Cincinnati Reds for left-handed pitcher Tony Cingrani.

Monday’s scores

Oklahoma City 3, Tacoma 1

Tulsa 12, Springfield 1

Rancho Cucamonga 6, Modesto 3

Lansing 13, Great Lakes 7

DSL Dodgers1 8, DSL Red Sox 5

DSL Dodgers1 6, DSL Red Sox 0

DSL Dodgers2 3, DSL Indians 2

DSL Dodgers2 2, DSL Indians 1

Tuesday’s schedule

9:05 a.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) at Lansing (TBD)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Wilmer Font) vs. Tacoma (TBD)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Andrew Sopko) vs. Springfield (TBD)

7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers vs. AZL Athletics

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Caleb Ferguson) vs. Modesto (Robert Dugger)

7:05 p.m.: Northwest League All-Stars vs. Pioneer League All-Stars