It was a busier day for Dodger prospects not playing games on Tuesday. Only two domestic affiliates played games, Oklahoma City swept a pair while Tulsa lost their game in the ninth inning, losing a chance to extend their winning streak. Also, the Dominican Summer League teams did their almost always split a pair of games.
Player of the day
Edwin Rios has played in 44 games for Oklahoma City and he is still hitting well with a .846 OPS in over 150 plate appearances. On Tuesday, he had two run-producing doubles as he went 2-for-3 with three runs batted in.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers and New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins) played a pair of games with each team playing as home team in one of the games. That meant the Dodgers had the rare occasion to win a game as both the visiting team and home team, winning 5-4 in 10 innings as the visitor and then 5-2 as the home team.
In the first game, a makeup of a game postponed due to rain in New Orleans, the Dodgers and Baby Cakes matched their scoring output, each team scoring two runs in the fourth inning and then one run each in the eighth and ninth innings.
In the tenth inning, the Dodgers scored one run in their third straight inning. The rally consisted of a squeeze play bunt from Angelo Mora that scored Tim Locastro. Brian Schlitter got the win and Corey Copping got his first save for Oklahoma City.
In the second game, the Dodgers scored first when Edwin Rios doubled home Connor Joe. The Dodgers then had a big four-run second inning capped by another double from Rios that scored two runs. Rios would also score later.
Zach Neal pitched five innings for the win. Pedro Baez made his first rehab appearance for Oklahoma City and retired all three batters he faced. Ariel Hernandez got his first save for the Dodgers.
The Drillers took a one-run lead to the ninth inning and it looked like six wins a row was going to happen. But then Arkansas Travelers (Mariners) scored five runs and their 10-6 win ended Tulsa’s five-game winning streak.
Mitchell White did not pitch well on Tuesday, he pitched 4⅔ innings and gave up four runs, eight hits and two walks. White also struck out five.
The Drillers trailed 5-2 going to the bottom of seventh inning. With two on and no outs, Luke Raley doubled home a run and put the tying runs in scoring position.
Will Smith made that moot when he hit his eighteenth home run of the season that put the Drillers in from 6-5. Smith is now tied for second in the Texas League with 18 home runs, his teammate DJ Peters lead the league with 19 home runs.
But then an old minor league friend, Joey Curletta hit his second home run of the game, this two-run homer in the ninth inning put the Baby Cakes back in front. Later, Joe DeCarlo hit a three-run homer that produced the final 10-6 score.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes were off on Tuesday, they will host the San Jose Giants for a series starting this evening.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons had the day off on Tuesday, they will host the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Twins) beginning today.
Rookie - Pioneer
The Raptors had Tuesday off, they will travel to play to Missoula Osprey (Diamondbacks) later today.
Rookie - Arizona League
The AZL Dodgers were off again on Tuesday. They return to play tonight.
Triple-A: Los Angeles sent right-handed pitcher Pedro Baez on a rehab assignment to Oklahoma City. Right-handed pitcher Corey Copping assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa. Oklahoma City released right-handed pitcher Logan Ondrusek.
Double-A: Right-handed pitcher Andrew Istler assigned to Tulsa from Oklahoma City.
4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Cedar Rapids [Twins] (Edwar Colina)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Justin DeFratus) vs. New Orleans (Tyler Cloyd)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Dean Kremer) vs. Arkansas (Chase De Jong)
6:00 p.m.: Ogden (Kevin Malisheski) at Missoula [Diamondbacks] (TBD)
7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers vs. AZL Cubs Two
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Dustin May) vs. San Jose [Giants] (DJ Myers)