The long wait is finally over for Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles, who returned to Triple-A Oklahoma City’s lineup on Tuesday night in Sacramento after missing over seven weeks with a right hamstring strain.
Toles started in left field for Oklahoma City and was 1-for-5 in his return and played all eight innings on defense. It was his first game since April 13.
He has at least one hit in all seven games this season, and is hitting .419/.455/.645.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
OKC lost 7-4 on the road to the Sacramento River Cats (Giants), but got an effective start from Guillermo Moscoso, who struck out a season-high nine, allowing three runs in six innings a no-decision.
Angelo Mora had four hits in the loss.
The Drillers lost 4-3 in 10 innings on the road to the Arkansas Travelers (Mariners), but got home runa from Yusniel Diaz and Connor Joe. Errol Robinson was 1-for-3 with a walk and two steals.
Joe, who was acquired from Atlanta last September, is hitting .310/.438/.566 in Double-A, with 11 doubles and eight home runs in 41 games.
Advanced Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes hit five home runs in the final two innings, turning a 4-0 deficit into a 8-4 road win over the Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies).
Rylan Bannon, Cristian Santana and Jeren Kendall went back-to-back-to-back in the eighth inning against Alexander Guillen, and later that inning Rancho Cucamonga tied things up at 4-4. One inning later Gavin Lux and Santana again homered, this time off Bryan Baker for the winning rally.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons couldn’t find any offense in a 2-0 road loss to the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers). Shortstop Brandon Montgomery had two of Great Lakes’ four hits, including a double.
Edwin Uceta struck out four and walked three in his five innings, and gave up both runs to get hung with the loss.
Brayan Morales was 0-for-4 and didn’t steal any bases on Tuesday, but he has 26 steals in 49 games this season, and talked with Evan Petzold of the Loons about his approach:
“It’s all about being aggressive, but it really comes with studying the pitcher,” Morales said. “In my first at-bat, I might strikeout or ground out. Then, I go to the dugout and study the pitcher’s pickoff move so when I’m on-base I know when and how to steal. It also helps a lot to know how big of a lead I can get.”
Triple-A: Toles was activated from the disabled list.
Double-A: Jacob Scavuzzo joined the Drillers from OKC, and Tyler Colvin was placed ont he DL.
Class-A: The Loons activated pitchers Edwin Uceta and Aneurys Zabala from the disabled list, and transferred pitchers Austin Hamilton and Joel Inoa to extended spring training.
3:10 p.m. PT: Tulsa (Logan Bawcom) at Arkansas (Max Povse), doubleheader Game 1
Game 2 — Tulsa (Parker Curry) at Arkansas (TBD)
4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (Jose Chacin) at West Michigan (Jesus Rodriguez)
6:35 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Tony Gonsolin) at Lancaster (Brandon Gold)
7:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Manny Banuelos) at Sacramento (Tyler Beede)