Hits and runs were at a premium again for a Dodgers pitching prospect on Wednesday night.
Player of the day
Ryan Pepiot pitched his longest outing of the season, allowing only one single in six scoreless innings for Double-A Tulsa. The Dodgers’ 2019 third-round draft pick out of Butler struck out six on Wednesday, giving him 43 strikeouts (a 37.1-percent strikeout rate) and 15 walks in 30⅔ innings.
The lone hit Pepiot allowed on Wednesday — the fifth time in nine starts that he’s allowed zero or one hit — was erased on a double play, so he faced the minimum 18 batters in his six innings, lowering his ERA to 1.47.
There isn’t a thing we can’t do with @ryanpepiot2 on the mound. Longest start for the Drillers this season.— Tulsa Drillers (@TulsaDrillers) June 24, 2021
6 IP | 1 H | 0 BB | 6 K pic.twitter.com/khl8O4ssUO
Donovan Casey’s RBI double in the eighth inning provided enough insurance for the Drillers’ one-run win over the Springfield Cardinals. The rest of Tulsa’s offense came in a three-run first, punctuated by a two-run double by shortstop Jacob Amaya.
High-A Great Lakes
Bobby Miller got roughed up for five runs (three earned) in 2⅔ innings in a loss to the Lake County Captains (Cleveland). Second baseman Deacon Liput had two hits, and his fourth home run in his last four games.
Low-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes allowed seven runs in the seventh and eighth innings in a road loss to the San Jose Giants. Hyun-il Choi recorded four outs without incident and took a 5-2 lead into the seventh, but then a throwing error and a walk were followed by a three-run home run by Luis Matos to tie the game. A walk by Choi scored later in the inning after he left, then Carlos De Los Santos and Nelfri Ramirez allowed three insurance runs in the eighth.
First baseman Sauryn Lao homered, singled, walked, and scored three times in the loss. Second baseman Jorbit Vivas had a pair of RBI doubles.
- 4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Clayton Beeter) vs. Lake County (Logan Allen)
- 5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Aaron Wilkerson) at Sugar Land [Astros] (TBA)
- 5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Bryan Brickhouse) vs. Springfield (Andre Pallante)
- 6:30 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Kendall Williams) at San Jose (Kyle Harrison)