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Jackson's Strong Start Not Enough in Round Rock

Andre Jackson allowed one run over a season-high six innings (Oklahoma City Dodgers)
June 1, 2022

Round Rock Express – 4 Oklahoma City Dodgers – 0 Wednesday, June 1, 2022 – Dell Diamond – Round Rock, Texas Game Summary: Former Oklahoma City Dodger Willie Calhoun hit two home runs, and one night after being kept off the scoreboard, the Round Rock Express returned the favor with

Round Rock Express – 4

Oklahoma City Dodgers – 0

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 – Dell Diamond – Round Rock, Texas

Game Summary: Former Oklahoma City Dodger Willie Calhoun hit two home runs, and one night after being kept off the scoreboard, the Round Rock Express returned the favor with a 4-0 shutout against the Oklahoma City Dodgers Wednesday at Dell Diamond. The game was scoreless until the bottom of the sixth inning when Calhoun connected on a solo home run to give the Express (30-20) their first run of the series. The Dodgers (29-21) missed out on an opportunity to tie the game in the eighth inning following a leadoff double by Jake Lamb, who advanced to third base with one out before the next two batters struck out. Calhoun went deep again in the eighth inning, parking a three-run homer into the OKC bullpen in right field. Dodgers starting pitcher Andre Jackson allowed one run over six strong innings but took a tough-luck loss.

Of Note:

-The Dodgers have lost five of their last seven games overall with Wednesday’s defeat. In their five losses, they’ve combined for 10 runs and have been shut out twice. Even with the loss, OKC is still 7-3 in its last 10 road games and 5-2 in the last seven games at Dell Diamond. The Express broke a tie with the Dodgers for the best record in the Pacific Coast League and now stand at 30-20.

-The Dodgers were shut out in a nine-inning game for the first time since May 6, 2021, also at Dell Diamond (6-0). The team had gone 168 consecutive nine-inning games scoring at least one run until Wednesday. The Dodgers’ overall streak of 171 straight games without being shut out came to an end just six days ago when they were defeated, 9-0, by Reno in a seven-inning game during the first game of a doubleheader May 26. Entering Wednesday, OKC had scored at least five runs in each of their first seven games at Dell Diamond for a total of 71 runs while batting .330 overall against the Express.

-Starting pitcher Andre Jackson completed 6.0 innings for the first time since July 30, 2019 with High-A Rancho Cucamonga, matching his career high. Prior to Wednesday, Jackson had not exceeded 4.0 innings in each of his first eight starts. Jackson allowed only one run on five hits, with three walks and two strikeouts, while inducing 12 groundouts. He threw an efficient 76 pitches, completing four of his six frames on 10 or fewer pitches and needing more than 13 pitches to complete an inning just once.

-The Dodgers went 1-for-15 with runners on base and 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position, stranding nine runners on base. The team had gone a combined 13-for-38 (.342) with runners on base and 10-for-24 (.417) with runners in scoring position over the previous two games.

-Ryan Noda went 1-for-3 with a walk. Over his last three games, Noda is 7-for-11 with two extra-base hits, four RBI and two walks.

-Michael Busch reached base three times with a single and two walks. Over his last three games, Busch is 4-for-12 with two walks.

-For the first time all season, Oklahoma City played in a game that was scoreless through the first five innings. It was just the second time they were involved in a game scoreless after four innings and the first time since Opening Night April 5 against Albuquerque.

What’s Next: The Dodgers will try and rebound when they meet the Express at 7:05 p.m. Thursday. 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.