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Estevez, Tulsa walk off Amarillo, McKinstry stays hot in OKC

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Omar Estevez
Omar Estevez hit the game winning double for Tulsa in the eleventh inning Wednesday Night.
Rich Crimi ~ Tulsa Drillers

A hard luck night on the farm, with just Tulsa and Ogden taking victories at the stateside levels.

Player of the day

Zach McKinstry continues to enjoy hitting in Triple-A. McKinstry went three for four on Wednesday, knocking his seventh home run at the level and upping his average to .482 in 16 games. McKinstry is now hitting .307 across two levels and is one home run shy of 20 home runs, his best number for a year since he hit seven last season.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers committed five errors in a sloppy 7-2 defeat to the Nashville Sounds (Rangers). Logan Bawcom took the loss in allowing four runs in six innings, walking four and giving up seven hits. Tyler Thornburg was strong in relief, striking out the side in a scoreless ninth inning.

McKinstry led the Dodgers with three hits and his seventh home run at the level. Zach Reks also had a pair of hits in an otherwise underwhelming night for the Dodger offense.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers and Sod Poodles (Padres) played a tightly contested pitcher’s duel until Omar Estevez broke the deadlock with a walk off double giving Tulsa the win over Amarillo 4-3. Connor Wong led the offense, going two for five with a double and home run, driving in two while scoring two. Drew Avans also went two for five with a double.

Leo Crawford allowed all three Amarillo runs in his fiving innings of work. The bullpen would follow with six no-hit innings, led by Michael Boyle and Nolan Long who each struck out three in two scoreless innings.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes ninth inning rally was erased by a three run walk off home run for the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres), who took the game 5-2. Only two players for the Quakes had a pair of hits, Marcus Chiu and Jacob amaya, with Chiu hitting a double and both scoring the team’s only runs. Miguel Vargas was one for four with a double.

Austin Hamilton was solid over six innings, allowing just one run and striking out four. Max Gamboa took the loss after two runners he turned over to Darien Nunez scored on Luis Campusano’s ninth inning home run.

Class-A Great Lakes

A late rally could not overcome one bad inning, as the Loons fell to the West Michigan WhiteCaps (Tigers) 7-6. James Outman led the Loons on offense, going five for two with two solo home runs. Leonel Valera went one for four but stole his 25th base of the year.

Stephen Kolek suffered the loss after allowing seven runs in total, six in the fifth inning, lasting just one out into the frame. Jeff Belge struck out one in two scoreless innings while making his debut at the full season level.

Short Season Ogden

The Raptors held the Rockies to just five hits in a 5-3 win over Grand Junction. Antonio Hernandez allowed all five hits and three runs in his five innings of work. Mark Mixon struck out two over two perfect innings to earn the win in relief. Reza Aleaziz struck out a pair in a scoreless ninth to notch his fifth save.

Sauryn Lao led the offense with three hits in four at bats, knocking his 15th double. Zac Ching also went two for three with a double and two runs scored.

Rookie Arizona League

The AZL Dodgers Lasorda loss to the AZL Cubs Two 10-2. Eddys Leonard and Brandon Wulff each went two for four, with Leonard scoring one of the Dodgers’ runs. Riley Ottesen pitched 1.2 scoreless innings in relief.

The AZL Dodgers Mota rallied late only to lose 6-5 to the AZL Padres One. Albert Suarez went two for four with a double and a run scored. Jonny Deluca also drove in a run in going two for four. Joe Broussard pitched a scoreless first inning in a rehab start.

Dominican Summer League

The DSL Dodgers Bautista defeated the DSL Red Sox One 3-2 in 10 innings in the resumption of a suspended game from August 6th. Luis Yan went three for four with a stolen base.

The DSL Dodgers Bautista lost the second game of the day to the DSL Red Sox One 10-2. Jose Ramos went one for three, scoring one run and stealing a base.

The DSL Dodgers Shoemaker fell to the DSL Rangers One 5-1. Rushenten Tomsjansen drove in the lone run on a sacrifice fly.

Transactions

Triple-A: The Dodgers placed LHP Rob Zastryzny on the injured list and sent RHP Louis Head on a rehab stint in the AZL, while RHP Casey Sadler was called up to Los Angeles. RHP Luis Vasquez was called up from Tulsa.

Class-A: Rancho Cucamonga called up C Cesar Mendoza from Ogden while placing C Hunter Feduccia on the injured list.

Wednesday scores

Nashville 7, Oklahoma City 2

Tulsa 4, Amarillo 3 in 11 innings

Lake Elsinore 5, Rancho Cucamonga 2

West Michigan 7, Great Lakes 6

Ogden 5, Grand Junction 3

AZL Cubs Two 10, AZL Dodgers Lasorda 2

AZL Padres One 6, AZL Dodgers Mota 5

DSL Dodgers Bautista 3, DSL Red Sox One 2 in 10 innings

DSL Red Sox One 10, DSL Dodgers Bautista 2

DSL Rangers One 5, DSL Dodgers Shoemaker 1

Thursday schedule

4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (Kevin Malisheski) vs. West Michigan (TBD)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Daniel Corcino) vs. Nashville (TBD)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Markus Solbach) vs. Amarillo (TBD)

5:40 p.m.: Ogden (TBD) at Grand Junction (TBD)

7:00 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Jose Martinez) at Lancaster (Aaron Leasher)