The Dodgers lost. All four of their minor-league affiliates lost. Boy, what a rough day. Well, I hope everyone at least had a great Mother’s Day!
Player of the day
There weren’t many bright spots on Sunday. Gerardo Carrillo, who is currently on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster (*eyes emoji*) was great for Tulsa. He pitched four innings out of the bullpen and struck out eight.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers fell behind quickly 3-0 in the first inning, and that was pretty much it. They trailed the entire game as they fell to the Express, 6-3. OKC is now 0-4 to start the season.
OKC finished with six hits, and Rangel Ravelo had two of them, with one of them being a solo home run in the eighth inning. Aside from that, not much offense to talk about.
Aaron Wilkerson started for OKC, allowing four runs on six hits in 2 1⁄3 innings of work.
The Drillers were in control all the way, but a four-run inning from Amarillo in the eighth inning gave the Sod Poodles the 5-4 win. Entering the inning, Tulsa had a 4-1 lead. Three singles made it a one-run game, and then Justin Hagenman allowed a go-ahead two-run home run.
Jacob Amaya led off the first inning with a double and came in to score on a single from Kody Hoese. Stevie Berman doubled in a run in the second inning to give Tulsa the 2-0 edge. The Drillers wouldn’t score until the seventh inning. Jeren Kendall singled and then Carlos Rincon crushed his second home run of the year to give Tulsa the 4-1 lead.
Gerardo Carrillo pitched four innings of relief, allowing only one run and striking out eight.
High-A Great Lakes
This one wasn’t fun. The Lakes lost to the Dragons, 12-1. Miguel Vargas and James Outman each had two hits. Six of the 12 runs allowed were unearned, so the defense from the Loons didn’t do them any favors. On to the next one!
Low-A Rancho Cucamonga
This game made absolutely zero sense. But it sounded like a fun one, as they lost 6-5 in extras.
The 66ers scored four quick runs in the first inning to put RC in an early hole. There would actually be no runs scored in the game until the eighth inning. Carlos Duran recorded only one out for the Quakes in the first as he allowed four runs on four hits. After he was removed, the bullpen did a great job. The bullpen threw a combined 9 2⁄3 innings while allowing only one run with 14 strikeouts.
After no offense all day, the Quakes took the lead with a five-run eighth inning. Five of the first six runners reached base, as RC all of a sudden found themselves down one run. Jorbit Vivas connected for a two-run homer to give them the one-run lead.
The Quakes were two outs away from a victory, but a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth tied the game. The 66ers then won the game in the 11th on a walk-off single.
- Clayton Daniel assigned to Oklahoma City Dodgers from Tulsa Drillers
5:05 p.m. PT: Oklahoma City (Austin Bibens-Dirkx) at Round Rock (Brock Burke)