Dodger farm teams take Friday playoff 0-fer
By Cary Osborne
The Dodgers’ minor league partners went 0-4 in Friday postseason games.
Starting from the top, the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers are now on the brink of elimination after a 6-5 loss to Nashville in the Pacific Coast League playoffs.
Oklahoma City led 5-4 going into the bottom of the eighth.
Dodgers center fielder Corey Brown hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning and now has four homers in his last six games and two homers in the series. Dodgers top prospect Cody Bellinger went 2 for 4 and knocked in a run with a double. Second baseman Micah Johnson had two hits for the third time this series.
The Triple-A Dodgers now trail 2-1 in the best-of-five American Conference Finals and play Game 4 in Nashville on Saturday.
The defending California League champions are out of the playoffs. High-A Rancho Cucamonga lost 21-6 to the Lancaster JetHawks on Friday, one night after losing 17-11. They lost the best-of-three series 2-1.
Low-A Great Lakes led Bowling Green 6-2 after three innings, but couldn’t hold onto the advantage and lost 8-6. That series is now even at one win apiece. The deciding Game 3 is today at Bowling Green. The big shot for the Loons came off the bat of 2015 10th-rounder and center fielder Logan Landon who hit a 401-foot two-run homer in the third inning. Fellow outfielder Darien Tubbs also hit a two-run homer.
Luis Paz and D.J. Peters provided a lot of sock for the Ogden Raptors, but the Dodgers’ Rookie League partner lost 6-5 to Orem in the Game 1 of the first-round of the Pioneer League playoffs. The Brazilian Paz hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning and a leadoff homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to pull the Raptors to within one run. Peters went 4 for 5.
The best of three series continues today with Game 2 in Ogden.