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OKC Dodgers smack a pair of homers in second-straight win

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Dodgers minor league affiliates went 2-5 on Thursday

Edwin Rios homers to lift OKC to second-straight win.

There was a lot of movement on the transactional side of things. Regarding game, the Dodgers minor league affiliates didn’t do too hot. Out of seven games, they were only able to pick up two wins across the board.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers hit two home runs in their 5-3 win over the Memphis Redbirds. Edwin Rios and Shane Peterson each homered.

Tony Gonsolin got the start on the mound for the Dodgers, throwing five innings. He allowed two earned runs and five hits while striking out nine. He even had some success in the batter’s box, going 2-for-2 with an RBI.

Gonsolin was replaced in the after the fifth inning with a 2-2 score, so he didn’t earn a win. Justin Grimm’s scoreless sixth inning would earn him his fourth victory of the year.

Double-A Tulsa

Gavin Lux provided the Drillers with a two-out RBI single to complete the walk-off win over the Sod Poodles. It was Lux’s only hit of the night, and it came at just the right time.

The first Drillers run was driven in by Cody Thomas, who now has 48 RBIs this season.

Edwin Uceta, Tulsa’s starting pitcher, shined in his 14th start of the year. He threw seven scoreless innings, only allowing three hits. He struck out seven batters. It was his longest outing so far this season and one of his most impressive. Since the Drillers and Sod Poodles were tied when he was replaced, he did not earn a win for his contribution.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes held a 3-run lead over the Lancaster JetHawks heading into the bottom of the ninth inning and weren’t able to hold on. The JetHawks walked it off, defeating the Quakes, 7-6.

Max Gamboa is credited with the loss and blown save for allowing the JetHawks to score four runs to complete the comeback. He faced five batters without recording an out. To be quite honest, the inning was messy. Gamboa allowed a leadoff base hit, followed by three-straight walks to score a run. An RBI single scored the second run. Two wild pitches would score two runs, sealing the deal.

Donovan Casey was responsible for two of the Quakes’ seven runs, driving in 35th and 36th RBI of the season.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons were shutout in their first game of the second half, falling 6-0 to the Fort Wayne TinCaps. The TinCaps won in the very last minute — all six of their runs coming in the ninth inning.

Great Lakes batters struggled to do anything at the plate, only getting three hits and drawing zero walks. The team went 0-for-1 with runners in scoring position and stranded two runners on base.

Loons right-handed pitcher Nathan Witt faced six batters in the ninth and only recorded one out. He allowed five runs to score (four earned) in his second loss of the season.

There were some positive takeaways, however. Starting pitcher John Rooney tossed five scoreless innings and only allowed two hits while dealing five strikeouts.

Advanced Rookie Ogden

The Raptors dropped their second-straight game on Thursday, falling 11-8 to the Orem Owlz. Ogden led by as much as three runs before the Owlz ran away with the game in the fifth inning.

Ricardo Hernandez, a right-handed pitcher for Ogden, earned his first loss this season. He only tossed 23 of an inning, but allowed five earned runs to score from six hits. It was just his second appearance this season, but his ERA is at a whopping 15.00.

Marco Hernandez was the batting leader of the night for the Raptors, going 3-for-5 with two RBIs on the night.

Arizona Rookie League

The AZL Dodgers Mota had the day off on Thursday.

AZL Dodgers Shoemaker (2) attempted to make a late-innings comeback, but failed to complete it. The team went 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position and stranded a total of 11 batters. Nelson Quiroz had two hits in the loss.

Transactions

  • OKC activated RHP Luis Vasquez from the 7-day injured list
  • OKC activated RHP Daniel Corcino from the 7-day injured list
  • OKC placed RHP Mitchell White on the 7-day injured list
  • RHP Shea Spitzbarth assigned to OKC Dodgers from Tulsa Drillers
  • Los Angeles Dodgers optioned 1B Matt Beaty to OKC
  • Los Angeles Dodgers recalled RHP JT Chargois from OKC
  • Los Angeles Dodgers recalled RHP Josh Sborz from OKC
  • Tulsa Drillers activated RHP Parker Curry from the 7-day injured list
  • Tulsa Drillers activated LHP Edward Paredes from the 7-day injured list
  • Tulsa Drillers placed LHP Ben Holmes on the 7-day injured list
  • RHP Shea Spitzbarth assigned to Oklahoma City Dodgers from Tulsa Drillers
  • RC Quakes activated LHP Austin Hamilton from the 7-day injured list
  • RC Quakes placed RHP Gerardo Carrillo on the 7-day injured list

Thursday scores

Oklahoma City 5, Memphis 3

Tulsa 2, Amarillo 1

Lancaster 7, Rancho Cucamonga 6

Fort Wayne 6, Great Lakes 0

Orem 11, Ogden 8

AZL Red Sox Two 6, AZL Dodgers Shoemaker 3

DSL Marlins 3, DSL Dodgers Bautista 2

Friday schedule

4:05 pm PDT: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Fort Wayne (TBD)

5:05 pm: Oklahoma City (Brock Stewart) vs. Memphis (Harold Arauz)

5:05 pm: Tulsa (Victor Gonzalez) vs. Amarillo (Jesse Scholtens)

6:00 pm: Ogden (Elio Serrano) vs. Orem (Dylan King)

6:35 pm: Rancho Cucamonga (TBD) at Lancaster (Will Gaddis)