While the MLB All-Star Game was taking place, the minor-league games were in full swing.
Player of the day
Remember Matt Davidson from Spring Training? The hitter who we thought potentially could become a two-way player? Well, he’s not pitching in Oklahoma City but he’s been hitting. He hit two home runs yesterday to give him 11 on the season.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Two home runs from Matt Davidson proved to be the difference maker, as the Dodgers took down the El Paso Chihuahuas (Padres) 3-1. Davidson hit his first homer of the night in the second inning, a solo shot to put the Dodgers up a run. With the game tied at one a piece, he hit his second solo shot of the night in the fourth to give OKC the 2-1 lead.
Brusdar Graterol threw a 1-2-3 ninth inning to notch his first save of the season. He had two strikeouts.
Two big innings from the Drillers were all they needed, as they defeated the Wichita Wind Surge (Twins) 7-2. After falling behind 2-0, the Drillers jumped ahead in the third inning thanks to a three-run inning. With two on and two out, Michael Busch crushed his 10th home run of the season to put Tulsa ahead 3-2.
Michael Busch hit his 10th homer for Tulsa, a 3 run shot, and ended up reaching base three times today in five PAs pic.twitter.com/kl2LlkzvRH— Josh Thomas (@jokeylocomotive) July 14, 2021
Tulsa then scored four more runs in the seventh inning. After two quick outs, back-to-back hitters reached base. Carlos Rincon then doubled them both in, giving the Drillers a 5-2 lead. Hunter Feduccia followed with a two-run home run to give them a four-run lead.
Gerardo Carrillo tossed 5 1⁄3 innings. He allowed two runs on three hits and struck out five.
High-A Great Lakes
Low-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes couldn’t pull off the victory in extra innings, as they fell to the Inland Empire 66ers (Angels) 7-4 in 11 innings. The game headed to extras tied at three and both teams failed to score a run in the 10th. The 66ers capitalized in the 11th, as they scored four runs to put them on top, 7-3. RC answered back with a run of their own in the bottom half of the inning, but they couldn’t pull off the comeback.
- Rancho Cucamonga Quakes sent RHP Michael Martinez on a rehab assignment to ACL Dodgers
10:05 am PT: Tulsa (TBA) at Wichita (TBA)
3:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBA) at Dayton (TBA)
TBA: Great Lakes at Dayton
6:30 p.m. PT: Inland Empire (TBA) at Rancho Cucamonga (TBA)