The performance boost for Keibert Ruiz continued when he hit his seventh homer of the season for OKC. He’s hit that number in just 20 games, averaging a home almost every three games.
We’ve seen him with lightning bolts before, but never quite like that. He hit two homers in 56 games in 2016, then eight in 101 games in 2017. In 2019, his last full minor league season, Ruiz had six in 85 games. When you combine his brief stint with the big league club this season, he has eight homers out of 88 on bats.
I’ve never been great at math, but that comes out to a home run every 11 in bats. That’s pretty, pretty good.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers’ rally in the ninth inning came back just 4: 3 behind El Paso. The end of the ninth reached OKC 4-1. Elliot Soto led the inning individually, but consecutive outs led the Dodgers to their final out.
Keibert Ruiz is his seventh homer of the season and reduces OKC’s deficit to just one run.
Unfortunately, the rally ended there when Steven Souza Jr. got out to finish the game.
Markus Solbach had a tough time for the Dodgers when he got three runs on eight hits in 3. allowed 2/3rd Innings of work. Alex Vesia threw an inning from the bullpen, which resulted in two hits and a run.
Rangel Ravelo update
We now have a reason we haven’t heard from Rangel Ravelo lately. The 29-year-old, who beat over .400 in the OKC, has not appeared in a game since June 7th. Well, it won’t appear in any other.
Unfortunately, although he was clearly the best hitter in the Triple-A, the Dodgers didn’t have a place for him in their big league roster. So he decided to play baseball in Japan.
It’s a real shame because I would have loved to see him get an opportunity. I thank him for this decision and wish him the best of luck!
Scores on Monday
4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBA) in Lansing (TBA)
4:10 p.m. PT: Tulsa (Andre Jackson) in northwest Arkansas (Alejandro Requena)
5:05 p.m. PT: El Paso (Jesse Schloltens) in Oklahoma City (Yefry Ramírez)
6:30 p.m. PT: Visalia (Austin Pope) at Rancho Cucamonga (Gavin Stone)