The Dodgers’ Tuesday minor league action saw an eight-run inning, a four-hit game and a twin bill.
Player of the day
Outfielder Zach Reks was 4-for-4 with four RBI, and also doubled and stole a base in Tulsa’s road win. Promoted to the Drillers 11 days ago, the Dodgers’ 10th-round pick last year out of Kentucky is 17-for-38 (.447) with three doubles in 12 games in Double-A.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
OKC allowed a run in the bottom of the 10th but it didn’t really matter, thanks to an eight-run top of the inning to beat the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals) 10-3 on Tuesday afternoon.
Kyle Farmer (2-for-5, 4 RBI) and Breyvic Valera (1-for-3, 2 walks) each hit two-run home runs in the winning rally, two of six straight hits in the 10th. There might have been another two-run home run but Donovan Solano ‘s line drive over the right field wall that was initially ruled a home run was deemed a foul ball upon review.
This was one of the more bizarre games I can remember seeing.— Alex Freedman (@azfreedman) May 22, 2018
-@okc_dodgers scored 2 runs on 2 hits in the 1st inning.
-Between the 2nd-9th innings, only two batters reached base with no hits.
-Offense then explodes for 8 runs on 7 hits in the 10th.
Daniel Corcino filled in for a promoted Brock Stewart and allowed only one run in his five innings.
Alex Verdugo singled and scored in his two at-bats but was removed in the middle of the third inning.
Dodgers outfield prospect Alex Verdugo was removed from today's OKC game in the third inning for precautionary reasons shortly after turning an ankle while making a throw. Injury is not believed to be serious.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) May 23, 2018
The Drillers rallied for five runs in the eighth inning to beat the San Antonio Missions (Padres) 9-6. Shortstop Errol Robinson homered twice and also doubled in the win, and Angelo Mora added two singles and a double.
Mitchell White allowed three runs in the first inning but pitched into the fifth, though he didn’t record an out in the final inning. White allowed five runs, including home runs by Ty France and Fernando Tatis Jr., and didn’t strike out a batter.
Advanced Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes lost 4-3 to the Stockton Ports (A’s). Gavin Lux was 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored in the loss. Jeren Kendall singled and stole his 16th base of the season, in 21 attempts.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons split a pair against the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays), dropping the first game 7-3 and winning the second game 3-2. Marcus Chiu had three hits, including a two-run home run in the eighth inning to win the second game.
Jared Walker was 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBI in the opener. Brayan Morales hit his first home run of the season in Game 2.
In the first game, Jesus Vargas got roughed up for five runs on seven hits, including three home runs, in his 2⅔ innings. It is the only real bad start of the season for the 19-year-old right-hander, who sports a 3.28 ERA through 35⅔ innings.
Leo Crawford struck out five in four scoreless innings in the second game.
Triple-A: Brock Stewart was promoted to the Dodgers; Pat Venditte was optioned to OKC.
Class-A: Pitcher Parker Curry was sent back to the Quakes after a day in Oklahoma City; for Great Lakes, Jesus Vargas was placed on the disabled list after his Game 1 start, and Max Gamboa was activated from the temporary inactive list to pitch in Game 2.
3:35 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Bowling Green (Alex Valverde)
4:35 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Justin De Fratus) at Memphis (Kevin Herget)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Devin Smeltzer) at San Antonio (Cal Quantrill)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Chris Mathewson) vs. Stockton (Jake Bray)