The final day of full-season minor league baseball came and went with two wins and two losses for the four full-season Dodger affiliates.
Three of those four affiliates will continue on to postseason play on Wednesday with the Tulsa Drillers and Rancho Cucamonga Quakes trying to defend their 2018 championships. Great Lakes is the other team that will proceed to the postseason.
Ogden will finish their regular season on Saturday before beginning their postseason.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers finished their regular season with a 10-1 defeat to the Baby Cakes (Marlins) on Monday. Daniel Corcino took the loss, he pitched 3⅔ innings and gave up four runs and six hits. Corcino also walked four while striking out four.
Dennis Santana did pitch 2⅓ scoreless innings of relief with three strikeouts but Chris Nunn also gave up four runs and six hits in two innings of work.
Meanwhile the Dodgers could not get anything going at the plate. They collectively struck out 15 times with no walks received. Cameron Perkins had three of the five hits the Dodgers had on Monday.
DJ Peters had a tough final regular season game with four strikeouts. While Peters started off his Triple-A well, in August and September, Peters was 15-for-94 with 43 strikeouts. He also had no home runs after hitting 11 in July at OKC.
Also one last look at the home run derby that was Triple-A baseball this year.
Final AAA Home Run Totals:— Minor League Stories (@MinorsTeamNames) September 2, 2019
2018 - 3,652
2019 - 5,749
AAA games switched to MLB baseballs in 2019.
The Drillers pushed across a run in the seventh inning and held on to beat the Hooks (Astros) 4-3 at Corpus Christi. Jordan Procyshen hit a solo home run in the seventh to provide the winning run.
Edwin Uceta had a fine regular season finale with four scoreless innings with six strikeouts. That effort gave him the win, he finished his regular season at Tulsa with a 7-2 record and in 73 innings pitched, Uceta had 3.21 ERA with 76 strikeouts.
Connor Wong went 1-for-3 and an RBI, Wong has been red-hot since his promotion to Tulsa. He is hitting .349/.393/.604 in 160 plate appearances with nine home runs as a Driller.
Drew Avans had three hits and scored a run.
Tulsa now prepares to play Arkansas Travelers (Mariners) in the first round of the Texas League playoffs on Wednesday .
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes avoided a four-game sweep with a 4-3 win over the 66ers (Angels) on Monday afternoon at LoanMart Field. The Quakes trailed by a run going to the bottom of the first inning but then they scored three runs to take a 3-1 lead after the first inning.
The Quakes never trailed again though the 66ers did cut the deficit to one run in the eighth inning.
But Austin Drury was able to close it out to preserve the win and collect his first save as a Quake this season.
Jose Martinez pitched six solid innings to get the win, he gave up two runs and five hits.
Marcus Chiu hit a solo home run in the seventh inning that ultimately provided the winning margin.
The Quakes will have Tuesday off before they begin their playoffs with a short commute to Lake Elsinore to play the Storm (Padres) in their first round of California League playoffs.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons lost to the Captains (Indians) 6-3 on Monday. The Captains scored four runs in the seventh to break a 2-2 tie.
Joel Inoa took the loss as he pitched one inning and gave up four runs (three earned).
Leonel Valera had three hits, Romer Cuadrado hit his seventh home run of the season.
After likely spending another day in Eastlake, Ohio before starting their Midwest League playoffs against these same Captains on Wednesday.
Advanced Rookie Ogden
The Raptors held on to beat the Owlz (Angels) 4-3 but their win was overshadowed by an injury to outfielder Ryan Ward. With two outs in the ninth inning, Ward was injured while playing the ball hit by catcher Anthony Mulrine.
Mulrine would eventually score on an inside-the-park home run to make it a one run game but then the Raptors recorded the last out to win.
According to the Standard-Examiner, the game was delayed for 20 minutes while Ward was lying on the field before an ambulance stretchered him off. There has been no update on his condition at this time.
Alex Verdugo begun his rehab assignment by getting two walks, including one in the first. Verdugo would score one of the three runs the Raptors scored in the first inning.
Zac Ching had already doubled home one run in the first, his solo home run in the eighth inning provided the winning margin.
- Los Angeles recalled right-handed pitcher Josh Sborz from Oklahoma City
- Los Angeles selected the contract of infielder Gavin Lux from Oklahoma City
- Oklahoma City activated catcher Ben Moore and outfielder Jon Kemmer from the temporarily inactive list
- Oklahoma City activated outfielder Blake Gailen from the 7-day injured list
- Oklahoma City placed right-handed pitcher Tyler Thornburg on the temporarily inactive list
- Tulsa activated infielder Cristian Santana and right-handed pitcher Edwin Uceta from the 7-day injured list
- Tulsa placed right-handed pitcher Yordy Cabrera on the 7-day injured list retroactive to August 30, 2019
- Tulsa Drillers placed right-handed pitcher Sven Schueller on the temporarily inactive list
- Great Lakes activated right-handed pitcher Kevin Malisheski from the temporarily inactive list
- Great Lakes placed right-handed pitcher Jasiel Alvino on the temporarily inactive list
- Los Angeles sent outfielder Alex Verdugo on a rehab assignment to Ogden
5:30 pm PT: Ogden (TBD) vs. Orem (TBD)