Dennis Santana pitches minor league game of the year for Dodgers

Dennis Santana hasn’t had the greatest success at Tulsa since being promoted a few months ago but he saved his best for the biggest moment of the season.

Tulsa went with four starters before calling on Dennis Santana in game five of a series tied at two games a piece. Santana responded with seven shutout innings, giving up only three hits, two walks, while striking out a career high eleven.

With the victory the Tulsa Drillers move onto the next round:

as the Drillers beat Northwest Arkansas, 6-1, in the decisive fifth game of the North Division finals. He gave up three hits and two walks while plunking a batter in his first scoreless outing since joining Tulsa at the end of July.

“The fastball just had so much run to it and the curveball he throws was unhittable and the change was plus for him tonight,” Drillers manager Scott Hennessey said. “He threw three pitches for strikes, stayed ahead of hitters and the stuff took care of itself.”

Three of the Dodger top five pitching prospects have pitched so far in the Texas League playoffs and Dennis Santana was the best of them. Mitch White pitched a great game himself in the first game, while Yadier Alveraz was as disappointing in game four as he has been all year.

 

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