Player of the day
Ryan January provided half of the offense for the Loons on Saturday, as he drove in six runs. His six RBI were the most he’s had in a game this season, topping his previous best of four. They were also a career-high for him.
Four of those runs came off of one swing, as he hit a grand slam in the fourth inning.
Ryan January, lefty on lefty grand slam for Great Lakes! pic.twitter.com/cq1BLoCOr9— Josh Thomas (@jokeylocomotive) August 22, 2021
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The OKC Dodgers scored 11 runs in the third inning. 99.99999% of the time, a team that scores 11 runs in one inning will win a baseball game. However, the impossible happened. Although OKC scored 11 runs, they fell to the Sugar Land Skeeters (Astros) 12-11. The only problem for the Dodgers was the fact they were scoreless in their other eight innings.
After taking an 11-0 lead in the third, the Skeeters responded with six runs to cut the lead in half. They chipped away at the lead, eventually taking the lead in the eighth inning.
The third inning featured a lot for OKC. There were six hits and four walks. Tony Wolters hit a three-run homer and Sheldon Neuse hit a grand slam.
The game was called due to rain after the seventh inning, as the Drillers fell to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Royals) 4-1.
Clayton Beeter made his Tulsa debut and looked great. He tossed three innings and allowed one run. Beeter also had four strikeouts and one walk. This is a name to keep an eye on as Beeter continues to climb through the Dodgers’ system. In 24 games this season, he has a 3.12 ERA with 59 strikeouts in only 40 innings.
High-A Great Lakes
A big game from Ryan January helped the Loons take down the Lansing Lugnuts (Athletics) 12-5. For the game, January had six runs driven in and had three hits.
Joe Vranesh put the Loons on the board in the third inning, hitting a two-run homer to tie the game at two. An inning later, January hit a grand slam to put Great Lakes up 6-3. Brandon Lewis then got in on the homer barrage, hitting his 14th with the Loons and 25th overall on the season. Oh, on the topic of Lewis, he also hit another home run in the seventh inning. So yeah, he now has 26 total on the season.
Low-A Rancho Cucamonga
It was a quiet night for the Quakes, as they totaled only three hits in their 3-2 loss to the San Jose Giants. Jose Ramos had a two-run double, and those were the only runs Rancho would score on the night.
Andre Jackson pitched for the Quakes, remaining close to Dodger Stadium as LA will likely need him again sometime soon. He allowed one run in 5 2⁄3 innings of action. Jackson struck out five and walked one.
- Tulsa Drillers activated RHP Guillermo Zuniga from the 7-day injured list.
- Sugar Land 12, Oklahoma City 11
- Northwest Arkansas 4, Tulsa 1
- Great Lakes 12, Lansing 5
- San Jose 3, Rancho Cucamonga 2
- 10:05 a.m. PT: Lansing (Reid Birlingmair) at Great Lakes (Alec Gamboa)
- 11:05 a.m. PT: Northwest Arkansas (TBA) at Tulsa (Landon Knack)
- 4:05 p.m. PT: Oklahoma City (Edwin Uceta) at Sugar Land (TBA)
- 5:00 p.m. PT: San Jose (TBA) at Rancho Cucamonga (TBA)