Mondays in the minors always feel a bit lonely since Triple-A Oklahoma City is the only one of the top four Dodgers affiliates in action. With six-game schedules for all levels, each league has the same day off all season. For Double-A and both Class-A levels, Mondays are their free day. Loons pitcher Clayton Beeter, for instance, played some golf on his day off.
For OKC, they are off on Wednesdays, but — at least until rookie-level leagues at team complexes begin — they get Monday all to themselves.
Player of the day
First baseman Rangel Ravelo delivered the walk-off single in the ninth inning for Oklahoma City, giving them a second straight win. Omar Estévez led off the inning with a single, his second hit of the game, advanced to second on a wild pitch, then scored on Ravelo’s single to right field.
For Ravelo, the 29-year-old infielder signed by the Dodgers to a minor league deal in January, with that single extended his hitting streak to eight games, and he’s hitting .359/.480/.641 through 11 games this season.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
In a wild, back-and-forth battle, OKC saw three leads vanish, but the fourth time was the charm thanks to Ravelo in beating the Sacramento River Cats (Giants). Estévez had two hits and scored twice. Andy Burns had two hits, including a double, and drove in two. Zach Reks had two singles and scored a run.
Tim Federowicz hit a two-run home run in the second inning for his first long ball of the year.
Triple-A: Pitchers Alex Vesia and Mitch White, plus catcher Keibert Ruiz were optioned to Oklahoma City.
- 3:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Lake County [Cleveland] (TBD)
- 5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Mike Kickham) vs. Sacramento (Nick Tropeano)
- 5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Michael Grove) vs. Wichita [Twins] (Austin Schulfer)
- 5:35 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Robbie Peto) vs. Lake Elsinore [Padres] (Noel Vela)