The Dodgers will be represented well at the 2021 MLB All-Star Futures Game. Both Andre Jackson and Michael Busch will appear in the game. Both players are currently with the Tulsa Drillers.
Jackson, 25, was selected by the Dodgers in the 12th round of the 2017 MLB Draft. In 2021, he owns a 3.77 ERA and has 59 strikeouts in 43 innings. He’s currently on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster.
Busch, 23, was selected by the Dodgers in the first round of the 2019 MLB Draft. In 43 games this season he’s hitting .219 with an OPS of .747. He has six home runs and 14 RBI.
The Futures Game will be played Sunday, July 11, at Coors Field. First pitch is at 12:00 p.m. PT.
Player of the day
Keibert Ruiz had himself quite a day, as he hit two home runs on Thursday. His second was a go-ahead grand slam that gave the Dodgers the lead in the sixth inning.
On the season for OKC, Ruiz already has 11 home runs and has driven in 28 runs. He’s done that in only 32 games. His previous high in homers was 12, which he did in Tulsa back in 2018 over the course of 101 games.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Nearly half of the offense came from Keibert Ruiz, as he drove in five runs in OKC’s 11-8 victory over the Salt Lake Bees (Angels). Ruiz’s runs driven in came off the bat of two home runs. His first homer was a solo shot in the first inning. His next was by far his biggest hit, as he crushed a grand slam in the sixth inning to give the Dodgers an 8-6 lead.
His grand slam was part of a 10 RUN inning from OKC. They entered the sixth inning trailing 6-1, but entered the seventh inning leading 11-6. A few batters after Ruiz crushed a grand slam, Matt Davidson hit a three-run home run.
Mitch White started and gave the Dodgers three scoreless innings. He allowed only one hit and struck out three. Scott Alexander pitched in what is likely his final appearance in OKC, as he’s eligible to be reinstated from the 60-day IL this weekend. He tossed a scoreless inning.
Their game was rained out.
High-A Great Lakes
Three runs from the Loons in the 10th inning helped give them the 6-3 victory over the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres). With the game tied entering extras, a James Outman single and sacrifice fly put GL ahead by one run. After two more runners reached base, Brandon Lewis singled in two runs to put the Loons up by three.
Jesus Vargas went five innings and allowed two runs. He had four strikeouts and zero walks.
Low-A Rancho Cucamonga
For the second consecutive night, the Quakes couldn’t do much at the plate as they fell to the Fresno Grizzlies (Rockies) 4-2. A night after having only three hits, the Quakes had only two. Their lone hits and runs were home runs in the eighth inning, which by the way broke up the current no-hitter taking place.
Sauryn Lao and Wladimir Chalo hit back-to-back solo homers to cut their deficit to two runs.
- Edward Cuello assigned to Tulsa Drillers from Oklahoma City Dodgers
2:05 p.m. PT: Arkansas (Brandon Williamson) at Tulsa (Andre Jackson)
TBA Game 2: Arkansas at Tulsa
4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Alec Gamboa) at Fort Wayne (Ethan Elliott)
5:05 p.m. PT: Salt Lake at Oklahoma City (Mike Kickham)
6:50 p.m. PT: Rancho Cucamonga (TBA) at Fresno (Mike Ruff)