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Four Dodger minor league teams begin postseason today

DJ Peters and his Drillers start their series tonight at Arkansas

DJ Peters
DJ Peters
Rich Crimi

The four full-season Dodger minor league teams had a day off before starting their respective playoff series today.

In the one game that was played on Tuesday, the Raptors scored seven runs in the seventh inning to comeback and beat the Chukars.

Player of the day

Three players take this honor despite not playing today. Quakes outfielder Carlos Rincon was named California League Player of the Month for August.

Driller outfielder DJ Peters and Quakes outfielder Cody Thomas were named their respective leagues Players of the Week to end the regular season.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers will begin their best-of-five Pacific Coast League semi-finals against the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals) today at home. The Dodgers will host the first two games before heading to Memphis for game 3 and if necessary, games 4 and 5.

The Redbirds are the defending PCL champions and they went 10-6 in their season series against the Dodgers.

Since becoming the Los Angeles Dodger Triple-A affiliate in 2015, the Oklahoma City Dodgers have now won three of the last four division titles.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers start their best-of-five Texas League semi-finals today against first-half division champion Arkansas Travelers (Mariners). The series will begin at Arkansas for the first two games and then it will head to Tulsa for game 3 and if necessary, games four and five.

The Drillers have now made the Texas League playoffs for the second straight season. This is the Travelers first appearance as an affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. Their first season as an affiliate of the Mariners was in 2017.

These teams should be familiar with each other, they played 32 games against each other this season and they each won 16 of those games.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes will head over to Lancaster tonight to begin their best-of-five California League semi-finals against the JetHawks (Rockies). After playing the first two games in Lancaster, the series will head to Rancho Cucamonga for games three and if necessary four and five this weekend.

The Quakes are making their fourth straight postseason appearance. The JetHawks have made the postseason for seven straight seasons.

The Quakes won 17 of the 28 games played against the JetHawks this season.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons will try to continue their winning ways against the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers) in Round 1 of the 2018 Midwest League playoffs. This best-of-three series starts at West Michigan and then game 2 and if necessary, game 3 will be played at Great Lakes.

The Loons lost 13 of the 20 games against the Whitecaps in the regular season. One thing to note is that 11 of those of losses came in the first half of the season when the Loons went 24-44.

The Loons have been in the playoffs three times in the last four seasons. The Whitecaps are making their seventh straight appearance in the playoffs.

Pioneer-Rookie Ogden

The Raptors trailed by four runs going to the top of the seventh inning. Then they scored seven runs and went on to win 11-9 over the Idaho Falls Chukars (Royals).

In that inning, the Raptors started with five straight singles which scored three runs. After a force out, two walks brought in the fourth run.

Then the appropriated names Tre Todd, tripled home three more runs to make it seven runs in the seventh inning.

Moises Perez, who is on a rehab assignment from Great Lakes, had three hits to lead the Raptors in that category on Tuesday.


Class-A: Left-handed pitcher Austin Hamilton assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Tulsa. Rancho Cucamonga placed RHP Sven Schueller on the 7-day disabled list.

Tuesday’s scores

Ogden 11, Idaho Falls 9

Wednesday’s schedule

4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Gerardo Carrillo) at West Michigan [Tigers] (Brad Bass) (Game 1 - Best-of-3)

4:10 p.m.: Tulsa (Tony Gonsolin) at Arkansas [Mariners] (Williams Perez) (Game 1 - Best-of-5)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (TBD) vs. Memphis [Cardinals] (Kevin Herget) (Game 1 - Best-of-5)

6:15 p.m.: Ogden (Kevin Malisheski) at Idaho Falls (TBD)

6:35 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Leo Crawford) at Lancaster [Rockies] (Brandon Gold) (Game 1 - Best-of-5)