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Smith returns to lineup with three hits in Tulsa win

Will Smith had not played since May 6th

Will Smith
Will Smith
Rich Crimi

The four Dodger affiliates split their games on Sunday, Tulsa and Great Lakes won, Oklahoma City and Rancho Cucamonga loss.

Player of the day

Will Smith joined his teammates in their offensive production on Sunday. Smith was activated today from the 7-day disables list, he had not played since May 6th. On Sunday, Smith had three singles and scored three times.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers lost 8-5 in twelve innings to the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals). The game was tied 3-3 after nine innings, both teams scored a run in the eleventh inning but in the twelfth, the Storm Chases scored four runs and Dodgers went down after scoring once.

A true bullpen game for the Dodgers as they used six pitchers in regulation and then two more in extra-innings. Starter Chad Girodo pitched two innings and gave up a run. Three pitchers who have been up with the Dodgers and then back to Oklahoma City followed, Adam Liberatore, JT Chargois and Edward Paredes and they combined to pitch four innings and give up a run.

Josh Sborz gave up the tying run in the first of two innings he pitched and Pat Venditte would pitch a scoreless ninth. Joe Broussard took on the long-man role, he would eventually give up five runs (three earned) in 2⅔ innings and then Brian Schlitter got the last out in the twelfth.

The Dodgers left 15 runners on base and went 6-for-23 with runners in scoring position. Edwin Rios, Rocky Gale and Angelo Mora each had two hits.

Double-A Tulsa

After giving up the go-ahead run with two out in the top of the ninth, the Drillers scored often, taking a ten-run lead before winning 13-1 over the Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros). The Drillers had 16 hits with two players getting three hits, Will Smith and Tyler Colvin.

Tyler Goeddel, Zach Reks, Cael Brockmeyer, and Errol Robinson each had two hits. Goeddel and Colvin also homered. All told,, eight players had at least one hit and eight players scored at least one run.

Originally from Oxnard, Drillers starting pitcher Justin DeFratus pitched seven innings and he gave up a run and nine hits while striking out four.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes lost 3-2 to the Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies), the loss ended their five-game winning streak. The JetHawks scored five runs over the weekend and they were able to collect one win as a result.

Andrew Sopko pitched a solid game, going seven innings and giving up three runs and five hits. Sopko struck out seven and had no walks. His only mistakes were giving up a two-run homer to Roberto Ramos in the first and leadoff triple to Vince Fernandez in the fourth.

The Quakes came up in the eighth trailing by three and also had not had a hit in the game. After Cody Thomas walked to leadoff the inning, Hamlet Marte hit a two-run homer to make it 3-2.

Then with one out, two walks followed by a single from Cristian Santana loaded the bases. The rally ended there as Jeren Kendall and Logan Landon both struck out.

And finally, in the ninth, after another leadoff walk to Connor Wong, Nick Yarnell lined out and Marte grounded into a game-ending double play.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons won 3-1 on Sunday against the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres). Andre Jackson, Justin Hoyt and Andre Scrubb combined to give up an unearned run and eight hits.

Jackson pitched four scoreless innings, Hoyt, who got the win, pitched three scoreless innings, giving up a hit, and then Scrubb picked up the save.

Marcus Chiu went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Jared Walker had a double and an RBI.


Triple-A: Infielder Angelo Mora assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa.

Double-A: Tulsa activated catcher/infielder Will Smith from the 7-day disabled list.

Sunday’s scores

Omaha 8, Oklahoma City 5 (12)

Tulsa 13, Corpus Christi 1

Lancaster 3, Rancho Cucamonga 2

Great Lakes 3, Fort Wayne 1

Monday’s schedule

DSL Dodgers Robinson vs. DSL Red Sox1

DSL Dodgers Guerrero at DSL Red Sox2