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River Ryan Makes OKC Debut

Tacoma Rainiers (Seattle) 9 – OKC Dodgers 7

River Ryan was making his AAA debut and it did not go well.  3.0 IP, 6 hits, 7 runs (all earned), 2 BB, 7K.  6 of the 7 runs came via the HR:  a grand slam and a 2-run shot.

Alec Gamboa could not find the strike zone in this one.  In 1.1 IP, he gave up 6 BB, and it turned into 1 run.

Tyson Miller got the next 1.2 and allowed the 9th run on a HR.

The pitching was not good, but the bats came to play.  OKC outhit Tacoma 14 to 8, but the HRs were the difference.

Key Offensive Performers:

  • Drew Avans – 1-4, 1 BB, 1 RBI, double (26)
  • Miguel Vargas – 2-4, 1 BB, 1 run, 1 RBI, double (13)
  • Jorbit Vivas – 2-4, 1 BB,
  • David Dahl – 3-5, 2 runs, 2 RBI, double (26)
  • Yonny Hernández – 3-5, 1 run, 1 RBI
  • Steven Duggar – 2-4, 1 run, 2 RBI, double (26)


Box Score


Corpus Christi Hooks (Houston) 7 – Tulsa Drillers 1

This is the final week of the AA season, and the Drillers, not in the playoffs, are playing like they just want to go home.  They are 0-11 in the month of September.  The 11 game losing streak is the second longest in the 46 years of the Tulsa franchise.

After 2 games in the series, the Hooks have scored 19 runs on 28 hits, while the Drillers 1 run on 8 hits.

For a team that started the season with starting pitchers:

  • Emmet Sheehan (MLB)
  • Nick Frasso (OKC)
  • Landon Knack (OKC)
  • Nick Nastrini (CWS AAA)
  • Kyle Hurt (MLB/OKC)
  • River Ryan (OKC)

They are now down to:

  • Kendall Williams
  • Ben Casparius
  • Orlando Ortiz-Mayr

They are starting openers Trevor Bettencourt and Robbie Peto.

Jorbit Vivas was promoted to OKC.  Eddys Leonard was traded to Detroit…for cash.  Leonard was immediately promoted to AAA with Detroit, and is proving to be well spent cash by Detroit. For Toledo (Detroit AAA), in 139 PA, Eddys is batting .303/.388/.555/.943 with 9 doubles and 7 HR.

Diego Cartaya never got untracked, and will end the season on the IL…again.  Neither did Kody Hoese or Brandon Lewis.  José Ramos has shown power, but has not improved over last year.  In fact he has probably regressed.

In this game, 29 year old MiLB FA Trevor Bettencourt (RHRP) started and went 2.1 IP allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 4 hits, 1 BB, 1 K.  Jake Pilarski (1.2 IP) and Braydon Fisher (2.0 IP) pitched thru the 6th without allowing a run.  Sauryn Lao allowed a 3-run HR and Antonio Knowles allowed a solo HR to finish the scoring.

The Drillers run was scored after a Hamlet Marte BB, a WP, and a double from 24 year old OF Ismael Alcantara.  It was his 5th double since he was promoted to AA on June 29.

Alcantara had 2 hits and 24 year old catcher Carson Taylor had the Drillers other hit.

I am sure the season can’t end quick enough for the Drillers or their players.

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I thought it was a Shakespearean insult.


Quality response.


Curious what the AA rotation will be to start next year. Time to be aggressive with some guys?


7 Ks in 3 IP. That’s good.

Anybody want to talk about last nights fiasco. 3 for 30, 0 for 4 WRISP, 13 Ks. Dodgers Nonce was invalid.

San Diego 20 games out and they are laughing and clowning in the dugout. I guess beating the Dodgers is good enough for them.


Can’t edit this message either.

nonce: the present, or immediate, occasion or purpose 

Dodgers nonce: the immediate purpose for the month of September is keep everyone healthy. The October pitching strategy is still TBD.

The Dodgers don’t even need to play .500 ball to win the West. They know it I know it and the American people know it. The bullpen needs to be rested enough to pitch 4-5 innings every day in October. I still believe we will need to average more than 6 runs per game to get to November.


The Dodger offense worked at a snell’s pace last night. A trail between the batter’s box and the dugout was clearly visible. The Dodger hitting recipe needed a lot more salt. The offense needs to put the pedal to the metal to make this-car-go.

Pepiot is awesome when he keeps the ball down. He didn’t do that enough last night.

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Wish I wrote that.

A+ Fred.

Pepiot made several mistakes within the strike zone and that lineup jumped on them. Our offense didn’t score 8. We lose.


Thanks Badger. Can STB match it?


All you all three the same person?


Brothers from another mother.

Singing the Blue

I couldn’t get close, Fred. That one should be framed and hung at Cooperstown.


Excellent, we ought to book you on the tonight show with Johnny Carson! No wait, he’s dead.


Red Sox fired Chaim Bloom today. Turned the game off after Kelly gave up 2. There were more entertaining things to watch like The Sopranos re-runs.

Fred Vogel

I watched Soprano reruns as well.

Singing the Blue

Are we ready to welcome Chaim to the Dodger front office? An AF/CB reunion would not surprise me, since I don’t expect Bloom to get another head of baseball ops offer quite yet (although I do expect he’ll get one eventually).

I think he was hamstrung by Boston ownership and their tight purse strings and now he’s a convenient scapegoat. I wonder how long Alex Cora’s shelf life is in Beantown?

Singing the Blue

Saw this from Jeff Passan after I posted the above comment:

Over the 15-year stretch during which they won four World Series, here were the Boston Red Sox’s payroll ranks in those years: 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 1st.

Over the last four years, they have been under the CBT three times and their payroll this year is 11th.

But it was the GM’s fault.”


next time come heavy or don’t come at all



 “Is this a woman thing? You ask me how I’m feeling. I tell you how I’m feeling, and now you’re going to torture me with it.” — Tony Soprano

It resonated with me at the time.

Last edited 10 months ago by Badger

Tony was a very disturbed individual. But I loved the show. Gandolfini died way too soon. See his turn as the warden of a military prison in The Last Castle with Redford and Mark Ruffalo. He was very good in the part. Paulie Walnuts was looney tunes, and Junior, Dominic Chianese, actually had an excellent singing voice. AJ would have never made it past puberty with me with all that backtalk.


Christopher and Paulie what a great scene.
After Tony Paulie was my favorite character

Last edited 10 months ago by nonicnamebumfan
Scott Andes

This was one of the best episodes

Singing the Blue

I may be in the minority, Jeff, but if putting some advertising up here would help you defray what seem to be pretty heavy costs, I say go for it. I’d happily work my way around the ads to make sure I can visit every day and you don’t lose your house in the process.


I too am ok with it.


My first question would be why include twitter?

Scott Andes

Several thousands per year? yeesh who are you hosting with Jeff?

It costs me around several hundred if that to keep LADR running. Keep in mind though as other people at other places like to point out that very few people read my site anymore these days, but still. and my host is one of the more expensive hosts. I am able to make a few bucks without running adds. I used to run adds, but took them down years ago as they weren’t making me much money anyways.

I can share my strategies with you if you like. I’m able to make enough dollars to offset the costs of keeping the site running, I.E. hosting and domain renewals. I do not pay for any plugins, I use freebies.


No problem with the ads. I deal with them on several levels. Facebook is worse.


I can live with some advertising Jeff. Defray your costs.


I had lunch today with Ted Raymond at Mugs here in Canon City. Talked baseball and some other topics. Very pleasant visit. Thanks Ted, I will get that CD burned and in the mail to you.

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