The bats were hot across all four of LA’s minor league affiliated teams on Tuesday night. Four teams combined to score 41 runs, as they completed the 4-0 sweep.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers entered the bottom of the ninth inning trailing the Omaha Storm Chasers 12-7. Four walks and four hits later, they found themselves celebrating, as they completed the six-run comeback to get a 13-12 victory.
Edwin Rios began the inning with a single, with Kyle Garlick and Paulo Orlando following with walks. After a wild pitch scored a run to cut the deficit to four, Josh Thole doubled to center, bringing in both runners on base to make the score 12-10. After a groundout, the Dodgers were down to their final out.
Matt Beaty walked, and the bases were loaded for Will Smith. He saw four straight balls, as he reached first, and cut OKC’s lead to only one. Rios, who led off the ninth with a single, stepped up to the plate. On a 1-0 pitch, he singled to right, scoring two runs, and giving the Dodgers the come-from-behind victory.
Rios finished the game 3-for-6, scoring two runs and driving in four. Every single hitter in the starting lineup had a base hit, with Errol Robinson leading the way with four.
The Drillers exploded for 11 runs and 14 hits, defeating the Springfield Cardinals 11-0.
Getting the start was Dustin May, who threw five scoreless innings. He allowed only three hits, two walks, and struck out five. On top of his solid outing on the mound, he contributed at the plate as well, driving in two runs with a single in the second inning.
Tulsa hit three homers on the night, coming courtesy of DJ Peters (1), Zach Reks (3) and Logan Landon (1).
Single-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes tacked on seven runs through the first four innings, which helped propel them to an 8-3 victory over the Lake Elsinore Storm.
Starting pitcher Bryan Warzek held the Storm in check, allowing no runs and striking out eight in his five innings of work. Marcus Chiu hit his second homer of the season in the second, a two-run shot to give the Quakes a 3-0 lead. They’d tack on four more in the fourth, thanks to four singles and four walks. A whole lot of fours going on there.
Rich Hill will be on the mound tomorrow for the Quakes.
Class-A Great Lakes
A six-run fifth inning would help the Loons pick up the 9-4 victory over the South Bend Cubs.
The Loons really did it all in the fifth. They started with back-to-back singles. Hunter Feduccia tripled them both in, tying the game at two a piece. He would score shortly after, as Jacob Amaya doubled him in to give the Loons the lead. Drew Avans would help tack on some more, hitting his first homer of the season to give Great Lakes a 6-2 lead.
- 2B Angelo Mora assigned to Tulsa Drillers from Oklahoma City Dodgers
- Oklahoma City Dodgers activated OF Blake Gailen from the 7-day injured list
- Oklahoma City Dodgers activated LF Connor Joe
- Oklahoma City Dodgers placed LHP Ben Holmes on the temporarily inactive list
9:05 am PT: Tulsa Drillers (Austin Hamilton) at Springfield Cardinals (Casey Meisner)
4:05 pm PT: Great Lakes Loons (Josiah Gray) at South Bend Cubs (Cam Sanders)
5:05 pm PT: Omaha Storm Chasers (TBD) at Oklahoma City Dodgers (Daniel Corcino)
6:00 pm PT: Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Rich Hill!!) at Lake Elsinore Storm (MacKenzie Gore)