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Tulsa and Rancho Cucamonga begin title defense today

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Jeter Downs will try to help Tulsa win back-to-back titles

Jeter Downs
Jeter Downs
Rich Crimi ~ Tulsa Drillers

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.
  • 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.

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.

Transactions

No transactions reported on Tuesday September 3, 2019

Tuesday scores

Ogden 12, Orem 0

Wednesday schedule

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