Wednesday recap – Joe Musgrove twirled seven strong innings and the Grizzlies broke open a scoreless game in the fifth while cruising to an 8-1 victory over Oklahoma City on Wednesday afternoon. The right-hander, a top prospect in the Houston Astros organization, allowed five hits and one run while striking out seven and walking none to improve to 2-0. The Grizzlies are 3-0 in Musgrove’s three starts since he was promoted from Double-A Corpus Christi. Danny Worth and Preston Tucker had three hits apiece for Fresno (20-25), which recorded its third straight win to equal a season high.
Up next – In one of the season’s top pitching matchups, Fresno RH Brady Rodgers (2-3, 3.40 ERA) faces Oklahoma City LH Julio Urias (4-1, 1.10) at 7:05 p.m. Thursday in the final game of a four-game series at Chukchansi Park. Rogers has allowed three runs or fewer in four consecutive starts. Urias, baseball’s No. 1 pitching prospect, has been simply brilliant. The 19-year-old native of Culiacán, Mexico, has gone five straight starts without allowing an earned run.
On the mend – Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched four shutout innings in an MLB rehab start for Oklahoma City, allowing four hits and striking out three on 55 pitches. The game was 0-0 when Ryu exited. Outfielder Scott Van Slyke went 1 for 4 at DH.
Six pack – Fresno busted open a scoreless game with six runs in the fifth off Logan Bowcom (1-2), who replaced Ryu.
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Piling on – The Grizzlies have outscored the Dodgers 30-11 in the first three games, including 29-4 since Oklahoma City led 7-1 on Monday. Twenty-one of those 29 runs have scored with two out.
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