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Puig goes 0-for-2 with a sacrifice fly in 3-1 win

Yasiel Puig
Yasiel Puig
Oklahoma City Dodgers

Oklahoma City, Rancho Cucamonga, Ogden and DSL Dodgers Robinson won their games on Tuesday. That meant Tulsa, AZL Dodgers and DSL Dodgers Guerrero were on the losing side yesterday.

Player of the day

Jared Walker hit another homer on Tuesday. The Rancho Cucamonga Quake infielder has now homered in five straight games.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers began their series against the Albuquerque Isotopes (Rockies) with a 3-1 win. Trailing 1-0, the Dodgers started a rally in the bottom of the sixth inning.

A walk and a single put runners on the corners with no outs. Yasiel Puig drove in the tying run with a sacrifice fly to center. After an Andrew Toles single, the Dodgers scored the go-ahead run on a ground out.

Toles scored the third run of the inning when he scored on a Kyle Farmer single.

Edward Parades got the win for his one scoreless inning pitched. Pat Venditte also pitched a scoreless inning for the Dodgers.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers saw the Springfield Cardinals hit six home runs and that led to their 16-5 win over the Drillers. Lane Thomas and Andy Young each hit two home runs for the Cardinals. Evan Mendoza and John Nogowski also homered.

The Drillers took a 2-0 lead in the first. Luke Raley doubled and scored on a Zach McKinstry single. McKinstry was able to work his way to third base and Jacob Scavuzzo hit a sacrifice fly for the second run.

The Cardinals would then score ten runs spread over the next four innings. Jacob Scavuzzo drove in his second run of the game to make it 10-3. After scoring a run in the seventh, the Cardinals scored five runs in the eighth to make it 16-3.

In the bottom of the eighth, Errol Robinson and Will Smith hit solo home runs that produced the final score.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes came back from a one-run deficit to beat the San Jose Giants 6-3 at San Jose. Cody Thomas homered in the sixth inning to tie the game. Later in that inning, Jared Walker drove in the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly.

In the seventh, the Quakes had runners on the corners with two outs. A single from Cristian Santana drove in a run. Connor Wong followed with a two-run double.

Finally, Jared Walker hit a home run in the eighth inning. This meant Walker had now homered in five straight games.

San Jose scored twice in the bottom of the eighth but that would be as close as they would get.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons were off on Tuesday. They travel to Bowling Green to take on the Hot Rods (Rays) on Wednesday.

Rookie - Pioneer

The Raptors came back from two multi-run deficit to beat Helena Brewers 16-14 at Helena, Trailing 14-10, the Raptors scored twice in the eighth inning and then scored four runs in the ninth inning to take the lead and ultimately win.

There was plenty of hits as each team matched the number of runs they with their hit total for the game. Thus, the Raptors had 16 runs and 16 hits while the Brewers had 14 runs and 14 hits.

Each team was also loose on the defensive side, the Raptors recorded six errors and the Brewers had four.

Jacob Amaya went 1-for-2 with a double, three runs scored, four walks and two runs driven in. Matt Cogen had four hits including a double and a home run, scored two runs and drove in four runs.

This game was the last one in the first half of the Pioneer League season. The Raptors finished with a 26-12 record, their best first half record in franchise history.

The Helena Brewers announced earlier this season that their franchise will be moving to Colorado Springs next season. As of now, there is no one that is anticipated to take their place. Ogden has no other games scheduled there this season so they recognized Helena last night.

Rookie - Arizona League

The AZL Dodgers began the second half of their season with a 3-1 loss to the AZL Rangers. Albert Suarez and Kenneth Betancourt each had two hits.

2018 fourth round pick Braydon Fisher, who will celebrate his 18th birthday tomorrow, made his fifth start of the season. Fisher pitched two innings, he gave up two runs (one earned), two hits and struck out two.

Transactions

Triple-A: Los Angeles sent outfielder Yasiel Puig on a rehab assignment to Oklahoma City. Right-handed pitcher Logan Bawcom assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa. Oklahoma City activated infielder Alex Burg from the 7-day disabled list.

Double-A: Right-handed pitcher Madison Younginer assigned to Tulsa from Oklahoma City. Tulsa placed right-handed pitcher Andrew Sopko on the 7-day disabled list. Infielder Zach McKinstry assigned to Tulsa from Rancho Cucamonga.

Class-A: Rancho Cucamonga Quakes activated infielder Nick Yarnall from the 7-day disabled list.

Rookie: Rancho Cucamonga sent left-handed pitcher Wes Helsabeck on a rehab assignment to AZL Dodgers.

Tuesday’s scores

Oklahoma City 3, Albuquerque 1

Springfield 16, Tulsa 5

Rancho Cucamonga 6, San Jose 3

Ogden 16, Helena 14

AZL Rangers 3, AZL Dodgers 1

DSL Dodgers Robinson 7, DSL Red Sox One 4

DSL Red Sox Two 5, DSL Dodgers Guerrero 4

Wednesday’s schedule

4:35 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) at Bowling Green [Rays} (TBD)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma (Drew Hutchison) at Albuquerque (David Holman)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Kyle Lobstein) vs. Springfield (Connor Jones)

6:05 p.m.: Ogden (Brett De Geus) vs. Grand Junction [Rockies] (TBD)

7:00 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Max Gamboa) at San Jose (Domenic Mazza)

7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers at AZL Rangers