The Zephyrs got three hits and three RBI from Reid Brignac and benefited from a wild Oklahoma City bullpen to rally with seven runs in the final two innings to earn a 10-4 victory on Wednesday afternoon.
Brignac, making his first appearance for New Orleans since the first weekend of the season, went 3-for-4 and plated the go-ahead runs in a four-run seventh inning with a bloop single over third base. He singled in the first and the fourth, matching his hit total for the entire season. He had two hits in 10 at-bats over the season’s first three games with the Zephyrs before being called up to Miami on April 13. With the Marlins, Brignac managed just one hit in 13 at-bats over 17 games.
Brandon Bantz also had three hits for the Zephyrs and scored a pair of runs, as the Z’s pounded out 10 hits.
After Zach Lee yielded three Zephyrs’ runs over the first six innings, he handed the ball to the Dodgers bullpen, which proceeded to walk seven over the final two innings with a pair of wild pitches thrown in.
Ramon Trancoso only managed to get one out in the seventh, allowing three runs on just one hit, and Josh Ravin threw two wild pitches to bring home Z’s runs. David Aardsma only got two outs in the eighth inning, allowing two runs on three hits, with three walks.
The Zephyrs’ four-run seventh allowed Jose Urena to win his third game of the season. The right-hander went seven innings, allowing seven hits and four runs (two earned), while walking two and striking out two. Urena yielded a solo home run to O’Koyea Dickson in a four-run second inning for the Dodgers, who got two runs in the frame from a Scott Sizemore fielding error and a wild pitch from Urena.
Fabian Williamson and Vin Mazzaro each tossed perfect innings out of the New Orleans bullpen to close it out.
Left-hander Adam Conley will oppose Randy Fontanez in Thursday’s contest as the Zephyrs look to win the series.