Three Dodger minor league affiliates begin their playoffs today with the Tulsa Drillers and Rancho Cucamonga Quakes trying to win back-to-back championships.
- Tulsa begins a best-of-five series at Arkansas. They will play the first two games at the Travelers (Mariners) and then the last three will be back at Tulsa. If they win that series, they will move to the Championship next week.
After an eleven and a half hour bus ride from Corpus Christi the Drillers pull into Little Rock at 6:00 am this morning and will spend an off-day in Arkansas' capital. Game 1 of the North Division Playoffs gets underway Wednesday at 7:10 pm at Dickey Stephens Park.— Tulsa Drillers (@TulsaDrillers) September 3, 2019
- Rancho Cucamonga has a short commute to Lake Elsinore to begin their best-of-five series against the Storm (Padres) tonight. After the first two games, the series moves back to LoanMart Field where Rancho Cucamonga will host the final three games this weekend.
- Great Lakes finished their regular season with a series at their first round opponent, the Lake County Captains (Indians), They will play the first game at the Captains and then return to host the last two games at home. If the Loons win this series, they will move on to another three-game series as they advance to the Championship series.
It's gameday!— Great Lakes Loons (@greatlakesloons) September 4, 2019
The Midwest League Playoffs begin tonight! Listen to the game with @brad_tunney!
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Meanwhile, Ogden continues with their regular season with another win. Their regular season ends on Saturday and then they will start their Pioneer League playoffs.
Advanced Rookie Ogden
The Raptors won 12-0 over the Owlz (Angels). Jorbit Vivas went 4-for-4 and Ismael Alcantara hit his first home run for the Raptors.
Antonio Hernandez had a strong start for Ogden, he pitched five scoreless innings and struck out five. Jacob Cantleberry, the Dodgers 13th round pick in 2019, finished the game with a scoreless inning and one strikeout.
Cantleberry has pitched 25⅓ innings combined at the AZL Dodgers Mota and Ogden. He had given up four runs (three earned) and 12 hits. He has 34 strikeouts and eight walks.
Alex Verdugo had been sent to Ogden for a rehab assignment but after being in the lineup on Monday, he did not play on Tuesday.
No transactions reported on Tuesday September 3, 2019
4:00 pm PT: Great Lakes (Ryan Pepiot) at Lake County (TBD) - Game 1
5:10 pm: Tulsa (TBD) at Arkansas (Ricardo Sánchez) - Game 1
5:30 pm: Ogden (TBD) vs. Orem (TBD)
6:00 pm: Rancho Cucamonga (TBD) at Lake Elsinore (Garrett Richards) - Game 1