Dodgers Secure Second Straight Walk-Off Win
Oklahoma City Dodgers – 9 Sugar Land Space Cowboys – 8 (10 innings) Wednesday, June 8, 2022 – Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark – Oklahoma City, Okla. Game Summary: The Oklahoma City Dodgers scored eight runs over the final three innings, including four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to
Oklahoma City Dodgers – 9
Sugar Land Space Cowboys – 8
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 – Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark – Oklahoma City, Okla.
Game Summary: The Oklahoma City Dodgers scored eight runs over the final three innings, including four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie the score and then three runs in the bottom of the 10th inning, to secure a 9-8 walk-off win against the Sugar Land Space Cowboys Wednesday afternoon at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. With the Dodgers trailing, 8-6, in the 10th inning, Drew Avans hit a one-out RBI single into center field. Michael Busch followed and hit the first pitch of his at-bat off the left field fence for a game-winning two-run double. Sugar Land took 2-0 lead in the first inning, but OKC’s Jason Martin hit a solo homer run in the second inning to trim the lead to one run. The Space Cowboys (21-35) scored a run in the sixth inning and added three more runs in the top of the eighth inning to take a 6-1 lead. Martin connected on a RBI double in the eighth inning to kick-start the Dodgers comeback. The Dodgers (34-22) went on to load the bases in the bottom of the ninth inning before Miguel Vargas drew a walk to make it 6-2. Jake Lamb followed with a bases-clearing double to tie the game and force extra innings. The Space Cowboys scored two runs in the top of the inning without a hit before the Dodgers responded with three runs in the bottom of the ninth as the Dodgers went on to secure their second consecutive walk-off win.
-Wednesday marked the Dodgers second consecutive walk-off win in as many games after a walk-off home run by Max Muncy in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night. Wednesday was also OKC’s fourth walk-off win of the season.
-Wednesday was OKC’s second extra-inning game of the season, although it was the first game to extend to 10 innings as the team’s first extra-inning game this season occurred in a seven-inning game as part of a doubleheader. The Dodgers won in extra innings at home for the first time since Aug. 17, 2018 against Iowa (6-4 win in 11 innings). Prior to Wednesday, the Dodgers had lost seven straight extra-inning games at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
-The four runs scored by the Dodgers in the ninth inning Wednesday marked the team’s largest comeback in its final at-bat since a 13-12 victory against Omaha April 16, 2019 in OKC when the Dodgers entered the ninth inning trailing, 12-7, before scoring six runs in the ninth inning for a walk-off win. Wednesday was the team’s first win when trailing after eight innings this season and first since June 28, 2021 at Sugar Land when the Dodgers scored twice in the ninth inning to tie the game before winning, 5-4, in 11 innings.
-The Dodgers have won three straight games for the first time since May 21-24 and have also won five of their last six games. They also own a 2-0 series lead for the first time since April 19-20 in Sacramento…The Dodgers also snapped a stretch of five straight home losses in day games at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
-Tomás Telis recorded a game-high three hits and has now hit safely in five straight games, going 8-for-19 with two RBI…Drew Avans, Jake Lamb and Jason Martin each finished with multi-hit games as well for OKC.
-Infielder Miguel Vargas extended his hitting streak to a season-best nine games with a double in the first inning. He also drew a bases-loaded walk and scored a run. During the nine-game stretch, he is 10-for-37 with a homer, four doubles and nine RBI. His streak is tied for third-longest by a Dodgers player this season.
-The Dodgers recorded their highest run total in four games (10-4 win June 3 in Round Rock) and their highest hit total (13) since compiling 16 hits May 17 against El Paso in OKC…Eight of the Dodgers’ hits went for extra bases, including a season-high seven doubles. The team also homered in a fifth consecutive game.
-Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Max Muncy continued a Major League Rehab Assignment Wednesday afternoon and was held 0-for-4 before he was replaced by Ty Kelly in the eighth inning. Through four games with OKC, Muncy is 2-for-14 with a home run, three walks and two RBI. He was placed on the 10-day Injured List May 28 with left elbow inflammation.
-Wednesday’s game started after a delay of 1 hour, 26 minutes due to rain.
What’s Next: The Dodgers and Space Cowboys continue their series at 6:05 p.m. Thursday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Tickets are available at okcdodgers.com/tickets. Live radio coverage of each OKC Dodgers game begins 15 minutes before first pitch on AM 1340 "The Game," 1340thegame.com and through the free iHeartRadio or MiLB First Pitch apps. All OKC Dodgers games are also available streamed live on MiLB.TV with a subscription.