All of the Dodgers minor league affiliates got wins on Thursday, with the exception of the Tulsa Drillers, who lost twice. The three victories featured a comeback, a five-run inning and an extra-inning win.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The OKC Dodgers have found some runs, scoring double digits in their past two games. They defeated the Redbirds (Cardinals) on Thursday by a score of 10-8 in the 10th inning. They almost had a chance to take it in the ninth, with the go-ahead run at second base with no outs, but they were unable to capitalize.
The Redbirds led by as many as three runs in that roller coaster ride of a game. The score was either tied or the lead changed on six occasions. Both teams failed to score after the sixth innings, and with the game tied at eight, it was . With the help of a runner placed on second base, the Dodgers drove in two runs from the first two pitches of the 10th. An RBI double followed by an RBI single did the trick.
Kyle Garlick had a great night, going 3-for-5 and snagging five RBIs. Tony Gonsolin got the start on the mound, and it looks like he’s being slowly eased in after his stint on the injured list. He tossed 35 pitches in 1 2⁄3 hitless innings with two strikeouts.
The Drillers dropped both games in the doubleheader against the Springfield Cardinals on Tuesday.
Left-handed pitcher Victor Gonzalez got the start for Tulsa in game one, allowing three runs to score from seven hits and no walks. This loss brings his ERA down a notch, but it still stays below 3.00. The Drillers offense didn’t come out to support with big bats. They only got one run in during the seventh inning.
The story didn’t look any different in game two, with the Drillers falling 6-3. The Drillers have now lost four-straight games.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes powered a five-run inning in their contest against the 66ers (Angels) en route to their 12-4 victory.
Jeren Kendall went 3-for-5 on the night and drove in four runs, including a two-run home run. Connor Wong also hit a home run on Thursday for his ninth of the season. Edwin Uceta earned his fourth win for his appearance as the starting pitcher. The allowed two runs to score in five innings pitched, striking out nine along the way.
Class-A Great Lakes
Great Lakes took the series against Bowling Green (Rays) with their win on Thursday afternoon. The loons scored one run in each of the last five innings to slowly but surely retake control the game.
Jair Camargo, a 19-year-old catcher for the Loons, drove in half of the team’s runs on Thursday. He is having a great season, with a slash line of .283/.352/.446 and 20 RBIs in 24 games.
This is the Loons’ second win in a row and it improves their record to 32-19 on the season. Pretty close to their major league affiliates.
- Oklahoma City Dodgers activated LHP Rob Zastryzny from the temporarily inactive list.
- Oklahoma City Dodgers placed SS Daniel Castro on the 7-day injured list retroactive to May 29.
- Oklahoma City Dodgers placed RHP Justin De Fratus on the 7-day injured list.
4:05 p.m. PDT: Great Lakes (Jose Chacin) at Fort Wayne [Padres] (Ramon Perez)
5:05 p.m PDT.: Oklahoma City (Daniel Corcino) at Memphis (Ryan Helsley)
5:10 p.m. PDT: Tulsa (Dustin May) at Arkansas [Mariners] (Michael Bowden)
7:05 p.m. PDT: Rancho Cucamonga (TBD) vs. Inland Empire (TBD)