Four of the Dodgers’ top five minor-league affiliates saw their regular seasons end Monday.
First, a couple noteworthy individual performances:
Onelki Garcia made his professional debut for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and struck out four of the six batters he faced in two perfect innings. The left-hander was the Dodgers’ third-round draft pick in June, but had not pitched since because of a delay in obtaining his work visa. Garcia defected from Cuba in 2010.
Tyler Ogle went 3-for-3 with a walk and four RBIs in his debut game at Triple-A Albuquerque. The catcher, a ninth-round draft pick in 2011 out of the University of Oklahoma, made stops in the Arizona League (.483 in 16 games), Midwest League (.210 in 18 games for Great Lakes), Pioneer League (.258 in 8 games for Ogden) before coming to Albuquerque when Tim Federowicz was called up by the Dodgers.
Leon Landry, a former Dodgers outfield prospect now playing for the Single-A High Desert Mavericks, clinched the California League batting title (.341). Landry was sent to the Seattle Mariners along with prospect Logan Bawcom in the trade that brought Brandon League to the Dodgers.
Triple-A Albuquerque (80-64) beat the Omaha Storm Chasers 4-3 to wrap up the Pacific Coast League American Southern division title. The Isotopes travel to Omaha to begin a best-of-five series against the Storm Chasers starting Wednesday.
Double-A Chattanooga (73-65) visits the Jacksonville Suns for a best-of-five playoff series beginning Thursday. The Lookouts lost their regular-season finale to the Birmingham Barons (remarkably, without allowing an earned run) Monday.
Single-A Rancho Cucamonga saw its season end with a 7-4 loss at Bakersfield. The Quakes (68-72) were tied for the final wild-card spot in the California League’s Southern Division and needed a win and a Lake Elsinore loss to clinch a playoff berth. Lake Elsinore won its game against the Inland Empire 66ers.
Low-A Great Lakes (67-73) lost its final regular-season game Monday.
Rookie-league Ogden (42-30) has already clinched a playoff berth with three games left in its regular season.