An exciting night on the farm as the bats break out in Rancho Cucamonga while the Drillers win it late once again.
Player of the day
A fifth inning grand slam by Cody Thomas started a barrage of scoring for the Quakes on Wednesday. Thomas also had a triple and later came around to score in the seventh inning. Thomas’ four runs driven in paced all Dodger farm hands Wednesday night.
A wild pitch in the ninth inning allowed Drew Jackson to trot home and the Drillers walked off the San Antonio Missions (Padres) 6-5 to win game two of the Texas League Championship. Prior to scoring the winning run, Drew Jackson reached base on his third walk of the game, and stole third for his second steal of the game. The top of the lineup continues to lead the Drillers, with Gavin Lux collecting a pair of hits and runs scored, while Keibert Ruiz drove in the tying run in the ninth as part of a two for five game.
WALK-OFF VICTORY! Drillers lead Texas League Championship Series 2-0! #DrillVille #DodgersNation # Tulsa #WALKOFF pic.twitter.com/GOSoTBpJXC— Tulsa Drillers (@TulsaDrillers) September 13, 2018
The Drillers bullpen held the Missions scoreless for the final five innings after they scored five runs off of starter Ben Holmes. Yadier Alvarez was especially dominant with three strikeouts in two innings of work.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
A middle inning burst of offense and solid relief pitching led the Quakes to a rebound game two victory over the Visalia Oaks (Diamondbacks) 9-3 in the California League Championship. Cody Thomas’ grand slam in the fifth started the scoring and provided the winning boost. Cristian Santana also homered and scored a pair of runs, and Connor Wong also went two for five with a double.
Cody Thomas. GRAND SLAM— Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (@RCQuakes) September 13, 2018
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Dennis Santana allowed just one hit in two innings, but that hit was a home run by Jazz Chisholm. Santana struck out three and walked just one. Wills Montgomerie worked around danger in 2.2 innings, walking four but striking out six to take the win. Logan Salow followed with 1.1 inning of scoreless relief.
No transactions were reported for this day.
Both Tulsa and Rancho Cucamonga are off for a travel day.