Two minor leaguers in the Dodgers’ organization received player of the week honors for their performances August 9-15. Ryan Ward won hitter of the week for High-A Central and Gavin Stone won pitcher of the week for Low-A West.
Double the fun for the @greatlakesloons' Ryan Ward.— Minor League Baseball (@MiLB) August 15, 2021
The slugger stands second in the High-A Central with 20 roundtrippers. pic.twitter.com/Qb7z9V3bAX
Ward, an outfielder for Great Lakes has 20 homers on the season after hitting a pair for the Loons Sunday afternoon. In five games this last week, Ward went 8-for-21 (.381) with four home runs and eight RBIs while scoring nine runs.
The 23-year-old is hitting .292/.366/.545 on the year and he also has 15 doubles, three triples and eight stolen bases to go along with all those taters.
For Stone, it’s the second pitcher of the week honor in the past three weeks. Both versions were earned by tossing six scoreless innings.
Gavin Stone's career high 12 Ks from his 6.0 scoreless innings for Rancho Cucamonga. Stone cruised tonight, needing just 73 pitches to get his 18 outs, and he struck out the side in the 1st, 2nd, and 4th innings. pic.twitter.com/W1Qskhhnp3— Josh Thomas (@jokeylocomotive) August 14, 2021
It was a career night for the 22-year-old righty, scattering four hits Friday while striking out 12 without allowing a walk. Stone has allowed two or less earned runs in six of his eight starts since the calendar flipped to July, striking out 56 in 36.2 innings pitched and only four walks.
The only game on the schedule in the Dodgers minors was rained out between Oklahoma City and Round Rock (Rangers). The Monday night game will be made up as a doubleheader in September.
- 4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Lansing (TBD)
- 5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Yefry Ramírez) vs. Round Rock (Yerry Rodriguez)
- 5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (TBD) vs. NW Arkansas (TBD)
- 6:30 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Kendall Williams) vs San Jose (Prelander Berroa)