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Drillers, Loons walk-off on Saturday

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It was an exciting night in Dodgers land

Courtesy of Tulsa Drillers

Two minor-league affiliates won in walk-off fashion, just like the major league Dodgers. The rest of the affiliates went 3-4 on Saturday.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers lost their second-straight game to the Memphis Redbirds, falling 5-0 on Saturday. The game was over from the start, with the Redbirds getting ahead 2-0 in the first inning.

The Dodgers offense was silent, only getting two hits on the night. Both hits were off of starting pitcher Jake Woodford, as relief pitcher Dominic Leone tossed two perfect innings to end the game.

Left-handed pitcher Rob Zastryzny was charged with the loss in his six inning appearance. He allowed three runs to score (all earned) from seven hits and two walks. Zastryzny is now 2-3 this season with a 6.61 ERA.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers won in walk-off fashion, like their major league counterpart. They had a season-low three hits in the 2-1 victory over the Sod Poodles.

The night was truly reminiscent of the Dodgers’ Friday night game. A miraculous pitching performance followed by a walk-off win by a new team addition.

Dustin May was the hero on the mound. He pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing just two hits while striking out a whopping 14 batters. It’s the most strikeouts he’s delivered as a professional.

It was Drew Avans’ first Double-A hit that lifted the Drillers to a 2-1 victory. He’s quickly made his way up the ranks, joining the Drillers after just nearly two months with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes broke their 3-game losing streak with a 10-5 victory over the Lancaster JetHawks. They hadn’t scored 10 runs or more since May 30.

Josiah Gray, who has been a solid pitcher for the Quakes, went out and did his thing. He allowed two runs to score over five innings, striking out nine batters in his appearance. His nine strikeouts match his season high.

Wes Helsabeck came in as relief, and allowed three earned runs in his 1 23 innings pitched. Though it may seem like a lot, the Quakes offense was on top of things, so Helsabeck didn’t give up the lead.

Jeter Downs continued his great season on Saturday, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Devin Mann and Marcus Chiu also drove in a pair of runs on the night.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Great Lakes Loons defeated the Fort Wayne TinCaps with a 2-1 score on Saturday in an interesting contest. The Loons won on a walk-off wild pitch in the 11th inning. Oh, and their first run was also scored from a wild pitch.

TinCaps pitcher Henry Henry gave the Loons their winning run, letting the runner placed on second base score from a wild pitch.

Starting pitcher Robinson Ortiz tossed his third-straight gem. He went five scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and one walk. He struck out five batters. Ortiz wasn’t credited with the win, but he did lower his ERA from 8.05 to 6.38.

The Loons only had five hits on the night, with Miguel Vargas responsible for two.

Advanced Rookie Ogden

The Ogden Raptors got off to an early lead, but weren’t able to hold on, losing to the Orem Owlz, 7-4.

Raptors pitcher Alfredo Tavarez gave the team a small cushion, allowing just two Owlz to score in five innings. It was Yeison Cespedes’ outing that allowed the Owlz to get ahead. He tossed one inning, giving up three runs from three hits and a walk. He is now 0-1 this season, with a 10.50 ERA in five appearances.

Tre Todd was the only Raptor with a multi-hit night, going 2-for-3 with three RBIs. One of his hits was a two-run homer, his third this season and his second with Ogden. His first home run came with the Quakes.

Transactions

  • Great Lakes Loons sent RF Romer Cuadrado on a rehab assignment to AZL Dodgers Lasorda
  • LF Brandon Wulff assigned to Ogden Raptors
  • RHP Enmanuel Marcano assigned to AZL Dodgers Lasorda from AZL Dodgers Mota
  • RHP Mark Mixon assigned to AZL Dodgers Mota

Saturday scores

Memphis 5, Oklahoma City 0

Tulsa 2, Amarillo 1

Rancho Cucamonga 10, Lancaster 5

Great Lakes 2, Fort Wayne 1

Orem 7, Ogden 4

AZL Dodgers Mota 6, AZL Athletics Green 0

AZL Dodgers Lasorda 3, AZL Mariners 2

DSL Royals One 3, DSL Dodgers Bautista 2

DSL Indians 7, DSL Dodgers Shoemaker 4

Sunday schedule

11:05 p.m. PDT: Tulsa (TBD) vs. Amarillo (TBD)

11:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Fort Wayne (TBD)

2:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (TBD) vs. Lancaster (Ryan Rolison)

4:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Daniel Corcino) vs. Memphis (Alex Reyes)