Player of the day
Carlos Rincon continued to display his hot bat for Tulsa. On Sunday, he had two doubles and a home run. He now has four homers and 11 RBI on the season with an OPS of above 1.100. Not too shabby.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers picked up their second win of the season, taking down the River Cats, 7-5.
Rangel Ravelo hit his fifth double of the season in the first, bringing in OKC’s first run of the game. An RBI groundout from Drew Avans tied things up at two. Tim Federowicz drove in two with a single in the third, putting OKC on top 4-2.
An inning later, Zack Reks hit his third home run of the season, a solo shot to put the Dodgers up three runs. Speaking of homers, Steven Souza Jr. hit a two-run shot in the sixth inning in his first official game with the club.
The Drillers won a thriller in extras, taking down the Naturals, 6-4. After Northwest Arkansas tied it in the ninth to send it to extras, Tulsa responded with two runs in the top of the 10th. Carlos Rincon hit a lead-off two-run home run (it’s still so weird to say) to put the Drillers up two.
Rincon had three hits on the day, and now on the young season has four home runs with an OPS of 1.113.
Andre Jackson started for Tulsa, allowing three runs in four innings with six strikeouts. Nick Robertson threw a scoreless inning in relief with two strikeouts. All four of his outings this season have been scoreless.
High-A Great Lakes
The offense was clicking for the Lakes on Sunday, as they took down the Whitecaps, 7-4. They hopped on the board first in the fourth inning, scoring four runs. The first three hitters reached base, giving them the 1-0 lead.
Ryan January then singled in the second run, with Miguel Vargas doubling in two more runs to give the Loons a 4-0 edge. Although GL scored seven runs, they could have had a whole lot more. For the game, they were 3-for-15 with runners in scoring position and left 10 runners on base.
Robinson Ortiz had the best outing among the Loons’ pitchers. He threw four scoreless innings with four strikeouts.
Low-A Rancho Cucamonga
Yet again, the Quakes were involved in a high-scoring affair. They came up just short, losing to the Nuts, 8-7.
RC jumped out to the early 5-0 in the first inning, but Modesto slowly chipped away at the deficit, scoring in five different innings. Gavin Stone made the start for the Quakes, striking out seven in his three innings. Stone, a 5th round pick by the Dodgers in 2020, has 18 strikeouts in 9 2⁄3 innings so far this season for Rancho. Definitely a name to keep an eye on.
Brandon Lewis, Eddys Leonard, Brandon Wulff and Aldrich De Jongh all homered for the Quakes.
5:05 p.m. PT: Sacramento at Oklahoma City (Austin Bibens-Dirx)