It was over 100 degrees in Oklahoma City on Monday, and the bats were feeling the heat. The Dodgers offense scored 12 runs, including nine runs in the fifth.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers offense came alive, as they exploded for nine runs in the fifth inning on their way to a 12-2 victory over the Aces.
OKC began the inning with five consecutive hits, including a two-run double from the starting pitcher, Tony Gonsolin. Austin Barnes had an RBI double, and newly-acquired Jedd Gyorko hit his first homer with Oklahoma City.
Gavin Lux also hit a home run that went an estimated 469 feet. He’s now hit 24 on the season across the minors.
Who wants to guess how far Gavin Lux hit this ball? pic.twitter.com/6kaKqY2tfs— Oklahoma City Dodgers (@okc_dodgers) August 13, 2019
On the mound, Gonsolin threw five scoreless innings while striking out nine. It was his first appearance in the minors since his scoreless outing with LA last week.
The Drillers’ inability to hit in timely situations cost them, as they went 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position in their 5-2 loss to the Cardinals. They stranded 12 runners on base.
Markus Solbach threw five innings for Tulsa, allowing only one run and striking out seven. Logan Salow relieved him, walking four and allowing two runs in his 1 1⁄3 inning of work.
Single-A Rancho Cucamonga
High-A Great Lakes
A four-run first inning from the Hot Rods was too much for the Loons to overcome, as they fell, 4-1. Seven of the nine players in the lineup for the Loons had a hit, but they couldn’t do much to get them into scoring position.
Jack Little only lasted 2⁄3 an inning for Great Lakes before being removed. Jose Chacin followed with 6 1⁄3 innings of shutout relief, keeping the Loons in the game.
The Raptors won in walk-off fashion, scoring two runs in the bottom of the 11th to defeat the Osprey, 4-3. After going down a run in the 11th, the Raptors tied the game at three on a Jimmy Titus RBI single. With two outs, Sauryn Lao doubled Titus in, giving Ogden the victory.
Prior to the heroics, Jeronimo Castro threw seven innings, allowing only one run and striking out seven.
- Tulsa Drillers activated RHP Markus Solbach from the temporarily inactive list
- Tulsa Drillers placed RHP Luis Vasquez on the 7-day injured list
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