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Rylan Bannon crushing it in June

Bannon’s 8th-inning three-run homer wins it for Quakes

Rylan Bannon
Rylan Bannon
Steve Saenz ~ Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

A good day for the Dodger minor league affiliates, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Rancho Cucamonga each win. Three of the four Rookie league teams also win.

Player of the day

Rylan Bannon is going to share this honor with Will Smith because they both hit two-out three-run homers in the eighth-inning that ultimately own both of their games.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers thought a certain left-hander was going to be making a rehab start for them but instead they had to settle for a comeback 7-5 win over the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals). The Dodgers tied the game in the seventh inning and then Breyvic Valera, Kyle Farmer and Alex Verdugo had run-scoring hits to give them a three-run lead.

The Dodgers had 14 hits, aside from Valera, Farmer and Verdugo having multiple hit games, Edwin Rios and Angelo Mora also each had two hits.

Pat Venditte got the win for pitching two scoreless innings. Brian Schlitter got his tenth save.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers beat the NW Arkansas Naturals (Royals) 4-3 on Saturday. Will Smith has a four-game home run hitting streak and his three-run homer in the eighth inning gave the Drillers the win.

Karch Kowalczyk pitched two scoreless innings to get the win. Kyle Lobstein made his Tulsa debut and pitched 5⅔ innings, he gave up two runs and four hits. He struck out eight and walked one.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes defeated the San Jose Giants 5-2 with help from Rylan Bannon and Cody Thomas. Bannon hit his 16th home run of the season in the eighth inning to give the Quakes the lead. Thomas hit a solo home run in the first inning that gave the Quakes the early lead.

Besides the home runs, Logan Landon stole home to give the Quakes their other run.

Parker Curry, Logan Salow, Nolan Long and Zach Pop pitched for the Quakes, Long got the win and Pop picked up his fifth save.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons scored six runs in the seventh inning but they still fell 10-6 to the Lansing Lugnuts (Blue Jays). Five Loons pitchers gave up 15 hits and 10 runs. Connor Strain was one of the five who did not allow any runs, he pitched one scoreless inning.

Devin Mann, Carlos Rincon and Brock Carpenter each had two hits for the Loons.

Rookie - Pioneer

The Raptors jumped out to a seven run lead and went on to win 8-5 over Grand Junction Rockies. Dillon Paulson had the big grand slam in the second inning that highlighted the early run scoring success.

Jacob Amaya had two hits including a double.

Brett De Geus won the game, he pitched five innings and gave up two runs and four hits. Devin Hemmerich picked up his first save for Ogden.

Rookie - Arizona League

The AZL Dodgers won 7-2 over the AZL Royals in a game that also saw Yadier Alvarez make another rehab start. Alvarez pitched four innings, he gave up one run, four hits and struck out five. Madison Younginer also pitched an inning on a rehab assignment from OKC Dodgers.

Among their 14 hits, Drew Avans hit his first professional home run.


Triple-A: Los Angeles optioned left-handed pitcher Adam Liberatore to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City placed infielder Alex Burg on the 7-day disabled list; Oklahoma City sent right-handed pitcher Madison Younginer on a rehab assignment to AZL Dodgers.

Double-A: Left-handed pitcher Kyle Lobstein assigned to Tulsa.

Saturday’s scores

Oklahoma City 7, Omaha 5

Tulsa 4, NW Arkansas 3

Rancho Cucamonga 5, San Jose 2

Lansing 10, Great Lakes 6

Ogden 8, Grand Junction 5

AZL Dodgers 7, AZL Royals 2

DSL Dodgers Robinson 3, DSL Braves 0 (6 innings - rain)

DSL Indians/Brewers 4, DSL Dodgers Guerrero 1 (8⅓ innings - rain)

Sunday’s schedule

10:05 a.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) at Lansing (Maverik Buffo)

11:05 a.m.: Tulsa (Justin DeFratus) vs. NW Arkansas (Scott Blewett)

12:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Tyler Pill) at Omaha (Trevor Oaks)

2:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Tony Gonsolin) vs. San Jose (Logan Webb)

3:00 p.m.: Ogden (Joel Inoa) vs. Grand Junction (TBD)

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