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Los Angeles Dodgers minor league report for July 18

Gavin Lux
Cody Roper

Oklahoma City was the only full season Dodgers affiliate to win on Thursday. They won in exciting fashion while the other teams ... not so much.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers hit eight home runs on the way to a 18-5 win over the Iowa Cubs. The game featured a nine-run ninth inning where the Dodgers hit seven straight hits.

Gavin Lux continued to turn heads in Triple-A, smashing five hits on the night, including one home run. Since being moved up on June 27, Lux is slashing .531/.577/1.063. Kyle Garlick also had a phenomenal night, hitting three home runs. It’s the second time this season Garlick has smashed three homers in one night, with the first on May 8.

Along with Lux and Rios, Connor Joe, DJ Peters and Edwin Rios had a multi-RBI night.

Brock Stewart started on the mound for the Dodgers and pitched right into his fourth win of the season. He tossed six innings, allowing five runs to score (four earned) from four hits and four walks.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers fell to the Frisco RoughRiders, 4-2 on Thursday. Right hander Josiah Gray was recalled to the Drillers from the Quakes on July 17 and made his pitching debut on July 18. He pitched 5 13 innings, allowing 3 earned runs to score from five hits and one walk. The offense didn’t support his start, scoring only two runs on the night.

Errol Robinson hit his first home run since being assigned to the Drillers from OKC. Keibert Ruiz hit an RBI base hit for the second run.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes split the series with the Giants with a 6-1 loss on Thursday. The only time the Quakes scored was in the seventh inning when Brayan Morales drove in Jeren Kendall who reached from a walk and stole a base to get into scoring position.

John Rooney made his Quakes pitching debut after being recalled from the Loons just one day prior. He earned a loss after tossing 5 13 innings and allowing four runs (three earned), eight hits and one walk.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons were on the wrong side of a high-scoring ball game, falling 16-7 to the LumberKings (Marlins). LumberKings reliever Tyler Kolek essentially gifted the Loons three runs when he imploded in the sixth inning. The remainder of the runs were scored in the first inning via a Luke Heyer home run and Matt Cogen RBI triple.

Loons pitcher Joel Iona surrendered the most runs. He relieved Robinson Ortiz in the second inning with two outs and went 2 13 innings himself. Iona gave up five earned runs from six hits and one walk.

Advanced Rookie Ogden

The Raptors were off on Thursday. They will open a three-game series with the Raptors on Friday.


  • Oklahoma City Dodgers activated RHP Luis Vasquez from the 7-day injured list.
  • Los Angeles Dodgers optioned RHP Casey Sadler to Oklahoma City Dodgers
  • Los Angeles Dodgers recalled LHP Caleb Ferguson from Oklahoma City Dodgers
  • Rancho Cucamonga Quakes placed 2B Devin Mann on the 7-day injured list retroactive to July 15
  • 1B Dillon Paulson assigned to Rancho Cucamonga Quakes from Great Lakes Loons
  • Jacob Gilliland assigned to AZL Dodgers Lasorda from AZL Dodgers Mota

Thursday scores

Oklahoma City 18, Iowa 5

Frisco 4, Tulsa 2

San Jose 6, Rancho Cucamonga 1

Clinton 16, Great Lakes 7

AZL Dodgers Lasorda 6, AZL D-Backs 1

AZL Dodgers Mota 7, AZL Brewers Gold 2

DSL Dodgers Shoemaker 5, DSL Indians/Brewers 2

DSL Astros 6, DSL Dodgers Bautista 0

Friday schedule

4:05 p.m. PDT: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Clinton (George Soriano)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Daniel Corcino) vs. San Antonio (Thomas Jankins)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Edwin Uceta) vs. Midland (Daulton Jefferies)

6:00 p.m.: Ogden (Jeronimo Castro) vs. Rocky Mountains (TBD)

7:00 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Andre Jackson) at San Jose (Sean Hjelle)