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07-01-2022 MiLB Summary

OKC Dodgers 8 vs El Paso Chihuahuas (Padres) 11 

On the Mound 

This was a tale of two Beau Burrows on the night.  In the 1st, he gave up 3 singles, a walk, and a double to score 4.  In the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, he surrendered 3 BBs but nothing else.  Then in the 5th, a single, walk, and double scores 2.  The last batter he faced laced a double to score the 7th run off Burrows.

Mark Washington entered the fifth and got the final out.  He retired the side with nothing across in the 6th.  In his 6th game at OKC, Washington has pitched 5.2 innings, he has allowed 3 hits, 1 walk, and 4 Ks.  His ERA remains a spotless 0.00.

Garrett Cleavinger entered the 7th.  With one out, he walked a batter and then gave up back to back HRs.  In the 9th, Marshall Kasowski walked the bases loaded and a sac fly brought in the 11th run.


At the Plate

The game started out very promisingly.  Drew Avans walked, Miguel Vargas doubled, and Michael Busch singled.  After three hitters, the Dodgers had a 2-0 lead without an out.  But that was it for the inning.

In the 4th, Jacob Amaya drew a BB and Tomás Telis hit into a force out.  Omar Estevez doubled Telis to 3rd, and he scored on a Drew Avans infield single to draw within one run.

In the 5th Jason Martin hit a solo leadoff HR (14) to tie the game at 4-4.  In the 6th, down by 3, Omar Estevez reached on a fielding error.  Miguel Vargas hit his 2nd double to score Estevez, and Jason Martin hit his 2nd HR of the game (his 15th) to tie the score again.


In the 9th, Jason Martin doubled to lead off the inning.  With two outs, Jacob Amaya singled to plate Martin.  But as the game ended, the Dodgers found themselves at the wrong end of an 11-8 score.

OKC had 14 hits led by a 4-4 night, 11 total bases, and 3 RBIs for Jason MartinMiguel Vargas, Jacob Amaya, and Tomás Telis had two each.


Player of the Game

Seriously now?  Okay, let’s go with Jason Martin.


Box Score



Arkansas Travelers (Seattle) 3 vs Great Lakes Loons 9

On the Mound 

John Rooney pitched 5.2 scoreless innings to start the game, before a third single in the 6th gave the Travelers their 1st run.  Keegan Curtis relieved Rooney with 2 inherited runners, and got the third out stranding both runners.  Curtis continued to pitch a perfect 7th inning.


Jose Hernandez followed Curtis in the 8th, and gave up 3 hits and a walk for 2 runs.  Gus Varland relieved Hernandez and struck out the only batter he faced.  Jordan Leasure pitched a 1-2-3 9th inning.


At the Plate

In a 0-0 game in the 4th, Kody Hoese followed a BB and HBP with a 3-run HR (4).  Brandon Lewis homered (6) in the 5th as did Jeren Kendall (5).

The HRs kept on coming in the 6th with an Andy Pages solo HR (13) and Ryan Ward with a 2-run HR (16).

With an 8-1 lead in the 7th, Leonel Valera hit a triple and scored on a ground out.

The Loons blasted 5 HRs in the game.  Kody Hoese, Ryan Ward, Brandon Lewis, Jeren Kendall, and Leonel Valera each had 2 hits.


Player of the Game

With a HR, double, and 3 RBIs, Kody Hoese gets the acclaim.

Box Score



Daytona Dragons (Reds) 8 vs Great Lakes Loons 11 

On the Mound

Ben Casparius led a group of 6 pitchers to the hill.  Only the 6th pitcher, Braydon Fisher, did not allow a run.  In the 2nd inning, Casparius gave up a 2 run HR, and proceeded to walk three batters.  Robbie Peto relieved Casparius and immediately gave up a 2-run single.  Peto allowed a solo HR in the 3rd, and the Dragons had a 5-0 lead after 3.

In the 5th with Antonio Knowles on the bump, Jose Torres reached on a fielding error.  Torres stole 2nd and 3rd and scored on a throwing error on the steal.

After the Loons got close, Cole Duensing came on in relief in the 6th and surrendered a lead off HR to give the Dragons a 7-5 lead.

The Loons climbed back to within on in the 8th, and Julian Smith relieved Duensing.  He gave up a lead off double, a SB, and Sac Fly to give the Dragons a 8-6 lead.  Fisher pitched a scoreless 9th and a Loons win.


At the Plate

Down 6-0 in the 4th, José Ramos walked and moved to second on an Imanol Vargas single.  Jonny DeLuca doubled to score Ramos and Vargas moved to 3rdKekai Rios singled home Vargas and DeLuca.  With two outs, Eddys Leonard singled and Rios scored on a throwing error.

In the 5th, Alex De Jesus and José Ramos both singled.  De Jesus scored after a BB and HBP forced in a run.

In the 7th, Kekai Rios continued his hot day with a 2-out HR (4).

With the score 8-6, the Loons broke it open in the 8th.  With one out, Eddys Leonard singled and was followed by a Diego Cartaya double.  Alex De Jesus drew a BB to load the bases.  Leonard scored when Ramos was HBP.  Then the big blow…a grand slam by Imanol Vargas, his tenth HR.  After the inning, the Loons have an 11-8 lead, which was also the final score.

Eddys Leonard and Imanol Vargas had 3 hits and 4 RBIs.  José Ramos and Kekai Rios had a pair of hits and Rios had 4 RBIs).


Player of the Game

Kekai Rios had a big game, but it is hard to go against a game winning Grand Slam for Imanol Vargas.



Box Score


Visalia Rawhide (DBacks) 2 vs Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 7 

On the Mound

Benony Robles started an pitched 4.0 scoreless innings.  Robles only got into the 5th one other time this year (April 27).  In the 5th, he got two outs, but also walked two.  Osvanni Gutierrez entered to stop the threat, but he surrendered a 2-run double, before getting the final out.

Carlos De Los Santos, Christian Suarez, and Madison Jeffrey shut down the Rawhide with 4 scoreless innings to finish up the game.


At the Plate 

Jake Vogel singled, stole 2nd and 3rdLuis Yanel Diaz walked and stole 2ndVogel scored and Diaz went to third on a Damon Keith ground out.  Gaige Howard singled home Diaz and a 2-0 lead.

In the 4th, after a Luis Yanel Diaz single and a Damon Keith BB, Griffin Lockwood-Powell slugged a 3-run HR (3) and a 5-0 lead.

Austin Gauthier walked and went to 2B on a WP.  Gauthier scored on a single by Diaz.

In the 7th, Kenneth Betancourt walked and went to 2B on a WP and scored on a Luis Yanel Diaz.  Sound familiar?


Player of the Game

Luis Yanel Diaz went 3-3, 1 walk, 2 RBIs, scored 2 runs, and stole 4 bases to top it off.  He now has 24 SB on the season.


Box Score




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