Salt Lake Bees (70-77) at Oklahoma City Dodgers (81-66)
Game #148 of 150/Home #73 of 75
Pitching Probables: SL-RHP Davis Daniel (6-6, 4.48) vs. OKC-RHP Gavin Stone (1-1, 1.56)
Monday, September 26, 2022 | Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark | Oklahoma City, Okla. | 7:05 p.m. CT
Radio: KGHM-AM 1340 The Game, 1340thegame.com, iHeartRadio; Video: MiLB.tv
Today’s Game: The Oklahoma City Dodgers open their final series of the season at 7:05 p.m. against the Salt Lake Bees at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Three games remain on the Dodgers’ 2022 schedule as the team is playing its first home game since Sept. 11 following a two-week road trip.
Last Game: The OKC Dodgers hit five home runs and racked up 18 hits to finish their series against the El Paso Chihuahuas with a 16-3 victory Sunday afternoon at Southwest University Park. Drew Avans started the home run barrage with a three-run shot in the third inning to open the scoring. Leading, 3-1, in the fifth inning, Avans hit a RBI triple and scored on a sacrifice fly by Ryan Noda. Kevin Pillar stepped up next and drilled a home run to center field to make it 6-1. A Jason Martin RBI single in the seventh inning extended the lead to 7-1 before the Chihuahuas scored two runs in the bottom of the inning. The Dodgers piled on nine runs over the final two innings. In the eighth inning, Noda hit a two-run homer and James Outman sent a towering three-run homer to right field to put OKC ahead, 12-3. In the ninth inning, Pillar nearly hit his second homer with a RBI double to deep right field. Edwin Ríos followed with a three-run, opposite field home run to finish the scoring.
Today’s Probable Pitcher: Gavin Stone (1-1) makes his sixth start with OKC, but just his second at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark…Stone last started Sept. 20 in El Paso and earned his first Triple-A win, allowing one run and three hits over 6.0 innings with one walk and seven strikeouts. Stone needed just 58 pitches to complete his six frames. The only run he allowed was on a solo homer by Taylor Kohlwey in the fourth inning – just the third home run allowed in 115.2 total innings across three levels of the Dodgers minor league system this season…Between his time with High-A Great Lakes, Double-A Tulsa and OKC, Stone owns a 1.56 ERA – first among all qualified pitchers in the full-season Minor Leagues. He leads all Dodgers minor leaguers in ERA, ranks second with 157…