Player of the Day
If you had Andy Pages as the Dodgers’ minor-league leader in home runs up to this point... well, go buy a lotto ticket. He hit his 14th homer of the young season for the Loons, a no-doubter with an awesome bat drop.
He’s been crushing it for the Loons this season. The craziest part? He won’t be 21 until December! This kid can’t even drink a beer yet.
He has an OPS of .902 in 21 games this year. Over the last three years, Pages has appeared in 161 total minor-league games. His numbers? 43 home runs, 125 RBI and an OPS of .948. That’ll play.
Andy Pages, homer #14, and he knew it, love the bat drop! pic.twitter.com/GVNnNbCvmU— Josh Thomas (@jokeylocomotive) June 26, 2021
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The offense provided only two runs, but it was enough as they picked up the 2-1 win. Although the offense struggled to score, but their pitching was able to limit any damage from the Skeeters.
Although OKC scored two runs, they had plenty of opportunities. They were 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position and stranded 10 runners on base. Keibert Ruiz had two hits and drove in one of the runs.
Mitch White made the start and struck out three in one inning of work. It was an eventful inning as he also walked two and allowed a hit. Edwin Uceta pitched 3 1⁄3 innings of relief, allowing one run on five hits.
Too many wasted opportunities for the Drillers as they fell to the Cardinals, 5-3. They scored only three runs, but you can make the case they could have potentially had at least 10. They were 3-for-15 with runners in scoring position and left 12 runners on base.
Miguel Vargas had two hits and drove in two of the three runs. Ryan Noda also had two hits and also reached with a walk.
Gerardo Carrillo tossed four innings for Tulsa. He struck out five and allowed only one run.
High-A Great Lakes
A couple of home runs from the Loons helped guide them to a 6-3 victory over the Captains. Leonel Valera got things started in the first inning with a solo homer, giving the Loons the lead. It was his ninth of the season.
With a three-run lead in the seventh, Andy Pages hit his 14th homer of the season to give GL a 6-2 lead. His 14 home runs lead all Dodgers minor-leaguers. Hey, thanks Arte Moreno! Still only 20 years old, Pages is one of the bright young prospects in the entire Dodgers system.
Low-A Rancho Cucamonga
The bats went quiet, as Rancho totaled only four hits in their 8-2 loss agains the Giants. The bright spot of the day was Diego Cartaya hitting his seventh homer in only 19 games. The 19-year-old has been tearing it up, as he has 22 RBI and an OPS of above 1.100.
Carlos Duran got roughed up, as he allowed five runs in his three innings of work.
- Great Lakes Loons activated catcher Chase Barbary
- Great Lakes Loons placed catcher Carson Taylor on the 7-day injured list retroactive to June 24
4:05 p.m. PT: Dodgers (Mike Kickham) at Skeeters (Peter Solomon)
4:05 p.m. PT: Captains (Kevin Coulter) at Loons (Alec Gamboa)
5:05 p.m. PT: Cardinals (Domingo Robles) at Drillers (Andre Jackson)
6:00 p.m. PT: Quakes (TBA) at Giants (TBA)