It was a busy night in Oklahoma City for Dodgers pitchers currently on the 40-man roster. Brusdar Graterol, Alex Vesia and Garrett Cleavinger all pitched in back-to-back-to-back innings, each throwing a scoreless inning.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Steady offense from the Dodgers helped give them the 4-1 win over the Chihuahuas. After falling behind in the fifth inning, an RBI double from Yefry Ramirez tied the game at one a piece. OKC took the lead the next inning, as a solo homer from Keibert Ruiz gave them a 2-1 lead.
That was the fourth homer of the season for the Dodgers’ top offensive prospect. His OPS is currently .972.
OKC added two more insurance runs in the eighth inning. Zach Reks hit his fourth home run of the season and Andy Burns singled in a run.
On the pitching side of things, Yefry Ramirez (yes the one who tied the game with a hit earlier in the game) gave OKC six strong innings. He struck out seven and allowed only one run. A bunch of current players on the Dodgers’ 40-man followed him. Garrett Cleavinger pitched a scoreless inning of relief. He struck out three but also issued two walks. Brusdar Graterol struck out one in a scoreless inning. Alex Vesia also struck out one in a scoreless inning.
The Drillers won a crazy offensive slugfest last night, as they came from behind to defeat the Wind Surge, 12-10.
Tulsa entered the bottom of the ninth trailing 10-7. After an out to begin the inning, Donovan Casey singled and Michael Busch walked, bringing the go-ahead run to the plate. Ryan Noda struck out, giving the Drillers one final out. Carlos Rincon stepped to the plate, and on the fourth pitch absolutely crushed a home run to tie the game up at 10.
At 460 FEET, 111 MPH, Carlos Rincon ties the game in the 9th with a 3 run homer! That's the rally we've been looking for!! pic.twitter.com/jzLi7sUqLk— Tulsa Drillers (@TulsaDrillers) June 11, 2021
After holding the Wind Surge scoreless in the 10th, the Drillers had a chance to walk it off in the bottom half of the inning. Jeren Kendall sent the boys home with the win, as he hit a walk-off homer to give Tulsa the thrilling victory.
High-A Great Lakes
A rough first inning put the Loons in a hole they couldn’t get out of, as they fell to the Dragons, 6-3. After the first inning, Great Lakes trailed 4-1 and couldn’t add on enough runs over the course of the final eight innings.
Clayton Beeter got roughed up in the start. He allowed four runs on three hits in 1 1⁄3 innings. Beeter also only had one strikeout after having 13 in his previous seven innings.
In case you’re wondering, Miguel Vargas recorded another hit, extending his record streak to 26 games in a row with a hit.
Low-A Rancho Cucamonga
A three-run eighth inning helped the Quakes pick up the 7-4 victory over the Storm. Entering the eighth, the score was knotted at four a piece. After two quick outs, the Quakes had back-to-back walks to bring up Brandon Lewis to the plate. He hit his fifth home run of the season to give RC the 7-4 lead, and ultimately the victory.
Franklin De La Paz was solid out of the bullpen and continued his strong start to the season. He threw 2 2⁄3 innings of scoreless relief and allowed one hit. His ERA on the season is now down to 1.98.
4:05 p.m. PT: Loons (Bobby Miller) at Dragons (Graham Ashcraft)
5:05 p.m. PT: Chihuahuas (Evan Miller) at Dodgers (Austin Bibens-Dirkx)
5:05 p.m. PT: Wind Surge (Chris Vallimont) at Drillers (John Rooney)
7:05 p.m. PT: Quakes at Storm